PHNOM PENH, 22 September 2014: A new airline, Apsara International Air, gained approval from Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation to fly domestic routes.
The local news channels reported that SSCA granted an Airline Operations Certificate (AOC) to Apsara International Air, 15 September.
The airline partly owned by Chinese and Cambodian investors... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 22 September 2014: Kasikorn Research Centre estimates Bangkok residents will spend THB3.7 billion during the Vegetarian Festival that starts 24 September and runs to 2 October.
The bank’s think-tank unit said more residents in Bangkok will observe the “Kin Jae” (The Festival for Eating Vegetables) festival than last year, with a majority... [Read full story]
BANGKOK 22 September 2014: CBS, a leading tour operator in Bangkok and B2B booking site, HotelClub88, are partnering to offer luxury tours for up-scale families and couples.
On the agenda are holidays designed by CBS’ tour specialists, who have been offering custom, luxury tours for more than four decades.
The package includes a stay at any one of... [Read full story]
HANOI, 22 September 2014: Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ho Anh Tuan, says the tourism industry needs to work together with other sectors such as transport and education to make full use of their infrastructure to spur tourism development.
Speaking at the 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting in Macau, China, late last week,... [Read full story]
TAIPEI, 22 September 2014. Event management students from Thailand’s Assumption University received the second place award for their presentation at the annual Destination Marketing Contest held on the sidelines of the 2014 Asian MICE Forum at the Taipei International Convention Centre.
Eighteen schools from six countries competed at this event to... [Read full story]
BANGKOK 22 September 2014: Following on from its “Amazing Thailand” smartphone application launch, Tourism Authority of Thailand has introduced an updated “New Amazing Thailand” mobile app for Android and Apple platforms.
Tourism Authority of Thailand governor, Thawatchai Arunyik said: “The New Amazing Thailand mobile application offers even... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 22 September 2014: Thailand’s excise department will consider abolishing tax levied on golf courses and spas to support tourism.
The department general director, Somchai Poonsawat, said the Finance Minister, Sommai Phasee, had assigned his department to reform taxes to promote tourism and public health.
“The tax exemption could help... [Read full story]
PARIS, 22 September 2014: Air France pilots have voted to extend for another week a strike over their airline’s push to develop a low-cost subsidiary they fear will undermine their jobs, their main union said Saturday.
The stoppage, which has already run for nearly a week, is already the longest suffered by Air France in 16 years.
More than half... [Read full story]
BERLIN , 22 September 2014: Relatives of German victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plan to sue Ukraine and its president for criminal negligence for not closing the country’s airspace, a lawyer said Sunday.
Elmar Giemulla, an attorney and professor of aviation law who is representing three German families, said he would file suit... [Read full story]
MADRID, 22 September 2014: International tourist numbers grew 4.65 in the first half of 2014, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, the World Tourism Organisation said late last week.
The number of international tourists surged to around 517 million between January and June, 22 million more than during the same time last... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 19 September 2014: Indigo, a low-cost Indian airline, will launch two daily flights connecting Bangkok with Kolkata effective 26 September.
The airline president and executive director, Aditya Ghosh, said the new flights would help to consolidate IndiGo’s position as the fastest growing airline in India.
“Flights from Kolkata to Bangkok... [Read full story]
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