BANGKOK, 27 August 2014: Diethelm Keller Travel Group has appointed a top STA Travel executive, Lisa Fitzell, as the new managing director of Diethelm Travel based in Bangkok.
She moved to Bangkok in July to take up her new assignment, after DTG CEO Maarten Groeneveld left the company last June.
At the same time, the group vice president of sales... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 August 2015: Thailand tourism industry can still achieve its ambitious projection of 28.8 million visits and generating THB2.2 trillion by year-end although confidence in the country was badly shaken by the bomb attack, last week, at the Erawan Shrine.
Speaking at Ministry of Tourism and Sports press conference, Wednesday, the ministry’s... [Read full story]
KHANH HOA, 27 August 2015: Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has a long list of local investors who want to build and manage a new passenger terminal planned for Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa.
Saigon Times claimed, in a report published Wednesday, there were around 10 companies on the list that it had been given.
In... [Read full story]
SIHANOUKVILLE, 27 August 2015: Sihanoukville’s international airport reports an increase in passenger arrivals for the first seven months of the year due to more charter flights serving the coastal destination.
According to Cambodia Airports, year-on-year traffic has increased by 140% at Sihanoukville International Airport for the first seven... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 August 2015: Tourism and hospitality professionals in Bangkok received a boost Wednesday with the news that the city has been shortlisted to host the Skal International World Congress in 2017.
Skal Club Bangkok submitted a bid to host the popular annual event in the face of stiff competition from five other Skal clubs in Hyderabad, Stavanger,... [Read full story]
DOHA, 27 August 2015: Qatar Airways has relaxed controversial policies which saw cabin crew sacked if they became pregnant or got married within the first five years of employment, airline officials said on Wednesday.
The restrictions, which had been condemned by UN agency the International Labour Organisation (ILO), had been phased out “over... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 August 2015: An elephant in northern Thailand went berserk Wednesday, killing his “mahout” keeper before running off into the jungle with three terrified Chinese tourists still on his back, police said.
“The mahout who was killed was Karen and he was not familiar with the elephant. They (the tourists) are safe now,”... [Read full story]
PARIS, 27 August 2015: Interior and transport ministers from countries neighbouring France are to hold talks in Paris Saturday to discuss security measures following last week’s attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers.
The meeting “will… look at very concrete proposals,” French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve... [Read full story]
TOKYO, 27 August 2015: A Boeing 777 operated by Japan’s All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing in Osaka on Wednesday after the plane suffered engine trouble, the airline said.
None of the 246 passengers or 11 crew were injured, it added.
The flight from Osaka bound for Tokyo left at 7:18 am (2218 GMT, Tuesday) but the crew soon detected... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 26 August 2015: Airports of Thailand reports July data showed increases in both aircraft movements and passengers at the six airports under its management.
AoT reported, Tuesday, that all of its supervised airports served 9,272,962 passengers up 33.69% from 6,936,275 during the same month last year.
The overall airports’ aircraft movements... [Read full story]
HO CHI MINH CITY, 26 August 2015: Vietnam will develop island, sports and cultural tourism in the north of the country over the next 15 years according to a detailed long-term zoning plan.
Saigon Times reported that Deputy Minister Vu Duc Dam signed off on Decision No. 1355/QD-TTg approving a master zoning plan for culture, sports and tourism development... [Read full story]
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