Staybridge’s Asian launch in Bangkok Staybridge’s Asian launch in Bangkok

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Origin Property to bring Staybridge Suites to Asia Pacific. The all-suite extended stay brand will launch in Thailand in 2019,  with the opening of Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor followed by the 400-room Staybridge Suites Chonburi Siracha in 2020. Siracha... [Read full story]

Chance to shine in 10-mile run Chance to shine in 10-mile run

PHUKET, 15 December 2017: Thailand’s sports retailer, Supersports, will organise the country’s only mile-distance race, the Supersports 10 Mile International Run  in Phuket, 22 to 25 March 2018. Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort will host the event that organisers claim will attract 4,000 participants. Now in its fourth edition, the... [Read full story]

Air Niugini taps Sabre network Air Niugini taps Sabre network

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2017:  Sabre Corporation announced, Thursday, a new agreement with Air Niugini to distribute the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) in Papua New Guinea. This move marks Sabre’s entry into the Papua New Guinea travel market. Following this agreement, travel agents can adopt Sabre’s point-of-sale solution – the new Sabre... [Read full story]

Double bill show for boaties Double bill show for boaties

BANGKOK, 15 December 2017:  – Together, the Thailand Yacht Show and the Singapore Yacht Show claim to be Asia’s leading double bill show for yachts and luxury maritime lifestyle products. They are presented as two halves of the same whole, and together represent the highest turnout of  superyachts and regional boat launches. The 3rd edition... [Read full story]

Udon to Ubon direct with Nok Udon to Ubon direct with Nok

BANGKOK, 15 December 2017:  Nok Air will launch the first direct flight between Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani, 17 January 2018. Using a Q400 aircraft the airline will introduce a three weekly service to connect the two major towns in northeast Thailand. The airline’s research showed there was high car traffic between the two cities; a cross-country... [Read full story]

CWT names Roomlt president CWT names Roomlt president

AMSTERDAM, 15 December 2017: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed David Falter as president of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division. The appointment is effective 18 December. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, president & CEO of CWT. [Read full story]  Read More →

Norwegian changes payment terms Norwegian changes payment terms

HONG KONG, 15 December 2017: Norwegian Cruise Line is making an adjustment to its final payment schedule for all bookings beginning 18 December, made by travel agents in Australia and New Zealand. Information on the rescheduled payment rules was released by the cruise line’s vice president sales, Nicole Costantin, in an email newsletter to travel... [Read full story]

Cebu Pacific rolls out new payment channel Cebu Pacific rolls out new payment channel

SINGAPORE, 15 December 2017: Philippines’ Cebu Pacific Air expands its payment channels to enable customers to pay for their flight bookings even if they do not have credit cards. CEB has partnered with PayRemit, a payment gateway owned by the Ventaja International Corp. Through PayRemit, travellers can now purchase tickets online, whether via... [Read full story]

TUI’s ‘headline’ profit falls TUI’s ‘headline’ profit falls

FRANKFURT, 15 December 2017: European tourism giant TUI on Wednesday reported a sharp fall in headline profits in its 2016-17 financial year, but said its underlying performance remained solid, thanks to its hotels and cruise line businesses. TUI — based in the north German city of Hanover and listed on the London stock exchange — booked... [Read full story]

Niki grounds flights Niki grounds flights

VIENNA, 15 December 2017: Austria said Thursday it has begun organising the repatriation of an estimated 5,000 passengers stranded by the grounding of the airline Niki, a unit of Air Berlin. Niki, whose roughly 20 planes serve resorts in southern Europe and northern Africa, ceased operations late Wednesday after applying to open insolvency proceedings. This... [Read full story]

Destination Asia strengthen North America sales Destination Asia strengthen North America sales

BANGKOK, 14 December 2017: Destination Asia has appointed Michelle Rust to head its North American incentive travel and event business development for the Asian region. The new appointment offers North American customers access to highly skilled Asian operations, backed by Destination Asia’s existing sales and marketing team located in their head... [Read full story]

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Festive season celebrations

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Fares that take you further

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Best days to book flights?

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Meeting costs rise in 2018

BANGKOK , 8 December 2017:  The overall cost per attendee per day for meetings and events, worldwide, increased... 

Expedia: Travel by generation gaps

BANGKOK, 24 November 2017: Travel trends in European markets gain an airing in the latest Expedia Group’s... 

Travel Deals

Emirates cuts business fares

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Emirates is offering deals on business class fares for bookings made by 25 December. The... 

DFS Changi discounts booze

SINGAPORE, 12 December 2017: From now until January 31 2018, DFS Group, is offering travellers at Singapore Changi... 

Flight delay perk

SINGAPORE, 12 December 2017: Mastercard Platinum, World and World Elite cardholders can now travel with greater... 

Travel Logs

Smart is good, child-friendly is better

BANGKOK, 12 December 2017:Airport customer relations were in the news when AirAsia’s founder challenged the management... 

A slow stretched out launch in Boracay

MANILA, 6 December 2017:  Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts claims it is setting new hospitality standards in Boracay,... 

Too much of a good thing

BANGKOK, 4 December 2017: Thailand’s new Minister of Tourism and Sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, will have his work...