Amadeus backs Mekong seminar Amadeus backs Mekong seminar

BANGKOK, 25 September, 2017:  Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) are jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, in Bangkok, 10 October. They are inviting industry leaders to attend from the six member countries of the Mekong Region; Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guang Xi provinces) Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and... [Read full story]

TAT promotes neighbourly travel TAT promotes neighbourly travel

BANGKOK, 25 September, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand is hosting Bangkok-based media on a five-day fam trip this week to promote Bangkok as a hub to visit Laos, North Thailand and Myanmar. Nothing new about the concept of two or three- country travel itineraries. Tour operators have been successfully selling Bangkok as a gateway to Laos... [Read full story]

Bring home a friend and win Bring home a friend and win

MANILA, 25 September 2017: – The Philippines Department of Tourism launched its “Bring-Home-A-Friend” (BHAF) campaign, last week, to encourage travellers to visit the country over a six-month period starting next month and ending in April 2018. “We would like tourism to close the year strongly for the industry in terms of visitor arrivals... [Read full story]

Mövenpick strengthens sales Mövenpick strengthens sales

BAAR, Switzerland, 25 September, 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Julien Bonafous as vice president sales, a new role created to support the hospitality firm’s ongoing expansion drive. Bonafous, whose 20-year career in the hotel industry has included several senior sales and marketing roles with key international players including... [Read full story]

Helsinki taps Tencent link to China Helsinki taps Tencent link to China

HELSINKI, Finland, 25 September 2017: Helsinki, World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) and Tencent have signed a tripartite cooperation agreement, to boost promotions in China’s massive outbound market. The agreement was signed at the WTCF Los Angeles Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2017. Helsinki continues to see travel from China grow with the registered... [Read full story]

Budget airlines drive aircraft demand Budget airlines drive aircraft demand

SINGAPORE, 25 September 2017: Smaller planes will dominate aviation orders worldwide in the next 20 years, driven by the needs of budget airlines in emerging markets like Southeast Asia, Boeing said Friday. Nearly three in four of the 41,030 new commerical planes expected to be delivered in the period at a cost of USD6.1 trillion will be single-aisle,... [Read full story]

More US travel bans in the making More US travel bans in the making

WASHINGTON, 25 September 2017: More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted at the weekend. White House and Homeland Security officials said that after a 50-day review, they had identified a number of... [Read full story]

Tourism fails to ease poverty Tourism fails to ease poverty

RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia, 25 September 2017: A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia’s next tourism hotspot — but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push. Stretching across 67,000 square kilometres in Indonesia’s... [Read full story]

Thailand’s tourism reports strong August Thailand’s tourism reports strong August

BANGKOK, 22 September 2017: China continues to dominate Thailand’s inbound tourist arrivals chart as the country enjoyed a bumper August with 3,133,411 visits up 8.6% on August 2016. August was the fourth month, this year, that saw arrivals exceed 3 million, the second highest after January when visits reached 3,197,053. Other peak travel months when... [Read full story]

Write and win cash Write and win cash

BANGKOK, 22 September 2017: Bangkok-based, Travel Impact Newswire, marked the United Nations International Day of Peace, 21 September, by launching an essay competition that focuses on how tourism can contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Olive Tree Awards essay competition claims to be the first of its kind in the global tourism... [Read full story]

Passenger traffic at  Changi rises Passenger traffic at Changi rises

SINGAPORE, 22 September 2017: Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.27 million passenger movements in August, a 7.0% year-on-year increase. There was a 10.7% increase in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9% to 31,750 landings and take-offs. Passenger traffic during August was supported by growth across all regions,... [Read full story]

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Fly to Udon, drive to Laos

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Vientiane’s top-notch attractions

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Airbnb: Food for thought survey

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CWT: Cost of meeting rises

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What makes us click buy?

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017: Product, service and convenience are elements travellers value when they are researching... 

Travel Deals

Bintan’s corporate ‘rojack package

BINTAN, 21 September 2017: Bintan Lagoon Resort has created a so-called ‘Rojak’ package that takes the hard... 

Five days to catch Finnair fare

BANGKOK, 20 September 2017: There are just five days left to grab  cheap flights to Europe according to Finnair’s... 

Treat yourself to the Sevens

BANGKOK, 19 September 2017: Cathay Pacific offers rugby fans deals on the ‘Hong Kong Sevens 2018. An airfare... 

Travel Logs

Tourism sidesteps Rohingya crisis

YANGON, 21 September 2017: Myanmar Tourism Marketing has made repeated impassioned pleas for tourists to continue... 

Sports and travel a perfect match.

BANGKOK, 19 September 2017: After 19 years, Malaysia farewells the Formula 1 series later this month, while neighbour... 

Clean up Thai beaches

Thailand identified its cleanest beaches and not a single one was a popular beach destination rated by the likes...