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Angkor tops world tourist landmarks Angkor tops world tourist landmarks

BANGKOK, 24 May 2017: TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks, Tuesday naming Angkor Wat, Cambodia, as the world top choice. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks, worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.... [Read full story]

Segway tours in a temple Segway tours in a temple

PHNOM PENH, 24 May 2017: Phnom Penh’s City Hall plans to introduce Segway a two-wheel scooter for tourists to rent to make it easier for them to explore Wat Phnom the city’s top heritage attraction. Phnom Penh Post reported that 10 Segways would be available for hire only at Wat Phnom. Phnom Penh municipality spokesman, Met Measpheakdey, was quoted... [Read full story]

Thai AirAsia adds Ubon flights Thai AirAsia adds Ubon flights

UBON RATCHATHANI, 24 May 2017: Thai AirAsia will launch a new service linking Ubon Ratchathani, in lower northeast Thailand with Chiang Mai,  the biggest city in North, Thailand, effective 23 June. Thai AirAsia’s commercial director, Santisuk Klongchaiya, said the new route corresponded to the airline’s policy to offer more direct connections between... [Read full story]

Hanoi airport plans terminals Hanoi airport plans terminals

HANOI, 24 May 2017: Hanoi’s airport authorities have outlined a plan to add two new terminals at Noi Bai International Airport to deal  with a boom in passenger traffic that is outpacing earlier forecasts. Local media reported the city plans to build terminals, T3 and T4, to ease pressure on the existing T1 and T2 terminals. The move will ensure... [Read full story]

ASIA DMC targets Pacific markets ASIA DMC targets Pacific markets

HANOI, 24 May 2017: ASIA DMC has identified Pacific Rim countries Australia and New Zealand as markets ripe for development by hiring  travel industry specialists Lindy Andrews to head its new office in Sydney and Mark Snoxell to head New Zealand sales. Andrews is charged with positioning ASIA DMC in Australia as a supplier of high-end leisure, tailor-made... [Read full story]

Emirates expands A380 flights Emirates expands A380 flights

DUBAI, 24 May 2017: Emirates will introduce a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, beginning 29 October. Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by airline’s A380, adding to the existing daily A380 already operating on the route. Following the suspension of one of its flights to Birmingham, Emirates... [Read full story]

Dusit and Dossen in China partnership Dusit and Dossen in China partnership

BANGKOK, 24 May 2017: Thailand-based Dusit International has entered a partnership with China’s Dossen International Group to operate and develop DusitPrincess resorts and residences in China. In line with Dusit’s expansion plans for China, Dossen aims to sign at least 40 DusitPrincess properties in major leisure destinations within the next five... [Read full story]

TAT offers pre and post TTM tours TAT offers pre and post TTM tours

CHIANG MAI, 24 May 2017: More than 200 spots covering the best of Thailand and the Mekong Region are included in a range of pre- and post-event tours to be offered to buyers and media attending the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 in Chiang Mai between 14 to 16 June, 2017. From the Royal Projects set up by the Thai Royal Family to wean northern... [Read full story]

Spain tackles long immigration queues Spain tackles long immigration queues

BARCELONA, 24 May 2017: Spain has vowed to boost security staff at Barcelona airport to end long delays for travellers sparked by the introduction of tighter document checks. Under EU rules that came into effect in April, border agents must check the documents of all travellers entering the 26-nation free travel area known as the Schengen zone, including... [Read full story]

Security check delays flight Security check delays flight

DUBAI, 24 May 2017: A Virgin Atlantic flight to London was delayed, Tuesday, in Dubai for extra security checks, authorities said, hours after a bombing killed at least 22 people in northwest England. “Dubai Airports confirms that the departure of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft was delayed, until additional security checks were carried out,”... [Read full story]

Chinese stay away from Korea Chinese stay away from Korea

SEOUL, 24 May 2017: Chinese tourist arrivals to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul’s deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from 15 March on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense... [Read full story]

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ASEAN AFFAIRS

Asia DMC launches Roots and Fruits

HANOI, 29 March 2017: HG Foundation and ASIA DMC are celebrating 20 years since the founding of its parent travel... 

AirAsia rolls out ASEAN fashion runway

SEPANG, 10 February 2017: Aspiring fashion designers resident in ASEAN nations are in the frame to win recognition... 

ASEAN rolls out 50th campaign tours

SINGAPORE, 10 November 2016: Fifty specially chosen cross border travel products will help to attract more visitors... 

TRENDING

Krabi becomes a rising star

BANGKOK, 23 May 2017: For those looking for new Asian resort success stories, look no further than Krabi, according... 

Singapore top veggie spot in ASEAN

SINGAPORE, 19 May 2017: Globally, Dubai, the UK and Singapore were the top choices for vegetarian travellers, according... 

Chill out holidays win

NUREMBURG, GERMANY, 28 April 2017: In a 17-country online survey conducted by market research specialist GfK, well... 

Travel Deals

Thai Smile couple fares

BANGKOK, 24 May 2017: Thai Smile launches promotional fares for two passengers travelling together to selected... 

Lion shares low fares

BANGKOK, 23 May 2017: Thai Lion Air launches a “Book Now Fly Now” promotion for travel on selected domestic... 

Lufthansa offers promo fares

BANGKOK, 22 May 2017: Lufthansa launches “Europe Summer Promotions” for travel to selected destinations in... 

Travel Logs

China: Thai travel industry can’t survive without it

BANGKOK, 22 May 2017: There is food for thought in the latest KSC report on China’s outbound travel market to... 

Cats star in Inle tourism tale

MYANMAR, 19 May 2017: Posh and poor cats are among the top tourist attractions on Inle Lake. At the top end of... 

Lessons from Inle Lake boaties

BANGKOK, 16 May 2017: They make it look so easy, but the most difficult feats look that way whenever the well practiced... 

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