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Easy visa sells Korea trips Easy visa sells Korea trips

HANOI, 24 November 2017:  South Korea will ease visa requirements and is considering issuing an e-visas  for Vietnamese nationals as the destination gains popularity with Vietnamese travellers. According to Korea Tourism Organization marketing director for Vietnam, Le Thi Thu Trang, 303,000 Vietnamese visited Korea so far this year . By the end of... [Read full story]

Chinese airlines eye Cambodia routes Chinese airlines eye Cambodia routes

PHNOM PENH, 24 November 2017:  More Chinese airlines are planning services to Cambodia, mainly charter flights that will bring in thousands of package tour holiday makers from China’s major cities. Ruili Airlines, a Chinese low-cost airline based in Yunnan province, told the Khmer Times it will start a service to  Phnom Penh by the end of this year. All... [Read full story]

Phnom Penh faces traffic chaos Phnom Penh faces traffic chaos

PHNOM PENH, 24 November 2017: Government officials  want China to invest more in a metropolitan rail system and invest in real estate projects in the capital Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh Municipal Governor  Khuong Sreng made the suggestion during a meeting with Li Dejin, vice governor of Fujian province, the People’s Republic of China in Phnom Penh yesterday,... [Read full story]

Vietnam’s 10-month visits surpass 10 million Vietnam’s 10-month visits surpass 10 million

HANOI, 24 November 2017: Vietnam recorded an estimated 1,024,899 International visitors in October representing an increase of 5% over the previous month. October tourist arrivals improved 24.7%, year-on-year. Total international arrivals for the 10 months, January to October, reached 10,473,230, an increase of 28.1% over the same period last year.... [Read full story]

Visit Year without a clue Visit Year without a clue

VIENTIANE, 24 November 2017: Just weeks after the official launch of the Visit Laos Year 2018, details remain sketchy on events created specifically to mark  this special year. Visit Laos Year 2018 was officially launched by Prime Minister, Thongloun Sisoulith,  late October at Vientiane’s That Luang Stupa. The famous That Luang festival with a... [Read full story]

Airlines settle Twin Tower claim Airlines settle Twin Tower claim

NEW YORK, 24 November 2017: American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to a USD95.1 million settlement with the developer of the World Trade Center over the September 11, 2001 attacks, ending 13 years of litigation. Insurers will cover the payout to World Trade Center Properties, owned by developer Larry Silverstein, according to court papers... [Read full story]

Jumbo jets sold online Jumbo jets sold online

BEIJING, 24 November 2017: The sky seems to be the limit for  Chinese online shopping portal Taobao, which auctioned off two Boeing 747 jumbo jets on Tuesday for nearly USD50 million. Chinese air cargo company SF Airlines bought the pair for over 320 million yuan (USD48 million), the official Xinhua news agency reported. After six failed attempts over... [Read full story]

Paris axes Big Wheel Paris axes Big Wheel

PARIS, 24 November 2017: Paris councillors on Wednesday voted to axe the city’s prominent riverside Ferris wheel, the French capital’s version of the London Eye. Run by “fairground king” Marcel Campion who has also seen his Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees scrapped because authorities deemed it too tacky, the attraction... [Read full story]

Lot Polish to fly to Singapore Lot Polish to fly to Singapore

SINGAPORE, 23 November 2017: Changi Airport Group reported earlier this week LOT Polish Airlines will launch services between Singapore and Warsaw (Poland) 15 May 2018. LOT Polish Airlines will fly to Changi Airport, three times weekly, when it launches the new service in May, but will increase to four weekly services from July 2018. It will use a 252-seat... [Read full story]

Radisson Blu names Hua Hin GM Radisson Blu names Hua Hin GM

HUA HIN, Thailand, 23 November 2017:  Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin has named Richard Mehr as general manager, effective last week. Mehr worked in Hua Hin previously when he opened and managed two properties between 2006 and 2013. He was also the president of the Hua Hin & Cha-Am Skal Club from 2010 to 2013. [Read full story]  Read More →

Cox & Kings wins award Cox & Kings wins award

MUMBAI, 23 November 2017: Cox & Kings, India, won the “Best Luxury Travel Curator, at the Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017 held at ITC Maurya, New Delhi, Monday. Considered one of the world’s oldest tour operators  with offices in 22 countries, was recognised for its best in class travel destinations, based on readers’ feedback... [Read full story]

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Travel Logs

Road carnage tarnishes Thailand’s reputation

BANGKOK, 20 November 2017: It was a bad week for Thailand’s dreadful road safety record with critics claiming... 

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ITB Asia’s poor carbon footprint

BANGKOK, 6 November 2017: Travel shows are embracing technology fast and it shows in the reduction of paper waste. ...