BANGKOK, 24 June 2016: Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya rank among the top 10 destinations for Chinese tourists this year in Asia Pacific, according to MasterCard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2016.
According to the index, released earlier this week, China will continue to contribute the largest share of tourists to Asia Pacific in 2016.
It estimates... [Read full story]
YANGON, 24 June 2016: A French-Italian aircraft manufacturer that builds ATRs plans to open an aircraft maintenance centre at Yangon International Airport.
Global New Light of Myanmar reported that there are no maintenance centres for detailed checks that must be carried out on the country’s fleet of ATRs once they reach certain flying hour... [Read full story]
HO CHI MINH CITY, 24 June 2016: Ho Chi Minh City’s Municipal Police Department says a study is underway on reducing the opening hours for bars across the city, including tourist districts.
Tuoi Tre News reported opening hours could change soon in a bid to reduce criminal offenses attributed to alcohol abuse.
Municipal Police deputy director, Colonel... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 24 June 2016: Why are we not surprised when Marriott issues a press statement, 22 June, saying it is “aware of a series of fraudulent offers targeting the hotel group’s employees”.
Hello, this the daily irritation of our wired-lifestyles. Our email junk boxes are overflowing with offers of a lifetime and long-lost friends who want to... [Read full story]
WASHINGTON, 24 June 2016: The World Legacy Awards call for entries was announced Thursday, by National Geographic and partner ITB Berlin.
Applications are being accepted through to 20 August at nationalgeographic.com/worldlegacyawards.
Celebrating National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 24 June 2016: Vietjet has launched its latest international route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Tainan in Taiwan.
The inaugural flight was welcomed by government officials from both Vietnam and Tainan, as well as senior leaders from Vietjet Air.
The new flight will depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City at 1045... [Read full story]
DUBAI, 24 June 2016: Emirates will operate its daily nonstop services between Dubai and Auckland using an A380 aircraft instead of a Boeing 777, effective 30 October, the airline announced Thursday.
After less than a year using a Boeing 777 Emirates’ flagship double-decker A380s will take over on a route, currently the world’s longest for a nonstop... [Read full story]
BELGRADE, 24 June 2016: An Air Serbia plane took off from Belgrade for New York Thursday — the company’s first direct flight to the United States after a 24-year interruption which began during the Balkan conflicts.
The direct connection “will boost our economic growth and bring our country closer to the United States and American... [Read full story]
PARIS, 24 June 2016: A French association of hotel and tourism companies said Thursday it had filed a complaint with Paris prosecutors against websites that offer private holiday rentals, such as Airbnb, for unfair competition.
The complaint was filed in November, but has only been made public now as French lawmakers are to consider an amendment that... [Read full story]
SERVILLE, 24 June 2016: The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Spain Thursday after completing a 71-hour flight from New York, the first ” solo transatlantic crossing in a solar-powered airplane.
Applause broke out as the experimental plane set down at Seville airport in southern Spain just before 0740 (0540 GMT) where a team was on the ground to welcome... [Read full story]
TOKYO, 24 June 2016: How do you know if you’ve got that winning smile? There’s an app for that.
Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido says it has come up with a system to rate a person’s smile by measuring facial movements.
Starting from July, Shiseido will start testing the app on 5,000 Japan Airlines flight attendants, who will use it... [Read full story]
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