BANGKOK, 27 August 2014: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says the joint venture, NokScoot, will unlock new growth opportunities for Nok Air, as connectivity develops through its links to the Singapore Airlines group.
CAPA said NokScoot represents an important growth vehicle for Nok as it enables the airline to start penetrating the medium/long-haul... [Read full story]
HANOI, 27 August 2014: Vietnamese Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang held talks with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, last week, that focused on creating favourable conditions to add more airline services from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to points in Cambodia.
Local TV channels confirmed that the two sides agreed to create favourable conditions... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 August 2014: Thai Airways International will resume flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang in Laos starting 1 October this year.
The information was posted on the airline’s website without mentioning that the service was operated by THAI Smile following an inaugural flight, 15 December 2013.
The service used brand-new AS320s and was... [Read full story]
YANGON, 27 August 2014: Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia says Airbus hopes to sell or lease helicopters to tourism service operators in Myanmar.
Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia vice president, Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, told local media that Airbus hopes to supply helicopters for sightseeing trips similar to what is offered by hot air balloons at... [Read full story]
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 August 2014: Tourism Malaysia is working with Harian Metro to host the Mountain Bike Grand Prix Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia 2014.
The first national mountain bike race series will be scheduled throughout Malaysia to promote a healthy cycling lifestyle among Malaysians as well as position Malaysia as an ideal cycling tourism destination for... [Read full story]
SYDNEY, 27 August 2014: Australia’s largest hotel group, Accor, has signed a management agreement for the new International Convention Centre Hotel in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
The new hotel will operate under Accor’s luxury brand Sofitel.
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour forms part of the NSW Government’s AUS2.5 billion transformation of Darling... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 August 2014: Thai Airways International denied, in a statement earlier this week, that there was any truth in rumours claiming 200 pilots had resigned at one time.
THAI executive vice president of operations, Athisak Padchuenjai, said the rumours were unfounded that 200 pilots had resigned. He affirmed thst the airline’s operations department... [Read full story]
NAPA, 27 August 2014: Vintners in California’s prestigious wine country on Monday were shaking off the effects of a major earthquake and thanking the very soil from which their prized vintages stem.
Napa Valley is visited by thousands of tourists daily, many of them from Asia, keen to join tours that include free wine tasting at iconic Californian... [Read full story]
SYDNEY, 27 August 2014: Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday were allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limited restrictions after a relaxation of the rules by the country’s aviation authority.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority move, which followed similar decisions by the US and European Union last year,... [Read full story]
FREETOWN, 27 August 2014: The UN’s Ebola envoy said, earlier this week, the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could take six more months, as its global health body claimed the disease was affecting an “unprecedented” number of medical staff.
David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations appointed to coordinate... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 26 August 2014: Department of Tourism, under the supervision of Ministry of Tourism and Sports, held a seminar to hear opinions on the draft of the Act of Tourism Standard last Friday.
Presiding at the “Study and Development of Tourism Standard Act” seminar, deputy permanent secretary, Kajorn Weerajai, said Thailand needed a tourism standard,... [Read full story]
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