BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will concentrate on professional associations to bid for events in five key business sectors, according to its 2017 business plan.
The government’s Thailand 4.0 economic model aims to develop Thailand into a value-based economy, and high income country driven by creativity and innovations.
TCEB... [Read full story]
SIEM REAP, 27 September 2016: Cambodia Angkor Air will launch a new service from Siem Reap to Hanoi in Vietnam starting 30 October.
According to the airline’s latest statement, it will offer five weekly flights using A321/A320 aircraft.
It will compete with Vietnam Airlines on the route, but there are no indications from fares quoted that either airline... [Read full story]
VIENTIANE, 27 September 2016: Laos has proposed three additional Mekong River bridges to boost trade and tourism with neighbouring Thailand.
Vientiane Times reported that the government had proposed bridges at Bolikhamsai and Bueng Kan, Salavan and Ubon Ratchathani, and Vientiane province with Loei province.
According to Ministry of Public Works and... [Read full story]
PHUKET, 27 September 2016: Phuket will host its annual Vegetarian Festival, 1 to 9 October, which attempts to give a traditional Chinese religious event a modern message for us to eat right.
The nine-day festival has its roots in community associations formed by early Chinese settlers, who migrated to Phuket from neighbouring Malaysia, Singapore, China,... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Laguna Phuket Triathlon celebrates its 23rd year with a revamp of its promotions and the introduction of a new bike course.
The race, featuring a 1.8 km swim, 50 km bike and 12 km run is scheduled this year on Sunday, 20 November, at Laguna Phuket.
At a media event in Bangkok the organisers showcased a baby elephant mascot... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand will embark on a campaign to make its tourist destinations more accessible friendly to disabled travellers, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, told a media seminar on the eve of World Tourism Day.
Speaking at the seminar held Monday at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University she identified plans... [Read full story]
MANILA, 27 September 2016: A Philippine passenger jet heading to Japan was forced to turn back Monday after smoke was detected in the aircraft, while the wheel of a second plane caught fire after it aborted taking off from a separate airport, an aviation official said.
The first incident involved a Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda, which had just... [Read full story]
SHANGHAI, 27 September 2016: The cut off date for an early bird registration discount for the first ITB China 2017 trade show is just three days away.
Early commitments to the show, scheduled for 10 to 12 May, 2017, in Shanghai, have to be made by the deadline 30 September to gain a 10% discount on stand rental fees.
One of the early committed exhibitors... [Read full story]
DOHA, QATAR, 27 September 2016: Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Interior have introduced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha.
The new transit visa structure now allows passengers with a minimum transit time of five hours in Hamad International Airport, to stay in Qatar for up to 96... [Read full story]
YANGON, 26 September 2016: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism denies it has banned construction of new hotels at several major tourist spots following reports in local newspapers.
The report on the supposed ban of new hotel builds was rolled out by the country’s usually cautious Global New Light of Myanmar, last week.
Ministry of Hotels and... [Read full story]
PHUKET, 26 September 2016: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand will support the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show, 15 to 18 December at Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket.
TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said the event will build confidence, strengthen, business opportunities and support the development... [Read full story]
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