LAO CAI, 22 October 2014: Hanoi-based Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP) has proposed that the free Wi-Fi programme be extended to Sapa to give visitors convenient access to the internet while visiting the far north destination.
Most major tourist destinations in Vietnam are developing free Wi-Fi as a tool to encourage more tourists and... [Read full story]
HANOI, 22 October 2014: Vietnam and Finland have signed a transport agreement to make it possible for airlines to serve routes linking the two countries.
Local media reported that the Minister of Transport, Dinh La Thang and Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Jan Vapaavuori, signed a bilateral agreement on air transport between the two countries... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 22 October 2014: Thais will enjoy a public holiday, Thursday, to commemorate the passing of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V (1 October 1868 to 23 October 1910).
Known officially as King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day, this year is the 104th anniversary of his death.
The King is credited with saving Thailand (then known as Siam) from the grasp of British... [Read full story]
SINGAPORE, 22 October 2014: Accor’s latest Asia Pacific Survey shows that travellers spend almost the same time exploring travel options online as they do offline.
The French headquartered hotel management group, often touted as the largest collection of branded hotels worldwide, said consumers in China, Vietnam and Indonesia were the most addicted... [Read full story]
BRUSSELS, 22 October 2014: The European Commission called on Tuesday for public comment on measures by Air France, KLM and Delta Airlines to meet concerns about possible overcharging on key international routes.
“Extensive cooperation between Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta in the framework of the SkyTeam alliance … may result in higher... [Read full story]
FRANKFURT, 22 October 2014: Lufthansa pilots, on strike since Monday, extended their industrial action to include long-haul flights on Tuesday, grounding almost all inbound and outbound services at Germany’s usually busy Frankfurt airport.
In the ninth walkout by its pilots since April, the German airline said it has cancelled 1,511 flights over... [Read full story]
LONDON, 22 October 2014: InterContinental Hotels Group on Tuesday booked rising quarterly revenues per room, buoyed by the United States, and expressed optimism over the annual outlook.
Global revenue per available room (RevPAR) — a key industry measure — rose by 7.0% in the third quarter, compared with a year earlier, the group said in a statement.
The... [Read full story]
PARIS, 22 October 2014: Screening air travellers on departure from Ebola-hit countries is far smarter than monitoring them when they arrive abroad, experts said on Tuesday.
Instead of relying on a shield at their own borders, countries should help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone boost capacity to spot Ebola cases, they said.
“The best approach... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 21 October 2014: Airports of Thailand will reduce its budget for the second phase of Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion from the initial THB62.5 billion to THB61.6 billion.
The Board of Directors chairman, Prasong Poontaneat, said after a new feasibility study AoT has reduced the budget for the airport expansion. However, all major aspects of the... [Read full story]
KIEN GIANG, 21 October 2014: Phu Quoc could be the next casino destination as the island’s authorities attempt to turn the holiday island into a prime tourism destination.
The People’s Committee chairman, Le Van Thi, told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that it plans to open a casino in Phu Quoc in an effort to attract foreign tourists.
He said... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 21 October 2014: Bangkok Airways and Aeroflot recently announced the commencement of a codeshare agreement that gives passengers the option of using Bangkok Airways’ selected flights in Thailand.
The new partnership will enable passengers on Aeroflot flights a convenient transfer in Bangkok to Bangkok Airways flights to Chiang Mai, Samui,... [Read full story]
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