THAI keeps top spots in T+L awards THAI keeps top spots in T+L awards

BANGKOK, 27 November 2015: Thai Airways International ranked in top places in three categories for the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2015. The airline’s vice president of marketing development and customer service, Busaba Sangkawibha, said that THAI was proud to have been placed in the top 10 in three categories of the Travel + Leisure readers’... [Read full story]

Anantara names GM for Sri Lankan resort Anantara names GM for Sri Lankan resort

BANGKOK, 27 November 2015: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has named Tamir Kobrin as the opening general manager of Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka. With over 20 years of hospitality experience in resorts and hotels in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Kobrin is leading the team at Anantara’s... [Read full story]

Mission to save wildlife Mission to save wildlife

BANGKOK, 27 November 2015: Khiri Reach and partner organisations such as Wow Borneo, Asia Transpacific Journeys and Khiri Travel Indonesia have united to draw attention to the plight of orangutans and other wildlife whose habitats are being destroyed by annual forest and peat fires in Kalimantan, Borneo. Tens of thousand forest fires were deliberately... [Read full story]

Laos moves on UNESCO nomination Laos moves on UNESCO nomination

XIENG KHOUANG, 27 November 2015: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism have been brainstorming a master plan that will lead to the nomination of the Plain of Jars as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lao News Agency reported the ministry brainstormed, last week, efforts to secure the World Heritage Site nomination for the site. Protection... [Read full story]

Amadeus adds remote hotels Amadeus adds remote hotels

SYDNEY, 27 November 2015: Amadeus has strengthened its hotel content following an agreement with one of Australia’s leading accommodation brokers, The Hotel Network. It will provide travel agencies with greater access to independent, non-metropolitan and remote accommodation hotel content. [Read full story]  Read More →

LogNet reinvents WebGuru LogNet reinvents WebGuru

LONDON, 27 November 2015: LogNet Travel, a provider of web development platforms for travel agencies has released a new version of its WebGuru online travel solution. The new version of WebGuru includes improvements to its booking engine and the framework used by travel agencies to allow customers to build customised travel packages. [Read full story]  Read More →

Vietnam plans more airports Vietnam plans more airports

BA RIA-VUNG TAU, 27 November 2015: Vietnam will add a small airport in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province that will serve Ho Chi Minh City residents who head for the province’s beaches on short holiday breaks from the southern commercial capital. Thanh Nien News reported the Vietnamese government is considering a new airport in the southern province of... [Read full story]

Hong Kong’s winter a fairytale Hong Kong’s winter a fairytale

HONG KONG, 27 November 2015: Hong Kong Tourism Board is hosting the Hong Kong WinterFest promotion  throughout December to the first week of January. Projecting the destination as a romantic, “fairytale-inspired” destination for young and family visitors, the first events and promotions rolled out,earlier this month, while major fest attractions... [Read full story]

AirAsia inflight mag reaches 100 AirAsia inflight mag reaches 100

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 November 2015: AirAsia’s award-winning in-flight magazine travel 3Sixty celebrated its 100th issue and also marked the eighth anniversary of the publication which has grown to reach an estimated 3 million inflight readers monthly. AirAsia, board director, Dato’ Aziz Bakar, Board of Director Berhad revealed the cover of Travel... [Read full story]

Thai spas bag four awards Thai spas bag four awards

Hong Kong, 27 November 2015: Four Thai spas picked up top honours at the 11th annual AsiaSpa Awards held in Hong Kong last week. The top honour was the “Spa of the Year” award in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. As Thailand’s spas won four awards it was an even tie with China in terms of awards won by countries. [Read full story]  Read More →

St Regis to open in Dubai St Regis to open in Dubai

DUBAI, 26 November 2015: St Regis Hotels & Resorts will introduce its luxury brand in Dubai with the opening of The St. Regis Dubai in early 2016. Owned by Al Habtoor Group, the 234-room St Regis Dubai is located in the Al Habtoor City, a fully-integrated urban resort. The resort complex will also feature new-build hotels branded, W Hotel and Westin.... [Read full story]

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