NEW YORK, 27 May 2015: Summer travel on US airlines will reach an all-time high this year, and a recent Harris Poll sees similar highs ahead for the US travel industry.
Nearly seven in 10 Americans (68%) have at least one leisure trip planned for the summer (May through August), a slight increase from the 66% last year and an overall steady growth... [Read full story]
HO CHI MINH CITY, 27 May 2015: Vietnam’s commercial airline fleet will increase to 190 to 210 aircraft in 2020 as airline expand their international service and ultimately serve around 20 domestic airports.
According to Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, VietJetAir, Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Air Service Co. (Vasco) have... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 May 2015: Thailand’s top-of-the-line tour operators are adamant they are not promoting the controversial Tiger Temple, or Wat Pa Luang Ta Maha Bua temple in Kanchanaburi.
They claim to have stopped offering tours to the so-called Tiger Temple for safety and animal rights reasons.
The temple was first promoted by a BBC documentary over... [Read full story]
YANGON, 27 May 2015: Myanmar’s local tourism companies face stiff competition from online travel firms that could put small travel firms in Myanmar at risk.
Nature Dream Travels managing director, Daw Sabei Aung, told Myanmar Times that the internet market could account for as much as 70% of all travel to Myanmar within a few years, pushing local... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 May 2015: Minor Hotel Group has bagged a haul of TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence awards.
Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to approximately 10% of establishments listed on TripAdvisor that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on the site.
Minor Hotel Group scooped 70 Certificate... [Read full story]
BEIJING, 27 May 2015: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ latest hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, will open in Ulaanbaatar, 3 June.
Located in Mongolia’s capital which is also the largest city in the country, the hotel is connected to Ulaanbaatar’s only upscale mixed-used development, the Shangri-La Centre.
The 28-storey centre is... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 May 2015: Loei province in Northeast Thailand will welcome some 300 cyclists from Thailand and around Asia for the “Tour of I-san Loei Classic” 7 June.
Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in cooperation with Loei Provincial Administration, Life and Living Bikenet, and Nok Air, the event aims to promote green tourism in... [Read full story]
LONDON, 27 May 2015: Irish no-frills airline Ryanair said Tuesday that annual net profits surged by two thirds, boosted by improved customer services, rising sales and sliding oil prices.
Earnings after taxation leapt 665 to 866.7 million euros (USD944.1 million) in the year to 31 March, compared with 522.8 million euros in 2013/2014, Ryanair said in... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 27 May 2015: Ten students were missing after a ferry carrying primary school children sank on a tributary of the Mekong River in Laos on Tuesday, state media said.
Officials rescued 20 students after the ferry sank at 0730 (0030 GMT) on the Nam Ngum river in the Sinxay region but 10 students were still unaccounted for, according to the official... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 26 May 2015: Airports of Thailand reports its April data showed a 21% increase in passenger movements at six airports under its management.
AoT reported, Monday, that all of its supervised airports recorded 9,229,347 passengers up 21.27% from 7,610,519 visits during the same month last year.
Overall aircraft movements also increased by 14.87%... [Read full story]
BANGKOK, 26 May 2015: Luang Prabang View Hotel will join this year’s Thailand Travel Mart, 3 to 5 June, for second time.
The hotel sales manager, Sengmany Chaila, told TTR Weekly it will promote its room sales and incentives that make use of its banquet and meeting space.
“We wan to cater to more MICE and incentives due to our capacity to host two... [Read full story]
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