VOL 39 : ISSUE 44 : 28 December 2016 – 3 January 2017
Hanoi extends walking street trial into 2017.
Thai AirAsia welcomes New Year with fare bargains.
TTR Weekly wishes readers a Happy New Year, good health and prosperity.
TripAdvisor names travel’s rising stars in Asia.
Germany embarks on Asian tourism promotions.
Qantas to fly nonstop to UK out of Perth.
Myanmar adds night market near Inle Lake.
Singapore Airline cuts fares if you pay with Mastercard.
Sri Lanka hosts top tourism investment summit.
Danang to host golf combined with meetings.
Thailand to waive visa fee for 19 countries.
Korean Air ditches Siem Reap as revenue drops.
Bank’s think-tank optimistic on Thai tourism.
Laos hosts music festival in Vang Vieng.
Indonesia’s Khiri Travel gains certification.
Is Vietnam’s Sapa swamped by mass tourism?
Vietnam gets ahead on plans to ATF in 2019.
SQ readies to retire Tiger brand in ASEAN.
Expedia: Thais are world class beachcombers.
Solar: Hoi An launches more green projects.
Brands: Best Western celebrates 70 years in style.
ITB Asia brings food for thought to show floor.
HG Travel to expand its footprint across ASEAN.
WTTC chief says electronic visa pay dividends.
Bangkok hits record, packs in more tourists.
AirAsia launches its end-of-the-year sale.
C9 Hotelworks monitors Samui tourismboom.
Tourism for All message marks World Tourism Day.
Cambodia approves new coastal airport project.
THAI launches new service to Tehran 1 October.
ITB Asia lines up three days of keynote speakers.
EXO Travel offices achieves Travelife status.
Hotels can now tap TripAdvisor’s tourist attractions.
Vietnam reviews star rates nationwide.
China SUV caravan rolls through Thailand.
Thai VietJet launces first services to Thailand.
ASEAN celebrates 50 years with new brand campaign.
New road from Nan to Luang Prabang opens tourism.
Spain: A top destinations for World Heritage sites.
TripAdvisor CEO: Terrorism fail to shake confidence.
Is Cambodia’s former top beach resort haunted?
TAT launches its care and share campaign.
Cambodia calls for stronger dolphin protection.
Thai tourism ministry looks to Russian market.
Lao Airlines joins IATA after years of waiting.
Thailand identifies benefits of foodie tourism.
Bagan maps journey to world heritage status.
Hong Kong Express first to fly to Chiang Rai.
SilkAir inks codeshare with Lao Airlines.
SQ sells two travel together promotion.
Emirates adds A380 service to Johannesburg.
A scary road trip to Sihanoukville.
EXO Travel wins PATA Gold Award.
Report tackles Thailand’s tiger tourism.
Kampot residents happy if tourists go to Snook.
Thai Smiles expands network in Mekong Region.
Three Cambodian towns seek heritage status.
Consultants gather in Nook Ville for annual natter.
MTCO begins process to legalise office in Thailand.
TripAdvisor adds airline reviews function to website.
Myanmar to penalise agents for one-way trips.
Diethelm Travel names Cambodia boss.
Mekong Tourism Forum attracts record attendance.
Angkor Wat experts call for restoration work.
Scams that offer you a hotel career.
Singapore festival woos region’s foodies.
Bert van Walbeek reminds us to be crisis ready.
Myanmar closes gaps in aviation regulations.
Vietnam Airlines cuts fares across Asia.
Will TTM be a launch pad for Chiang Mai’s MICE?
Media tours to Chiang Mai’s Royal Projects.
Minister outlines sports tourism campaign strategy.
Thailand’s top travel show opens in Chiang Mai
Ministry of Tourism updates travel arrivals.
Bangkok Airways extends codeshares deals.
Singaporeans share their pet travel fears.
Vanguard issues an analysis of Malaysia’s hotel market.
Emirates boosts daily flights to Bangkok.
Central Vietnam’s marketing agency changes CEO.
Paradesa adds more Sarawak cycling trips.
Eight of Asia’s lowcost airlines join forces.
Elephants rides remain popular, but for how long?
Singapore revamps its tourism awards, adds categories.
Bank forecasts more Thais will travel overseas.
Thai AirAsia adds second route in Lao PDR.
Triple miles deal at Minor’s top brands.
SQ partners with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism.
World Routes host forum heads for China 2018.
Elephant’s death prompts Angkor petition.
Thailand hotels hit record occupancy peak.
Southeast Asia’s islands dominate TripAdvisor chart.
Myanmar’s longneck women flee tourist traps.
Malaysia Airlines’ terminator CEO jumps sinking ship.
An overland trip heads for Dawei.
THAI offers luxury stays to premium passengers.
Bintan opens door to hotel boom.
Record fund raiser to help save Thailand’s elephants.
Cambodia’s tourism starts year on positive note.
SRILANKAN deep in debt, government mulls options.
Cambodia’s Angkor to fly to Korea.
Kuching’s Legenda opts for Best Western Plus.
Messe Berlin launches new show in China 2017.
New agency collects Angkor Wat entrance fees.
Bangkok Airways heads to a new horizon.
Authentic tours roll out in Cebu Philippines.
Vietnam scores high arrivals in February.
CBS Travel Asia expands booking platform.
Qatar Air to expand network in Southeast Asia.
PATA event identifies strengths of adventure travel.
Accorhotels expands in Phuket through Avista.
Luang Prabang’s airline capacity will expand says CAPA.
Show rolls out robot to signal next gen hotelier.
Japan eases shortterm visa rules for Vietnamese.
Southeast Asian airlines suffer squeeze on all sides.
Bangkok scores in MasterCard latest index.
Thai AirAsia wins battle to fly to Luang Prabang.
Caravan pioneers overland route from India.
Vietnam starts year with strong performance.
Amadeus closes deal for low-cost platform.
Changi CEO calls 2015 a year of two halves.
TripAdvisor names its top 10 list of hotels in Asia.
Laos in balancing act to boost tourism and save heritage.
Emirates introduces mobile website in Thai market.
Chiang Rai’s Buddhist retreat attracts visitors.
Thai Lion Air taps travel agency through Sabre link.
India’s top travel trade show opens in New Delhi.
Myanmar clarifies its visa category list.
Two leading travel firms beef up UK sales network.
Central hotel group rebrands its corporate identity.