Flight path open to India

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 29 September 2016: Cambodia’s civil aviation officials invite airline companies to file applications to operate flights between Cambodia and India.

Khmer Times quoted the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation spokesperson, Sin Chansereyvutha, saying SSCA and Indian aviation officials agreed, at a recent meeting in New Delhi, that airline companies in Cambodia and India should now file applications to operate flights from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to New Delhi and other Indian cities.

A memorandum of understanding between Cambodia and India that authorises the rights to operate direct flight route was signed in 2002, the report said. Read more

AirAsia adds Luang Prabang service

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

LUANG PRABANG, 29 September 2016: AirAsia will launch direct flights connecting Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Luang Prabang in Laos, 21 November.

The upcoming flights will operate with four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

It’s the first low-cost airline service between Malaysia and Luang Prabang a breakthrough that will reduce the cost of fares that have been prohibitively expensive. Read more

Silk sells fare deals for 2017

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

PHUKET, 29 September 2016: SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, sells promotional fares from Phuket for travel on selected routes, January to June, next year.

Bookings must be secured by 15 October.

The promotion offers a roundtrip fare, inclusive of airport taxes, fees, fuel and insurance surcharges, ex-Phuket, starting at THB6,000 to Singapore. Read more

Singapore picks up cruise award

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 29 September 2016: Singapore was named top cruise destination by industry experts for a second time in three years at the 10th Seatrade Cruise Awards held last week.

Earlier in the month, Singapore, was also voted top Asian port of call in the inaugural Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.

“We are honoured that Singapore remains prominent in the minds of the cruise community as an attractive cruise hub. This is testament to our efforts to grow Singapore’s cruise industry and strong destination appeal,” said Singapore Tourism Boarddirector cruises, Annie Chang. Read more

Universal accessibility rises on travel radar

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 29 September 2016: Pacific Asia Travel Association has upgraded its website to be disability friendly in a move to meet universal accessibility guidelines.

“The criteria are not easy to meet,” PATA CEO, Mario Hardy, told TTR Weekly on the sidelines of World Tourism Day celebrations held in Bangkok, 27 September.

“We are not 100% compliant with all the requirements, but it is an achievement we are proud of, as only 3% of websites worldwide meet accessibility guidelines.” Read more

Red Planet finances its pipeline

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 29 September 2016: Low-cost hotel company, Red Planet Hotels announced, Wednesday, it has secured  funding of USD70 million from Goldman Sachs, a leading investment bank to support expansion in Asia.

Red Planet Hotels chief executive officer, Tim Hansing, said the Goldman Sachs investment would “support further expansion of the brand and solidify the company’s expansion roadmap.”

Founded in 2010, Red Planet Hotels owns and operates a portfolio of 26 hotels in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The funds from Goldman Sachs will be used to execute a pipeline of 10 hotels that are due to open over the next two years. Read more

PAL partners with Carlson for extra miles

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Asia, News

SINGAPORE, 29 September 2016: Club Carlson, the rewards programme of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has entered a partnership with Mabuhay Miles, Philippine Airlines’ frequent flyer programme, effective 1 October.

Mabuhay Miles and Club Carlson members can earn Mabuhay Miles for stays at over 1,400 hotels within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s portfolio globally.

From 1 October, Mabuhay Miles members who stay at Carlson Rezidor hotels, worldwide under the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED and Park Plaza brands can earn 500 Mabuhay Miles for each eligible stay and 250 Mabuhay Miles for eligible stays under the Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brands. Club Carlson members can convert Gold Points into Miles at the standard 10 Gold Points to 1 Mabuhay Mile. Read more

Thai Police check on foreign residents

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 29 September 2016: Just days ahead of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Expat Fair, Thaivisa.com reported cases of foreigners being interrogated at their homes by police.

Thaivisa.com claimed they were three documented cases in Chiang Mai, this week, when police questioned foreign expats  in their homes.

They were asked to disclose personal information such as their  monthly income, height, weight and distinguishing marks (skin colour, scars, tattoos). Read more

Qatar and BA enhance code-share

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DOHA, QATAR, 29 September 2016: Qatar Airways and British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group released details, Wednesday, of an extensive joint business agreement that will come into effect 30 October.

The agreement promises a wider choice of flights, an improved network, more fare options and benefits for members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programmes.

Qatar Airways and British Airways claim they will provide passengers with better links and seamless travel between the UK, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Read more

Tourists flee Lombok eruption

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News

SEBALUN, 29 September 2016: Hundreds of tourists have fled a volcanic eruption at a popular Indonesian hiking destination, an official said Wednesday, expressing fears some may have stayed behind to document the natural wonder.

Around 1,000 tourists, including about 600 foreigners, were believed to be in the area when Mount Barujari sent columns of ash and smoke shooting high into the sky over Lombok island, Tuesday, according to the official disaster agency.

Barujari is a small cone within the crater of Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second-highest volcano and a major attraction for foreign tourists visiting the archipelago. Read more

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