PHUKET, 20 August 2018: To put it mildly the timing was off, when the Tourism Authority of Thailand posted a feature, 10 August, that promoted surfing off Phuket’s west coast beaches. The resort island is facing a crisis of confidence...

Pilgrims journey to Mecca

MECCA, 20 August 2018: More than 2 million Muslims from around the world on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing dramatic...

Quake shakes Lombok

MATARAM, Indonesia, 20 August 2018: A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides and sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. The 6.3-magnitude quake, centred...
YANGON, 20 August 2018: Travellers visiting in Myanmar can rely on around seven airlines to offer competent domestic services to tourist destinations across the country. Fielding questions from TTR Weekly as a follow up to an earlier report 'Myanmar loses...

US visa sanction useless

PHNOM PENH, 17 August 2018: US travel sanctions targeting Cambodian officials are "useless", a ruling party spokesman said Thursday, as the kingdom shrugs off international criticism of a one-sided election win. The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) led by strongman Hun...
LONDON, 17 August 2018: Travel and tourism generated 18% of New Zealand’s GDP in 2017, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. WTTC’s reseach noted that in June 2017, the contribution of travel and tourism accounted for 17.9% (NZD47.5...
KATHMANDU, 16 August 2018: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper...
BANGKOK 16 August 2018: Guests staying in homestays with four or less rooms will be eligible for an income tax rebate based on their holiday expenses. Up until now the tax breaks have been applicable only for stays at registered...
KERALA, 16 August 2018: Flights in and out of the Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala were cancelled for three days Wednesday as severe monsoon flooding ravaged the region. At least 39 people have been killed in the past three weeks...
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 August 2018: Malaysia's new government will change an official tourism logo featuring an orangutan wearing sunglasses after it sparked a storm of mockery, a minister said Tuesday. The "Visit Malaysia 2020" logo has an image of the...