BANGKOK, 22 February 2018: Thailand started 2018 on the right foot clocking up 3,533,528 tourist arrivals in January, up 10.87% on the same month last year. Of the 3.5 million total, East Asia supplied a massive 2,146,156 visits, dominated by...

Forests ablaze in Indonesia

PEKANBARU, Indonesia, 22 February 2018: Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires, Wednesday, as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia. Fires have broken...
NEW DELHI, 22 February 2018: A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi will reopen on Wednesday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital. The 90-acre (36-hectare) garden...

Take note CNTA is concerned

BEIJING, 21 February 2018: China's powerful tourism authority said at the weekend that it was “highly concerned” about a tour bus accident in southern Thailand that killed the Thai driver and injured 17 Chinese tourists. The news service Xinhua quoted...
HONG KONG, 21 February 2018: Sitting in his university office in Macau, professor Lei Heong Iok opens what he calls his "treasure" -- a dog-eared Portuguese dictionary, its velvet cover worn and frayed. Lei's decades-long love for the language has...

Brexit turns to Sexist

BANGKOK, 20 February 2018: Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, made an oblique reference to the British appetite for sex tourism in Thailand during a major speech about Brexit, the Independent newspaper reported last week. In an address focusing on Brexit...
KARO, 20 February 2018: An Indonesian volcano erupted Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet)into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to...

Porno party saga ends

PHNOM PENH, 20 February 2018: A Cambodian court has dropped pornography charges against nine of the 10 foreigners arrested last month at a pool party in the tourist town of Siem Reap, an official said Monday. The group was detained...
SINGAPORE, 19 February 2018: SilkAir continues to transfer flights to sister airline Scoot in a move to rationalise flight operated by airlines in the Singapore Airlines group. Effective 8 April, Scoot will increase services from Singapore to Langkawi in Malaysia...
BANGKOK, 19 February 2018: BBDO Bangkok, in partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand, has  unveiled Thailand's latest global campaign under the Amazing Thailand branding, titled ‘Open to the New Shades'. Introduced to the travel trade at the World Travel Market in London...