CHIANG RAI, 22 June 2018: More than 59 million travellers visited the five countries that are members of the Greater Mekong Sub-region during 2017, according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2018. Monitoring travel movements in Cambodia,...
DENPASAR, Bali, 20 June 2018: The adult-only Jamahal Private Resort & Spa will close its beach club, 3 January 2019, until further notice for a major remake. Jimbaran village announced it would add a beach-walk to span the length of...
WASHINGTON, 20 June  2018: Phuket figured seventh on the US News & World Report’s World’s Best Places to Visit, the only Asian destination to appear in the top-10 ranking. US News & World Report publishes various best-places-to-visit lists covering hotels,...
SYDNEY, 19 June 2018: Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor's house. Police said crowds were angered...
PARIS, 19 June 2018: The first non-French person to head the Michelin Guides said Monday that he is leaving the world's most prestigious restaurant guides. American Michael Ellis said that he was joining the Dubai-based luxury hotel chain Jumeirah after...
BANGKOK, 19 June 2018: Thailand recorded 16,456,470 arrivals at all immigration checkpoints during January to May, an increase of 12.62% year-on-year. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports permanent secretary, Pongpanu Svetarundra, released details Monday based on a provisional head count at...
KATHMANDU, 18 June 2018: Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment,...
WELLINGTON, 18 June 2018: Tourists to New Zealand are to be charged a special tax, under new government plans announced at the weekend to deal with the growing influx of holidaymakers coming from overseas. Tourist visits have surged by nearly...
MUMBAI, 18 June 2018: India’s Jet Airways started its regional connectivity expansion under the government’s UDAN* scheme linking the holy city of Allahabad with the state capitals of Lucknow and Patna. Seven routes have been awarded to the airline in...

Funds flow to Frozen

TOKYO, 15 June 2018: The Tokyo DisneySea theme park is getting a USD 2.3 billion overhaul and adding a section based on the wildly popular movie "Frozen" to its offerings, its operator said Thursday. Oriental Land, which runs the ocean-themed...