JAKARTA, 2 August 2016: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for bids from experienced consultants to create the ASEAN Tourism Marketing Strategy 2017 to 2020. An overall budget of USD30,000 will be assigned to the task. The deadline to...
GENEVA, 29 July 2016: The World Wildlife Fund, Thursday, called on Asian states to close their tiger farms to boost efforts against the black-market trade in animal parts. The conservation group said there remained 200 tiger farms in Asia, mostly...
VIENTIANE, 16 June 2016: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism believes the ASEAN Economic Community will provide more opportunities for women entrepreneurs to succeed and advance their careers in tourism. Vientiane Times was reporting, Monday, on a network forum...
BANGKOK, 14 June 2016: King Power, the Thai duty free conglomerate behind the remarkable rise of English football champions Leicester City, said Tuesday it had bought a USD225 million stake in Thai AirAsia, the country's largest budget airline. The purchase...
BANGKOK, 13 June 2016: Fifteen Best Western hotels in Asia were awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. TripAdvisor recognition is based on the volume and quality of reviews posted in one year. The accolades covered all three of the Best...
SINGAPORE, 20 April 2016: Southeast Asia’s island destinations swept the board in the 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Islands claiming eight of the top 10 slots in the Asia category. Bali in Indonesia took the top spot with Thailand’s Phuket...
BANGKOK, 29 March 2016: Four destinations in ASEAN countries figured among the top 25 of World’s Best Destinations 2016, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations. London topped the TripAdvisor list followed by Istanbul, Marrakech in Morocco and Paris...
HONG KONG, 15 March 2016: GoASEAN, the world's first ASEAN-centric TV travel channel is attending the Hong Kong Filmart 2016, a specialised mart in Asia for the entertainment industry that opened Monday. GoASEAN, a multi-platform digital and broadcast travel channel,...
BERLIN, 11 March 2016: ASEAN's 10 national tourism organisations launched a campaign  “Visit ASEAN@50:Golden Celebration,” Thursday, on the sidelines of ITB Berlin, to mark ASEAN's 50th anniversary in 2017. The 2017 Golden Jubilee celebration will highlight ASEAN’s top 50 festivals...
BANGKOK, 9 March 2016: Sole surviving founding father of ASEAN, Dr Thanat Khoman, age 102, died 3 March.  ASEAN’s Foreign Ministers issued an official statement of condolences, 5 March. Dr Thanat Khoman, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom...