Destination Asia strengthen North America sales

December 14, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News, Thailand, tour company

BANGKOK, 14 December 2017: Destination Asia has appointed Michelle Rust to head its North American incentive travel and event business development for the Asian region.

The new appointment offers North American customers access to highly skilled Asian operations, backed by Destination Asia’s existing sales and marketing team located in their head office in Bangkok.

Rust, originally from New England and based in New York City, brings over 17 years’ experience to the role. Read more

PATA to campaign for gender equality

December 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Associations, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 13 December 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association will advocate for better gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018.

The decision is in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Five, that calls for gender equality in travel.

PATA chairperson Sarah Mathews made the  announcement recently stating that while the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Read more


December 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, TAKEABREAK, Thailand, Your Stories

SINGAPORE, 13 December 2017: Boathouse Phuket is welcoming guests once more after a five-month remake that has fitted out the iconic resort as a luxury retreat to take a break.

The Boathouse Phuket was given a shiny new makeover as the hotel re-opened its door in November just in time to welcome Phuket’s peak season.

Following the five-month refurbishment, the resort becomes the latest addition to The Boutique Collection. Read more

Bus fleet boost for festive season

December 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 12 December, 2017: Thailand’s transport authorities are engaging overdrive to prepare for the annual exodus of holiday makers from the Thai capital over the Christmas and New Year weeks.

Authorities confirmed 9,000 additional daily bus trip will be arranged to ferry more than 198,000 daily passengers during the festive season week.

The busiest days will be from 28 to 30 December when  daily passenger traffic will increase by 2,400 trips from around an average of 6,200 trips daily during the rest of the year. Read more

Festive season celebrations

BANGKOK, 12 December 2017: Rembrandt Hotel presents its festive season calendar that feature special dining experiences in four award-winning restaurants.

On offer are party venues and fixed-price festive promotions from 24 December to 1 January 2018.

The four restaurant venues: Read more

Asia sustains Thai travel agency bookings

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Tour Companies

BANGKOK, 8 December 2017:  Thailand’s inbound tour companies are enjoying a 5.76% increase in clients using their ground services, January through to 30 November.

The latest data from the Association of Thai Travel agents shows member companies handled 5,330,881 clients at Bangkok’s two gateway airports.

ATTA does not provide figures for clients handled at airports elsewhere in the country. Read more

Two fly cheaper than one

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 8 December 2017: Thai Airways International celebrated the 30th anniversary of direct flight to Auckland, New Zealand, by offering special fares.

The “Auckland 2gether” economy class promotional fares, took effect Thursday and are valid through to 31 December.

THAI is also celebrating the launch of  its new route to Vienna, Austria, with a promotional fare, effective  through to 31 January 2018. Read more

Korea: Boxing holidays the latest craze

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia, Thailand

BANGKOK, 8 December 2017: Thailand and Korea will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Thailand-Korea relations in 2018, a celebration that will be included in the events calendar of the Thailand Tourism Year.

Korean tourist arrivals to Thailand increased to 1.4 million in 2016 and in the first half of this year visits had already reached 700,000  up 3% on the previous year.

Joint celebrations will mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Korea along with promotions to draw more tourists from Korea during the off-peak months of 2018. Read more

Malaysia showcase in Hat Yai

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News, Thailand

HAT YAI 7 December 2017: Tourism Malaysia hosted the Malaysia Travel Showcase 2017 (IMTS 2017) Travel Fair last weekend at southern town’s Central Festival shopping mall.

The event positioned Malaysia as the ultimate destination for food, tourism, resorts, theme parks and cultural attractions all close to towns in South Thailand.

Tourism Malaysia is intensifying promotions to boost overland travel from Thailand to northern Malaysia. Read more

Thai VietJet flies to Dalat

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand, Vietnam

Thai VietJet reports it will resume international air services 18 December with the introduction of a new service from Bangkok to Dalat in Vietnam.

The airline has successfully recertified with Thailand’s aviation authority allowing it to resume international flights from its Bangkok base.

It was the 12th and last commercial airline based in Thailand to gain ICAO recognised certification. Read more

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