Penang hosts luxury travel

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, News

GEORGETOWN, Penang, 16 October 2017: RHB Premier International Luxury Collections Week 2017, a three-day event, opens in Penang 27 October.

A grand opening ceremony will be held at 1100, 27 October, for VIPs, guests and media at the Atrium, Gurney, Paragon Mall, Penang.

The Luxury Collection Week will be officially opened by YB Danny Law Hen Kiang, Penng State Exco Member for Tourism Development and Culture. Read more

October tennis mania in Singapore

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 October 2017:With the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global less than a month away, October is packed with tennis and lifestyle-related activities for both sports and non-sports fans.

In conjunction with the WTA Finals, ActiveSG launched last Sunday the inaugural Singapore Tennis Festival – a month-long event offering opportunities to participate in tennis-themed carnivals, competitions, clinics and try-outs.

Formerly known as WTA Championships, the Women’s Tennis Association tour was established in 1972. Read more

Singapore reports robust event bookings

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 October 2017: Singapore has successfully secured hosting for eight large congresses and tradeshows this year.

The events will draw an estimated additional 20,000 visitors to the city. The first one, Tea and Coffee World Cup, was hosted at the end of September, while the remaining seven events will be hosted through to 2024.

From world congresses to regional exhibitions and conferences, most of the events will take place for the first time in Southeast Asia or Asia. Read more

Mekong: Opening travel east and west

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Events, Mekong, News

HOI AN, 4 October 2017: Vietnam says it will pursue a two-year action plan to encourage tourism along what is called the East-West Corridor, a route that could ultimately link Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar through their central regions.

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism introduced the two-year action plan saying it would introduce new travel products for niche markets such as adventure tours, cultural tours based around festivals, food tourism and architectural-based tours linked to the region’s rich history and art.

The plan came up for an airing at the first East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) Technical Tour and Workshop, co-chaired by VNAT and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office last month. Read more

Global Halal tourism show

October 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Middle east, News

ABU DHABI, 2 October 2017: The World Halal Tourism Summit Abu Dhabi, 25 to 26 November,taps into the Halal tourism boom valued at an estimated US$155 billion

Cacti Media is the official organiser of International Travel Week 2017, launched in 2015 to promote Halal tourism, that has now become a significant sector in global tourism markets.

In 2015, the event hosted 202 exhibitors representing 26 countries and generated over USD18.4 million worth of business on the show floor. Read more

Guangzhou to host World Routes 2018

October 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, North Asia

BARCELONA, 2 October 2017: The annual World Routes forum was officially handed over to next year’s host city, Guangzhou, at the closing ceremony in Barcelona late last week.

World Routes brings together airlines, airports and destinations to plan and negotiate future air services.

Guangzhou, an economic hub on the Pearl River in Guangdong Province, South China, often promoted alongside Hong Kong and Macau will host the event in 2018. Read more

Skift skips into Singapore

September 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 29 September 2017: Singapore will host the first ever Skift Forum Asia edition in 2018, according to the Singapore Tourist Board.

Skift Inc a US-based business information company linked to travel and STB made the announcement, Wednesday, during the Skift Global Forum in New York City.

This marks the first time that the Skift Global Forum, dubbed the “TED of travel” by the industry, will take place in Asia with Singapore as the home to this inaugural edition. Read more

India’s Kerala taps adventure

September 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia, tour operators

KUMARAKOM, India, 29 September  2017: India’s Kerala State has been rebranded a “land of adventure in a bid to attract young international travellers, according to, the Minister of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Kadakampally Surendran.

He made the comments at the opening of the 13th Annual Convention of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Wednesday.

Adopting the theme  ‘Emerging Pathways’, the annual convention aims to position India as the adventure capital of the world. Read more

Million baht dinners in Bangkok

September 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 28 September 2017: Premier Incoming Group Services – PIGS DMC has unveiled what it calls  “the Ultimate Champagne Dinner”, an exclusive dining experience for 12 to 36 guests.

The “ultimate dinner experience” features seven rare vintage champagnes, imported exclusively for the event and not commercially available.

A seven course Michelin inspired menu, that is customisable to client’s dietary preferences, is paired with the rare Champagnes. Read more

Amadeus backs Mekong seminar

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Mekong, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 25 September, 2017:  Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) are jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, in Bangkok, 10 October.

They are inviting industry leaders to attend from the six member countries of the Mekong Region; Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guang Xi provinces) Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

The inaugural Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar will highlight the key insights of the recently published Mekong Trends Snapshot on Air Transport in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). Read more

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