New book launch

December 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Myanmar, News

CHIANG RAI, 14 December 2017: Knowledge Media Group will release its latest guidebook, ‘The Best of Myanmar’ at a book launch, 27 December, hosted by Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake, Yangon.

Publisher, Jaffee Yee, describes Best of Myanmar  as a “premium armchair travel guide to showcase as much as possible all of the best Myanmar has to offer.”

Content includes top attractions, rare flora and fauna, art and cultural heritage, luxury river cruises, hotels and resorts and fine dining. Read more

Meeting costs rise in 2018

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, TRENDING

BANGKOK , 8 December 2017:  The overall cost per attendee per day for meetings and events, worldwide, increased in 2017 and is expected to continue rising next year, according to the 2018 Meetings and Events Future Trends report.

Released  by CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the report shows regional differences and cost projections as well as the latest industry trends and top destinations.

“Costs are rising in key M&E markets, globally,” said, CWT M&E senior vice president and global head, Cindy Fisher. “With a 3.7% increase in hotels and 3.5% rise in air fares projected for the coming year, that trend is likely to continue.” Read more

Tourism forum monitors the mood for 2018

December 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 4 December 2017: Organisers of the Thailand Tourism Forum, announced at the weekend, the return of the popular brainstorming event  for its seventh annual edition, 22 January 22, 2018.

It should attract around 650 hotel industry professionals at the InterContinental Hotel venue in Bangkok.

Organised by the American Chamber of Commerce the early evening event will discuss how mega-projects are reshaping Bangkok’s cityscape. Adopting the theme ‘Megacity Bangkok – a tourism and hotel Futurescape’, TTF 2018 will focus on the redevelopment of the thriving Thai capital. Read more

Langkawi beach hosts music festival

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, Your Stories

Langkawi will play host to an inaugural music event this December; the Langkawi International Island Music Festival 2017.

To be hosted  Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 December, the event features both local and international bands.

It will cover a wide variety of music genres, and is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors. Read more

Mart promotes India’s northeast states

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 1 December 2017:  The 6th International Tourism Mart will be hosted in Guwahati, Assam from 5 to 7 December, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The country’s northeast states are backing the travel mart due to be hosted in Taj Vivanta with the official opening precided over by the Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi.

The 6th International Tourism Mart, will put the spotlight on India’s “Act East Policy”, that is part of a wider initiative to work closely with the 10-nation ASEAN bloc and East Asia namely China, Korea and Japan. Read more

Pattaya boat show draws a crowd

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 1 December 2017: The sixth Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show welcomed 4,554 visitors during its four-days mid November.

Identified as the Gulf of Thailand’s premier marine event, hosted annually at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, this year’s event delivered an extensive in-water display of global yacht brands as well as a full range of onshore exhibits.

At the close, the organisers confirmed the 7th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will be hosted 29 November to 2 December, 2018, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Read more

ITB Asia to beef up buyers list in 2018

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

SINGAPORE, 29 November 2017: ITB Asia has recruited the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) to boost the show’s corporate travel buyer attendance in 2018.

The deal makes ACTE, which has representation in 100 countries, the corporate travel association partner for ITB Asia 2018.

ACTE joins ITB Asia’s other buyers programme partners to assist in attracting  quality buyers and corporate travel managers to attend the show. Read more

Hong Kong refreshes light show

November 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 29 November 2017: Travel agents should remind their clients, who are heading to Hong Kong, not to miss the refreshed new version of the Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights show.

Credited with being the world’s largest permanent light and sound show, according to Guinness World Records, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will introduce an overhauled version for a premiere, 1 December, performance.

The revamped Symphony of Lights will include a new set up with dynamic lighting and a new musical score. Read more

Visit Year without a clue

November 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 24 November 2017: Just weeks after the official launch of the Visit Laos Year 2018, details remain sketchy on events created specifically to mark  this special year.

Visit Laos Year 2018 was officially launched by Prime Minister, Thongloun Sisoulith,  late October at Vientiane’s That Luang Stupa.

The famous That Luang festival with a trade fair,  displaying traditional house, cultural performances and religious ceremonies at the That Luang Stupa set the stage for the start of the tourism year. Read more

Wi-Fi Now meets in Bangkok

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, News, Thailand

AARHUS, Denmark, 22 November 2017 Wi-Fi industry leaders are converging in Bangkok for Wi-Fi NOW – the world’s premier Wi-Fi industry conference and expo, 28 to 30 November.

The event will be hosted at Amari Watergate Hotel in downtown Bangkok.

Among the companies speaking at the Bangkok event will be Google, Reliance Jio Infocomm of India, Wi2 of Japan, Thailand’s own CAT Telecom, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Mojo Networks, Cambium Networks and local Wi-Fi service and solution providers. Read more

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