BERLIN, 12 January 2017: ITB Berlin will present a record selection of conference content for delegates attending this year’s travel fair, 8 to 12 March.
The show’s convention component over four days will deliver 200 sessions, 400 speakers on the latest topics ranging from geopolitical crises and disasters to artificial intelligence.
One of the key up-to-the-minute topics will be ‘Disruptive Travel: The End of the World as We Know It’. Read more
YANGON, 6 January 2017: The first ever International Tourism Expo Myanmar 2017 will be held, 20 to 22 January, at Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon to promote tourism products.
Global New Light of Myanmar reported the event, organised by Travel Support Co Ltd under the auspices of the Myanmar Tourism Federation, aims to support the international tourism service industry and local tourism enterprises.
The event is the first-ever expo for the travel and tourism industry. It will feature 124 booths from hotels, travel agencies, airlines, insurance companies and other agencies related to tourism. Read more
SINGAPORE, 6 January 2017: Changi Airport will introduce a SGD50 million programme to drive innovation over the next five years.
The programme will see CAG collaborate with innovation-driven companies and start ups, to develop new technology solutions in a live airport environment.
It is partnering with the Singapore Economic Development Board to launch ‘Changi Airport Living Lab Programme’. Read more
SINGAPORE, 5 January 2017: ASEAN’s travel community will celebrate the 50 anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the up coming ASEAN Travel Mart that opens in Singapore, 18 January.
To kick-off the milestone year, Singapore is hosting the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum, 18 to 20 January.
Despite the importance of the event, Singapore has virtually ended the long tradition of hosting international media. Read more
MANDALAY, 4 January 2017: The 2nd Myanmar International Travel Mart will take place, 12 to 13 January, at Diamond Plaza, Mandalay.
Global New Light of Myanmar reported the event will promote domestic and outbound travel opportunities.
During the two-day event, outbound tour operators, airlines, hotels, restaurants, bankers, foreign hospitals, telecommunications companies and related businesses will display their services through over 120 booths. Read more
BANGKOK, 19 December 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the second edition of ‘Ride to Khong’s Legendary 2017’ a long-distance cycle competition following a scenic route through four provinces in Thailand’s northeast region bordering the Mekong River.
The competition will run from 13 to 15 January, next year.
It was introduced last year and continues to use a name that is grammatically suspect and somewhat mystifying in the English language. It probably should read ‘Ride to the Legendary Khong’ or better still “Mekong.” Read more
SAYABOURY, 14 December 2016: The Elephant Festival 2017, in Sayaboury province, will run from 13 to 19 February.
Lao News Agency reported the official opening ceremony will be held, 17 February, with around 70 elephants joining activities during the festival.
The festival is the major event of the province and reminds visitors and residents that Laos once had a vast elephant population, according to the province deputy governor Yanhyong Sipasert. Read more
BANGKOK, 13 December 2016: Neilson Hays Library welcomes back Russian pianist Ivan Sharapov for a concert at 1800 Sunday, 18 December.
Sharapov, who studied at the Moscow Conservatory, will perform pieces by Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Chopin.
Concert tickets cost THB500 for members and THB600 for non-members. Read more
DANANG, 8 December 2016: Billed as a signature event in central Vietnam, Danang International Fireworks Festival 2017 will take place 29 April to 24 June next year.
Local media reported officials confirmed the event would be themed “Shining Marble Mountains” with five programmes spread across fireworks nights every Saturday.
The programmes will be broadcast live on Vietnam’s national television. Read more
BANGKOK, 6 December 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibitions Bureau has launched “Thailand CONNECT Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success” campaign targeting Europe’s meeting planners.
The campaign aims to attract more business events from Europe to Thailand.
It was officially launched at IBTM World, Barcelona 2016, late last month, to international MICE delegates and media representatives. Read more