Belhotel continues expansion in Indonesia

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, Lens Lines

Local dignitaries and senior management from Swiss-Belhotel International cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening Ceremony of Swiss-Belinn Airport Surabaya.

JAKARTA, 18 September 2017: Swiss-Belhotel International opened its latest property the three-star Swiss-Belhotel Airport Surabaya earlier this month.

The grand opening  was marked by a ribbon-cutting and inscription signing by the Regent of Sidoarjo, Bapak H. Saiful Ilah S.H, M.Hum, accompanied by Matthew Faull, Swiss-Belinn International executive director, and Emmanuel Guillard, senior vice president of operations and development at Swiss-Belhotel International and general manager Nungrudin Sukmawati.

The property is located just 2 km from Djuanda International Airport. Read more

Hong Kong Airlines flies A350s

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

BANGKOK, 13 September 2017 – Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, on lease from AerCap, making the carrier the 15th airline to operate the world’s newest twin aisle airliner.

Hong Kong Airlines will acquire 21 Airbus A350 XWB, including 15 purchased directly from Airbus and six on lease from third party lessors.

It has configured its A350-900 with a premium three-class layout with a total of 334 seats, comprising 33 in business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 108 in the new cabin class “economy comfort” and 193 in economy class. Read more

TAT adds We Chat channel

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

TAT’s deputy governor for marketing communications Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, (Left) and Emporium and the EmQuartier shopping malls deputy managing director Manatase Annanwat (Right) announcing the launch of WeChat ‘Visit Thailand’ application 5 September at the EmQuartier.

BANGKOK, 7 September 2017:  We Chat for Chinese tourists visiting Thailand is up and running courtesy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

This week, TAT added the popular Mandarin Chinese social media platform to existing Thailand visitor information services available visitors from mainland China.

TAT’s information support network also includes  the Call Centre 1672 and the online TAT Contact Centre, available in Mandarin Chinese. Read more

THAI sets up Alitrip online sales

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 5 September 2017: Thai Airways International opened its first THAI online Flagship Store last week, in China through the Fliggy sales platform run under  Alitrip and the Alibaba Group.

THAI’s acting president, Usanee Sangsingkeo (third from left), presided over the opening of the online store.

Also attending the launch: Wells Zheng (fourth from left), vice president of Fliggy (Alitrip), along with Alibaba Group representatives, members of THAI Management and Kittiphong Sansomboon (Fifth from left), THAI Regional Director, Greater China. Read more

Tips on TripAdvisor reviews

August 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 30 August 2017: Thai hotels need to leverage user generated content to power their business and drive more bookings, TripAdvisor regional director of hotel solutions, Asia Pacific, Amolakh Calais, told Skal International Bangkok members attending the club’s August lunch event.

The Tripadvisor executive presented an important message for all digital marketeers, covering travel and tourism related businesses touching on the impact of user generated content and online reviews, as well as the importance of online reputation management.

The networking lunch took place at the Compass Skyview Hotel in Bangkok with general manager and Skalleague, Jacqui Cuthbertson providing the venue. Read more

AirAsia bags billion club award

August 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

SEPANG, 24 August 2017: AirAsia has been named Malaysia’s best company at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017.

AirAsia won the coveted Company of the Year award based on its return to shareholders, growth in profit before tax and return on equity over three years as well as corporate responsibility initiatives.

AirAsia also received two other accolades for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Big Cap Companies with MYR10 Billion to MYR40 Billion Market Capitalisation and for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Trading/Services, Hotels, IPC and Technology. Read more

A love story from Hotel.com

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

BANGKOK, 23 August 2017: Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 – A Chatrium Collection won a “Loved by Guests 2017” award from Hotels.com, with a guest review rating of 4.3 out of 5.

Hotels.com is known for offering travellers cheap deals on accommodation,  lists over 325,000 hotels in approximately 19,000 locations on its booking websites.

The annual “Loved by Guests” awards are based on reviews submitted by Hotel.com’s customers who have actually stayed in the properties. Read more

Royal Cliff hosts Nanotec

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

PATTAYA, 23 August 2017: Executives of the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) met in Pattaya recently for a conference and committee meeing at the award-winning Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH), makes up an award-winning resort convention venue to  support the hosting of  meetings and events in Pattaya.

Pattaya city is an established destination for conventions and exhibitions in Southeast Asia. Read more

Airlines support flood victims

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

NAKHON PHANOM, 11 August 2017: Thai Airways International, Thai Smile and Nok Air, supported efforts, this week. to distribute food and necessities to flood victims in Northeast Thailand.

Seen here are: Usanee Sangsingkeo (forth from left), acting president, Thai Airways International together with the THAI Board of Management and representatives from Thai Smile, and Nok Air.

They distributed survival bags and ready-to-eat meals, to Suwicharn Yankittikun (fifth from left), Nakhon Phanom’s Police Chief, who supervised the distribution to flood victims  gathered at a flood assistance centre located at Ban Nakam Sompoi School. Read more

AirAsia honoured for marketing campaign

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Lens Lines, Malaysia, News

AirAsia Group CEO for Indonesia Dendy Kurniawan accepts the award on behalf of AirAsia Group from Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.

SEPANG, 10 August 2017: AirAsia snapped up the best Asean marketing campaign at the Asean Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Awards for Excellence, Tuesday.

AirAsia’s “Think ASEAN, Think AirAsia” campaign was named Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence hosted at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta last night.

The awards coincided with same-day celebrations to mark the founding of ASEAN, 50 years. Read more

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