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

Thailand focuses on ATF agenda

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

VINH PHUC, VIETNAM, 3 August 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports permanent secretary, Pongpanu Svetarundra, met with tourism officials from national tourist offices from ASEAN nations, including Vietnam,  to update them on Thailand’s readiness to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018.

The 46th ASEAN National Tourism National Organisations, held last month, gave the ministry’s permanent secretary an opportunity to update officials on ATF, which will be held 22 to 26 January. in Chiang Mai, the first time the forum has been hosted in North Thailand.

ASEAN tourism officials are collaborating to promote gastronomy tourism, tourism investment, cruise tourism and community based tourism. Read more

ASEAN PR gathers in Bali

July 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Indonesia, News

JAKARTA, 26 July 2017: The first-ever public relations conference on a global scale in Asia will be hosted in Bali, 20 to 23 September.

The event will be organised by ASEAN Public Relations Network (APRN), and Global Alliance PR and Communication Management.

APRN was established in 2014 and chaired by its founder, Prita Kemal Gani, who is also a former chair of Perhumas and owner of the London School of Public Relations. Read more

Lens Lines: Food for flying

March 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 31 March 2017: Bangkok Airways presented its  latest inflight menus to Bangkok journalists who were given a preview during a media event, Thursday.

Tagged “The best of Thai and ASEAN cuisine,” the new menu rotates six Thai dishes and on the national days of the other nine ASEAN nations a signature dish will be served to mark the occasion.

The menu launch was hosted at Suvarnabhumi Airport by Sirichalerm Svasti, Inflight services consultant of Bangkok Airways, together with the airline’s inflight services manager, Aramsri Tassanasuwan  and Bangkok Air Catering director corporate communications Amorn Rassamesangpetch. Read more

Chinese launches Cambodian airline

February 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 28 February 2017: JC International Airlines, a Chinese-backed airline, owned by a conglomerate in Yunnan province, is almost ready to launch Cambodia’s newest airline.

Phnom Penh Post reported the airline will launch its first services from its home-base in Phnom Penh, 17 March, once its air operator’s certificate is issued.

The airline’s production manager, Cheav Kirirom, was quoted saying the new airline would serve domestic routes, flying between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Read more

Vietnam opens ASEAN standard toilet

February 28, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 28 February 2017: An automatic toilet cabin has been located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in an effort to raise the standard of public toilets in the southern Vietnamese city.

Local media reported the city’s People’s Committee in District 1 introduced the automatic toilet cabin, last week, the first in a pilot scheme that aims to offer facilities that are compatible with the ASEAN Public Toilet Standard (APTS).

The USD10,909 toilet was installed on the sidewalk at number 116 on Nguyen Du Street. Read more

AirAsia rolls out ASEAN fashion runway

February 10, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Aviation, Malaysia, News

SEPANG, 10 February 2017: Aspiring fashion designers resident in ASEAN nations are in the frame to win recognition and big cash prizes following the launch of AirAsia’s Runway Ready Designer Search 2017.

Now in its third year, the competition will extend from Malaysia to include all 10 ASEAN countries.

The competition will see audition tours to the capital cities of all member countries, April to June, in search of the top two aspiring fashion designers to represent their country at a grand finale, which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, this August. Read more

TCEB passes on its standard to ASEAN

February 1, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 1 February 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says all 10 ASEAN ministers have endorsed the Thailand MICE Venue Standard as the model to adopt across the 10-nation region.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said TCEB would take the lead role to finalise the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard based largely on features in Thailand’s own venue standard.

“The vote of confidence from the ASEAN minsters confirmed the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard, will be based on the framework of the Thailand MICE Venue Standard,” he said. Read more

Laos seeks clean city award

November 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 22 November 2016: Laos is believes its top tourist destination, Luang Prabang, is a contender to gain the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) in early 2018.

Vientiane Times quoted Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism’s Tourism Development Department deputy director, Phonemaly Inthaphome, saying the world heritage town would present its application soon.

“During our last meeting we collected information that would support Luang Prabang’s application. There are 108 criteria that need to be met.” Read more

Cambodia rethinks training

November 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 14 November 2016: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Education agreed, last week, to set up a joint committee to work on content for vocational training under the “ASEAN Tourism Professionals” initiative to be integrated into the high-school curriculum.

Phnom Penh Post quoted the tourism ministry’s deputy general director, Try Chhiv, saying the agreement was made first week of November to improve human resources in the tourism sector.

The timeframe for content to be included in the curriculum has yet to be determined, he said. Read more

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