Festive season celebrations

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, STORIES, TAKEABREAK, Thailand

BANGKOK, 12 December 2017: Rembrandt Hotel presents its festive season calendar that feature special dining experiences in four award-winning restaurants.

On offer are party venues and fixed-price festive promotions from 24 December to 1 January 2018.

The four restaurant venues: Read more

PATA SKAL show Xmas spirit

November 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 November 2017: A joint PATA Thailand Chapter and SKAL Christmas charity event will be held on Tuesday, 19 December, at the Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok.

The doors will open at 1200 for cocktails and networking, followed by a lengthy lunch and celebrations that usually wind up in the late afternoon.

Proceeds raised during the lunch will go to two local charities and two foundations. Read more

Paris axes Big Wheel

November 24, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

PARIS, 24 November 2017: Paris councillors on Wednesday voted to axe the city’s prominent riverside Ferris wheel, the French capital’s version of the London Eye.

Run by “fairground king” Marcel Campion who has also seen his Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees scrapped because authorities deemed it too tacky, the attraction will be closed from July 2018.

City councillors voted almost unanimously against granting him a fresh licence for the “Grande Roue”, which has sat intermittently on the Place de la Concorde near the Louvre museum since 1993. Read more

White Christmas at HK Disneyland

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under North Asia, Travel Deals

HONG KONG, 17 November 2017: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas.

“A Disney Christmas” rolled out Thursday and continues to, 1 January, 2018, with special offers from travel trade partners.

Hong Kong Disney is presenting travel agents with opportunities to sell the “ultimate heart-warming Christmas celebration’ with even snowfall and Christmas carols Read more

Sanchava introduces festive agenda

October 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, Travel Logs

BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia, 11 October  2017: Sanchaya is lining up festivities for travel planners looking for new venues to  celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Sanchaya is a a short ferry ride from Singapore and a popular venue 20 December to 1 January for exclusive corporate and family celebrations.

It will stage end-of-the festivities including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners, as well as caviar and Champagne evenings, a private philharmonic performance, a croquet afternoon by the ocean with rosé, strawberries and live music. Read more

Bring home a friend and win

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines

MANILA, 25 September 2017: – The Philippines Department of Tourism launched its “Bring-Home-A-Friend” (BHAF) campaign, last week, to encourage travellers to visit the country over a six-month period starting next month and ending in April 2018.

“We would like tourism to close the year strongly for the industry in terms of visitor arrivals and carry the momentum into the coming year,” said DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.

Teo decided to revive the BHAF programme implemented in 1994 by DOT under former Secretary Mina Gabor to encourage Filipinos to invite their foreign friends to  visit the Philippines over Christmas. Read more

Christmas holiday

December 23, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 23 December 2016: TTR Weekly wishes all of readers a very happy festive season.

We will take a short break for Christmas, 24 to 26 December, resuming our daily news 27 December until 30 December, when offices close for the New Year holiday, 31 December to 3 January.

The holiday season, Christmas and New Year, is the best time of the year to tour North Thailand.   Read more

Anger in Germany over Christmas attack

December 23, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

BERLIN, 23 December 2016: German authorities were under fire Thursday after it emerged that the prime suspect in Berlin’s deadly truck attack, a rejected Tunisian asylum seeker, was known as a potentially dangerous jihadist.

German prosecutors have issued a Europe-wide wanted notice for 24-year-old Anis Amri, offering a 100,000-euro (USD104,000) reward for information leading to his arrest and warning he “could be violent and armed”.

Asylum office papers believed to belong to Amri, alleged to have links to the radical Islamist scene, were found in the cab of the 40-tonne lorry that rammed through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing 11. Read more

Berlin braves Christmas attack

December 21, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

BERLIN, 21 December 2016: Rattled but determined tourists hit Berlin’s landmark attractions, Tuesday, saying that to keep away after the Christmas market rampage would hand victory to the attackers.

At the Brandenburg Gate, the city’s famous east-west divide and favoured tourist hangout, visitors snapped selfies even as flags hung at half-mast in mourning on nearby embassies.

David While has only a few days to see the sights and says the attack “hasn’t stopped us”. Read more