Traveltek upgrades cruise bookings

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 1 December 2017: Traveltek Group Ltd, which recently opened offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, unveiled its next-generation cruise booking platform to the Asian market at this week’s CruiseWorld Asia.

Traveltek CruiseNX offers travel and cruise specialists a raft of improved features that promise to drive productivity for travel agency users.

The next-generation platform, available for desktop and as a new B2C website, has been developed in partnership with some of Traveltek’s major clients in key markets worldwide. Read more

Popular river cruises halt

November 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 20 November 2017: Today, a popular river cruise option in Laos was literally grounded as the impact of a new dam ends an era of river cruising.

Tour operators over the weekend were busy alerting their partners overseas, warning them that the permanent closure of the Nam Ou River, between the towns of Nong Khiaw and Muang Khua, has now halted any river cruise possibilities.

The official closure of this stretch of the Nam Ou River took effect today, 20 November, for an indefinite period. Read more

Adventure cruises appeal to Chinese

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

Hong Kong 2 November 2017: Hurtigruten, an exploration travel specialist, has extended its partnership with Fliggy, the tourism brand of Alibaba.

The companies will offer five Antarctica voyages exclusively for the China market in 2019.

“Expedition cruising is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry and China is one of the most dynamic travel markets in the world,” says Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam. Read more

Oceania Cruises sets sales course in Asia

October 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 24 October 2017:  If you are a foodie tourist then Oceania Cruises claims to be ahead in its culinary presentations featured in its latest cruises.

Oceania Cruises, that presents a focus on food and longer stays at destinations, introduced its Europe and Americas 2019 collection of itineraries for sales starting last week.

With six ships operating worldwide, Oceania Cruises claims to offer longer port stays when compared with its competitive set. Read more

Danang tourist arrivals climb dramatically

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

DANANG, 16 October 2017: Foreign arrivals to the central Danang improved 49% to more than 1.766 million visits during the first nine months of this year, the municipal Department of Tourism announced, last week.

The city welcomed more than 5.15 million visitors including domestic travellers over the nine months, up 22.7% against the same period last year.

Total revenue from tourism services was estimated at VND15,141 billion, up 24.4% compared to the corresponding period last year and equal to 81.8% of this year’s forecast. Read more

Cruises start closer to home

October 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 11 October, 2017: Princess Cruises’ newest cruise ship, Majestic Princess, will board guests at close-to-home departure ports in Asia to experience destinations in the region and Australasia, starting February 2018.

The third ship in the Royal class of ships, the 3,560-passenger Majestic Princess was launched last March.

It is tailored specifically for the Asian market, representing the newest and largest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet.  The fourth Royal-class ship is scheduled for delivery in 2019. Read more

Traveltek opens Singapore office

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 4 October, 2017: Traveltek Group has made its debut in Southeast Asia, introducing booking solutions to the region’s travel industry.

The UK-based firm opened an office in Singapore, targeting OTAs, retail agents, cruise bookers and tour operators, who are seeking technology to help them keep pace with customer demand for leisure travel, particularly cruises,

Asian cruise passenger volumes are growing at double-digit rates annually. Read more

Cruise beyond money matters

August 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Myanmar, Travel Logs

BANGKOK: Heritage Line a river cruise operator in Myanmar is a mite shy about sharing its prices online so discovering just how amazing the latest offers are becomes problematic for the online booker.

But there is definitely demand for river cruises in Myanmar from travellers who want to explore rural scenes beyond the popular urban destinations; Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan.

Just this week a Singaporean traveller asked me what I thought about cruising between Mandalay and Bagan? Read more

TITF 21 and going strong

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: The 21st edition of Thai International Travel Fair opened, Thursday, attracting travel consumers who were keen to snatch up tour packages and airline deals, some valid until January next year.

The event will end this Sunday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

Thai Travel Agents Association president, Suparerk Soorangura, told TTR Weekly that 30 countries were exhibiting travel products at a show that is considered a reliable barometer of outbound travel trends in Thailand. 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

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