Wego identifies 2018 travel trends

January 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Middle east, TRENDING

Dubai, UAE, 14 January 2018: As the 2017/2018 peak holiday season closes, travel planning for the next round of 2018 holidays is on the front burner for families, singles and business travellers.

Wego.co.ae, covering a travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has put together a list of 2018’s major travel predictions to simplify and spur the holiday planning process.

MENA covers the Middle East and North Africa and Wego’s trending is based on observations sourced from data  in this region. Read more

Festival of Bharat 1 to 4 March

January 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Events, Festivals, News, South Asia

MUMBAI, 9 January  2018: Millions of social media followers witnessed a virtual launch event at the weekend to start the countdown to the The Festival of Bharat, a venture of Citti Media.

The one-of-a-kind festival that is billed as  a one-stop opportunity to explore the best of India will be hosted for four days at the Neemrana’s Fort-Palace Tijara, Rajasthan, from 1 to 4 March.

Social media followers, estimated at more than 10 million between Twitter and Facebook, collectively Read more

Goa launches wellness festival

January 8, 2018 by  
Filed under Events, Festivals, News, South Asia

PANJIM, India, 8 January  2018: Sahyadri Wellness & Educational Foundation is organising the GoaWellnessFest as a five-day retreat of mindfulness, physical well-being and food-based detox.

The festival will be held 24 to 28 January at The International Center, Dona-Paula, Panjim, Goa.

Festival themes will focus on wellness practices, food and medicine and nature-based cures. Read more

World food festival in HCMC

January 8, 2018 by  
Filed under Events, News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 8 January 2018: Ho Chi Minh City hosts the 12th Taste of the World Festival, 11 to 14 January, an event that promotes Vietnam’s famous street food alongside food from around the world.

Now in its  12th edition Taste of the World festival aims to put Vietnam’s famous street food on the map to attract more international visitors.

The event is jointly hosted by the the city’s Department of Tourism and the Vietnam Tourism Association. Read more

Themed riverboat cruises set sail

December 22, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, Myanmar, News

YANGON, 22 December 20217: Heritage line has introduced themed cruises in 2018 focusing on food and wellness,

Both cruises are tailor-made offering special activities organised by professional culinary and wellness experts.

The two cruise programmes focusing on food and wellness will be scheduled on two riverboats. Jalan, the company’s boat based in Cambodia, sails the Mekong River, while the Anawrahta sails the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar. Read more

Brainstorming Organic Tourism

December 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Mekong, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 21 December 2018 – A campaign to promote so-called ‘Organic Tourism’ across Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion was under scrutiny at a recent workshop designed to brainstorm ideas.

The campaign aims to motivate hotels, restaurants, catering companies, supermarkets and other food outlets to wean farmers away from unhealthy and environmentally destructive pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

After taking root in Thailand, the campaign is slated for expansion across Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Guangxi and Yunnan provinces of Southern China. 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

Airbnb: Food for thought survey

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

BANGKOK, 25 September 2017: According to Airbnb Asia Pacific’s regional travel survey, travellers are getting more adventurous with food and activities.

The APAC survey showed 71% of people emphasised the importance of trying local food while on vacation, and six out of 10 (59%) travellers keen to try new experiences or activities.

The findings prompted Airbnb to partner with four high profile chefs: Ian Kittichai (Thailand); Manish Mehrotra (India); Tony Yoo (South Korea); and Koh Kentetsu (Japan) for the Airbnb Kitchens of Asia initiative. Read more

Chinese tap lucrative Halal market

September 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

DUBAI, 21 September 2017: Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition centre, Dai Dong He offered expo visitors what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or chocolates.

“This is dry beef, beef snacks,” said Dai, general manager of Anhui Central Asia Food Co., one of eight Chinese firms from Anhui Province displaying products at Halal Expo Dubai 2017.

Dubai is hosting the show for the ninth year running, with the Gulf emirate positioning itself as a major hub for the halal industry, a booming USD3 trillion market for goods and services that are permissible under Islamic law. 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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