Treat yourself to the Sevens

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 19 September 2017: Cathay Pacific offers rugby fans deals on the ‘Hong Kong Sevens 2018.

An airfare with a ticket for the Rugby Sevens package starts at THB20,140 with the sales and booking window open through to 20 March 2018.

The sporting event will take place from 6 to 8 April, while the travel period for the package runs from 30 March to 8 April. Read more

Cathay covers more of Europe

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 8 September 2017: Cathay Pacific will add three more flights to Europe in April 2018.

It announced this week it will launch nonstop services to Brussels, Copenhagen and Dublin starting with the summer timetable 2018 that runs April to October.

Cathay Pacific chief executive officer Rupert Hogg said that the new services would meet customer demand for nonstop travel to European cities. Read more

Traveltek opens shop in Hong Kong

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, North Asia, Technology

HONG KONG, 7 September, 2017: UK-based Traveltek Group has made its debut in North Asia, opening an office in Hong Kong to sell its dynamic packaging and cruise booking technology.

Asia’s cruise industry is growing rapidly, with passenger numbers from the region rocketing 40% from 774,536 in 2012 to 2.08 million in 2015, according to Cruise Lines International Association figures.

China was the biggest source market by far, accounting for 47.4% of total passenger volume. Read more

Hong Kong welcomes Asia’s cyclists

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG: Three of Hong Kong’s iconic bridges figure in the route of a cycling road race, hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board that should draw thousands of cycling enthusiasts from around the world.

Targeting cyclists of all ages, the Hong Kong Cyclothon 2017 is scheduled for 8 October.

The organiser, Hong Kong Tourism Board, is confident the Cyclothon will attract some 5,000 local and international cyclists for a race of speed and endurance on a circular city route passing popular landmarks. Read more

Plaza Premium opens lounge in Italy

July 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 24 July 2017: Plaza Premium Group  has been awarded the contract by Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) to operate a brand new Plaza Premium Lounge for Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome, Italy

The international airport lounge operator has a contract for five years.

Slated to open in October, Plaza Premium Lounge will offer hospitality, bar, catering, front-of-house and housekeeping services. Read more

Asia’s top travel planners

July 20, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 20 July 2017: Hong Kongers are the most organised travel planners booking travel on average just short of 50 days in advance, according to the latest Agoda.com research.

Its holiday booking trends covered 20 countries offering insights on who likes to stay close to home, who tends to book at the last minute, and who are the most serious forward planners.

From the millions of bookings made on the agoda site in 2016, there are some clear distinctions from market to market in terms of booking habits. Read more

Hong Kong hosts boat races

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 30 May 2017: Hong Kong’s annual Dragon Boat Festival gets underway 2 June for three days of boat races on the famous harbour as well as carnival celebrations along the Central Habourfront.

Traditionally known as Tuen Ng Festival, it pays tribute to Qu Yuan, a great poet in the Zhou Dynasty on the 5th day of the fifth month on Lunar calendar. Read more

HK Disneyland opens Explorers Lodge

May 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 18 May 2017: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort celebrated the official grand opening of Disney Explorers Lodge, Tuesday.

The new 750-room hotel promises Disney fans a dash of “Disney magic” and a one-of-a-kind experience special to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

The resort also hosted its annual “Celebration of Sales Excellence 2016”, to recognise the support of the travel trade throughout HKDL’s journey. Read more

Discover neighbourhood chow

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

HONG KONG, 24 March 2017: Dorsett Mongkok is bundling a nightly rate of HKD770 with meal vouchers, an upgrade to an executive room with free access to the business lounge.

Meal vouchers  allow guests to explore selected local restaurants in the hotel’s neighbourhood.

The rate is valid for the hotels 24-hour full stay service, bookable online. It allows guests to check out at the same time they checked in. Read more

Kowloon Shangri-La on a mission

January 25, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 25 January 2017: Kowloon Shangri-La  embarked on a sales mission in the Thai capital this week to convince Thai travellers to revisit Hong Kong and explore its shopping.

The hotel’s general manager, Ulf Bremer, led the team that entertained Bangkok’s major consumer media for lunch and made sales calls on tour companies and corporate meetings planners.

“We have identified three key outbound markets, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, that hold promise for the hotel,” he told TTR Weekly. Read more

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