Typhoon hits Vietnam’s resorts

November 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

DANANG, 6 November 2017: At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit.

The storm, which made landfall on Saturday, is the worst in decades to strike the country’s southern coastal region, an area normally spared the typhoons that typically hit further north.

More than 40,000 homes were damaged as heavy rains and 130 kph (80 mph) winds tore through the area, leaving 27 dead and 22 reported missing, according to the disaster management office. Read more

Global Halal tourism show

October 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Middle east, News

ABU DHABI, 2 October 2017: The World Halal Tourism Summit Abu Dhabi, 25 to 26 November,taps into the Halal tourism boom valued at an estimated US$155 billion

Cacti Media is the official organiser of International Travel Week 2017, launched in 2015 to promote Halal tourism, that has now become a significant sector in global tourism markets.

In 2015, the event hosted 202 exhibitors representing 26 countries and generated over USD18.4 million worth of business on the show floor. Read more

Summit opens with Robot dance steps

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 19 September 2017: The Hotel Management Asia Summit and Hotel Technology Conference 2017, presented by Hotel Management and Questex Hospitality Group, welcomed 25 international speakers and over 100 delegates at The Mira Hong Kong earlier this month.

Themed, “Convergence of Hotel Management and Technology in This Disruptive Era,” the closed-door forum provided delegates and speakers a platform to discuss future trends and what senior management were thinking about because of today’s competition.

Sanbot Robot, an intelligent, humanoid service robot developed by QIHAN Technology, kicked off the Summit with a dance group. Read more

Bangkok hosts aviation summit

August 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 24 August 2017: The 2nd annual Civil Aviation Southeast Asia Summit (CASEA 2017), will convene 27 to  28th September in Bangkok, Thailand.

CASEA positions itself as a must-attend forum for the Southeast Asia’s civil aviation community.

The event will be hosted at Best Western Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport. Read more

Hotel CEOs gather for Bangkok summit

May 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 May 2017: The inaugural Southeast Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit will be held 13 to 17 June at Dusit Thani Bangkok, the flagship hotel of Thailand-based, Dusit International.

SEAHIS 2017 will bring together hotel company CEOs and other senior executives from around the region for what promises to be an unusually direct and hard-hitting series of debates.

Organised by HOFTEL, the world’s only global hotel owners’ alliance, which also organises the annual Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit (GIOHIS), SEAHIS will feature not only Thai hotel leaders, but also respected names from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Maldives and Australia.

Among the confirmed speakers at SEAHIS 2017 are: James Riley, group CEO and executive director of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group; Jennifer Cronin, president of Niccolo Hotels & Marco Polo Hotels; Vincent Yeo, CEO of M&C Reit Management; Tan Juay Hiang, CEO at Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte Ltd; Ricky Ang, COO of Swiss-Garden International Hotels, Resorts & Inns; Peter Ryder, CEO of Indochina Capital; and Ron Barrott, CEO of Pro-invest Group. Read more

WTTC: Is it too much to ask?

April 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 27 April 2017: “Is it Too Much to Ask?” was the opening line of the World Travel & Tourism Council president & CEO David Scowsill’s speech, at the WTTC Global Summit hosted in Bangkok, Wednesday.

Scowsill urged over 900 leading figures from the public and private sector to stand up and make a real difference, to think about ‘how we can be ‘Transforming our World’.

Scowsill called on the sector to lead the world in the “eradication of poverty, cleaning up the oceans, and protecting habitats”. Read more

Cameron takes pot shot at Trump

April 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News

BANGKOK, 27 April 2017: President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban people from six Muslim countries from travelling to the United States “played into the hands” of extremists, the UK’s former prime minister said Wednesday.

Trump has said a travel ban is needed to preserve national security and keep out extremists.

But federal judges have halted Trump’s revised executive order issued in March to temporarily close US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries. Read more

Routes Asia opens in Japan

March 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

OKINAWA, 20 March 2017: Routes Asia opened at the weekend here Okinawa attracting over 930 route development professionals from 110 airlines, 170 airports and 20 tourism authorities.

The event is being held at the Okinawa Convention Centre through to 21 March.

“Routes Asia 2017 highlights Okinawa airline’s access from Asian cities, such as Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Bangkok,” said Takeshi Onaga, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture at the opening ceremony. Read more

PATA summit explores future of travel

March 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

BANGKOK, 15 March 2017: Tourism leaders are set to explore future travel and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka, 18 to 21 May.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has recruited a strong line-up of speakers and panellists to share their insights and knowledge at the one-day conference that forms an integral part of the association’s annual summit.

The PATA Annual Summit will be hosted by the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, 18 to 21 May, at  Jetwing Blue Hotel, Negombo. Read more

HMT back in Bangkok

March 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 3 March 2017: The Hotel Management Thailand Summit will return to Bangkok 25 May.

Over 150 international speakers and delegates are expected to attend HMT.

Produced by international conference organiser, Questex Hospitality Group, the event will draw senior hoteliers to discuss ways to succeed through generating revenue and boosting operational efficiency. Read more

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