Delhi still tops the charts

November 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

BANGKOK, 21 November 2017: Delhi still wins top recognition in India’s state ranking survey despite its reputation for air pollution.

The Indian national capital territory scored top points as the country’s “destination leader” in the fifth biennial Hotelivate State Ranking Survey for Tourism.

The survey checks out the status of tourism and hospitality industries across the country supported by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Read more

Automated airports top wish list

November 14, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, TRENDING

BARCELONA, 24 October 2017: Airline passengers expect technology to give them more personal control over their travel experience according to the International Air Transport Association’s 2017 Global Passenger Survey (GPS).

Based on 10,675 responses, worldwide, the survey provided insight into what passengers want from their air travel experience. Topping the list was a demand for more automation of airport processes.

Other items of the wish-list included the dissemination of information to mobile devices. Read more

C&K survey: Babymooners decoded

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, trends

MUMBAI, 10 November 2017: Beach holidays, a safe environment and excellent medical services are the top considerations for babymooners according to a survey conduced by Cox & Kings.

Commissioned by the world’s oldest tour company the survey, titled ‘Decoding the Babymoon Trend,’ attempted to understand a relatively new travel trend.

Babymoon is a term that refers to a brief vacation taken by would-be parents to relax or travel before the baby is born. 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

Singapore gains liveable points

August 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News, Singapore, Thailand

SINGAPORE, 18 August 2017: For the first time Singapore overhauled Hong Kong in the Economist Intelligence Unit 2017 Global Liveability Ranking released Wednesday.

Singapore jumped 11 places to 35th in the annual survey that assigns scores for 140 cities based on 30 criteria covering stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Hong Kong slipped two places to 45th. Read more

TTM turns into money-maker

July 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 17 July 2017: Thailand’s national travel show TTM+ generated business transactions valued at an estimated THB1.4 billion according to a survey by the Tourist Authority of Thailand.

In its post-show assessment  TAT said the show attracted a record turnout of international buyers.

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) was held in Chiang Mai for the second year in a row, 14 to 17 June. Read more

Laos studies potential tourist sites

July 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

SAVANNAKHET, 13 July 2017: Savannakhet province, in central Laos bordering Thailand, plans to develop Xe Salalong reservoir, in Thapangthong district, as a new tourist destination.

Lao News Agency reported the Savannakhet Information Culture and Tourism Department joined forces with authorities from Thapangthong district to survey Xe Salalong reservoir to collect information and identify possible tourist attractions.

The survey identified sites at the reservoir for a tourist service centre, a boat marina, a protected nature park, a community handicraft centre and a parking area for buses and cars. Read more

Thai elephants need better care

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 July 2017: Twice as many elephants work in Thailand’s tourism industry as the rest of Asia combined, with the vast majority kept in “severely inadequate conditions”, a new report revealed Thursday.

The world’s largest land mammal is a huge draw for tourists across two continents. But while Africa’s elephants are more likely to be spotted roaming vast nature reserves, their Asian cousins are less fortunate.

A multi-million dollar industry has flourished in recent decades with tourists taking rides on the giant beasts or watching them perform in circus shows. Read more

Singapore top veggie spot in ASEAN

May 19, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 19 May 2017: Globally, Dubai, the UK and Singapore were the top choices for vegetarian travellers, according to a Cox & Kings survey.

Third placed Singapore came out ahead over ASEAN rivals Malaysia and Singapore in the Veggie ranking commissioned by one of India’s top travel firms.

Indian Express quoted the Cox & Kings survey results, Thursday, saying that due to the high vegetarian population in the country, outbound travellers choose a destination based on accessibility to vegetarian food. Read more

Thai PM demands quality street food

May 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 18 May 2017: Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has called on the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to push forward the promotion and quality of Bangkok’s street food venues.

Government spokesperson, Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said the Prime Minister was pleased with the latest findings that indicated Bangkok was the most visited destination in Asia Pacific according to Mastercard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017.

“With Bangkok now ranked highly in several polls including best street food and fresh markets, the Prime Minister has called on the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to collaborate with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to reorganise and promote Bangkok’s street food in a tangible manner, especially in Yaowarat, and Khao San areas.” Read more

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