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

Shower before you fly in Thailand

March 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 14 March 2017: Thai airline passengers expect to be treated with courteousness and politeness by fellow passengers and flight attendants, according to Expedia’s 2017 Thailand Aircraft Etiquette Study released last Thursday.

The survey conducted online,  9 to 12 February, explored the expectations of Thai’ airline travellers, based on a sampling 1,125 adult Thai residents.

It showed that 86% of Thai passengers agreed that for the most part, fellow airline passengers were generally considerate, but the majority admitted to finding certain types of travellers annoying. Read more

Are Chinese travellers a pain?

March 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 6 March 2017: Chinese are not alone when it comes to spitting out of car and bus windows, or urinating behind an obliging tree, but we conveniently like to think they have a monopoly on bad manners.

Late last month, China National Tourism Administration released a survey on whether Chinese travellers were improving their manners when visiting the top 10 overseas destinations.

(See http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2017/03/are-chinese-travellers-minding-their-manners/) Read more

Silver generation keeps on travelling

March 6, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 6 March 2017: More than 80% of Britons over 50 expect to enjoy travelling until they are at least 75 – and nearly half say they feel 10 years or younger than they are according to a survey conducted by Silver Travel Advisor.

That was a key finding in an annual survey by the UK travel booking website, Silver Travel Advisor, based on responses from 500 people age 50 or more.

It illustrates how the imaginary age ceiling for silver generation travel is literally going through the ceiling to the late 70s and 80s age bracket. Read more

Are Chinese travellers minding their manners?

March 1, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

BANGKOK, 1 March 2017: There are signs that Chinese travellers maybe mending their manners according to latest China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) survey.

The CNTA survey, released last week, interviewed 3,650 people in 10 major tourist destinations popular with Chinese tourists.

It concluded that Chinese overseas travellers were bettered mannered than five years ago, but there was still plenty room for improvement. Read more

Holiday pick is child’s play

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Travel Logs

SINGAPORE, 19 December 2016: Children are playing an important role in deciding where families go and what they do when on holiday, a recent Holiday Inn® survey discovered.

A resounding seven in 10 respondents of the Holiday Inn ‘Do More of What You Love’ survey said it was important to get their little one’s input when choosing how and where to spend precious family breaks.

The Holiday Inn sponsored survey covered family with a history of travel in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Read more

Trending: Busy but free to travel

December 9, 2016 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Travel Logs

NEW YORK, 9 December 2016: Americans will spend more on travel in 2017 despite being busier than ever, reaffirming the view that travel matters to most people according to a Travel Trend Outlook by Choice Hotels.

As for preferred international travel destinations, Australia heads the wish-list leading South America and Cuba.

Asian destinations failed to make the priority travel list for those travellers surveyed. Read more

Bangkok residents ready to travel

December 8, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 8 December 2016: Kasikorn Research Centre estimates   Bangkok residents will generate THB44,000 million in tourism-related revenue, up 5% on Q4, last year,  as they spend their end-of-the-year holidays up-country during the last quarter.

The bank’s think-tank unit conducted a survey of 982 Bangkokians questioning them on travel plans in Q4. The survey was carried out 10 October to 18 November this year.

According to the survey, 66.0% of respondents plan to travel in the country at least one time mostly with their families and friends. Read more

Time Out names fun cities

December 1, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON, 1 December 2016: Chicago, a city credited with having the highest murder rate in the US, has been declared the world’s most fun city to live in, while Melbourne comes in second, Lisbon third and New York fourth, according to the Time Out City Index.

The annual survey asked 20,000 people in 18 cities, worldwide, 80 questions to measure a city’s food and drink scene, inspiration, vibrancy, community, sociability and affordability.

Chicago came out top in the survey by Time Out, a global brand that claims it inspires and enables people to make the most of their city. Read more

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