Trump signs aviation deals in Vietnam

November 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Vietnam

HANOI, 13 November 2017: Vietnam and the United States signed a series of energy and aviation deals Sunday during a visit to Hanoi by US president Donald Trump, who railed against Washington’s yawning trade deficit with the fast-growing nation.

Trump was in the communist capital at the tail-end of his swing through Asia where he has promoted his “America First” mantra on global trade — prioritising “fair” bilateral deals over sprawling multilateral pacts.

Several agreements were signed during his state visit Sunday, including those covering the natural gas sector, transport and aviation. Read more

Trichy flights tap tourism

October 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 6 October 2017: Thai AirAsia launched a daily Bangkok -Tiruchirappalli service, 29 September, making it the sixth direct international air service to the Indian city.

Commonly referred to as “Trichy” by its residents the city’s commerce chamber and business associations are supporting efforts to open more flights between Thailand and India.

They hope to establish stronger trade and tourism links between the two cities. Read more

ITE gains stature in regional market

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 11 September 2017: ITE-HCMC has affirmed its position as one of the region’s leading travel trade shows that will draw more tourists to visit Vietnam.

Speaking at the Gala Dinner, at ITE late last week, Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said the event was recognised as a leading professional forum for tourism management agencies, tourism enterprises at home and overseas to meet, exchange and conduct business discussions.

“Through the framework of the expo, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the people, history, culture and destinations of all countries in the region,” he said. Read more

Amour brings love event to Bangkok

July 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 July 2017: Amour Asia Pacific a specialised event that focuses on the romance travel market will be hosted in Bangkok next year, Worldwide Events confirmed Wednesday.

Designed for honeymoon curators, destination wedding planners and private travel designers the trade event, now in its second edition, will be held in Thailand 14 to 17 February.

The three-day programme will offer a mix of one-to-one meetings, networking activities, gala dinners and after parties, allowing buyers and suppliers to network. Read more

Vietjet signs massive US engine deal

June 2, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Aviation, News, Vietnam

WASHINGTON, 2 June 2017: Vietnam and the US have signed USD8 billion in deals, including a massive engine contract with a Vietnamese budget carrier famed for its bikini-clad air hostesses, officials said.

The deals were announced during a visit by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the White House Wednesday, a trip aimed at drumming up trade ties after US President Donald Trump pulled out of a massive Asia-Pacific trade pact earlier this year, decrying it as a “job killer”.

Vietnam, which stood to gain enormously from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the US pull-out, has been aggressively courting Washington to bolster business ties, and Phuc is the first Southeast Asian leader to visit Trump’s White House. Read more

Qatar increases investment in the Philippines

April 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines

DOHA, QATAR, 18 April 2017: Qatar and the Philippines have signed trade agreements worth USD200 million some of them linked to tourism.

The deals were signed during the final leg of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Gulf tour, according to Manila’s trade and industry secretary who met local media in Doha Sunday.

Ramon Lopez said 6,000 jobs would be created in the Philippines as a result of the 13 agreements signed between private companies at the weekend, which covered areas such as tourism, health and defence. Read more

ITB Berlin declares full house

March 8, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Events, News

BERLIN, 8 March 2017: ITB Berlin opens today with all 26 halls fully booked, according to show owner, Messe Berlin.

The world’s largest travel trade show opens with around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions.

Botswana, the official partner country, sets the tone with an opening call to embrace sustainable tourism. Read more

India and UK scrap flight ceilings

February 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 10 February 2017: India and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ease restrictions on the number of scheduled flights between the two countries, following successful talks in India this week.

Government of India’s Press Information Bureau confirmed limits on flights from key Indian cities including Chennai and Kolkata have been scrapped.

The statement said it would allow “for a greater range of flights for passengers, while providing a boost to trade and tourism for the UK and India”. Read more

Laos hosts tourism fair

November 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 23 November 2016: Laos will organise an event to promote tourism in Vientiane province, 10 to 16 December, in Thoulakhom district.

Lao News Agency quoted Vientiane provincial governor, Bounsone Phetlavan, saying the festival would promote tourist sites, culture, the livelihood of ethnic minorities in the central province.

The government and private tour operators from Vientiane capital and the provinces of Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammouane, Xaisomboun and Savannakhet will participate in the event. Read more

Call for China to lift investment curbs

September 2, 2016 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

BEIJING, 2 September 2016: A European lobby group in China on Thursday slammed the country’s “unequal investment landscape” and called for it to drop wide-scale prohibitions on foreign investment, warning future access to the EU could be at stake.

The comments from the EU Chamber of Commerce in China come as Chinese buyers spend billions to snap up stakes in European companies, sports clubs, airports, and infrastructure.

“For the Chinese, Europe is a sumptuous buffet, anything goes, very nice, and for us it’s four dishes and a soup, you can’t do more,” the group’s president Jorg Wuttke told reporters at a briefing in Beijing. Read more

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