Online shock for UK travel stores

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON; 7 December 2017: A sign of the times, Thomas Cook intends to close 50 of its retail travel stores in the UK over the next few months, according to reports in the UK media.

Thomas Cook revealed plans, earlier this week, to close another 50 shops as part of its ongoing review of its retail network that could see up to 400 employees lose their jobs or be shifted to different posts.

The closures will involve around two thirds of all Thomas Cook stores and a third Co-operative Travel the company stated. Read more

Indigo White red hot on promises

November 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Mekong, News, Thailand

BANGKOK 9 November 2017: Competition among Mekong Region adventure tour operators is likely to hot up a few degrees once startup, Indigo White, launches its adventure travel content in the region this December.

The company will establish initial operations in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

Founded by Holly Richter, formerly of Backroads, EXO Travel and Rove, says his latest venture will cater to travel agents and independent travel specialists worldwide, looking for adventure travel content in Southeast Asia. Read more

Wing lands acquisition in Singapore

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, tour company

SINGAPORE, 17 October 2017: Wings Travel Management, a global travel management company, is expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region with an acquisition of a well known travel firm in Singapore.

Majoring in business travel and support services for clients in the corporate, oil, gas and marine industries, the company sealed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of a 70% stake in Olympia Travels & Tours for an undisclosed sum.

Although the acquisition will not be completed before 1 January 2018, Wings will serve its existing customers in Asia from Singapore with immediate effect. Read more

Roiback wins World Travel Award

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Hospitality, News

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, 17 October 2017: For the second year running, Roiback, a specialist in powering direct sales for hotels, won Europe’s ‘Leading Hotel Booking Solutions Provider ‘award at the 2017 World Travel Awards, considered the travel industry’s most prestigious awards programme.

World Travel Awards celebrated its 24th anniversary in Saint Petersburg 30 September.

Votes are made by professionals working within travel and tourism, worldwide. The vote system is also open to the public through its website but free of commercial considerations that blight many media drive award schemes. Read more

Penang hosts luxury travel

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, News

GEORGETOWN, Penang, 16 October 2017: RHB Premier International Luxury Collections Week 2017, a three-day event, opens in Penang 27 October.

A grand opening ceremony will be held at 1100, 27 October, for VIPs, guests and media at the Atrium, Gurney, Paragon Mall, Penang.

The Luxury Collection Week will be officially opened by YB Danny Law Hen Kiang, Penng State Exco Member for Tourism Development and Culture. Read more

Amour to bring romance to Bangkok

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

SINGAPORE, 12 October, 2017: Worldwide Events, a leading B2B trade show organiser will partner with Tourism Authority of Thailand to host “Amour Asia Pacific” in Bangkok, 14 to 17 February 2018.

Amour is an invite-only romance travel trade event that brings together the most romantic travel brands and global buyers of romance travel to meet and network.

The specialised show was launched in Venice, earlier this year, and will be rolled out in two new markets – Bangkok, Thailand and Monte Carlo, Monaco in early 2018. Read more

Airbnb enters work space

September 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 14 September 2017: Airbnb, a so-called community-driven hospitality company, announced it has signed leading companies in Asia Pacific to boost its business travel sector bookings.

Among the latest signings is  Hyundai Motor Company, Culture Convenience Club Co Ltd, which will offer Airbnb home sharing within its corporate travel options.

The Global Business Travel Association estimates that APAC accounts for the largest proportion (40%)[1] of the global USD$1.2 trillion business travel spend, and with overall market expected to grow by 3.7% per year over the next decade. 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

MICE to the rescue

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Vietnam

HANOI, 5 September 2017: ASIA DMC has launched a specialist MICE division to curate corporate events and incentives in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, the company reported in press release earlier this week.

It plans to offer the service in China and India where it claims companies are looking for highly personalised events for senior executives and top achievers.

The Hanoi-headquartered company will deliver events managed by teams focusing on iconic destinations such as Angkor Wa in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and Halong Bay in Vietnam, the company stated. Read more

China attracts ASEAN interest

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, North Asia

GUANGZHOU, China, 5 September 2017: The China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2017 (CITIE) will open 8 September at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, here in Guangzhou.

By the time the expo closes, 10 September, the organisers promise business transactions will have been concluded that will tap China’s vast outbound travel market particular for Asian destinations.

Show organisers confirmed more than 4,500 booths have booked 90,000 m2 of exhibition space presenting travel content from 55 countries and 22 Chinese provinces, and autonomous regions. Read more

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