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

Technology inspires business travellers

August 28, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, TRENDING

AMSTERDAM, 24 August 2017: Business travellers are taking more devices than ever on their trips, and feel more productive about conducting business while on the road, according to the CWT Connected Traveller Study, released last Friday by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

The survey of more than 1,900 business travellers found that they carry on average three different types of technology (mobile, tablet, laptop), with the smartphone being the one “travel tool they can’t live without.

The study showed that 80% of those surveyed rely on their phone to conduct business. Read more

TITF 21 and going strong

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: The 21st edition of Thai International Travel Fair opened, Thursday, attracting travel consumers who were keen to snatch up tour packages and airline deals, some valid until January next year.

The event will end this Sunday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

Thai Travel Agents Association president, Suparerk Soorangura, told TTR Weekly that 30 countries were exhibiting travel products at a show that is considered a reliable barometer of outbound travel trends in Thailand. Read more

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