Hong Kongers travel closer to home

October 19, 2017 by  
Filed under East Asia, News

HONG KONG, 19 October 2017: Short-haul destinations remain the favourites for Hong Kong’s avid travellers according  Travelzoo that promotes and sells online travel deals.

In its key findings for the first half of the year, short-haul destinations remain by far the most popular vacation choices, while exotic destinations are gaining ground.

Over the first half of the year, Travelzoo published 521 deals in 26 releases of its weekly travel deals for Hong Kong’s travel audience. Read more

Travellers need to show respect

August 24, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

MADRID, 24 August 2017: To support its International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer- campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development.

The ‘Travel Enjoy Respect’ campaign attempts to engage tourists to turn their travels  into a catalyst for positive change.

UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, summarised the main message: “Whenever you travel, wherever you travel, respect nature, respect culture, and respect your host. You can be the change you want to see in the world. You can be an ambassador for a better future. TRAVEL, ENJOY AND RESPECT.” Read more

Mixed messages from ATTA data

July 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 6 July 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents’ member companies handled 2,833,748 travellers, January to June this year, at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports representing a decline of 8.8% from 3,109,767 visits during the same period last year.

ATTA released its data, Tuesday, based on fees member agencies pay to the two airports to provide a meet-and-greet service for international clients, but limited to travel through Bangkok.

The association’s president, Vichit Prakobgosol, said more travellers were visiting secondary destinations, but Bangkok remains the main gateway for tourists booked on pre-paid trips. Read more