Bali captures two TripAdvisor awards

March 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News

SINGAPORE, 22 March 2017: Bali once again tops international awards, this time TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Asia and also the world.

The popular island destination in Indonesia was followed in second place on the Asia list by Cambodia’s Siem Reap, home to the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat.

Thailand famed for its mass tourism, that packs in more than 32 million tourists annually, had three destinations in the top 10 list for Asia; third placed Phuket, seventh placed Samui  and eighth placed Bangkok.  Read more

TripAdvisor identifies Silk Road appeal

March 13, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

BANGKOK, 13 March 2017: UNESCO World Heritage sites, local foods and festivals are the top attractions for travellers exploring the Silk Road countries according to the latest findings by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor presented the findings of the TripAdvisor Travel Trends for the Silk Road 2017 for the second year running at the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin,  last week.

The survey assessed travel preferences, habits and interests along the Silk Road and concluded the main attractions were World Heritage sites, food and festivals. Read more

Centara resorts win TrpAdvisor recognition

March 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 8 March 2017: Two Centara properties gained ratings within the Top 25 TripAdvisor Awards 2017 in the Thailand Family Hotels category.

Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak was ranked 10th and Centara Kata Resort Phuket 21st.

Centara Hotels and Resorts chief executive officer, Thirayuth Chirathivat said: “This is a great honour for Centara Hotels & Resorts, and a great tribute to the outstanding teams we have at both award-winning Centara properties.” Read more

Southeast Asian beaches dominate list

February 28, 2017 by  

SINGAPORE, 28 February 2017: India’s Radhanagar beach on an island in the Andaman Sea emerged as the top rated beach in the region by TripAdvisor reviewers.

Released Monday, TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Beaches in Asia identified Radhanagar Beach, on Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar in India as the Asia’s number one beach based on reviews.

Two Indian beaches made it to the top 10 list along with a beach in Sri Lanka, but Southeast Asia dominated with seven of Asia’s top-ranked beaches. Read more

US Tech and travel tackle Trump

February 1, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 1 February 2017: A coalition of US technology firms plus travel giant, Expedia, are planning campaigns to challenge Trump’s travel ban order according AFP which quotes industry sources.

Technology leaders, Google parent Alphabet, Netflix, Airbnb and Twitter are leading the campaign.

The immigration crackdown is expected to have a big impact on the technology sector that employs hundreds of immigrants. US technology companies also routinely bring hundreds foreign employees to work at their head offices for specific projects, or to advance career opportunities. Read more

TripAdvisor releases its Choice Awards

January 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 25 January 2017: TripAdvisor announced, Tuesday, the Asian winners of its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels.

The top three hotels for Asia are located in Southeast Asia – Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Ubud, Indonesia, ranked no 1 in Asia and second in the World, followed by boutique hotel Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia and Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam.

In the 15th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top 7,607 properties in 109 countries and eight regions worldwide, in the categories of Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Read more

BookDoc taps TripAdvisor content

January 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 January 2017: BookDoc announced, Wednesday, its latest content partnership with the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

BookDoc users are now able to search for top-rated restaurants and attractions around the vicinity of their healthcare appointments in Malaysia, Singapore , Hong Kong and Thailand when using either the BookDoc mobile app or website.

TripAdvisor achieves 390 million average monthly unique visitors and 435 million reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Read more

Angkor a bargain for Singaporeans

January 5, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 5 January 2017: Visiting Angkor Wat tops the best value experience of a lifetime list for Singaporean travellers, according to the inaugural TripIndex Experiences of a Lifetime, a cost comparison study by travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor.

While exploring Angkor Wat comes out as the cheapest of all the top experiences of a lifetime for Singaporeans, the study also revealed that travellers who plan ahead can save up to 83% on tours and hotels making the pricier experiences of a lifetime much more affordable.

Conducted in partnership with independent research firm Kantar TNS, the study outlines the cost per day for two people to take a trip to experience 10 of the world’s most popular once-in-a-lifetime experiences, taking into account the cost of a return flight, return airport transfer, a stay in a four-star hotel, dinner and a day tour of the experience of a lifetime. Read more

Bali beats competition

December 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

SINGAPORE, 20 December 2016: If you need to identify the 10 most popular destinations  based on travel interest for New Year and holidays through to February, TripAdvisor has the list and Bali tops it.

The review and booking site monitored the booking and search trends of Southeast Asian travellers for the travel period 1 December to 28 February 2017.

It measured the average one-week costs for hotels, airfare, meals and attractions. The seasonal report also gives travellers hints on savings at these destinations by identifying the best weeks to visit. Read more

Asia’s rising stars in travel

December 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, Singapore, Travel Logs, Vietnam

SINGAPORE, 8 December 2016: TripAdvisor announced, Wednesday, its latest Travellers’ Choice awards for top 10 Destinations on the Rise in Asia and worldwide.

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, took the top spot for Asia, while the laid-back local scene of San Jose del Cabo in Mexico earned the number one ranking in the world.

This is the fifth year of the awards and Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise lists were also released for the US, Europe and South America, according to TripAdvisor. Read more

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