October tennis mania in Singapore

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 October 2017:With the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global less than a month away, October is packed with tennis and lifestyle-related activities for both sports and non-sports fans.

In conjunction with the WTA Finals, ActiveSG launched last Sunday the inaugural Singapore Tennis Festival – a month-long event offering opportunities to participate in tennis-themed carnivals, competitions, clinics and try-outs.

Formerly known as WTA Championships, the Women’s Tennis Association tour was established in 1972. Read more

Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MICE & Communication with VOGUE will organise Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership 3 September here in the Thai capital.

As many as 3,000 female runners could attend based on the organiser’s estimated maximum capacity for the run, which takes places entirely on the Rama 8 Bridge and its approach roads on either side of the river.

The Sunday fun run will start at Rama 8 Bridge and will follow a route certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Read more

TG opens women only counter

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 9 August 2017: Recognising women are high-spend travellers in their own right, Thai Airways International launched an initiative to support the Women’s Journey Thailand campaign 2017.

THAI is backing the month-long campaign to emphasis female travel with a special counter decked out in a ‘pink lady’ theme.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand relaunched the campaign following the success of its 2016 campaign that offered special privileges for female travellers.   Read more

Art shines In Her Eyes

July 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Events, Travel Logs

CHIANG RAI, 25 July 2017: An art exhibition by 26 female artists living in this far-north Thai province, underscores efforts to brand Chiang Rai as a “City of Art.”

The ‘In Her Eyes’ exhibition opened last Saturday at the town’s ArtBridge that has more than 300 members many of them artists in their own right and residents who support the arts. The exhibition runs until 20 August displaying more than 60 paintings.

Efforts to brand Chiang Rai based on its strong art community date back to 2015 when the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports funded an exercise to assist the province to discover a path to branding its tourism identity.

A series of seminars were held after the inaugural briefing and presentations at the town’s Legend Hotel. Nothing much came of the initiative until earlier this year, when it became apparent tourism officials had settled on the tag “City of Art”. Very little has been carried out since to present the branding to the province’s travel industry and the TAT office in Chiang Rai was conspicuous by its absence from the launch of the In Her Eyes exhibition. Read more

Thailand welcomes women travellers

August 4, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 4 August 2016: Thailand emphasises women travellers as a potential market to boost the country’s tourism sector.

Female solo travel is on the rise particularly in Southeast Asia, a trend that Tourism Authority of Thailand has identified in its action plan through to 2017.

Solo travel is on the rise with 48% of women in Southeast Asia reporting they have travelled alone before, compared to 36% in 2014, according to TripAdvisor’s Rise in Solo Travel Amongst Southeast Asian Women researched in 2015. Read more

Women in tourism

June 16, 2016 by  
Filed under ASEAN, News

VIENTIANE, 16 June 2016: Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism believes the ASEAN Economic Community will provide more opportunities for women entrepreneurs to succeed and advance their careers in tourism.

Vientiane Times was reporting, Monday, on a network forum for women professionals  who are working in Southeast Asia’s tourism and travel sector held in Vientiane.

Information, Culture and Tourism deputy minister, Savankhone Razmountry, was quoted saying the forum was a good opportunity for female tourism professionals to learn from each other’s experiences and networks across national boundaries to improve their business and career opportunities within ASEAN. Read more