HANOI, 11 December 2018: Tourism is growing rapidly in Vietnam, but most growth and corresponding socioeconomic benefits are concentrated in a few gateway destinations, says ADB project administration unit head for Vietnam, Steven Schipani. That is about to change following...
YANGON, 11 December 2018: Southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region, a narrow strip down to the nation’s southern tip, recently unveiled plans to boost growth through responsible tourism. Once part of the Siam and Thai kingdoms, and now sharing a land border...

RWMF bags another award

DUBLIN, Ireland, 11 December 2018: Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer, Sharzede Salleh Askor, received the Asia-Pacific Excellence Award in the category of Film & Video at a presentation in Dublin at the weekend. The winning promotional video highlighting the...
JAKARTA, 11 December 2018. Batik Air, a member of the Lion Air Group, introduced a new service from Jakarta to Samarinda last week. Welcomed by both business and leisure travellers the service reduces travel time and makes it more convenient...
BANGKOK, 7 December 2018: The 8th edition of the Thailand Tourism Forum will be hosted, 1500 to 1915, Monday 21 January 2019, at the city’s downtown InterContinental Hotel. One of the event’s key players and organiser, C9 Hotelworks managing director,...
SINGAPORE: Mandarin Orchard Singapore closed its Grand Ballroom, Wednesday, after 175 people fell ill with food poisoning and nine had to be hospitalised. National newspapers including the TV channel ChannelNews Asia the Today Newspaper reported that an investigation by Singapore’s...
NEW DELHI, 6 December 2018: Amadeus and Vistara have renewed a multi-year distribution agreement that guarantees Vistara’s travel agency partners continue access to the airline’s full range of fares. Vistara, a full-service airline in India, launched what it calls branded...
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 December 2018:  Datuk Musa Yusof has been nanmed Tourism Malaysia’s director-general to replace Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab who retired at the weekend. In a media statement released by Tourism Malaysia, 3 December, the government agency confirmed...
SINGAPORE, 6 December 2018: Indonesia’s Rascal Voyages will partner with Nihi Sumba hotel as a port of call for cruises of Indonesia’s vast archipelago. The brand-new itineraries will eliminate the necessity for internal flights within Indonesia, enabling guests to sail...
NEW DELHI, 6 December 2018: Financially troubled Jet Airways will stop meal service on domestic flights effective 1 January. Reuters reported the decision would impact on domestic services but its “JetPrivilege” members will still be offered an infligt meal. It’s all...