BANGKOK, 27 February 2017: Social media is now the latest tool to vet travellers applying for a visa to visit the US. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a notice, last week, confirming the Department of Homeland Security...

Travel to Japan booms

TOKYO, 24 February 2017: The Japan National Tourism Organisation reports visitors to Japan reached 24.04 million during 2016. This represents the largest on record since JNTO started to keep statistics in 1964. Over the last three years, visits have grown 2.4...
LONDON, 24 February 2017: Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported a moderate occupancy decline, but a strong rate growth in January 2017, according to the latest  data from STR. Based on US dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons, for the...
SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group announced, Tuesday, the appointment of Chris Waite as director of communications, Australasia and Japan. The former head of communications for Amadeus Asia Pacific office in Bangkok is responsible for leading the communications function...
SYDNEY, 16 February 2017: Qantas passengers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming...
SHANGHAI, 9 February 2017: The 2017 Travelzoo Travel Trends Report released, Wednesday, by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo reveals that, despite a turbulent 2016, Asian tourists plan to travel overseas more and spend more time on in-depth exploration trips...
BANGKOK, 7 February 2017: NokScoot will increase flights from Bangkok to Taipei Taoyuan  from five weekly to a daily starting 26 March. The airline is due to add its fifth flight on Saturdays 18 February using a Boeing 777. However, starting,...
BANGKOK, 6 February 2017: If you think you are the face of the future, then here is your chances to win an award while changing travel for the better. Pacific Asia Travel Association announced at the weekend the call for...
SYDNEY, 3 February 2017: Plaza Premium Group has opened a new airport restaurant, Terrace Chinese Kitchen, at Sydney International Airport. Terrace Chinese Kitchen  hails from the award-winning Chinese restaurant The Terrace at Hong Kong International Airport. Located at International Departures of...
BANGKOK, 2 February 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has inked a collaboration agreement with Microsoft that will improve tourism data collection and create advanced analytics that will help travel industry operators serve their customers. Experts from PATA and Microsoft...