Sarawak hosts roads shows

KUCHING, 18 February 2019: Sarawak’s tourism promoters hit the road this month to reach out to travel agents and boost travel to the Malaysian state. Sarawak Tourism Board is inviting travel agents to join network sessions at...

Garuda drops fares by 20%

JAKARTA, 18 Feb: Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda International, slashed fares by 20% at the weekend, following criticism and a call by the country’s president for airlines to offer cheaper air travel. The fare cuts...
HANOI, 18 February 2019: Mekong Delta province, Kien Giang in Vietnam, will fund promotions for trade and tourism worth 17 billion VND (USD734,000) this year. The province’s Tourism, Commerce and Investment Promotion Centre told the Vietnam...

Thailand rolls out eVOA

BANGKOK, 18 February 2019: Thailand’s new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service went live, 14 February, potentially offering an online service to visitors from 21 nations including China, India. Thailand’s Immigration Bureau chief, Surachate Hakpal,...
JAKARTA, 15 February 2019: Indonesia’s tourism minister believes a recent 20 to 30% drop in hotel occupancy could be blamed on fare hikes and the decision to charge for checked baggage. Tourism Minister,...
Ctrip International, one of China's largest online travel agencies was the source of new data that gives a breakdown of the payouts from insurance firms for various claim categories. Almost half (46%) of insurance...
SINGAPORE, 15 February 2019: Singapore declared positive trends in its 2018 tourism review with 14 of its top 15 source market delivering growth in tourist arrivals. Released Wednesday, the Singapore Tourism Board review of 2018 noted the...
LUANG PRABANG, 15 February 2019: Bikepackers can enjoy a luxury not shared with BikingMan Laos entrants; who will be hell-bent on completing a gruelling race head down and pedalling like crazy. They can ...
CHIANG RAI, 15 February 2019: Mekong region destinations are reaping substantial tourism gains, while setting ambitious targets as they look further down track. Thailand leads neighbours Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, topping 38.27 million visits in 2018...
BANGKOK, 14 February 2019: Airbnb released new data highlighting Thailand as one of the top five global destinations for travellers from Mainland China during the Lunar New Year (CNY) holiday. Described by many as...