SINGAPORE, 3 December 2018: Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold, two brands under the ownership of India-based The Travel Corporation (TTC) named Anthony Lim as the new managing director for Asia. He comes from a marketing and sales management background having...
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 December 2018: Krabi’s travel industry will be heartened by the news Air Asia will increase services to the South Thailand resort destination to four daily flights effective 9 January. Faced with declines in Chinese visitors to neighbouring...
KHON KAEN, Thailand, 30 November 2018: The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 with the theme “Growth with Goals’, officially opened Wednesday, attracting 290 delegates from 25 destinations. The event, hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and the Tourism...
SINGAPORE, 30 November 2018: SS Scuba Pte Ltd has been convicted in the State Courts, 28 November, for carrying on the business of a travel agency without a valid travel agents licence, Singapore Tourism Board reported, Wednesday. STB said the...

Chopper scam thrives in Nepal

KATHMANDU, 30 November 2018: Nepal's pledge to crack down on fraudulent helicopter evacuations has failed to curb the scam, with tourists still being unnecessarily airlifted from the Himalayas so middlemen can profit on the insurance payouts, industry sources say. An...
HANOI, 30 November 2018: Halong Bay’s international passenger terminal welcomed its first ever five-star cruise ship, the Celebrity Millennium, owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Ship officials told Voice of Vietnam there were 3,000 passengers and crew on board when...
SINGAPORE, 30 November 2018: Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.38 million passenger movements in October, a 4.3% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 3.2% higher at 32,800 landings and take-offs, while airfreight throughput grew 2.1% to reach 190,000 tonnes for the month. For...
JAKARTA, 30 November 2018: Bumpy runways, hair-raising safety lapses, remote airstrips with no navigation systems and a dire shortage of experienced captains and maintenance crews. Indonesia is one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh...
LONDON, 30 November 2018: WTM London 2018 and its co-located sister event, Travel Forward, reported a 6% increase in visitors driven by an increase in senior travel professionals based on unaudited figures. The head count includes attendance at WTM and...
PHNOM PENH, 30 November 2018: Tourist arrivals to Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk province are growing, but air connectivity and the capacity of Sihanoukville airport urgently requires an upgrade. Khmer Times quoted Prime Minister Hun Sen, Wednesday, who stressed the need for...