PHU QUOC, 21 January 2015: Vietnam will consider casinos on the southern island of Phu Quoc following a proposal by local authorities. Local media reported Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved in principle the development of tourism projects that could...
GENEVA, 21 January 2015: Airline profit expectations for 2015 are rising, based on  more positive results in the second half of last year, IATA’s quarterly survey of airline CFOs indicates in its latest edition released, earlier this week. Financial performance...
SINGAPORE, 21 January 2015: CNN International’s global travel portal, CNNTravel.com, is now integrated with the latest TripAdvisor reviews and ratings, enabling CNN readers to view them in real time. Readers can book hotels mentioned in CNN Travel articles via TripAdvisor,...
DAVOS, Switzerland, 21 January 201: Marriott International Inc announced, Tuesday, that it expects its portfolio of hotels, either open or under development, to surpass 1 million rooms by the end of 2015. When open, the hotels under development will have...
LONDON, 21 January 2015. Hotel searches to warm destinations increased by up to 60%, 'Blue Monday' 19 January, according to data from hotel search website trivago.co.uk. ‘Blue Monday’ falls on the Monday of the last full week in January and...
LOEI, 20 January 2015: Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Loei as one of the highlighted destinations in its new 2015 Discover Thainess campaign. TAT hosted the international media on a field trip to Loei, 15 to 17 January, to give...
VIENTIANE, 20 January 2015: Following the agreement with Cambodia, the governments of Lao PDR and Japan signed an Air Service Agreement in Vientiane last Friday. The agreement was signed by Public Works and Transport Minister, Bounchan Sinthavong and Ambassador of Japan to...

GTA meets in Prague

LONDON, 20 January 2015: GTA’s 240 leaders visit Prague for a combined European sourcing, sales and operations conference. It takes place just weeks after GTA’s parent, the Kuoni Group, announced it would sell its tour operations and focus activities on providing...
PHNOM PENH, 20 January 2015: Thailand’s plan to launch a new bus service to Siem Reap from Si Sa Ket province using a new road that will shorten the distance to the border has already upset one leading light in...

IHG signs Busan hotel

SINGAPORE, 20 January 2015: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with SiLee Ltd to manage the 268-room Holiday Inn Busan Seomyun in South Korea’s second largest city of Busan. Situated in Seomyun, the city's central business district, the...