BANGKOK, 13 January 2015: Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports says it will concentrate on developing tourism products and transport connectivity with neighbouring countries to strengthen Thailand’s tourism hub status. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the ministry has...
YANGON, 13 January 2015: Ministry of Culture plans to turn the century-old Chin Tsong Palace on Yangon’s Kabar Aye Pagoda Road into a cultural centre. The palace is currently home to a Ministry of Culture fine arts school. The ministry’s Fine...
JAKARTA, 13 January 2015: A crackdown on irregularities in flight permits by Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation forced Garuda Indonesia to consolidate flight numbers to destinations in the Middle East. The flight Makassar - Medan - Jeddah, which should have operated...
SINGAPORE, 13 January 2015: Industry response for the up-coming ASEAN Tourism Forum has hit a record high with more than 350 TRAVEX (travel exchange) booths contracted and some 550 tour contractors enrolled in the Hosted Buyers Programme. TRAVEX sellers, attending...
YANGON, 12 January 2015: Myanmar Restaurant Entrepreneurs Association plans to upgrade the Inle Night Market, a tourist attractions located in the northern Shan State. Work should begin this month, but first discussions will be needed to win the support of...
BANGKOK, 12 January 2015: Thailand's Ministry of Transport signed a memorandum of understanding, late last week, with a number of organisations to help to protect aircraft from sky lanterns (Khome Loy) and Bang Fai rockets. The agreement was signed by...
HO CHI MINH CITY, 12 January 2015: Department of Transport says Ho Chi Minh City will launch, this April, an electric car service for tourists in downtown districts. According to the department, the pilot project will require 10 eight-seat electric cars. The...

IAG hits Aer Lingus snag

LONDON, 12 January 2015: International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, said Friday it had made a fresh attempt to bid for Irish carrier Aer Lingus which was rejected. It said it submitted a second...
BANGKOK, 9 January 2015: Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise a grand procession to open the 2015 the Discover Thainess Festival, 14 to 18 January at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park. Preside at the pre-event press conference Wednesday, Tourism and Sports Minister...
SIEM REAP, 9 January 2015: Siem Reap International Airport received 3 million domestic and international passengers in 2014, an increase of 13% year-on-year. Cambodia Airports CEO, Emmanual Menanteau, said in a statement that the 3 million mark represented a symbolic...