BANGKOK, 27 April 2017: Good news for Thai travellers as Taiwan decides to extend visa-free visits for Thai passport holders for another year until the end of July 2018. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of China (Taiwan), the...
BEIJING, 7 December 2017: COTRI projects that China’s outbound travel will increase to 154 million border crossings in 2018, representing a 6.3% year-on-year increase from 2017’s final forecast of 145 million. The Autumn 2017 edition of the COTRI Market Report...
TAIPEI, 21 December 2017: Grand Hyatt Taipei has named veteran hotelier, Jan-Hendrik Meidinger, as its new general manager. Meidinger relocates to the Taiwanese capital having more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. The 47-year-old was previously the resident manager at...
SINGAPORE, 12 January 2018: Sabre Corporation announced, Thursday, a new global distribution partnership with Eastar Jet a low-cost airline operating out of South Korea. The airline says it is preparing to expand operations beyond Asia. The deal with Sabre Travel Marketplace will give...
SHANGHAI, 3 June 2016: Hurun Report says it has identified China’s top outbound luxury travel agencies its latest assessment released late last week. The results of the best outbound luxury travel agencies were based on a separate customised survey of...
SINGAPORE, 29 January 2018: Sabre Corporation announced, Monday, it has renewed a distribution partnership with Jeju Air, the largest low-cost carrier in South Korea. The agreement will allow the airline to expand into new markets as part of its  expansion...
HONG KONG, 17 January 2018:  Effective Monday, Korean Air is now applying a ban on passengers  checking in and  carrying on board smart battery-powered luggage with built-in power packs. Smart Luggage includes features and devices such as USB chargers, Wi-Fi...
HONG KONG 17 January 2018:Wharf Hotels  opened The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, 15 January. The property is the group's new flagship Niccolo property the latest addition to Wharf Hotels luxury collection. The Murray started to bring facilities, restaurants and bars...
BANGKOK, 25 August 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association is offering members access to a monthly China Outbound Tourism Price Index through its online store. PATA members get to save USD900 for a report that has a USD5,999 price tag for 12...

Ctrip taps OpenTable

SHANGHAI, 12 January 2018: Booking restaurants while visiting North America will get easier for Chinese tourists now that Ctrip has aligned with Priceline’s OpenTable. Ctrip, China's largest online travel agent, announced Monday, that its domestic sharing platform, Ctrip Gourmet List...