UN warns of acute pilot shortage

MONTREAL, 15 February 2018: Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) secretary general Fang...
SINGAPORE 9 February 2018 The International Air Transport Association and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore. SPARC will use predictive analytics to identify potential aviation safety hazards and...

Tool kit to save wildlife

BANGKOK, 9 February 2018: Freeland.org, a frontline counter trafficking organisation, released its latest online took kit to protect wildlife at a presentation in Bangkok, Thursday. The official launch held at the Bangkok-based Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand attracted media and...
BANGKOK, 26 February 2018: A backlash against the powerful US National Rifle Association sees major travel related companies cutting ties in response to calls from #BoycottNRA campaign. The grass-roots campaign targeting NRA member benefits was launched after 17 people were...
BANGKOK, 13 December 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association will advocate for better gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. The decision is in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Five, that calls for gender equality in...
BANGKOK, 22 December 2017: Thailand’s travel companies will close the year with a respectable 6 to 7%  increase in clients. In its latest assessment the Association of Thai Travel agents noted member companies handled 5,495,806 clients at Bangkok’s two gateway...
BANGKOK, 4 April 2018: Thailand’s registered travel agencies handled 870,720 Chinese tour clients, January to March 20, according to the latest data released by the Association of Thai Travel Agents. For ATTA member companies trips from China improved 29.49%, while...

Wood back in Asia Skål

BANGKOK, 6 September 2017: Skål Club Bangkok’s PR director, Andrew Wood, has been assigned the role of vice president for Skål’s Southeast Asia board. An long-time member and supporter of Skål, an association for travel industry executives worldwide, Wood served...
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...
BANGKOK, 12 April 2017: Travel trade media rarely endorses candidates vying for top level tourism appointments, but TravelIndex founder and director, Bernard Metzger, made an exception, Tuesday, by backing a candidate from the Seychelles to take over as the...