LONDON 18 February 2019: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) will partner to promote safe and seamless travel across international borders. WTTC represents the global...
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...
AUCKLAND, 1 February 2019: Battling the negatives of overtourism is the watchword for a new association, the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage, headquartered in New Zealand. Formed to protect heritage and culture,...

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, 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...
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, 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, 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, 3 March 2015: Details of a new tourism marketing strategy and action plan for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) were released 27 February at a workshop supported by the Asian Development Bank and the Thailand Ministry of Tourism...
LONDON, 28 May 2018: The World Travel & Tourism Council invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to...