Travel to Japan booms

TOKYO, 24 February 2017: The Japan National Tourism Organisation reports visitors to Japan reached 24.04 million during 2016. This represents the largest on record since JNTO started to keep statistics in 1964. Over the last three years, visits have grown 2.4...
BANGKOK, 24 February 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the “Amazing Fight” event, for visitors interested in Muay Thai. Participants will get an opportunity to train with Buakaw Banchamek, one of Thailand’s most famous Muay Thai fighters and participate...

UAE focus country at OTM

MUMBAI, 24 February 2017: An official delegation from the UAE participated in OTM – India's largest travel trade show that wrapped up Thursday evening in Mumbai, India. Led by UAE’s Ministry of Economy, the delegation was made up of representatives...
LONDON, 24 February 2017: Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported a moderate occupancy decline, but a strong rate growth in January 2017, according to the latest  data from STR. Based on US dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons, for the...
KRABI, 23 February 2017: The unusual sight of local boat operators fighting for fair entrance fees at a Thai national park unfolded here in Krabi, Wednesday. Boat operators are objecting to their foreign customers paying a THB400 national park entrance...
HO CHI MINH CITY, 23 February 2017: Ho Chi Minh City’s District 4 authorities will open a night market in Ward 12 to offer more attractions for tourists. Local media reported the district authorities have sought permission from the People’s...
BANGKOK, 23 February 2017: Ministry of Tourism and Sports calls on tourism operators and related sectors to end the sale of pirated goods to travellers to build a positive image for the country’s tourism industry. The ministry’s permanent secretary, Pongpanu Svetarundra, said...
JAKARTA, 23 February 2017: Indonesia welcomed slightly more than 12 million international visitors in 2016, representing a 15.54% increase year-on-year. Ministry of Tourism deputy minister for international tourism marketing, I Gede Pitana, and National of Bureau of Statistics head, Suharyono,...
ORLANDO, 23 February 2017: Cruise bookings through Tourico Holidays increased 37% in 2016 year-on-year with an 8% increase in average transaction size. The major growth in the wholesaler’s cruise sector was driven primarily by outbound bookings from the US, which...
SINGAPORE, 23 February: 2017 Bali was named Best Island in the World by DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, organised by a tourism publication based in Singapore. In addition to Bali taking the top slot, neighbouring island of Lombok was also...