HANOI, 7 January 2015: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism says nationals of seven countries will continue to be eligible for visa-free stays for stays of up to 15 days. The seven countries are Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and...
YANGON, 7 January 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism reports tourist arrivals in 2014 reached a record 3.5 million visits and earned more than USD1 billion. Eleven Myanmar news channel said tourist arrivals reached 3.5 million and earned USD1.135...
BANGKOK, 7 January 2015: Centara Hotels & Resorts CEO, Thirayuth Chirathivat, has once again been recognised by Now Travel Asia Awards as “Asia's Top Influential Person in the travel business”. The 2014 Gala Ceremony was held in Bangkok at Pathumwan Princess Hotel, last month.  In addition to...
PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN, 7 January 2015: Following the merger of TUI Travel PLC and TUI AG, TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations announced, Tuesday, that it has assumed the trading name Hotelbeds Group. The tour operator group's core business comes...
ISTANBUL, 7 January 2015: Turkish Airlines, the last remaining foreign carrier offering flights to Libya, said Tuesday it was suspending all flights to the conflict-wracked country amid the worsening security situation. The Turkish flag-carrier said that it had suspended flights...
PARIS, 7 January 2015: French holiday resort group Club Med plans to pursue its strategy of attracting upmarket clients with its new investor Chinese conglomerate Fosun, turning further away from its working class roots. Club Mediterranee has come a long...

Divers reach AirAsia wreckage

PANGKALAN BUN, 7 January 2015: Indonesian search officials sent divers down to the bed of the Java Sea during a break in bad weather Tuesday in hopes of recovering more bodies from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501. Recovery teams,...

Myanmar extends eVisa

YANGON, 6 January 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Immigration and Population officially included another 32 nationalities that are now eligible for an eVisa, effective 2 January, 2015. They join a list of 68 countries that were eligible for eVisas when the...
HANOI, 6 January 2015: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 657,304 international travellers in December 2014 representing a decline of 9.0% over the same month in 2013. Thailand’s outbound trips to Vietnam slipped off the top 10...
PHNOM PENH, 6 January 2015: The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation says three more airlines wlll apply for an Air Operator Certificate over the first quarter of 2015. The SSCA general director, Kao Sivorn, told local media that three carriers...