BANGKOK, 17 January 2019: Global air travel grew by a healthy 5.9% in 2018, according to data just published by ForwardKeys. Forecasts and reports are based on future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a...
MACAU, 14 January 2019 China released its own version of the Michelin Guide at the weekend ceremony at Venetian Macau. Developed by Meituan the 2019 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide selects the top restaurants serving China, while...
SINGAPORE, 9 January 2019: A significant gap in spending habits between older and younger generations has been identified in TripAdvisor’s annual TripBarometer study released this week. Apart from the widening gap in travel spend between generations...

Bright outlook for 2019

CHIANG RAI, 7 January 2019: A reliable industry bellwether, IATA’s annual forecast suggests the global airline industry will garner a USD35.5 billion profit in 2019. Sounds good and most of the optimism emanates from...
BANGKOK, 7 January 2019: Thailand’s inbound travel agents face a tough year ahead following a disappointing 2018 performance. Based on data released by the Association of Thai Travel Agents, member companies handled 4.25% fewer clients at Bangkok’s...
HANOI, 7 January 2019: Vietnam closed 2018 almost spot on its target accumulating 15,497,791 international visitors that represented an increase of 19.9% over 2017. December closed with an estimated 1,374,235 arrivals, up 7.7% over the...

New Year party spots

BANGKOK, 4 January 2019:  Tokyo, Paris and New York City were the top destinations for New Year celebrations,  according to Agoda, that claimed a third more people opted to getaway to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. Tokyo...
BANGKOK, 21 December 2018: Thailand’s inbound travel agents handled 5,279,735 tour clients at Bangkok’s two international airports, January through to 10 December this year. It reflects a performance down 3.93% when compared with the same period in 2017. Based on fees...

Top fine dining for foodies

SINGAPORE, 14 December 2018: TripAdvisor reviews have identified Asia’s top restaurants with a restaurant in Beijing topping the list with runners up in Chiang Mai, Thailand and New Delhi, India, in second and third place. Award winners were determined using...
BANGKOK, 11 December 2018: International visitor arrivals to 30 Asia-Pacific destinations hit a record 97.3 million in the third quarter of the year, increasing by 6 .2% according the Pacific Asia Travel Association quarterly tourism monitor. Reviewing the region’s tourism...