Asian Travel News

  • HOTREC and IH&RA sign Memorandum of Understanding

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    The Memorandum of Understanding signed between HOTREC and IH&RA on 11 April 2014 aims at strengthening the collaboration between the two organisations on matters of mutual interest, including: standardisation, private accommodation, online travel agents, employment and social affairs, sustainability and …

  • German national monument practices sustainability

    Published on : Saturday, March 8, 2014

    California – Movenpick Hotel Essen, Germany, cements a firm commitment to sustainability with its second Green Globe certification. This 4-star hotel counts among the top performing businesses worldwide, and has demonstrated exceptional efforts and innovation in the fields of operational …

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  • Boeing Forecasts $1.9 Trillion 20-Year Market for New Airplanes in Asia Pacific

    Published on : Monday, February 10, 2014

    Boeing says strong economic and passenger growth will be main drivers of new airplane demand in the Asia Pacific region. Boeing estimates the region’s airlines will need an additional 12,820 airplanes valued at $1.9 trillion, representing 36 percent of the …

  • Delta Vacations strengthens relationship with Globus in Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Delta Vacations, a leading provider of quality, customizable vacation packages, today announced that it has strengthened its relationship with tour provider Globus and its family of brands. As a part of this enhanced relationship, Globus is now Delta Vacations’ primary …

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Global Travel News

  • Glasgow businesses commit to delivering best ever Games experience

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Only one month after its launch, almost 2,500 workers from Glasgow’s tourism and hospitality sector have signed up to a unique online programme designed to ensure the city delivers an outstanding visitor experience during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.   …

  • Tourism boost as mountain bike trails gear up for new season

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Tourism in a small community in north east Scotland has enjoyed a huge boost since the opening of new mountain bike trails and visitor centre six months ago.   More than 4,750 people have tested the trails at the Glenlivet …

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  • ASAE Announces 2014 Gold Circle Awards Winners

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    ASAE has selected the winners of the 2014 Gold Circle Awards competition that identifies excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, communications and component relations programs.   Winners will receive their awards during the Gold Circle Awards ceremony on …

  • Stornoway renewables conference set to generate almost £350,000 for e

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    A renewable energy conference in Stornoway is set to lead to expenditure of almost £350,000* in the local economy, Alex Salmond has announced. Scotland’s First Minister was on Lewis for a Scottish Government Cabinet meeting, and welcomed the fact that …

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    THAILAND

  • Tourism Thailand and VISA launches “Thailand Splash & Spice 2014

    Published on : Friday, April 4, 2014

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Visa International have teamed up again for the third year to organise a seven-week extravaganza of Thai cuisine and culture known as the “Thailand Splash and Spice Festival.   To run from 10 April …

  • Budget and Valued Caravan Trip for Thai-Laos-China route to start from

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Route R3A is known as the road which links Bangkok and Kunming, Capital of Southern China’s Yunnan province and has approximately a 1,800 kms distance. Nowadays this route has facilitated transport among countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion, supporting economic …

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    MALAYSIA

  • New Appointment: BCCK appoints Joseph Chung as new Chief Financial Off

    Published on : Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) announces the appointment of Mr. Joseph Chung as their new Chief Financial Officer and Ms. Premala Danapakiam as their new Director of Sales and Marketing, effective March 1, 2014. Mr. Chung has more than 25 …

  • Malaysia Airlines To Operate Temporarily At Dubai World Central – Al

    Published on : Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines will operate temporarily at Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) from 1 May to 21 July 2014. The temporary shift is due to closure of one of the runways at Dubai International Airport for major …

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    RUSSIA

  • Dubai to become a global medical tourism destination

    Published on : Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Dubai is all set to become a popular global medical tourism destination; this was emphatically outlined by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).       The main target markets are Russia, CIS countries, South Asia and GCC countries. A strategic …

  • Russian tourist arrivals to Vietnam see record growth

    Published on : Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Vietnam welcomed 250,000 Russian visitors last year, an increase of 71 percent compared to 2012. This is the second year in a row Russia has ranked among the top ten tourist markets of Vietnam, according to the figure released by …

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    INDIA

  • AXA Assistance India partners iJET International to provide an integra

    Published on : Thursday, March 20, 2014

    AXA Assistance and iJET International, Inc. (iJET), global leaders in operational risk management solutions, medical assistance and emergency response,   announced a partnership agreement enabling both parties to deliver a combined security and medical response solution to enterprises in India. …

  • Monorail service of Tamil Nadu to increase and enable connectivity wit

    Published on : Thursday, February 6, 2014

    In a bid to facilitate connectivity and moderate passenger pressure between northwest of Chennai to the far south of Tamil Nadu, the government has realigned the monorail route that will connect Poonamallee within the northwest of Chennai and Vandalur far …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

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  • WestJet, WestJet Vacations brands of the year -again

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    WestJet today announced that WestJet Airlines and WestJet Vacations received the highest equity scores among airline and vacation package supplier brands included in the 2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend® Study. This is the third consecutive year WestJet has received top …

  • airBaltic Profits and Annual Report Approved

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    This week the shareholders of airBaltic have approved the annual report of the Latvian airline. airBaltic has achieved a net profit of EUR +1 million for the full year of 2013. airBaltic has surpassed by far its original plans and …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Marine-Themed ‘Camp Ocean’ Ch

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Carnival Cruise Lines, the leader in family cruising, unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will …

  • China Is New Home For Royal Caribbean International’s quantum Of The

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Agoda.com presents hotel deals for Madrid’s San Isidro Festival

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering a list of fantastic hotel deals in Madrid to celebrate the San Isidro Festival, one of Spain’s most venerated holidays.   Celebrated on …

  • Monta Vista High School Wins Annual Lodging Competition for the Second

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    High school hospitality students from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California took home the international title in the eleventh annual American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) International Hospitality & Tourism Management Competition (HTMP) for the second year in …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Glasgow businesses commit to delivering best ever Games experience

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Only one month after its launch, almost 2,500 workers from Glasgow’s tourism and hospitality sector have signed up to a unique online programme designed to ensure the city delivers an outstanding visitor experience during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.   …

  • Stornoway renewables conference set to generate almost £350,000 for e

    Published on : Saturday, April 19, 2014

    A renewable energy conference in Stornoway is set to lead to expenditure of almost £350,000* in the local economy, Alex Salmond has announced. Scotland’s First Minister was on Lewis for a Scottish Government Cabinet meeting, and welcomed the fact that …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH

On the 12th year of ILTM, TTW interviewed Alison Gilmore, Exhibition Director, focusing on the travel campaign and agenda of the international event to be organized in Canes.

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EIBTM Exhibition Director

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Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts

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Exhibition Director, ILTM

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