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  • 10 best whale watching points in Sydney

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Each year from May to November the coast of New South Wales (NSW) is home to a beautiful phenomenon, the annual whale migration, where an estimated 20,000 whales will travel thousands of kilometres north along the NSW coast for warmer …

  • Thai planning to cut 1401 jobs and suspend U.S. flights

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    National airline of Thailand, Thai Airways are planning to suspend U.S. flights and lay-off 1401 employees to cover up the continued losses. Thai Airways President Jarumporn Chotikasathein says the airline is suspending the unprofitable four roundtrip flights per week from …

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  • Australia witnesses a record growth in Chinese travel expenditure

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Visitors to Australia spent a whopping $32.5 billion over the year to March 2015, driven by increased spending from the Chinese, TTF CEO Margy Osmond said today.This expenditure represents a 9.6 per cent increase on the year to March 2015 …

  • ITB Asia partners with K.I.T Group to enhance conferences in 2015 edition

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    ITB Asia, the ‘Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market’, has announced it will continue its partnership with leading conference and association management company, K.I.T Group, expanding this year’s Association conference programme. A series of sessions entitled ‘EAST Meetings WEST’ …

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Asia Travel News

  • Phuket emerges as a luxury shopping destination

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Phuket as a destination has attracted visitors for years for its white sandy beaches, azure sea, its coral coves and lifestyle resorts, but recently the destination has added to its attraction by making wealthy tourists busy with shopping.   Phuket …

  • “Student Plus Card” launched by Bangkok Airways

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Bangkok Airways PCL launches “Student Plus Card,” a privileged card that exclusively designed for undergraduates or university students. The newly-launched Student Plus Card of Bangkok Airways will offer amazing privileges to a cardholder such as 10% discount on domestic air …

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  • Qatar trams undergo climatic testing

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Doha’s Education City trams have been undergoing extreme temperature tests at the Rail Tec Arsenal (RTA) in Vienna.   The catenary-less trams have been tested in the centre’s climatic wind tunnel at temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius to …

  • Wedding Planners to weave new dreams after sampling new venues in Thai

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Thailand remains the top destination wedding destination for Indians with nearly 200 Indian couples choosing to tie the knot in the Land of Smiles during 2014. The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s offices in Mumbai and Delhi have collaborated to cement …

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  • Thai planning to cut 1401 jobs and suspend U.S. flights

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    National airline of Thailand, Thai Airways are planning to suspend U.S. flights and lay-off 1401 employees to cover up the continued losses. Thai Airways President Jarumporn Chotikasathein says the airline is suspending the unprofitable four roundtrip flights per week from …

  • Asia Pacific Airlines announces continued growth figures for June

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of June released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) confirmed continued growth in international passenger demand, but air cargo markets softened.     In aggregate, the region’s airlines carried 21.9 million international passengers …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Dubai Cruise Market crosses 500,000 visitor mark in first half of 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    With promising records hitting expectations Dubai Cruise Market Crosses 500,000 Visitor Mark Due to Enhanced Services at Seaports, according to GDRFA Dubai – Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on travelling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry …

  • Ovation Of The Seas Australia’s newest, largest and most advanced cr

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Watch out Australia – the world’s most spectacular and newest cruise ship will be heading your way in the 2016/17 summer. Royal Caribbean International has today unveiled the much anticipated Australasian itineraries for Ovation of the Seas, after announcing earlier …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square opened for guests

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square is officially open, marking the second Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East, joining Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, and the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai.     Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square is located in Nasser Square, …

  • Madhya Pradesh restaurants find global accreditation

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    The Wind and Waves restaurant in the Shyamala Hills, Bhopal under the banner of the Madhya Pradesh State tourism has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2015 .   The award is based on the reviews given by tourists …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Australia witnesses a record growth in Chinese travel expenditure

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Visitors to Australia spent a whopping $32.5 billion over the year to March 2015, driven by increased spending from the Chinese, TTF CEO Margy Osmond said today.This expenditure represents a 9.6 per cent increase on the year to March 2015 …

  • PATA appoints MGTO Director as Executive Board Member

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has been appointed the Director of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes to serve as a member of PATA Executive Board and the Chairman of PATA Nominating Committee. The PATA Executive …

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