• Asia Pacific Airlines traffic figures show growth in both international passenger & air cargo markets

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of March released today by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed further growth in both international passenger and air cargo markets. Boosted by leisure travel towards the end of the Lunar New …

  • More than 300 delegates met at PATA Annual Summit 2015 in Leshan, Sichuan, China

    From April 23-26, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held the PATA Annual Summit 2015 in Leshan, Sichuan, China. More than 300 international and local delegates are expected to be in attendance, including representatives from the national tourism bureaus of …

  • Earthquake may trigger fearful epidemic in Nepal

    The Earthquakes in Nepal can be termed as more than devastating. One of the least privileged countries of Asia has faced the worst wrath of nature which is far from over. The country that holds a large number of heritage …

  • Asia Pacific hotel industry records negative results for March 2015

    Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during March 2015 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.     The region’s occupancy for March fell 0.3 …

  • ATM 2015 visitors can expect a glimpse of ancient Peru

    The Trade, Tourism and Investment Office of Peru in Dubai has confirmed its presence at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015 for the third consecutive year with leading Peruvian travel specialists set to participate under its national pavilion.   Peru is …

  • Singapore Airlines launches innovative mobile-app

    Singapore Airlines has launched an all-new mobile app for both Apple and Android smartphones, as well as for the Apple Watch. Introducing a redesigned user interface with new features, the app aims to provide a functional and seamless user experience. …

  • Nepal earthquake causes massive loss to tourism

    Travel agents have observed that earthquake disaster in Nepal has caused about 90 per cent cancellation of booking with tourist being diverted to other hill stations and locations that are not under the immediate earthquake threat.   Nepal being a  …

  • Summer savings at Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living

    Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living is inviting guests to embrace the summer season with an exclusive week long break in the capital.     The luxury hotel residence has launched a new ‘Stay 7, Pay 5 for Summer’ experience, …

  • IHG and Amadeus to revolutionise the technological foundations of the global hospitality industry

    InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) announced that it is to continue its strategic relationship with Amadeus, the world’s leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Together, IHG and Amadeus will develop a next-generation Guest Reservation System (GRS) …

  • Wego extends presence in Saudi Arabia with first local OTA partnership with Almosafer

    Wego, the leading travel metasearch website and travel app in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, announced their partnership with Almosafer; the fast growing online travel agency (OTA) based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the first local OTA …

  • Innovation-Driven initiatives pave the way for Singapore’s Smart Nation Vision

    Innovations will be critical at every step of Singapore’s Smart Nation journey. To support this, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will be building up the innovation space with the focus on two areas – Tech Innovation and Business …

  • Dubai Trolley to make sightseeing a pleasure for tourist

    Dubai Trolley, The world’s first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street trolley tram opened for public service.   The user friendly transit system is an attractive commuting service for visitors and residents alike. Dubai Trolley rolls along Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, offering residents …

  • Highlights of the China Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Fair (CXSRITE) 2015

    The China Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Fair (CXSRITE) 2015 will be held from 11 to 13 September 2015, at the Xi’an Qujiang International Conference & Exhibition Centre. Jointly organized by the Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration, Conference & Exhibition Management …

  • ASEAN countries uniting for the beauty of cruising in Southeast Asia

    For the first time, four ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries came together at the annual Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) event to raise awareness of the region to industry stakeholders.     Under a unified ASEAN umbrella at this …

  • Phuket emerges as a luxury shopping destination

    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

    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 …

  • Solar Impulse 2 plane grounded due to bad weather in China

    The Solar Impulse 2 is the first experimental plane attempting to fly round the world without fuel; however the weather in China has forced the plane to pause its journey. An overnight pit stop in the southwestern city of Chongqing …

  • Qatar trams undergo climatic testing

    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 …

  • Agoda.com unveils the best of Myanmar for the festivities of Kason

    Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, has assembled a collection of hotel specials in some of Myanmar’s most popular destinations to celebrate Kason, one of the country’s holiest and most important ceremonies. …

  • Turkish Airlines CEO urges pilots to get married!

    Turkish Airlines CEO is reportedly urging unmarried pilots to tie their knots as soon as possible following the Germanwings tragedy where the pilot was blamed with psychological problems.     Temel Kotil, the CEO of Turkish Airlines revealed that the …


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