• Dubai government re-starts visa-on-arrival facility for expats

    The UAE’s General Director of Airports Affair Sector, Col Talal Ahmed Al Shangeti, said that the Dubai government has re-started visa-on-arrival facility until the website is updated to receive e-visa applications.     “Oman Air will also accept passengers without …

  • Qatar tourism opening doors to cruise tourism

    Qatar tourism is giving serious thoughts to cruise tourism. The tourism chiefs have held talks with major cruise ship operators with a view to adding the Gulf state to their list of stopovers. The Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority is …

  • Qatar Airways wins Asia Pacific Airline of the Year 2015

    Qatar Airways was named Asia Pacific Airline of the Year at last night’s 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence held in Singapore.   Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be named CAPA Asia …

  • Philippine tourism awards ugly clicks

    Next time you get a bad click in Philippines don’t delete you photo. You can save it up for a competition organised by the Tourism Philippines.     The Department of Tourism (DOT) is giving away a free trip to …

  • Indonesia visited by 1,100 Japanese in 2015

    The visit of 1.100 Japanese figures lead by the Japan-Indonesia Parliament League, who met President Joko Widodo last night (23/11),displayed the fact of Indonesia being Japan’s prominent partner. Amongst the delegation were Chairman of Japan-Indonesia Parliament League, Toshihiro Nikai, Japan’s …

  • Indonesia building diving infrastructure for global tourists

    Indonesia is promoting itself as an ideal diving destination. At the Sales Diving Mission in Rome the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Indonesian embassy the country focused on diving in small islands and boosting the infrastructure.   …

  • Singapore Takeout celebrate local contemporary creative and culinary talents

    Locals and international visitors can soon look forward to fresh and immersive experiences at the Singapore: Inside Out and Singapore Takeout showcases. Singapore: Inside Out, a multi-disciplinary travelling showcase featuring Singapore’s contemporary creative practitioners, will open on 27 November – …

  • World cinema gets proud exposure at Dubai International Film Festival

    This year’s most anticipated films from across the globe will take centre stage in the ‘Cinema of the World’ segment of the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Featuring an array of the brightest directors and filmmakers …

  • Christmas specials with Animation characters in Macao Cotai Central

    Visitors to Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central looking for more of the festival experience will want to take advantage of the limited-time opportunity to enjoy a Christmas party with their favourite DreamWorks Animation characters. Available on 24 – 26 Dec. …

  • Deadline Nov. 24 – Handwritten Indian passports to be replaced

    Government of India has advised all Indian citizens to replace their handwritten passports with machine readable passports by November 24th as no country will accept it after the stipulated period.   The Indian Government is advising all Indian citizens living …

  • The story of art stay packages at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

    Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is pleased to announce that for the fourth year it will be the Official Hotel for the Art Basel show in Hong Kong, which takes place in March 2016. To celebrate this partnership with Art Basel, …

  • Mundo is the new home for global dining in Dubai

    Jumeirah Emirates Towers has opened ‘Mundo,’ a new, interactive global dining restaurant offering signature cuisine from around the world.     Sleek and vibrant with an energetic, youthful edge, the 142-seat, lobby-level restaurant celebrates four distinct flavours and cooking styles: …

  • The rise of Chinese MICE market in the recent times

    In the first-ever assessment of China’s Meeting, Incentive, Convention, & Exhibition (MICE) market, the GBTA Foundation found a total of 138.5 million domestic trips were taken for MICE purposes and MICE business travelers spent a total of $110 billion USD …

  • Launching pioneer digital approach by Google and Jumeirah Group for the hotel industry

    Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has launched Jumeirah Inside – a virtual platform comprising 360° video and photography which enables users to make hotel bookings, access never-before-seen footage, discover hidden treasures and …

  • Thailand opens 12 TACs across key locations in the destination

    The Thai Ministry for Tourism & Sports has undertaken a brand new initiative to ensure that on-ground tourist needs are heard by the government. Tourist Assistance Centers (TACs), will as the name suggests, offer tourists a helping hand in case …

  • PATA announces winners of the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015. Proudly supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Support Component (RPSC), managed by UNEP, funded by …

  • Dubai opens tourism office in South Korea showing increased footfalls

    With the consistent increase of tourist from South Korea Dubai Tourism marked the opening of its first office in South Korea last week with an Emirati-style ceremony, hosting major partners from the travel industry and media in the country.   …

  • Tourism safety prime concern feels Japan and Thai representatives

    The Foreign Minister of Thailand, Don Pramudwinai met with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida affirming their readiness to ensure tourism safety, amid global security threats especially after the bombing attacks in August and the Paris attacks that took such a horrific …

  • Appreciate Hong Kong campaign to include public participation

    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has kicked off Appreciate Hong Kong, a five-month citywide public participation campaign.   Featuring 10 highlighted programmes, it includes visits to major theme parks, free admission to museums, plus shopping events and carnivals to be held …

  • SpiceJet announces direct flight from Bangkok to Chennai

    SpiceJet has announced new direct international flights to Bangkok from Chennai, flying 6 days a week. Flight services on this route will commence from December 10, 2015, and this will be SpiceJet’s second direct international flight from Chennai.     …


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