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Expedia’s Hong Kong bookings skyrocketed 658% in 2014

Expedia’s Hong Kong bookings skyrocketed 658% in 2014

Hong Kong people are embracing online travel agencies with Expedia recording a 658% increase in bookings during 2014.

Hong Kong Airlines and Etihad Airways new codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and Etihad Airways new codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed airline, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travelers with enhanced ...

TransJakarta Busway: Electronic ticket payment

TransJakarta Busway: Electronic ticket payment

Wirecard, with its Indonesian subsidiary PT Prima Vista Solusi, will support TransJakarta Busway with an electronic ticketing system using innovative Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal solutions.

AA 280 from SEL to DFW terminated in NRT after severe turbulence

AA 280 from SEL to DFW terminated in NRT after severe turbulence

Those booked on AA 280 from Seoul to Dallas DFW on Tuesday only got as far as Tokyo.

Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya promises on price

Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya promises on price

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centra Avenue Hotel Pattaya, a stylish new addition to this popular beach resort, soft opened on December 7, 2014 and is now offering online bookings through the dedicated ...

South Koreans going nuts over “mac nuts”

South Koreans going nuts over “mac nuts”

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The embarrassment of South Korea caused by former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah’s behavior after being served a bag of macademia nuts instead of on a plate appears to be having an upside ...

Air China receives Facebook award

Air China receives Facebook award

Jayne Leung, president for Facebook Greater China, met He Zhigang, general manager for Air China's marketing department, at Air China headquarters on December 9, 2014.

Phangan Color Moon Festival 2014 showcases the island & is far more than a full moon party

Phangan Color Moon Festival 2014 showcases the island & is far more than a full moon party

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in partnership with the Ko Phangan Hotels Association has organized the first Phangan Color Moon Festival 2014, during December 9-13, to showcase that the ...

Lao tourism stakeholders convene for AEC countdown

Lao tourism stakeholders convene for AEC countdown

LUANG PRABANG, Laos – A spectrum of 80-plus Lao tourism stakeholders from around the country took a collective step forward in preparing for the ASEAN Economic Community’s (AEC) 2015 startup ...

China Wedding Expo 2015 opens on January 20

China Wedding Expo 2015 opens on January 20

SHANGHAI, China - The highly-anticipated "the 27th China Wedding Expo" will be a grand debut on January 20-23th, 2015 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (1099 Guo Zhan Road, ...

Fujita Kanko goes global with Seoul hotel opening

Fujita Kanko goes global with Seoul hotel opening

TOKYO, Japan - Fujita Kanko In., a leading Japanese hospitality company headquartered in Tokyo, announced it has signed a hotel management agreement with Haesung Industrial Co, Ltd, a Korean real ...

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts appoints Steven Taylor Chief Marketing Officer

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts appoints Steven Taylor Chief Marketing Officer

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces Steven Taylor will join the company as chief marketing officer (CMO) on January 5, 2015.

 Centara Hotels & Resorts appointment: Corporate director of sales

Centara Hotels has new director for Germany Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe Centara Hotels & Resorts appointment: Corporate director of sales

Centara Hotels & Resort has announced the appointment of Andreas Fienbork as corporate director of sales for D/A/CH and Eastern Europe, his responsibilities covering all German-speaking ...

 Tuniu announces US$148 million investment in aggregate from a group of investors

Tuniu announces US$148 million investment in aggregate from a group of investors

Tuniu Corporation, a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced that it has entered into a share subscription agreement with Unicorn Riches Limited, a special-purpose vehicle ...

Plan: Tourism development and sustainability on Flores, Indonesia

Plan: Tourism development and sustainability on Flores, Indonesia

Initiated by the Eco Flores Foundation stakeholders, the latter met with the Tourist Development Ministry in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 9.

China: Rowdy airline passengers will be "severely punished"

China: Rowdy airline passengers will be "severely punished"

BEIJING, China - Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became ...

Russian tourist shot in Thailand

Russian tourist shot in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand - A female Russian tourist suffered a minor injury after being hit by a stray bullet fired by police who were chasing two teenage bag snatchers in Pattaya on Saturday night. ...

Bangkok: Will 4-star Aetas Hotel be demolished due to corruption?

Bangkok: Will 4-star Aetas Hotel be demolished due to corruption?

By James Lee, special to eTN

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Something is definitely changing in Thailand where authorities are now cracking down on illegal practices in the tourism industry.

Uber restriction in Phuket lifted

Traveling by taxi in Thailand Uber restriction in Phuket lifted

By James Lee, special to eTN

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Taxis in Phuket are among the worst in Thailand as they are mostly run by local mafias which extort horrendous fares to both visitors and locals.

In search of Bangkok’s epicurean cocoons

In search of Bangkok’s epicurean cocoons

By Jan Sevilla, special to eTN

BANGKOK, Thailand - Bangkok is bewildering and bewitching, but most of all Bangkok is hot.

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