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Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes

Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes

Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru, offering travellers a convenient connection to Lima and linking Lima with more destinations ...

Japanese Takashimaya opens first store in Thailand

Bangkok: Retail Capital of Asia Japanese Takashimaya opens first store in Thailand

Premium Japanese department store ‘Takashimaya’, together with ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., the developer of the Bht 50-billion riverside national landmark ‘ICONSIAM’, today signed a joint venture ...

Japan tourism: The monk who burnt down a temple

Japan tourism: The monk who burnt down a temple

Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion paints a haunting portrait of beauty and destruction, based on the incident of a young monk who burnt down Kinkaku-ji in 1950.

Pan Pacific Tianjin opens

Pan Pacific Tianjin opens

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the opening of the 319-unit Pan Pacific Tianjin in China.

Seaplanes open route between Hanoi and Halong Bay

Seaplanes open route between Hanoi and Halong Bay

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam’s first seaplane service launched last month, cutting the travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay to 30 minutes wheels up to pontoons down.

Kyoto grows its offerings to MICE market

Kyoto grows its offerings to MICE market

KYOTO, Japan - Kyoto is continuing to grow its offering to the conference, events and incentives market with the launch of a new venue.

Measles: Latest  threat for tourists on a Jetstar flight

Measles: Latest threat for tourists on a Jetstar flight

Ebola in West Africa, Yellow Fever fear in Los Angeles, and now measles on a Jetstar aircraft carrying tourists from Indonesia home to Brisbane, Australia.

Tourists missing after boat accident in Thailand

Tourists missing after boat accident in Thailand

For tourists to Thailand the islands of Phi Phi and Phuket are a paradise.

Chinese tourists scandalize Taipei restaurant

Chinese tourists scandalize Taipei restaurant

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A family of Chinese tourists, who it is said came to Taiwan as part of a tour with a substantially higher price tag than is typical for tour groups from China, stunned staff and ...

"Hong Kong carrier" defined

"Hong Kong carrier" defined

HONG KONG - The government has finally given a clearer definition of what it means to be a "Hong Kong carrier", which may put an end to proposed budget carrier Jetstar Hong Kong's two-year wait ...

South Korea's international air traffic up 9.1 percent

South Korea's international air traffic up 9.1 percent

SEOUL, Korea - South Korea's international airline traffic rose 9.1 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter, partly on a rise in the number of flights to and from China, the government ...

Destination Europe travel fair draws 5000 visitors in Jakarta

Destination Europe travel fair draws 5000 visitors in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia - More than 5,000 visitors attended the Destination Europe Travel and Cultural Fair at Balai Kartini, South Jakarta, on Saturday, highlighting the attractiveness of Europe to ...

Indonesian president elect has a sense of tourism

Indonesian president elect has a sense of tourism

Indonesian Tourism promotion had been coming to a stop after the recent presidential election.

Marathon in Beijing: Runners give up due to dangerous smog levels

Marathon in Beijing: Runners give up due to dangerous smog levels

The Beijing International Marathon went ahead as planned today despite the heavy smog covering the Chinese capital.

Vietnam’s first five-star, all-inclusive cruise to launch in Nha Trang Bay - Fit for an Emperor

Vietnam’s first five-star, all-inclusive cruise to launch in Nha Trang Bay - Fit for an Emperor

The project was started in September 2014 and the first sailing is expected to be in the summer of 2015.

Fast Travel Gains Momentum in Asia Pacific

Fast Travel Gains Momentum in Asia Pacific

Singapore – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced progress in the implementation of Fast Travel in the Asia-Pacific region.

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015

(AT&RTCM 2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be organizing the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (AT&RTCM 2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan on February ...

UFTAA announced next congress in Bali, Indonesia

UFTAA announced next congress in Bali, Indonesia

The United Federation of Travel Agents’ Association (UFTAA) based in Monaco announces its 47th Congress and General Assembly that will be held in Bali (Indonesia) from November 16th to 19th, ...

ITB Asia rallies the travel industry around sustainability

ITB Asia rallies the travel industry around sustainability

SINGAPORE – ITB Asia, ‘the Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market’, organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore), has announced a dedicated day of events and conferences around Corporate Social ...

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Japan: A public relations disaster for China PRC

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Japan: A public relations disaster for China PRC

By James Lee

HONG KONG, China – China’s public image is being severely battered across Asia ever since the start of the year as the China government is hardening its stance following a repressive movement ...

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