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Official groundbreaking of Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean Park

Official groundbreaking of Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean Park

HONG KONG - Haichang Holdings Ltd, a leading developer and operator of theme parks and ancillary commercial properties in China, held the groundbreaking ceremony of its Shanghai Haichang Polar ...

Raffles Beijing Hotel appoints two key new directors

Raffles Beijing Hotel appoints two key new directors

Raffles Beijing Hotel has announced two key appointments this spring with Janet M Chan joining the award-winning luxury property as Director of Sales and Marketing and Erin Proud as Director of ...

Cachet Hotel Group and Drai's Enterprises form nightlife management company

Cachet Hotel Group and Drai's Enterprises form nightlife management company

HONG KONG - Cachet Hotel Group (CHG) and Drai's Enterprises (Drai's) today announced the formation of a joint venture nightlife management company, to be named Drai's Asia.

Wanda Hotels & Resorts officially launching its Call Center

Wanda Hotels & Resorts officially launching its Call Center

The Wanda Hotels & Resorts Call Center was formally launched in Beijing on March 27, 2015, and will fully operate from April 1.

Yokohama Official Visitors website targets Thai language tourists

Yokohama Official Visitors website targets Thai language tourists

The Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau announced March 30 it has compiled a Thai-language version of the "Yokohama Official Visitors' Guide" website to help Thai tourists enjoy Yokohama.

Hong Kong leads the luxury travel charge at ILTM Asia

Hong Kong leads the luxury travel charge at ILTM Asia

SHANGHAI, China - ILTM Asia has revealed that the numbers of luxury travel agents from Hong Kong who will attend the 2015 event in Shanghai (1 – 4 June) are already significantly greater than ...

Tourism: 7th wonder of Borneo

Tourism: 7th wonder of Borneo

For one night only, Sarawak industry members brought together over 40 potential corporate incentive clients for an interactive “Borneo Talk” program at the Hilton Sydney.

Jin Jiang International Hotels receives China Hotel Golden Horse Award

Jin Jiang International Hotels receives China Hotel Golden Horse Award

Jin Jiang International Hotels, China's leading hotel brand, received the award for "China's Most Promising Leader of National Hotel Brands" at the 15th China Hotel Golden Horse Award Ceremony, ...

Swiss International Hotel Nanchang: Sky Duan appointed to Hotel Manager

Swiss International Hotel Nanchang: Sky Duan appointed to Hotel Manager

Sky Duan joined Swiss International Hotels & Resorts in 2012 as the Corporate Director of Revenue & Distribution and was subsequently transferred in 2014 as Executive Assistant Manager to ...

JAL Hotels to open rebranded "Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo" in October 2015

JAL Hotels to open rebranded "Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo" in October 2015

TOKYO, Japan - JAL Hotels Co, Ltd will open Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo in October 2015, by rebranding The Crest Hotel Tachikawa owned by the Tokyo Municipal Employee Benefit Union (OWNCO).

Korean Air increases synergy with Jin Air

Korean Air increases synergy with Jin Air

Korean Air, the flag carrier of South Korea, has announced a closer partnership with its subsidiary, low-cost carrier Jin Air, with codeshare agreements on six routes.

Malaysia government-backed exhibition of Hindu temples & gods touring Malaysia

Malaysia government-backed exhibition of Hindu temples & gods touring Malaysia

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, an exhibition supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism & Culture and displaying Hindu temples and gods is touring various cities of Malaysia.

Centara’s latest beachside innovation takes off

Centara’s latest beachside innovation takes off

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Hotel & Resort’s “beach bar” concept is now being implemented across a number of Centara properties, after a successful opening of the original Coast Beach ...

Dusit Thani launches in Krabi

Dusit Thani launches in Krabi

Yesterday evening, Dusit International and MBK Hotel and Resort announced the launch of the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort.

Tourism Thailand Water Festival 2015 as part of Thainess campaign

Tourism Thailand Water Festival 2015 as part of Thainess campaign

The Thai Beverage Public Company Limited prepares to showcase “Thainess to the World” by joining the Ministry of Culture, Bangkok Metropolitan Administrative, Tourism Authority of Thailand and ...

Latest world-class travel destinations: Marrakesh, Cape Town, Istanbul, London, Paris, Prague, Rome, Buenos Aires, Siam Reap

Latest world-class travel destinations: Marrakesh, Cape Town, Istanbul, London, Paris, Prague, Rome, Buenos Aires, Siam Reap

"These world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for ...

Korean Air inks sponsorship extension with Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Korean Air inks sponsorship extension with Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Korean Air and the State Hermitage Museum in Russia hosted a sponsorship extension ceremony at the Museum’s Hermitage State Assembly Hall on March 20. Present at the ceremony were Mr.

China's largest private airline makes first biofuel flight

China's largest private airline makes first biofuel flight

SHANGHAI, China - China's largest private carrier Hainan Airlines has completed the country's first flight powered by fuel made from waste cooking oil.

Thailand: Where are the Russian tourists?

Thailand: Where are the Russian tourists?

By Andrew J Wood

BANGKOK, Thailand - With THAI having already cancelled direct flights to Moscow and analysts expecting 100,000 fewer Russians to Pattaya and secondary Thailand destinations, the future is looking ...

Lee Kwan Yew turned Singapore into one of most attractive destination in Southeast Asia

Lee Kwan Yew turned Singapore into one of most attractive destination in Southeast Asia

By Luc Citrinot

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister of the federated State of Singapore since 1959, Lee Kwan Yew was a visionary personality who managed to turn the old British trading port into a major international ...

Thai government launches 1111 hotline

Tourist police hotline in Thailand Thai government launches 1111 hotline

The Royal Thai Government has launched a new 1111 hotline to receive complaints from foreigners in Thailand, in addition to the existing 1155 Tourist Police Call Center.

Air China to start Beijing-Melbourne nonstop

Air China to start Beijing-Melbourne nonstop

Air China will start Beijing-Melbourne four-times weekly nonstop service from June 1, 2015, becoming the only carrier that offers Beijing-Melbourne nonstop service.

Air New Zealand and Air China unveil proposed alliance

Air New Zealand and Air China unveil proposed alliance

Air New Zealand and Air China have released details of a proposed alliance on services between China and New Zealand.

Air China to add flights to its Beijing-Los Angeles route from May

Air China to add flights to its Beijing-Los Angeles route from May

As travel between China and the United States gains fast in popularity, increasing capacity continuously on China-US routes has been one of the Air China's important moves to enhance its long-haul ...

Sri Lanka tourism focus on Scandinavia

Sri Lanka tourism focus on Scandinavia

The leadership of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau has taken another look at its overall portfolio of markets and has strategically selected one of the key focus areas globally - ...

Accor Thailand appoints new Director of Loyalty and Communications

Accor Thailand appoints new Director of Loyalty and Communications

Accor, one of the leading hotel operators in Asia Pacific and Thailand, announced the appointment of Valerie Marina Barrios as the Director of Loyalty and Communications for Accor Thailand, ...

Tourist hordes threaten Phi Phi island's main tourist attraction

Tourist hordes threaten Phi Phi island's main tourist attraction

Photos of hundreds of tourists standing inches away from each other on Maya Bay, the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi island in Krabi province, were shared on social media, raising concerns ...

Nepal: Flat airline bookings hint at bleak tourism season

Nepal: Flat airline bookings hint at bleak tourism season

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tourist arrivals are expected to drop sharply in the midst of the peak season due to fears of political unrest, tourism entrepreneurs said basing their observation on sluggish ...

Seclusion Day in Bali came to a peaceful end for tourists visiting the Islands of the Gods

Seclusion Day in Bali came to a peaceful end for tourists visiting the Islands of the Gods

On Seclusion Day, which marks the arrival of New Year 1937 in the Saka calendar, Hindus turn lights off, stop all activities, including traveling, refrain from any kind of entertainment, and stay ...

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