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Villa Bodhi: Property with a soul added to eTN’s THE LIST

Travel Award Villa Bodhi: Property with a soul added to eTN’s THE LIST

Villa Bodhi in Bali, Indonesia, was nominated to be added to THE LIST by eTurboNews.

Chinese shoppers flock to Japan to take advantage of weak yen

Chinese shoppers flock to Japan to take advantage of weak yen

TOKYO, Japan - Chinese shoppers are coming en masse to Japan to take advantage of the weak yen, and that should translate into a bit of a bottomline boost for Japanese retailers.

China's richest man to build world's largest tourism company

China's richest man to build world's largest tourism company

BEIJING, China - China's richest man and chairman of Wanda Group, Wang Jianlin, said the real estate developer is planning to build the world's biggest tourism enterprise and does not rule out ...

Japan Airliines announces traffic forecast for 2015 summer vacation in Japan

Japan Airliines announces traffic forecast for 2015 summer vacation in Japan

TOKYO, Japan - JAL Group today announced international and domestic passenger traffic forecast for the Japanese summer vacation that stretches ten days from August 7 to August 16 this year.

Unhealthy air and pollution doesn't stop Beijing from hosting the Olympics in 2022

Unhealthy air and pollution doesn't stop Beijing from hosting the Olympics in 2022

Athletes and sports tourists may have to compete taking a signifficant health risk in 2022, unless China will effectively address pollution in their capital.

Navy ship rescues stranded tourists

Navy ship rescues stranded tourists

HA LONG, Vietnam - A naval ship has been dispatched to Co To Island, off the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh, to bring around 1,500 stranded tourists back to shore, a local official ...

229 million Chinese booked airline tickets, hotels online

229 million Chinese booked airline tickets, hotels online

BEIJING, China - Chinese travelers made 229 million online bookings for air tickets, hotels, rail tickets and vacation products in the first six months of 2015, 3.3% or 7.3 million more than the ...

Chinese aviation turnaround: Lower fuel costs, international routes' growth

Chinese aviation turnaround: Lower fuel costs, international routes' growth

BEIJING, China - China's airlines are reporting major turnaround in their mid-year results of 2015.

JAL Group announces consolidated financial results

JAL Group announces consolidated financial results

JAL Group (JAL) today announced the consolidated financial results for first quarter of fiscal year 2015 - the period from April 1 to June 30, 2015.

dusitD2 to debut in Dabieshan, China

dusitD2 to debut in Dabieshan, China

DABIESHAN, China - Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the signing of a management agreement with Huoshan County Huachen Tourism Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Bangkok-Oslo still operating on Thai Airways International

Bangkok-Oslo still operating on Thai Airways International

There has been some confusion in the aviation world about Thai Airways International suspending flights to Norway's Capital Oslo.

Thailand: The 17th millionth tourist is from Oman

Thailand: The 17th millionth tourist is from Oman

He is from Oman. He is a tourist and arriving on holiday in Thailand with his daughter and wife.

bang.travel gets a new CFO

bang.travel gets a new CFO

BEIJING, China – Online company bang.travel announced former Focus Media's first CFO will join the company as Chief Financial Officer.

European visitors to Thailand expected to fall due to economic downturn

European visitors to Thailand expected to fall due to economic downturn

By Andrew J. Wood

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has overhauled marketing plans to cope with a tourism slowdown and some flight reductions by Thai Airways International (THAI) in ...

JAL Group releases June traffic data

Japan Airlines JAL Group releases June traffic data

TOKYO, Japan - Group today announced its traffic data for the month of June 2015. Please refer to the tables below.

1.1 JAL Group International Passenger Traffic Data - FY2015

Hotel insights: Jeffrey Mong, leading The Majestic life

Interview with tourism executive in Malaysia Hotel insights: Jeffrey Mong, leading The Majestic life

By Ted Macauley, special to eTN

Jeffrey Mong, the general manager at YTL's iconic Majestic Hotel (Kuala Lumpur's answer to Singapore's Raffles Hotel or Hong Kong’s Peninsula), has been running a good race within the group for ...

RCI expands vacation exchange network in China

RCI expands vacation exchange network in China

SINGAPORE - RCI recently welcomed three new affiliated resorts in China to its vacation exchange network.

Princess and Costa Cruises add new ships to China fleets

Princess and Costa Cruises add new ships to China fleets

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will add two ships to its China fleet in 2016, making it the first global cruise company with six total ships based in China.

Big 7.0 quake strikes Indonesia

Big 7.0 quake strikes Indonesia

A big 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Papua, Indonesia, today, July 27, 2015, at 21:41:22 UTC. This comes one day after the same region was struck by a 6.7 quake.

AirAsia: $1 billion airport terminal is sinking

AirAsia: $1 billion airport terminal is sinking

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur International Airport's new budget passenger terminal is sinking, with cracks appearing in the taxiway and water forming pools that planes must drive ...

Dusit enters Bhutan

Dusit enters Bhutan

THIMPHU, Bhutan - Known by many as one of the “happiest countries in the world,” leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International announces its expansion to the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Star Cruises' SuperStar Libra begins homeport in Xiamen

Star Cruises' SuperStar Libra begins homeport in Xiamen

XIAMEN/HONG KONG - On 24 July, Star Cruises joined with Xiamen Port Holding Group to hold a festive celebration marking the beginning of SuperStar Libra’s homeport in Xiamen, China until 1 ...

Green technologies in Vietnam: Opportunities and challenges

Green technologies in Vietnam: Opportunities and challenges

Due to Vietnam's industrialization and integration, the growth in electricity demand has been increasing at an enormous rate.

Longest homeport of any industry cruise ship

Longest homeport of any industry cruise ship

On July 24, Star Cruises joined with Xiamen Port Holding Group to hold a festive celebration marking the beginning of SuperStar Libra’s homeport in Xiamen, China, until November 1.

Jakarta tells tourists: Please dress appropriately

Jakarta tells tourists: Please dress appropriately

The Thousand Islands regency administration in Jakarta has asked that tourists “dress modestly” when visiting.

Mandalay - Yangoon Air Bagan flight skidded off the runway on landing

Mandalay - Yangoon Air Bagan flight skidded off the runway on landing

An Air Bagan ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop, passenger jet from Myanmar skidded off the runway on landing during heavy rain at Yangon International Airport. One passenger was injured.

Airport expansion timely for Hong Kong to remain competitive

Airport expansion timely for Hong Kong to remain competitive

HONG KONG - DHL, the world's leading logistics company, supports Airport Authority of Hong Kong to commence the third runway project, no later than next year, so as to let Hong Kong stay ahead in ...

2015 Beijing International Youth Tourism Season officially begins

2015 Beijing International Youth Tourism Season officially begins

BEIJING, China - The 2015 Beijing International Youth Tourism Season was formally rolled out on July 20th at the Communication University of China (CUC).

International Tourism Investment Conference held in Chengdu

International Tourism Investment Conference held in Chengdu

CHENGDU, China - China (Sichuan) International Tourism Investment Conference, hosted by the Sichuan Provincial People's Government and the Investment Association of China , was held in Chengdu ...

Typhoon Halola targets Japan's Ryukyu Islands, South Korea

Typhoon Halola targets Japan's Ryukyu Islands, South Korea

Typhoon Halola remains on track to whip through Japan's Ryukyu Islands before taking aim at South Korea, albeit as a much weaker tropical system.

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