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Lion Air in the eye of the storm

Low-cost airline in the spotlight Lion Air in the eye of the storm

By James Lee, special to eTN, reporting from Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia - It is not the first time that Indonesia’s largest carrier – and giant low-cost airline - Lion Air has come under the spotlight for negative reasons.

JAL to enhance its in-flight entertainment service in 2015

Japan Airlines JAL to enhance its in-flight entertainment service in 2015

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) is striving to provide passengers high levels of in-flight service and pleasure onboard.

Centara Hotels & Resorts celebrates its success in Vietnam with a third property

Centara Hotels & Resorts celebrates its success in Vietnam with a third property

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Beach Resort & Spa Phu Quoc is the latest Vietnamese property acquired by Centara Hotels & Resorts after a management contract was signed with the owners, Binh ...

TAT Intelligence Centre signs MOU with four partners to bolster Thailand's tourism growth

TAT Intelligence Centre signs MOU with four partners to bolster Thailand's tourism growth

The Tourism Authority of Thailand Intelligence Centre (TATIC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with four strategic partners with an aim to bolster Thailand’s tourism growth ...

JAL introduces new spring menu

Japan Airlines JAL introduces new spring menu

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing high quality inflight meals on North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia routes under the meal service concept of "JAL BEDD SKY AUBERGE," your ...

TAT 2015 Discover Thainess campaign unveiled in India

TAT 2015 Discover Thainess campaign unveiled in India

The new national tourism promotion campaign “2015 Discover Thainess” is to be further advanced in India with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s participation in the “Thailand Trade ...

Korean Air further expands its network in China

Korean Air further expands its network in China

Korean Air will expand its network in China by launching four new services in the first half of 2015.

TAT promotes "Happiness all Around" charity concert organized by Rotary Club Bangkok

TAT promotes "Happiness all Around" charity concert organized by Rotary Club Bangkok

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is helping to promote the upcoming charity concert organized by the Rotary Club of Bangkok, to be held on February 27, to raise money for the expansion of ...

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali awarded Best Mid-Range Hotel of the Year 2015

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali awarded Best Mid-Range Hotel of the Year 2015

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Indonesia Achievement Center (IAC) has presented Centra Taum Seminyak Bali for the second time with The Best Mid-Range Hotel of the Year ...

Minister: Chinese tourism to Malaysia set to double

Minister: Chinese tourism to Malaysia set to double

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - Malaysia’s tourism sector is expected to see a further upswing this year, with visitors from China alone set to double to two million, Transport Minister Datuk Seri ...

Hong Kong Restaurant Week 2015 to be held from 27 February to 8 March

Hong Kong Restaurant Week 2015 to be held from 27 February to 8 March

HONG KONG - Just 4 more days and the biggest edition of Hong Kong Restaurant Week, jointly presented by DiningCity and China Construction Bank ( Asia ) ["CCB ( Asia )"], will kick-start on 27 ...

Bullet trains in Japan: Hokuriku Shinkansen to start service on March 14

Bullet trains in Japan: Hokuriku Shinkansen to start service on March 14

TOKYO, Japan - A new addition to Japan's bullet train network, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, will start service on March.

Philippines should promote itself as top cruising destination

Philippines should promote itself as top cruising destination

MANILA, Philippines - In line with its drive to boost tourism, the Philippines should promote itself as a top cruising destination as it boasts 7,107 islands, most with pristine beaches and ...

Taiwan's lighthouses become major tourist attractions

Taiwan's lighthouses become major tourist attractions

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan is planning to open two more lighthouses to the public since such structures have become major tourist attractions in the country, the Maritime and Port Bureau said on ...

Report: Influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar's cultural heritage

Report: Influx of tourists can negatively impact Myanmar's cultural heritage

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Myanmar will not reap long-term benefits in opening up the country for tourists, if there is lack of policy to safeguard the environment, society and human rights, said a ...

Angry passenger protests cost Lion Air Rp 100 million

Angry passenger protests cost Lion Air Rp 100 million

JAKARTA, Indonesia - State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) president director Budi Karya Sumadi said on Sunday that passenger protests against Lion Air flight delays since Wednesday ...

Thai tourism must decide decide whether it wants quality or quantity

Thai tourism must decide decide whether it wants quality or quantity

BANGKOK, Thailand - Experts say the government needs to get serious on the long-term development of the tourism industry, and decide whether quality or quantity - that is, sheer numbers of ...

Manila has a new travel and tourism attraction

Manila has a new travel and tourism attraction

A new tourism attraction was announced in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The new attraction is the Bureau of the Treasury.

Pegasus Asia launches flights to Delhi

Pegasus Asia launches flights to Delhi

Pegasus Asia, born out of Pegasus Airlines’ partnership with the Kyrgyz airline, Air Manas, continues its growth with the launch of new routes and increased flight frequencies.

Senior officials of China and Thailand extend Lunar New Year wishes at a Bangkok ceremony

Senior officials of China and Thailand extend Lunar New Year wishes at a Bangkok ceremony

Senior officials representing the governments of the People’s Republic of China and Thailand extended Lunar New Year’s greetings to people across China and Thailand at a special ceremony held ...

Relaxed visa requirements drive Japan tourism up 30 percent

Relaxed visa requirements drive Japan tourism up 30 percent

TOKYO, Japan - Japan has attracted more tourists in 2014 with a record-breaking 13 million visitors, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

Japan Airlines announces board of directors & executive officers

JAL Japan Airlines announces board of directors & executive officers

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced that the following executive lineup on/after April 1, 2015 had been decided in a meeting of the board of directors held today.

Dusit joins hands with Japan’s Prince Hotels

Dusit joins hands with Japan’s Prince Hotels

Distinguished Asian hospitality groups Dusit International and Prince Hotels (Japan) have entered into a strategic partnership that positions both companies to expand their reach in the region and ...

Fly, stay, eat, play for free in the Maldives

Fly, stay, eat, play for free in the Maldives

Starting from today, if you book a stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa 30 days in advance for a visit from April to September 2015, you and your children will be in line for a some great ...

IATA study: Premium and economy travel in December

IATA study: Premium and economy travel in December

The IATA's assessment of premium and economy travel in December was released. Key points are:

JAL Group announces Medium-Term Management Plan

JAL Group announces Medium-Term Management Plan

JAL Group today announced its Medium Term Management Plan Rolling Plan 2015. (FY2015: fiscal year 2015 is from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.)

PATA and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand join forces

PATA and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand join forces

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will focus on four main ...

Expedia increases ownership in AirAsia-Expedia joint venture

Expedia increases ownership in AirAsia-Expedia joint venture

Expedia, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with AirAsia Berhad to purchase an additional 25% equity interest of AAE Travel Pte.

PATA partners with Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

PATA partners with Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

A new partnership is set to benefit New Zealand’s tourism industry and see it contributing at a global level.

Luxury hospitality design firm to relaunch illustrious Regent brand in Jakarta

Luxury hospitality design firm to relaunch illustrious Regent brand in Jakarta

SINGAPORE - Leading luxury hospitality design firm BLINK Design Group has captured the interior design and building concept brief for Regent Jakarta, as the world famous hotel brand returns to the ...

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