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GBTA: China business travel spend to see double digit increases in 2014-15

GBTA: China business travel spend to see double digit increases in 2014-15

SHANGHAI, China - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook – China ...

PATA appoints new CEO: Who is Mario Hardy?

PATA appoints new CEO: Who is Mario Hardy?

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Hardy as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2014.

Thailand Happiness Music Festival set to celebrate Thai cultural heritage

Thailand Happiness Music Festival set to celebrate Thai cultural heritage

The Thailand Happiness Music Festival is set to celebrate one of the kingdom’s most significant cultural heritages from October 31 to November 1, 2014, at the Ayutthaya Tourist Centre in ...

Phuket Tiger Kingdom re-opens two days after tourist mauling

Phuket Tiger Kingdom re-opens two days after tourist mauling

Tiger Kingdom in Phuket has re-opened to the public following the mauling of an Australian man inside one of its enclosures last week.

Japanese tourist's attacker arrested in Bangkok

Japanese tourist's attacker arrested in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - Bangkok police yesterday announced the arrest of a teenager who allegedly conspired with another three teens to rob and assault a Japanese tourist on Sunday night before ...

Christian Sack appointed General Manager, Raffles Beijing

Christian Sack appointed General Manager, Raffles Beijing

Peter French, President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Christian Sack as General Manager, Raffles Beijing.

Christian moves within the Raffles family to ...

JAL iBeacon and Smartwatch win Future Travel Experience Award

JAL iBeacon and Smartwatch win Future Travel Experience Award

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) received the Future Travel Experience (FTE) award in "Best Initiative at the Gate" category at Future Travel Experience Global 2014.

Luxury Travel Vietnam promotes all-inclusive cruising and experiential travels at WTM London

Luxury Travel Vietnam promotes all-inclusive cruising and experiential travels at WTM London

Current market trends in the UK continue to show increased interest in luxury tours in Asia.

Dusit Thani inks new deal with Vietnam

Vietnam Tourism: Dusit Thani inks new deal with Vietnam

By eTN Staff Writer

Hot on the heels of announcing an AUD $550m multi-use resort in Australia, leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International continues its expansion plans with the signing of the first Dusit ...

Bangkok celebrates puppetry art with Harmony World Puppet Carnival this November

Bangkok celebrates puppetry art with Harmony World Puppet Carnival this November

More than 160 troupes of puppeteers from 80 countries, including 50 groups from Thailand, will be transforming the historic Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok into a center stage of magical puppetry ...

North Korea to promote tourism at World Travel Market

North Korea to promote tourism at World Travel Market

If you want to run in the Pyongyang Marathon next April, ski on North Korea’s uncrowded mountain slopes, or visit ancient temples, then Experience North Korea has the holiday for you.

Fill your soul with South Korea’s music during your travel experience

Fill your soul with South Korea’s music during your travel experience

Maybe you want to bring some CDs home for friends, or you would like an ethnic instrument to display as a conversation piece and occasional attention-getter in your living room.

Philippines: Budget airlines eyeing more domestic, international routes

Philippines: Budget airlines eyeing more domestic, international routes

MANILA, Philippines - Low-cost carriers are eyeing more international and domestic routes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila and Mactan-Cebu International Airport in ...

Thai police tightens security for tourism high-season

Thai police tightens security for tourism high-season

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Royal Thai Police is tightening security measures, and has ordered the police in every region to ensure the safety of Thai and foreign tourists.

French tourist arrested for cocaine possession

French tourist arrested for cocaine possession

PHUKET, Thailand - A French tourist was arrested yesterday (October 25) for possession of 313.09 grams of cocaine at his house in Baan Sabai Village, Kathu.

Bhutan to host PATA conference and Mart 2015

Bhutan to host PATA conference and Mart 2015

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (AT&RTCM 2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan from February 4 to 6, ...

Okinawa considering relaxing visa requirements for tourists

Okinawa considering relaxing visa requirements for tourists

NAHA, Japan – The government decided Sunday to consider relaxing visa requirements for tourists visiting Okinawa to attract foreign tourists, officials said.

Classic cars to the First Beach Holiday Resort at Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2014

Classic cars to the First Beach Holiday Resort at Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2014

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, together with Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, president and CEO of Grand Prix International Co.

Korea evolves as youth travel destination

Korea evolves as youth travel destination

NEW YORK, NY - Youth travelers comprise more than 20% of the international travel population, accruing 200 million trips annually.

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 presents a dazzling and dizzying selection

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 presents a dazzling and dizzying selection

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 officially opens its doors today, and is glittering up the halls of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre for the second year, until 26 ...

Jin Jiang Hotel, Shanghai honored with 'The Best Meeting Hotel Award'

Jin Jiang Hotel, Shanghai honored with 'The Best Meeting Hotel Award'

SHANGHAI, China - Jin Jiang International Hotel's flagship heritage property Jin Jiang Hotel was honored with 'The Best Meeting Hotel Award' during the annual '2014-2015 City Traveler Best Hotel ...

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel - Beijing's new destination for leisure and MICE

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel - Beijing's new destination for leisure and MICE

BEIJING, China - Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island, managed by Kempinski, is now accepting reservations for stays as of 17 November 2014.

Hainan Airlines expands its onboard giving program

Hainan Airlines expands its onboard giving program

BEIJING, China - Hainan Airlines announced on October 21, 2014 that it will expand its successful onboard giving program Change for Good to all flights on an additional 16 routes.

Weakening yen, relaxed visa restrictions bring 10 million visitors to Japan

Weakening yen, relaxed visa restrictions bring 10 million visitors to Japan

TOKYO, Japan - Over 10 million foreigners are believed to have visited Japan so far this year, amid a weakening yen and relaxed visa restrictions for some nationals.

Rosewood Beijing opens today

Rosewood Beijing opens today

HONG KONG - Rosewood Beijing opens today, signaling the presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® ultra-luxury brand in Asia.

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