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Nepal: Every 6 tourists create one job

Nepal: Every 6 tourists create one job

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Every six tourists create one job in Nepal and the tourism industry provides poor communities better access to revenues generated by the tourism market, said the Tourism ...

Full marathon race to take place in Yokohama in March 2015

Full marathon race to take place in Yokohama in March 2015

YOKOHAMA, Japan - The Yokohama Marathon, which has a history of 33 years, will transform into a much-awaited full marathon race on March 15, 2015.

China wants to come clean in enforcing tourism laws

China wants to come clean in enforcing tourism laws

China's top legislature is about to launch inspections of the enforcement of the country's tourism law, targeting irregularities such as overpricing and hidden fees, authorities announced on ...

Taiwan's Hualien port sees sixteenfold increase in cruise passengers

Taiwan's Hualien port sees sixteenfold increase in cruise passengers

Hualien port welcomed 137,728 visitors in the first half of 2014, a sixteenfold increase from the same period last year, according to Taiwan International Ports Corp. Aug. 21.

Hong Kong: Airline passenger's fate rests with mainland authorities

Hong Kong: Airline passenger's fate rests with mainland authorities

HONG KONG - The fate of a British man diagnosed with schizophrenia after forcing a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight to return to Hong Kong this month apparently rests with mainland authorities ...

Exploring a paradise that’s all South Korea

Exploring a paradise that’s all South Korea

Koreans compare the island of Jeju to Hawaii. Those who visit Jeju know that the comparison isn’t necessary, because Jeju is in a class by itself.

Centara opens first 5-star villa resort in Bali

Bali, Indonesia: Luxurious 5-star Centara villa resort opens Centara opens first 5-star villa resort in Bali

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Grand Villas Nusa Dua Bali, the first five-star villa resort to be operated in Bali by Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts, will open on August 21, 2014.

Korea and China continue to grow tourism partnership

Korea and China continue to grow tourism partnership

A second formal meeting took place between two of China’s and Korea’s leading hospitality groups to strengthen ties between the two countries in the travel and tourism sector.

New hotel coming to Tokyo's entertainment and nightlife hub

New hotel coming to Tokyo's entertainment and nightlife hub

TOKYO, Japan - Leading Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko Inc announced it is now accepting reservations for a new Hotel Gracery, opening in April 2015 in Kabukicho, Tokyo's entertainment ...

Thailand Tourism numbers up

Thailand Tourism numbers up

Thailand’s record-breaking visitor arrivals in 2013 helped it move into the list of the world’s top 10 tourism destinations in terms of both visitor numbers and visitor expenditure, according ...

Who is hacking Malaysia Airlines on MH370?

Who is hacking Malaysia Airlines on MH370?

The successful hacking attack affected some 30 computers belonging to officials in the Malaysia Airlines, the Civil Aviation Department and the National Security Council, Malaysian newspaper the ...

Deadly landslides kill 32 in Hiroshima, Japan

Deadly landslides kill 32 in Hiroshima, Japan

Record-breaking rainfall has triggered several deadly landslides and flooding in Hiroshima this morning.

ADB, GIT and PATA launch learning program for travel industry professionals in Guilin

ADB, GIT and PATA launch learning program for travel industry professionals in Guilin

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to ...

Princess Cruises to further capitalize on Indonesia’s strong cruise market and strengthen its offerings in the region

Princess Cruises to further capitalize on Indonesia’s strong cruise market and strengthen its offerings in the region

Responding to the strong demand from Indonesian cruise travelers and consumers, Princess Cruises will be broadening its portfolio of offerings for the region.

Not interested: AirAsia denies takeover talks

Not interested: AirAsia denies takeover talks

The founder and chief executive of Malaysian airline AirAsia has dismissed recent reports suggesting it is considering making a bid for struggling Japanese firm Skymark Airlines.

China’s tallest skyscraper nears completion

Shanghai Tower reaches 2,073 feet high with 125 stories China’s tallest skyscraper nears completion

SHANGHAI, China - The Shanghai Tower reaches 2,073 feet high with 125 stories, making it China’s tallest building and the second tallest in the world.

New airline to launch in Cambodia before end of year

New airline to launch in Cambodia before end of year

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia Bayon Airlines will soon import two Modern Ark 60 aircrafts from the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), with plans to begin domestic flights ...

Illegal guest houses run rampant in Hong Kong

Illegal guest houses run rampant in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Three in four of an estimated 2,800 guest houses scattered across Hong Kong operate without a licence, a study has found.

Beijing investing $7.6 billion to address air pollution

Beijing investing $7.6 billion to address air pollution

BEIJING, China - Beijing plans to invest $7.6+ billion to combat air pollution over the next five years.

World's highest rail track nears Everest

World's highest rail track nears Everest

BEIJING, China - The Qinghai-Tibet rail line in China is the highest railway in the world, and now – with the recent opening of a stretch of track connecting the Tibetan cities of Lhasa and ...

Online crimes on the rise in Singapore

Online crimes on the rise in Singapore

SINGAPORE - In its mid-year crime brief for January to June, the Singapore Police Force reported that cheating involving e-commerce increased by 213 cases over the same period last year.

Sales tax hike takes a bite out of Japan's economy

Sales tax hike takes a bite out of Japan's economy

TOKYO, Japan - The Japanese economy shrank at an annual pace of 6.8 percent in the second quarter after spending got slammed by a sales tax hike that kicked in from April, government figures ...

Miramar Group launches Mira Cube Hotel in Hong Kong

Miramar Group launches Mira Cube Hotel in Hong Kong

Miramar Hotel & Investment Company, Ltd. (Miramar Group) – owner of The Mira Hong Kong and recently opened Mira Moon Hotel - will open its latest boutique hotel, Mira Cube in January 2015. ...

Nude Sport Games 2014: Not a good idea to hold in Malaysia

Nude Sport Games 2014: Not a good idea to hold in Malaysia

Travel and tourism is big business in Malaysia and well needed, but there are limits to it.

Cruise operators moving in fast into Southeast Asia to capitalize on growth potential

Cruise operators moving in fast into Southeast Asia to capitalize on growth potential

“Training for travel agents is key to unlocking the regional cruise industry’s potential and cruise operators should make this their priority,” said Farriek Tawfik, Director of Southeast ...

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