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World’s second operator of the A350 XWB:  Vietnam Airlines

World’s second operator of the A350 XWB: Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse today.

Singapore's tourism giants join hands to drive tourists to the country

Singapore's tourism giants join hands to drive tourists to the country

Singapore Airlines (SIA), Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have stepped up efforts to jointly promote inbound travel to Singapore and Changi Airport, in the largest ...

Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus

Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health today announced that a 75-year-old Omani man who became the country’s first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been ...

Hong Kong residents spend over half of their holidays traveling abroad

Hong Kong residents spend over half of their holidays traveling abroad

HONG KONG - Mobile phones and credit cards are among the top two essential travel companions for Hong Kong residents traveling abroad.

Hengky Tambayong appointed GM for HARRIS Hotel Seminyak, Bali

Hengky Tambayong appointed GM for HARRIS Hotel Seminyak, Bali

Tauzia Hotel Management appointed Hengky Tambayong as General Manager of HARRIS Hotel Seminyak Bali.

The hotel is the fifteenth HARRIS hotel, catering to both business and leisure markets. ...

Muslim visitors to Thailand get their own app

Muslim visitors to Thailand get their own app

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched its first app designed specifically for the growing number of Muslim visitors to find their way around the country.

The effects of tourism development towards business expansion

2015 Global Hospitality, Tourism Marketing & Management Conference in Thailand The effects of tourism development towards business expansion

By Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand

The 2015 Global Hospitality, Tourism Marketing & Management Conference held at the Pullman Bangkok King Power hotel June 27-29, 2015 featured a lively panel discussion by tourism industry ...

Mandarin Oriental is planning another luxury hotel in Beijing, China

Mandarin Oriental is planning another luxury hotel in Beijing, China

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage another luxury property in the heart of Beijing, scheduled to open in 2017, in the Wangfujing district of the capital city.

Mt. Fiji: Environmental protection vs. tourism

Mt. Fiji: Environmental protection vs. tourism

TOKYO, Japan - When Mount Fuji was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in June 2013, UNESCO asked relevant local governments to report to it on measures for environmental conservation, ...

AirAsia CEO: 'Report is rubbish, we're doing extremely well'

AirAsia CEO: 'Report is rubbish, we're doing extremely well'

HONG KONG - A catastrophic crash at his Indonesian airline, the relegation of his English football team, an embarrassing exit from Formula One motor racing, and now an attack on accounting ...

Philippines vies to become global cruise destination

Philippines vies to become global cruise destination

MANILA, Philippines - Philippines' Department of Tourism is in talks with some of the biggest cruise companies in the world as it seeks to position the Philippines as a global cruise ship ...

China may merge major airlines' cargo businesses

China may merge major airlines' cargo businesses

BEIJING, China - China is studying the feasibility of merging the cargo businesses of the country's three major airlines–Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, Shanghai's ...

Pier First Class Lounge reopens at Hong Kong International Airport

Pier First Class Lounge reopens at Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific Airways has reopened The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following an extensive renovation.

Zainal Kling: Malaysia Airlines job cuts ‘divine will and decree’

Zainal Kling: Malaysia Airlines job cuts ‘divine will and decree’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The cut in 6,000 jobs under Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) rescue plan should be accepted as ‘divine will and decree’, said academician, Prof Datuk Dr Zainal Kling.

Vietnam Airlines and its airports: Far off the mark

Skyteam promises fall by the wayside Vietnam Airlines and its airports: Far off the mark

By Luc Citrinot, special to eTN

On its global alliance website, Skyteam lures travelers with this offer: “Wherever a journey takes you, we aim to provide you with seamless connections and a hassle-free travel experience – ...

Hundreds of tourists injured at Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City

Hundreds of tourists injured at Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City

A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City injuring more than 200 people, authorities said.

Malaysia Airlines to focus on smaller planes, customer service

Malaysia Airlines to focus on smaller planes, customer service

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - The reincarnated Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MH) is set to embark on a fleet rollover as it seeks to align its resources to meet present demand, Bloomberg reports.

South Korea: Outbreak of MERS hits spending and tourism

South Korea: Outbreak of MERS hits spending and tourism

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s finance ministry said yesterday that economic growth will slow this year as the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) hits spending and ...

2015 Taiwan International Balloon Fiestas to feature Night Glow Shows

2015 Taiwan International Balloon Fiestas to feature Night Glow Shows

TAITUNG, Taiwan - Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta, the annual event attracts hundreds of thousands to the eastern county of Taitung in Taiwan every year.

Krabi Resort Officially Relaunches as Dusit Thani

Krabi Resort Officially Relaunches as Dusit Thani

July 1st 2015 marks the official opening of the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, located on a secluded stretch of beautiful Klong Muang Beach on the west coast of southern Thailand.

Krabi Resort officially relaunches as Dusit Thani

Krabi Resort officially relaunches as Dusit Thani

July 1st 2015 marks the official opening of the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort, located on a secluded stretch of beautiful Klong Muang Beach on the west coast of southern Thailand.

Welcome to Europe:  All airlines based in the Philippines

Welcome to Europe: All airlines based in the Philippines

Besides Philippine AIrlines, PAL Express (formerly Air Philippines Corp.), Cebu Pacific’s Cebgo (formerly Tiger Airways Philippines and Southeast Asian Airlines), AirAsia Inc., AirAsia Zest, ...

Singapore Airlines to offer "Singapore Heritage" cuisine on select flights

Singapore Airlines to offer "Singapore Heritage" cuisine on select flights

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines passengers will be served Peranakan fare for three months starting July.

Hong Kong says no to Jetstar

Hong Kong says no to Jetstar

HONG KONG - Hong Kong on Thursday rejected budget airline Jetstar Hong Kong’s application for a licence to operate, saying its primary place of business was not in the southern Chinese city.

Russian tourist quarantined in Vietnam tests negative for MERS

Russian tourist quarantined in Vietnam tests negative for MERS

LAM DONG, Vietnam — A female Russian tourist quarantined at Lam Dong Province's General Hospital on Tuesday has tested negative for MERS-CoV, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, ...

28th China Wedding Expo launches July 2

28th China Wedding Expo launches July 2

SHANGHAI, China - The 28th China Wedding Expo will be held from July 2-5 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China.

Ancient capital of Anhui province now becomes a Shangri La city

Ancient capital of Anhui province now becomes a Shangri La city

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts today announced the opening of its latest hotel in China in Hefei, a city founded as a county seat in the Qin Dynasty between China's largest river, ...

Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan, China opening in 2018

Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan, China opening in 2018

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by the CMT Group of Taiwan to manage Rosewood Clearwater Bay, Hainan opening in 2018.

Hilton Garden Inn establishes presence in North China

Hilton Garden Inn establishes presence in North China

DANDONG, China - Hilton Garden Inn announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Dandong as the first Hilton Garden Inn property in North China, as well as the only internationally branded ...

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