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Japanese hotelier targets Taiwan with new Taipei hotel

Japanese hotelier targets Taiwan with new Taipei hotel

TOKYO, Japan - Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc. announced it will open a new Taipei hotel in 2019.

JAL introduces new child meal menus developed by its star chefs

Japan Airlines JAL introduces new child meal menus developed by its star chefs

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing high quality in-flight meals on its North America, Europe, Oceania and Southeast Asia routes under the meal service concept of "JAL BEDD SKY AUBERGE"- ...

PATA: Travel demand for Asia Pacific to grow by 4.6 percent each year

PATA: Travel demand for Asia Pacific to grow by 4.6 percent each year

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor demand into the Asia Pacific region is forecast to grow at an average rate of 4.6 percent each year to reach in excess of 657 million by 2020.

JW Marriott in Shanghai sets world record

JW Marriott in Shanghai sets world record

The executive library of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square has won the Guinness World Records title for Highest Library from Ground Level.

Hong Kong to Kuching, Malaysia: Now direct air service

Hong Kong to Kuching, Malaysia: Now direct air service

Commencing on May 28, 2016, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will be the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and ...

Thailand appoints CAAi to improve ICAO compliance

Thailand appoints CAAi to improve ICAO compliance

BANGKOK, Thailand — The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has appointed CAA International (CAAi), the advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), to help strengthen ...

West Air to increase flights from Chongqing to Singapore

West Air to increase flights from Chongqing to Singapore

At the China-Singapore cooperation meeting held last week in Chongqing, West Air announced that it's going to increase the frequency of flights from Chongqing to Singapore beginning May 27, ...

Capella Hotel Group Asia to manage heritage "shikumen" landmark in Shanghai

Capella Hotel Group Asia to manage heritage "shikumen" landmark in Shanghai

SINGAPORE - Shanghai Hengfu Investment & Development Co, Ltd has appointed Capella Hotel Group Asia as the manager of Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, which is scheduled to open in March ...

Hotelier Michael Sagild joins Blink Design Group

Hotelier Michael Sagild joins Blink Design Group

Hospitality veteran Michael Sagild has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of BLINK Design Group, as the Bangkok-headquartered hospitality design firm sets its sights on accelerated expansion ...

PATA and Reef-World sign new organizational partnership

PATA and Reef-World sign new organizational partnership

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Reef-World Foundation (Reef-World) have announced a new organizational partnership, recognizing the positive impacts that ...

JAL operational prototypes leverage Microsoft's latest holographic computer

Japan Airlines JAL operational prototypes leverage Microsoft's latest holographic computer

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) has been working with Microsoft Corporation since August 2015 to explore the utilization of Microsoft HoloLens, a new holographic computer developed by ...

New Airbus Asia Training Center opens in Singapore

New Airbus Asia Training Center opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The new Airbus Asia Training Center (AATC), a joint venture owned 55% by Airbus and 45% by Singapore Airlines (SIA), was officially opened in Singapore today.

Indonesia offers three destination opportunities to Chinese tourism investors

Indonesia offers three destination opportunities to Chinese tourism investors

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has offered three tourism destination investment opportunities to Chinese investors wishing to invest in tourism business in Indonesia.

Philippines' province mulls creation of Tourism Code

Philippines' province mulls creation of Tourism Code

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The Cebu provincial board is set to discuss the creation of Tourism Code in an effort to achieve the full potential of tourism and culture in the province.

More Russian tourists heading to Vietnam

More Russian tourists heading to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam - Traditionally, Russian tourists often travel to Turkey and Egypt.

SriLankan Airlines flight ordered to return to Singapore "due to security reasons"

SriLankan Airlines flight ordered to return to Singapore "due to security reasons"

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A SriLankan Airlines flight that took off from Singapore's Changi Airport was made to return to Singapore "due to security reasons" soon after take-off, according to a ...

Tourists trapped in Japanese hotel after second deadly earthquake

Tourists trapped in Japanese hotel after second deadly earthquake

A second strong earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan, trapped a group of 20 Chinese tourists in a hotel near Mount Aso. Rescue efforts are underway.

Korean Airlines now flies nonstop to St. Petersburg and Irkutsk in Russia

Korean Airlines now flies nonstop to St. Petersburg and Irkutsk in Russia

Commencing April 21, Korean Air will resume services between South Korea’s Incheon and Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg.

Thai Airways flight from Jakarta to Bangkok in trouble

Thai Airways flight from Jakarta to Bangkok in trouble

A Thai Airways flight from Jakarta to Bangkok turned out to be a nightmare.

TransAsia crash: Taiwanese air traffic controller blamed and charged

TransAsia crash: Taiwanese air traffic controller blamed and charged

Taiwan has charged two of its air traffic control officers. These air traffic controllers are accused of having caused a TransAsia plane crash that killed 49 people in 2014.

New Hong Kong- Narita air service

New Hong Kong- Narita air service

Commencing on July 1, 2016, Hong Kong Airlines will launch a twice daily service between Hong Kong and Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan. Airbus A330 aircraft will be deployed on the route.

Singapore women spend  $204,000 on shoes in their lifetime

Singapore women spend $204,000 on shoes in their lifetime

Coveting a new pair of shoes has never been more on trend, with 76% of Singaporean women spending an average of two weeks a year looking for their sole mates.

Japan earthquake update: 9 dead, over 760 injured

TENS OF THOUSANDS SEEK REFUGE Japan earthquake update: 9 dead, over 760 injured

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Kumamoto city on Kyushu island in southern Japan on Thursday night, April 14, 2016, at 9:26 pm. Hardest hit was the town of Mashiki, 9 miles east of Kumamoto ...

2016 World IT Show targets Asia's biggest ICT market

2016 World IT Show targets Asia's biggest ICT market

SEOUL, South Korea - After the CES, MWC 2016 closed its great curtain at Barcelona, the cutting-edge mobile business showcase place.

WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM

WTM Connect Asia is due to open its doors for the first time in 5 weeks, marking World Travel Market’s arrival in Southeast Asia.

Jin Air signs interline deal with Jetstar Group

Jin Air signs interline deal with Jetstar Group

Korean low-cost carrier, Jin Air, signed an interline agreement on the April 5, 2016 with Jetstar Group, one of Asia Pacific’s largest low-cost carriers in comprising Jetstar Airways, Jetstar ...

Roland Jegge: 20 years of exceptional leadership

Roland Jegge: 20 years of exceptional leadership

As Executive Vice President of Worldhotels, Asia Pacific, Roland has led his team on the path of success for the past 20 years.

Low-cost Korean airline expanding

Low-cost Korean airline expanding

HONG KONG – An interline agreement will allow a low-cost Korean airline to combine desired routes with its existing network and develop seamless travel packages for its customers.

Destination China: World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

Destination China: World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Even as China's hospitals struggle to treat patients, the broader market for healthcare services is luring foreign investors to the World Medical Tourism and Global ...

From Thailand to Sri Lanka: Centara Hotels names new GMs

From Thailand to Sri Lanka: Centara Hotels names new GMs

Centara Hotels & Resorts

BANGKOK, Thailand – “I offer my congratulations to all of the new members to the Centara team as well as to the friendly faces who are taking on new challenges in their new assignments.

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