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Samui Regatta as it sails into the 14th successful year

Samui Regatta as it sails into the 14th successful year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is helping to promote the upcoming 14th Samui Regatta that will take place from May 23-31 in the seas off the popular tourist island.

Volcanic eruption possible at popular Japanese tourist hotspot near Tokyo

Volcanic eruption possible at popular Japanese tourist hotspot near Tokyo

On Wednesday Japanese authorities increased the alarm level from 1 to 2. One is normal, 2 is a level advising regulated entries.

Thailand emerges as only Asia Pacific destination in top 10 by global tourists

Thailand emerges as only Asia Pacific destination in top 10 by global tourists

The most searched destinations during the first quarter of the year were the United States (US), Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Mexico, Turkey, Greece, and Thailand.

Need a good cry? Book a hotel room in Japan

Need a good cry? Book a hotel room in Japan

Put on a sad movie and grab the tissues – it’s time for a really good cry.

Princess Cruises' new ship to be based in China year round

Princess Cruises' new ship to be based in China year round

SANTA CLARITA, CA - Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, announced that the new ship currently under construction for Princess Cruises will be based in China ...

Wang Jianlin surpasses Li Ka-shing as Asia's richest man

Wang Jianlin surpasses Li Ka-shing as Asia's richest man

BEIJING, China - Dalian Wanda Group Chairman and businessman Wang Jianlin has surpassed Hong Kong investor Li Ka-shing as Asia's richest man, thanks to the rising listed A-share and H-share prices ...

Cambo Challenge tuk tuk rally - 3rd edition

3rd edition of the best and only Cambodian tuk tuk Charity Challenge in the world will cover 1650 km and take place from October 17-28, 2015 Cambo Challenge tuk tuk rally - 3rd edition

Large Minority Travel, the leading provider of adventure charity challenges, will be running the 3rd edition of the Cambo Challenge from October 17-28, 2015.

2015 Asia Boating Awards presented in Hong Kong

2015 Asia Boating Awards presented in Hong Kong

HONG KONG - The 11th Asia Boating Awards organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines were presented during a luxurious gala at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the opening night of ...

PATA Appointment: Parita Niemwongse as Director Human Capital Development

PATA Appointment: Parita Niemwongse as Director Human Capital Development

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Parita Niemwongse as Director – Human Capital Development, effective immediately.

PATA appoints Wallace Wong

PATA appoints Wallace Wong

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wallace Wong as the new Regional Director – Asia, effective immediately.

Successful PATA Annual Summit 2015 held in Leshan, China

Successful PATA Annual Summit 2015 held in Leshan, China

BANGKOK, Thailand - The PATA Annual Summit 2015, held at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China, successfully ended on Sunday, April 26.

Vietnam renewing efforts to tap its natural resources to help drive tourism

Vietnam renewing efforts to tap its natural resources to help drive tourism

DA NANG, Central Vietnam - While summer remains the peak for tourism, state and local officials are working to shoulder the busier months with increased tourism at other times of the year, ...

Shanghai helicopter tourism meets sharp resistance from local residents

Shanghai helicopter tourism meets sharp resistance from local residents

BEIJING, China - The introduction of a helicopter tourism service in Shanghai has resulted in a sharp resistance from the local people, who complain about noise pollution and the risks of the ...

The reason behind Thailand’s air safety problem

The reason behind Thailand’s air safety problem

In 2013, AvCon Worldwide Limited, based in London in the UK, represented Saudi Arabia's Prince Faisal al-Saud, and went to Thai Airways International (THAI) to buy A340-500s from them.

Latest news took Nepal from very bad to even worse

Latest news took Nepal from very bad to even worse

It went from very bad to even worse today in Nepal.

Chinese travel less to Hong Kong

Chinese travel less to Hong Kong

"When Chinese mainland tourists choose destinations, they are more likely to choose Japan or South Korea or Taiwan over Hong Kong.

Hundreds of European tourists still "not accounted for" in Nepal

Hundreds of European tourists still "not accounted for" in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Some 1,000 Europeans in Nepal are unaccounted for, according to a European Union official.

Malaysia Airlines "exploring fleet options," may dump A380s

Malaysia Airlines "exploring fleet options," may dump A380s

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines Friday said it was "exploring fleet options" as the flag carrier sidestepped commenting on reports it is planning to sell off some of its planes to ...

Foreign visitors spend fortune in Japan

Foreign visitors spend fortune in Japan

TOKYO, Japan - Foreign visitors to Japan spent ¥706.6 billion from January to March, a record high for one quarter and an increase of 64.4 percent from the same period of the previous year, ...

World Duty Free service for Chinese tourists launched

World Duty Free service for Chinese tourists launched

HANGZHOU, China - Tmall Global announced today the launch of a new “World Duty Free” service that allows Chinese tourists to prepay for their duty-free purchases before going on vacation.

Hilton introduces Embassy by Hilton brand in China

Hilton introduces Embassy by Hilton brand in China

BEIJING, China & MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Syncept Investment Group Co., Ltd for Embassy by Hilton Bo’ao, marking the entry of ...

Thai Airways safety log may destroy airline and tourism industry

Thai Airways safety log may destroy airline and tourism industry

Imagine the national carrier and other airlines registered in Thailand were no longer allowed to fly to Europe, Japan or North America due to safety concerns.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unveils K-wave Zone

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unveils K-wave Zone

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong today launched the all-new K-wave Zone as the first wave of its 15th anniversary celebration.

China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM): What key exhibitors had to say

China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM): What key exhibitors had to say

The China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) Exhibition held earlier this month in Beijing, saw an amazing 7% increase in exhibitors with over 350 participants from 65 different ...

Publish Asia 2015

Publish Asia 2015

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is co-sponsoring and supporting Publish Asia 2015, which will be held at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in Bangkok from April ...

JAL Group to announce consolidated financial results for full fiscal year 2014

JAL Group to announce consolidated financial results for full fiscal year 2014

JAL Group (JAL) today announced the consolidated financial results for the full fiscal year of 2014 - the period from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

SKAL International Asia's tribute to Lana Gordon

Rest in Peace SKAL International Asia's tribute to Lana Gordon

A faithful friend and true Skalleague, Lana Gordon, will be greatly missed by many, especially by Asia Area Skalleagues who met her during her unfailing attendance at its meetings and functions. ...

In-flight W-Fi: AirMedia responds to false allegations

In-flight W-Fi: AirMedia responds to false allegations

AirMedia Group Inc., a leading operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers, as well as a first-mover in the in-flight and on-train Wi-Fi market, ...

T-POP Festival 2015 in Thailand

T-POP Festival 2015 in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the T-POP Festival 2015: Thailand Music Festival from 22-23 May, 2015, at Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace), Royal Thai Army Camp, ...

Safety alert: Thai International Airways maintenance discrepancies disclosed

Safety alert: Thai International Airways maintenance discrepancies disclosed

Thai Airways International is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand and a current member of Star Alliance.

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