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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 ...

UnionPay: 2015 outbound tourism tendency of summer vacation

UnionPay: 2015 outbound tourism tendency of summer vacation

SHANGHAI, China - UnionPay International issued the Report of 2015 Outbound Tourism Tendency of Summer Vacation on June 24, which indicates that the outbound Chinese tourists is characterized with ...

Thailand takes a bold step in compensating injured airline passengers

Travel Law Thailand takes a bold step in compensating injured airline passengers

By Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Last year we encouraged countries emerging as tourist destinations to increase compensation to airline passengers injured on both domestic flights (intra-country) and flights between countries ...

PATA elects two new members to the Executive Board

PATA elects two new members to the Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the PATA Executive Board, effective immediately. Ms.

PATA and IUCN announce new partnership

International Union for Conservation of Nature and PATA PATA and IUCN announce new partnership

BANGKOK, Thailalnd - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have launched a new partnership in the form of a memorandum of ...

Thailand visitor arrivals surge 25% in Jan-May 2015

Thailand visitor arrivals surge 25% in Jan-May 2015

Visitor arrivals to Thailand totalled 12.4 million between January-May 2015, up 25% over the same period of 2014, and are on track to cross the estimated 28-million projection for the entire ...

Pentahotels continues expansion in Asia with new Hong Kong property

Pentahotels continues expansion in Asia with new Hong Kong property

FRANKFURT & MUNICH, Germany - Pentahotels has been appointed by Hong Kong-based Luks Industrial Company to manage pentahotel Hong Kong, Tuen Mun, opening in 2016.

Korean Air to safeguard passengers from MERS

Korean Air to safeguard passengers from MERS

Recently, people are becoming more concerned about the spread of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), a topic where there are misconceptions surrounding the virus.

Pentahotels continues regional expansion with new Hong Kong property

Pentahotels continues regional expansion with new Hong Kong property

Pentahotels continues its regional growth with the opening of a second Hong Kong hotel, introducing the brand’s “neighborhood lifestyle” concept to a new Hong Kong home.

eTN supports Beijing International Tourism Expo as media partner

eTN supports Beijing International Tourism Expo as media partner

eTurboNews (eTN) announced it will support the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) as a media partner.

Japanese companies seek to capitalize on tourism boom

Japanese companies seek to capitalize on tourism boom

TOKYO, Japan - Major Japanese companies are looking to form cross-industrial alliances as they seek to capitalize on an increasing number of foreign tourists visiting Japan.

Seafood Expo Asia returns to Hong Kong

Seafood Expo Asia returns to Hong Kong

HONG KONG - Highly regarded as one of the industry's most influential trade events, Seafood Expo Asia will introduce an expanded programme of special events and networking opportunities when the ...

Hard Rock announces new executive in charge of hotel development for Asia and India

Hard Rock announces new executive in charge of hotel development for Asia and India

ORLANDO, Florida - Hard Rock International announced today the appointment of an industry veteran as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Hotel Development for Asia and India.

THAI Airways forced to cut its global network in a big way - immediately!

ICAO declassifies Thailand Civil Aviation to category 2 THAI Airways forced to cut its global network in a big way - immediately!

By James Lee, eTN Thailand Correspondent

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - The world became smaller for airlines from Thailand. Will US and EU authorities prevent airlines registered in Thailand from entering their airspace?

Vietnam abolishes visas for 6 European countries from July 1

Vietnam abolishes visas for 6 European countries from July 1

By James Lee, eTN Correspondent

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - At the recent Mekong Tourism Forum in Danang, Vietnam National Administration Chairman Nguyen Van Tuan confirmed that the government will finally allow new countries to ...

French-Italian hotelier appointed General Manager of PARKROYAL Yangon

French-Italian hotelier appointed General Manager of PARKROYAL Yangon

SINGAPORE – Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pleased to appoint Jean-Marc Poli as the new General Manager of PARKROYAL Yangon in Myanmar.

Thai tourism not affected by MERS

Thai tourism not affected by MERS

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) has expressed confidence in the government’s measures to control a MERS outbreak in Thailand.

Myanmar's tourism authorities hope industry will remain bright

Myanmar's tourism authorities hope industry will remain bright

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's tourism authorities are proceeding with their development plans in anticipation that the industry will remain bright before and after the general election expected ...

China Aircraft Leasing Group delivers its 50th aircraft

China Aircraft Leasing Group delivers its 50th aircraft

TIANJIN, China - China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China , delivered a new A320-200 aircraft to Sichuan Airlines at the ...

Krabi Resort officially relaunches as Dusit Thani

Krabi Resort officially relaunches as Dusit Thani

BANGKOK, Thailand - 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 ...

THAI reveals MERS virus preventive measures to boost passenger confidence

THAI reveals MERS virus preventive measures to boost passenger confidence

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently held a briefing session about the implementation of measures to prevent the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ...

New app shows waiting time at airport security check

New app shows waiting time at airport security check

Japan Airline's (JAL) has been progressively delivering innovative travel experience at home airports and in the air, with "Simple, Convenient and Speedy" services under the concept of JAL Smart ...

Skål International Phuket & Southern Thailand elect new executive committee

Skål International Phuket & Southern Thailand elect new executive committee

Skål International Phuket & Southern Thailand held an election for a new executive committee for the coming year 2015-2017. President Claude Sauter, Vice-President Mr. Brice Borin and ...

Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, Bali opens

Swiss-Belhotel Petitenget, Bali opens

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The leading global hotel management chain, Swiss-Belhotel International, has bolstered its award-winning and extensive Indonesian portfolio with the launch of Swiss-Belhotel ...

Cebu Pacific advises on Manila Terminal changes

Cebu Pacific advises on Manila Terminal changes

MANILA, Philippines - Starting August 15, 2015, Cebu Pacific flights utilizing turbo-prop or ATR aircraft, such as those from Manila to Caticlan, Busuanga, Laoag and Naga, will operate out of ...

HOTELEX returns to Chengdu in August 2015

HOTELEX returns to Chengdu in August 2015

SHANGHAI, China - The 2nd HOTELEX Chengdu Exhibition (HOTELEX), organized by UBM China Ltd, and undertook by the Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd and Sichuan Province Hotel ...

Malaysia looks at ‘quick wins’ strategies to boost tourism

Malaysia looks at ‘quick wins’ strategies to boost tourism

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Tourism which, among other things, looked at so-called ‘quick ...

THAI waives rescheduling fees due to MERS outbreak

THAI waives rescheduling fees due to MERS outbreak

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) implemented a rescheduling fee waiver in order to accommodate customers who are unable to travel due to the Middle East ...

Turkish Airlines now also says mabuhay

Turkish Airlines now also says mabuhay

Philippine Airlines and Turkish Airlines today jointly announced the start of a code-sharing partnership effective as of 01 July 2015 that enables both flag carriers to tap into new markets and ...

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