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8 die in fiery tour bus crash

8 die in fiery tour bus crash

TAPAH, Malaysia - Eight people were killed and 21 injured in a fiery tour bus crash in Malaysia.

Knights of Columbus help Philippine recovery in advance of Pope's visit

Knights of Columbus help Philippine recovery in advance of Pope's visit

PALO, Philippines - During his trip to the Philippines this week, Pope Francis will have the chance to observe tangible improvements in the lives of workers, fishermen and those who hope to be ...

First annual Malaysia Healthcare Travel Business Forum is a success

First annual Malaysia Healthcare Travel Business Forum is a success

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Business Forum, a collective of entrepreneurs in healthcare travel, was held in November last year, at the JW Marriott in Kuala ...

Eternal paradise at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa

Eternal paradise at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa

LOS ANGELES, California - Maya Ubud Resort & Spa in Bali was one of the first resorts in Ubud to be awarded Green Globe certification and over the years has maintained continued improvement ...

Next Mekong Tourism Forum set for June in Danang, Central Vietnam

TOURISM EVENT Next Mekong Tourism Forum set for June in Danang, Central Vietnam

By James Lee, special to eTN

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Under the theme “Unlocking the Potential of the Mekong Region via Innovative Partnerships,” the 2015 edition of the Mekong Tourism Forum will be the first public ...

Air China to start Chengdu-Colombo service in February

Air China to start Chengdu-Colombo service in February

Air China will commence nonstop service from Chengdu to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on February 10, 2015, giving travelers easy access to a magical and romantic tropical land.

Successful PATA Hub City Forum held in Chengdu, China

Successful PATA Hub City Forum held in Chengdu, China

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group are pleased to have co-hosted the 2014 PATA Hub City Forum: Chengdu at the Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel in ...

Thailand Travel Mart 2015: Dates set

Thailand Travel Mart : Applications open for buyer-seller registration Thailand Travel Mart 2015: Dates set

The Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2015, the country’s largest annual B2B tourism and travel trade event, has been set for 3 – 5 June, 2015, ...

Minister: Malaysia will continue to focus on wooing Chinese tourists

Minister: Malaysia will continue to focus on wooing Chinese tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Tourism and Culture Ministry will continue to focus on wooing travellers from China for Malaysia Year of Festivals, says its Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.

Thai tour operators told to prepare for unpredictable year

Thai tour operators told to prepare for unpredictable year

BANGKOK, Thailand - The economic slowdown in many countries and tough competition are the key factors expected to continue holding back the tourism industry this year, according to the Tourism ...

Chinese VP: Tourism authorities should step up safety procedures

Chinese VP: Tourism authorities should step up safety procedures

BEIJING, China - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Monday urged local governments and tourism authorities to learn from the fatal stampede in Shanghai and heighten health and safety measures.

Indonesia's Leading Youth Hotel 2014 at the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA)

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali has just been recognized Indonesia's Leading Youth Hotel 2014 at the Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA)

BANGKOK, Thailand - During a lavish gala dinner ceremony the award was presented to the Centra Taum Seminyak Bali's General Manager, Mr. Agus Suananda. Mr.

China Aircraft Leasing Company firms up order for 100 A320 Family

China Aircraft Leasing Company firms up order for 100 A320 Family

China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC) firmed up an order for 100 aircraft from the A320 Family. This is a major endorsement for Airbus single-aisles in the world’s leading growth region.

Air Asia Blackbox secured and lifted from the Ocean!

Air Asia Blackbox secured and lifted from the Ocean!

The jet data recorder of the crashed AirAsia QZ8501 has been lifted from the Java Sea, the head of the Indonesian search and rescue operation said.

Vietnam PM: Visa for cruise tourists should be cheaper, easier to obtain

Vietnam PM: Visa for cruise tourists should be cheaper, easier to obtain

HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded that the process of obtaining a tourist visa be made cheaper and simpler for the country's growing group of cruise ...

Sabah tourism pins high hopes on Borneo wildlife film

Sabah tourism pins high hopes on Borneo wildlife film

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - Sabah State Tourism and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun believes British naturalist Sir David Attenborough's documentary Conquest of the Skies will bring Sabah ...

Tourism Council of Thailand urges government to lift martial law

Tourism Council of Thailand urges government to lift martial law

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Tourism Council of Thailand has urged the government to restore tourists' confidence and boost arrivals from key markets after targets were missed last year.

Why Air Asia crashed? Answer may not be too far away

Why Air Asia crashed? Answer may not be too far away

The Black box for AirAsia flight 8501 may have been found. This was tweeted by the AirAsia CEO.

Happy Birthday Singapore, but without the space balloon

Happy Birthday Singapore, but without the space balloon

Happy Birthday Singapore. It was to be a tourism event, and a proud event for the citizens of Singapore.

Hong Kong Airlines to Ctrip.com: You deserve an award

You did good: Hong Kong Airlines thought so... Hong Kong Airlines to Ctrip.com: You deserve an award

Hong Kong Airlines (HKA), an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, yesterday presented its "Best Partner Award" to renowned online travel agent, Ctrip.com ("Ctrip"), as a tribute to ...

All Nippon Airways partners with Noma to serve the 'Inspiration of Japan'

All Nippon Airways partners with Noma to serve the 'Inspiration of Japan'

NEW YORK, NY - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's leading airline, and Noma, critically acclaimed as one of the world's "best restaurants," have partnered to offer global travelers the 'Inspiration ...

Tourism: To fill Bangkok with vibrant colors of Discover Thainess parade

Tourism: To fill Bangkok with vibrant colors of Discover Thainess parade

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced its readiness to celebrate the grand opening of the “2015 Discover Thainess” global tourism marketing campaign, with a spectacular parade ...

Malaysia may relax visa rules for Chinese tourists

Malaysia may relax visa rules for Chinese tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Cabinet has agreed in principle to ease visa requirements for tourists from China.

Markland Blaiklock appointed COO at Centara Hotels & Resorts

Markland Blaiklock appointed COO at Centara Hotels & Resorts

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Markland Blaiklock as Chief Operating Officer.

PATA Annual Summit 2015: Venue released

PATA Annual Summit 2015: Venue released

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be organising the PATA Annual Summit 2015 at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China from April 23-26, 2015.

QZ8501: Tail of the crashed AirAsia found, but where is the black box?

QZ8501: Tail of the crashed AirAsia found, but where is the black box?

The search and rescue team are still desperately trying to locate the black box after finding t he tail of the crashed AirAsia Airbus aircraft in the Indonesian Java Sea.

Cachet Hotel Group creates new CEO position to support growth

Cachet Hotel Group creates new CEO position to support growth

HONG KONG - Justin Guo has joined the Cachet Hotel Group (CHG) in a newly-created position, as President of Hotel Operations and member of CHG executive team, reporting to CEO Alexander Mirza.

DoubleTree by Hilton enters Heyuan, China

DoubleTree by Hilton enters Heyuan, China

HEYUAN, China - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan in the Guangdong province.

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