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Asia and Pacific continue as travel hot spots

Pacific Asia Travel Association Asia and Pacific continue as travel hot spots

BANGKOK, Thailand - Asia and the Pacific continued as a hot spot for international tourism in 2012, attracting what is expected to be in excess of 350 million international visitor arrivals, ...

UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies

Asia, Pacific and Americas lead make visa requirements the easiest UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies

New UNWTO research on visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most “open” regions in terms of tourist visa requirements.

Sail Morotai 2012: springboard to Indonesia’s economic thrust in the Pacific region

Sail Indonesia Yacht Rally Sail Morotai 2012: springboard to Indonesia’s economic thrust in the Pacific region

The small island of Morotai in North Maluku has this year re-emerged into the spotlight as the venue for the “Sail Morotai 2012” in the annual three-monthly Sail Indonesia Yacht Rally.

Asia and the Pacific record growth of 7 percent in January

Pacific Asia Travel Association Releases Figures Asia and the Pacific record growth of 7 percent in January

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for January 2011, showing a 7 percent ...

Double-digit tourism growth for Asia and Pacific in 2010

Tourism Statistics Double-digit tourism growth for Asia and Pacific in 2010

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary tourism arrival statistics for Asia and the Pacific for calendar year 2010, showing a gain of 11% ...

Solomon Islands vote for a bright new future

Citizens Turn Up By The Thousands Solomon Islands vote for a bright new future

Rita Payne, eTN special correspondent

(eTN) - The Solomon Islands epitomize all that one associates with a Pacific paradise - sparkling blue sea and miles of pure white beaches fringed by palm trees, free from the rush and clamor of ...

Public-private partnerships focal point of Asia Pacific meetings

UNWTO UN World Tourism Organization Public-private partnerships focal point of Asia Pacific meetings

While growth is returning to international tourism, led to a large extent by Asia and the Pacific, public and private bodies in the region must continue to work together on responses to the crisis ...

Asia-Pacific travel industry is on the rise

Asia-Pacific Tourism Recovery Asia-Pacific travel industry is on the rise

Travel and tourism, vital elements in the Asia-Pacific region's economy, have been staging a recovery since late 2009, with growth strongest within the region.

Free Night And Lucky Draw Entry Free night promotion at over 188 hotels in Asia/Pacific

Certain credit card holders are being offered exclusive year-end hotel deals and a lucky draw with attractive prizes.

Pacific Whale Foundation joins 40 Latin American organizations to request diplomatic actions against killing of whales

Protecting Whales Pacific Whale Foundation joins 40 Latin American organizations to request diplomatic actions against killing of whales

eTN Staff Writer

As part of a step to protect whales found throughout the Pacific, NGOs from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, ...

20th TTG Travel Awards 2009

The Industry Honors 76 Exceptional Individuals & Organizations 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009

eTN Staff Writer

Seventy-six of Asia-Pacific’s finest travel trade organizations were recognized in style at the 20th TTG Travel Awards 2009 Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

IT&CMA and CTW 2009's grand feast of opportunities

Asia-Pacific’s Premier Doublebill Event IT&CMA and CTW 2009's grand feast of opportunities

eTN Staff Writer

TTG Asia Media, the organizer of the combined IT&CMA (Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia) and CTW (Corporate Travel World) Asia-Pacific, is pleased to announce that the ...

CMEx director sees “huge potential” in youth travel for Caribbean and Pacific

Booming Youth Travel CMEx director sees “huge potential” in youth travel for Caribbean and Pacific

Nelson Alcantara

Tourism dependent areas like the Caribbean and the Pacific should increase their outreach to the "huge potential of the little-known" youth travel market, urged a development expert.

Saipan Island feels “digitally” blessed

Orient Beach Saipan Island feels “digitally” blessed

Bruce A. Bateman, eTN Ambassador (Northern Marianas Islands)

When it comes to things watery and related to tourism, well an island is a likely candidate for inclusion.

Hawaii Pacific Export Council expands to help more companies export

US Department Of Commerce Hawaii Pacific Export Council expands to help more companies export

eTN Staff Writer

HONOLULU, HI - The US Department of Commerce’s local US Commercial Service office announced today that the Hawaii Pacific Export Council has expanded and diversified its membership to help more ...

Global recession forcing Pacific people into poverty

Pacific Islands Forum Global recession forcing Pacific people into poverty

In a report to the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum from the regional powers of Australia and New Zealand, it states that the global recession has cut economic growth and government revenues in ...

Pacific Islands Forum accomplishes unity of Pacific island states

Outgoing Chair Shares Viewpoints Pacific Islands Forum accomplishes unity of Pacific island states

"One of the most important things the Pacific island states accomplished last year was the unity of forum," said Toke Talagi, Premier of Niue and outgoing chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). ...

Accor remains confident on Asia and the Pacific amid global financial crisis

Asia and the Pacific Hotel Industry Trend Accor remains confident on Asia and the Pacific amid global financial crisis

Luc Citrinot,eTN Staff Writer

Accor is Asia and the Pacific region’s largest hotel group with a portfolio of 374 hotels and 72,431 rooms in 16 countries.

Is New Caledonia Pacific’s last tourism frontier?

Pacific's Final Tourism Frontier Is New Caledonia Pacific’s last tourism frontier?

Luc Citrinot, eTN Staff Writer

With a population of less than 200,000 inhabitants, New Caledonia is relatively unknown.

Agoda’s top 10 unique boutiques in the Asia Pacific for 2009

Annual Review Agoda’s top 10 unique boutiques in the Asia Pacific for 2009

eTN Staff Writer

Agoda.com, an online hotel reservations company, today released its list of the Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Asia Pacific for 2009.

Domestic tourism to rescue China's tourism industry

Asia Pacific Domestic tourism to rescue China's tourism industry

Yusof Sulaiman, eTN Asia/Pacific

As governments all over the world are pouring billions of dollars into their financial system to ride out a possible world economic meltdown, China is looking to its "relatively low-cost tourism" ...

US to implement online application for visitors from Asia and the Pacific in 2009

US Visa Rule US to implement online application for visitors from Asia and the Pacific in 2009

Yusof Sulaiman, eTN Asia/Pacific

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced travelers from visa waiver countries in Asia Pacific wishing to visit the US will have to apply online for authorization beginning January 12, ...

Go flat over the Pacific on United Airlines

Lie-Flat Business Class Seats To Asia Go flat over the Pacific on United Airlines

eTN

CHICAGO, IL (August 14, 2008) - Travel to Asia is getting more enjoyable and relaxing with United's international, lie-flat first- and business-class seats, taking off today for the first flight ...

The grandest of them all

Results Of The 2008 PATA Gold Awards The grandest of them all

eTN

BANGKOK, THAILAND - What do an international airline, tourism and transport development organization, rainforest hideaway and tropical island resort have in common?

Asian carriers in dire straits; cutbacks keeping tourists away

Asia/Pacific Aviation Asian carriers in dire straits; cutbacks keeping tourists away

Yusof Sulaiman, eTN Asia/Pacific

Monday's announcement by Taiwanese-owned EVA Airways to cut back its international flights by up 10 percent in a cost-managing exercise due to soaring fuel costs has added to the jitters in Asia's ...

Tourists to Asia Pacific spoiled by listing of eight new World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Site Tourists to Asia Pacific spoiled by listing of eight new World Heritage Sites

Yusof Sulaiman

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Tourists heading to Asia Pacific this coming summer can now follow the trail of seven new World Heritage Sites, following the latest official listing by the United ...

Forum to talk tourism

Fiji Forum to talk tourism

EVERYONE needs to learn where the Pacific stands in the world of tourism, says South Pacific Travel chief executive Tony Everitt.

He said participants attending the South Pacific Travel and ...

Pacific eyes $M global cruise business

Pacific eyes $M global cruise business

South-pacific.travel chief executive Tony Everitt believes the time is now right for the Pacific to take advantage of the booming global cruise business.

He and his team from ...

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