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Recognition for Asian high achievers in the UK

The annual award season has been in full swing in London with an array of glittering dinners for high-flyers among the British Asian community.

Asia leads the world in aviation growth

CHICAGO, Ill. - Published seat capacity figures for July on flights within the Asia Pacific region will reach 99,044,360, according to the latest statistics from OAG, a UBM Aviation brand.

Nepal emerges as major destination for Asian tourists

KATHMANDU - Nepal is becoming a major tourism destination for Asian travelers, local media reported on Tuesday.

World Travel Awards Asian nominees unveiled

A record number of Indian travel and tourism companies are in the running for the World Travel Awards in Asia.

Asia’s budget carriers faring well but wary of fuel costs

Singapore - Asia’s budget airlines will prosper as the region’s economic recovery takes hold and its middle class grows, but rising fuel costs could hurt profits, the industry’s top executives s

Fall in love with Amari

Amari, Thailand’s leading hotel group, epitomizing modern Asian hospitality, is introducing an exciting, new, and vibrant concept, "Love." Amari "Love" will be portrayed in several ways: Amari’s l

Foiled attack on US carrier has little impact on Asian airlines

PETALING JAYA - The foiled attack on a US carrier on Christmas Day has had little impact on carriers in the Asia Pacific region, which sees a better year ahead as demand for air travel picks up.

Chinese market targeted by Eurail Pass

Every year, the number of Asians traveling through Europe with a Eurail Pass continues to grow, and the number of Chinese travelers increased by a staggering 25 percent in 2008.

Asian airlines starting to sell more premium seats

GENEVA - Asian airlines are starting to sell more premium as well as economy seats, outperforming other regions where economic fears continue to weigh on travel, the International Air Transport Associ

Asian airlines should take cue from US carriers on ancillary revenue...

Airlines in the Asia Pacific region can adopt strategies around ancillary services and onboard sales to strengthen their position and leverage opportunities as the Asian economy starts to turn around,

Asia marvels at the longest total solar eclipse this century...

TOKYO – From the Ganges River in India to remote islands of the Pacific, the sun rose Wednesday only to vanish again, allowing the stars to twinkle into view in the longest total solar eclipse this

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit Thailand for ASEAN...

Thailand is again playing host to a series of high-level meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), some of which will also be attended by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Cli

Agoda.com says hotel bargains make this a prime summer to visit...

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Airbus gets a boost from budget, Asian airlines

LE BOURGET, France — Asian and low-cost airlines defied worries about the global recession and placed dozens of orders with Airbus at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, in sharp contrast to rival Boeing

New conservation zone links Australia to its southeast Asian neighbors

Fisherman might be nervous, but eco-tourism is the industry cheering-on the declaration of the Coral Sea Conservation Zone this week.

Asian travel demand slows, bright spots remain

BERLIN – As the final numbers on Asia’s 2008 tourism performance are tallied, preliminary results from different sources suggest that the winners in terms of inbound tourism included Indonesia wit

European, US tourists may drop, but Asia looks upbeat

While the number of tourists visiting Bali from Europe and the United States might drop, tourists from the Asia-Pacific countries will increase, a noted tourism association has predicted.

Asia tourism experts meet in China to discuss industry, financial crisis

Guilin, Guangxi - More than 200 officials and tourism experts are expected to meet in this southern China resort city on Wednesday to discuss Asia-Pacific tourism development, the city's tourism burea

Asian high rollers feeling the pinch of credit crunch

Macau, which has replaced Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, is showing an "industry-wide slowdown" as a result of the financial crisis enveloping the US and world economy, while other v

Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus meets in Macau

The officers and a working group of the Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) held a two-day meeting in Macau on October 23 and 24 to discuss the new strategic plan of the organi

European, Asian giants dominate Aviation Week airline rankings

NEW YORK - Aviation Week's latest Top-Performing Companies (TPC) report focuses on the global airline industry, revealing which carriers are in the best shape to prevail against the daunting economic

Safety warning for Asian tourists

Tourists have been advised by one ethnic group that it is not safe to walk alone on the street in New Zealand, as other Asian groups say the country is fast losing its reputation as a "safe country to

Abu Dhabi tourism authority heads East as it courts China

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), the apex body that manages the tourism industry in Abu Dhabi, the largest of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates and home to the country’s capital, is to mount a dual-destination South East Asian road show this month laying the groundwork in advance of its planned opening of a representative office in China.