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Tourism Malaysia bags prestigious Japan award

Tourism Malaysia has been awarded the prestigious Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Award of Excellence in the tourism board and embassy category at the JATA TABIHAKU Travel Showcase 2013, whi

Cast your votes for WTA Asia and Australasia nominees

Online voting for 2013 has now opened and the organizers of the awards are encouraging both trade and consumers to submit votes in order to determine those companies and organizations who excel in tra

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, expanding

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.

World Travel Awards honors Asia, Australasia and Indian Ocean

SINGAPORE - The travel elite of Asia, Australasia, and the Indian Ocean have walked off with top honors at a World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony hosted in Singapore on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

ITB Asia opens today with bullish industry outlook

SINGAPORE – Asia Pacific is set to continue to lead as the world’s fastest-growing travel region next year, reaching US$357 billion, a 64% increase over 2009, according to a study released today a

Singapore ready to roll out the red carpet for travel Oscars

SINGAPORE - The votes have been counted, the trophies polished, and the VIP guests are starting to arrive as Singapore steps up to host one of the most important evenings of the year for travel and to

EU-SWITCH Asia wins an international award for sustainability

EU-SWITCH Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project was adjudged the winner in the category of Educational Programs & Media at the 11th Skal International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” Awards,

ITB Asia promotes social responsibility in tourism

SINGAPORE – Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, “The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market,“ has announced its commitment to promote social responsibility in tourism through the re

Looking into Tourism in Asia in 2030

SINGAPORE – Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, “The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market,” has announced its first ever panel debate jointly organized by leading travel industry

HotelTravel.com and SiteMinder connectivity great news for hotels

PHUKET, Thailand – HotelTravel.com, a worldwide leader in online hotel reservations and travel content, and SiteMinder have successfully completed two-way XML connectivity for seamless online bookin

Asia’s best and worst tippers revealed

Considering an Asian adventure as a barman or waiter?Avoid Japan, head for Thailand.

PATA engages in strategic matters at Hub City Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) hosted the PATA Hub City Forum, London, July 5, 2012 at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall.

Gulf tourists looking for fresh travel destinations

At this time of the year, citizens of Gulf nations start taking off to several parts of the world not only to escape the scorching summer heat in the region, but also to take a break from a usually he

Skal International recognizes Mauritius’ conservation project

(eTN) - The Mauritius Minister for Tourism, Michael Sik Yuen, was at hand as guest of honor when Skal International, through Skal Mauritius President Suzy Edouard, announced the honor of being selecte

Australia’s biggest online travel group Wotif kicks into gear for regional...

Wotif.com has cornered the online accommodation booking space in Australia and New Zealand, turning over US$1.1 billion worth of bookings per year for the 10,000 accommodation providers in Australia a

Leading Hotels of the World welcomes new members in Europe, Africa...

NEW YORK, NY - The Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol is located in a nature reserve area in the Alps, close to the Olympia Region in Seefeld and the charming city of Innsbruck, Austria.

2012 top Asian hotels for families

SINGAPORE - 2012 Travellers' Choice® award-winning Hotels for Families have been announced today.

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands welcomes back ITB Asia this year

SINGAPORE – Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, “The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market,” has announced that this year’s show will take place at The Sands Expo and Convention

More Australians traveling to Asia

SYDNEY, Australia - The number of Aussies traveling to Asia via Sydney and Melbourne airports has increased.

ATF in Manado kicks off

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - It is Asia’s first big show of the year.

New Asia Regional Director at Pacific Asia Travel Association

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ivy Chee as PATA Regional Director-Asia, effective January 16, 2012.

Tourist ties between Asia and Britain grow stronger

SINGAPORE - According to the latest research, British tourists show increased interest in Asia.Thailand

UNIGLOBE expands Global Partner network

VANCOUVER, Canada – International travel management organization, UNIGLOBE, has further expanded its

Southeast Asia companies generate highest return on investment in Asia Pacific

According to new research released today by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), companies from Southeast Asia generate the highest return on investment (ROI) from business travel of any region

World Travel Awards hosts VIP gala Asia and Australasia Ceremony

BANGKOK, Thailand - Asia’s role in leading the global travel and tourism recovery has been acknowledged at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA) in Bangkok, Thailand on September 2

Centara Hotels certified by Thailand Tourism Standard

Suthikiati Chirathivat (3rd left), Chairman of the Executive Board of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (CENTEL), receives eight awards from Vijay Verghese (3rd right), Editor of Smart Travel

International visitor arrivals to Asia-Pacifc on the rise

BANGKOK, Thailand - Preliminary results released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today showed that international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 grew by 6% year-on-year

UN urges heightened surveillance after bird flu resurfaces

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today urged heightened preparedness and surveillance amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus is spreading in Asia and be