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Hilton Worldwide hits key milestone in Asia Pacific with opening of...

SINGAPORE and McLean, VA – Hilton Worldwide celebrated a key milestone today in Asia Pacific with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, its 100th property in the region.

Young tourism professional named for PATA award

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has named Mr. James Mabey to receive this year’s Face of the Future Award. Mr.

Asia becomes hot destination for global travelers

SINGAPORE - A record one billion travellers crossed international borders in 2012, and almost a quarter of them came from Asia Pacific, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.

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

Landmark 20th IT&CMA and 15th CTW Asia-Pacific begins

BANGKOK, Thailand – Pre-event registration begins as delegates arrive at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2012.

Is Asia Pacific ready for global tourism leadership role?

At the Lyceum of the Philippines University yesterday (September 27), around 360 tourism students listened to the travel industry debating the motion: “This house believes that to realize a new worl

Leading ecotourism players set to meet in Cairns

Ecotourism Australia’s Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference is now less than five weeks away, and this year, the program has attracted some of the world's leading players in ecotourism.

The impact of economic contagions on tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released today by the Pac

International arrivals into Asia Pacific up 4 percent

BANGKOK, Thailand - Collective international arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations grew by 4 percent year-on-year during April 2012, according to preliminary data released today by the Pacific Asia

PATA fills new COO position

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ms. Sheila Leong as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective July 3, 2012.

HiSo Online brings members access to Brandsfever

HiSo Online, a private shopping club in Thailand, has joined Brandsfever Group that runs multiple exclusive shopping clubs across Asia Pacific.

Starwood Hotels hits 200th hotel milestone in Asia Pacific

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Powering ahead in Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Shangri-La named Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has been voted Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia Pacific for the eleventh consecutive year and won a total of eight awards in Business Traveller Asia-Pacific

PATA confirms new CEO

Martin Craigs has been named as the new CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), effective October 31, 2011.

Indonesia’s aviation industry third largest in Asia Pacific

Indonesia’s aviation industry has grown significantly and is even considered one of the world’s top three today after India and China in the Asia Pacific region said the President of the Civil Avi

International arrivals to Asia Pacific on the rise

BANGKOK, Thailand - According to a recent report from PATA, international arrivals into the Asia Pacific region during February rose 5 percent compared to last year.

Exhilarating 60 years for PATA

BEIJING, China (eTN) - Traveling to an event considered as one of the most important for the region’s tourism industry, this year's conference had an even more special resonance as PATA celebrates i

PATA Chapter delegates to enjoy unique access to Temple of Heaven

BANGKOK, Thailand - Delegates of the PATA Chapter Colloquium will enjoy a rare night access to Beijing’s famous “Temple of Heaven” for a special cocktail reception on the evening of April 8, 201

Industry leaders reveal top APAC travel trends for 2011

The rate of change within the online travel landscape shows no sign of relenting in 2011.

PATA conference to debate key issues

BANGKOK, Thailand - The PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference offers delegates the opportunity to come to grips with some of the biggest issues shaping the travel and tourism industry.

European visitor volume predicted for Asia Pacific in 2011-13

Visitors from Europe are a substantial component of the Asia Pacific arrivals count, generating 34.5 million visits in 2009, some 9.5% of the international inbound volume to the region for that year.

PATA 60th anniversary and conference is 2011’s must-attend event

BANGKOK, Thailand - PATA’s 60th Anniversary and Conference promises to be the most exciting event of the 2011 tourism calendar.

AsiaPac online travel booking market to gain 40 percent

SINGAPORE - The online travel booking market in Asia Pacific is expected to hit a value of US$51.6 billion this year and will grow by 30 to 40 per cent a year going forward.

IATA hails PATA’s key role in Asia Pacific travel and tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand: Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has hailed the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) uni

Dynamic Asia heads for new record in 2010

SINGAPORE - Asia Pacific is powering ahead as one of the most dynamic regions for world tourism in 2010.

Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific welcomes new president

SINGAPORE - Carlson announced today that Simon Barlow has been appointed president of Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.

Recovery for Asia Pacific fueled by inter-regional tourism

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - When regional tourism ministers gathered last week for talks in the midst of masses of zipping mopeds in a bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the world economic crises was the furt

21st TTG Travel Awards 2010

A total number of 48,300 nominations were received this year from TTG readers across the Asia-Pacific who participated in the print and online voting exercise for the Travel Awards.

New Marriott execs in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Marriott International, Inc. continues to reorganize its global strategy to establish continental divisions in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

Recovery momentum continues for Asia Pacific travel and tourism

Amid mounting optimism for a promising year ahead for the Asian travel industry, EyeforTravel’s 6th Travel Distribution Summit Asia in Singapore (April 28-29) will focus on the theme of economic rec