Tag: East Asia

Conrad Bali announces completion of rejuvenation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 19:13

Conrad Bali, a beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali, today announced the launch of its 85 newly-renovated expanded Deluxe rooms that boast incredible Indian Ocean views, expansive lagoon ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board attending ILTM Asia-Pacific Fair

editor editor- June 10, 2019 21:31

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) participated in the ILTM Asia – Pacific trade fair with a 4.5 sq. metres stand. The exhibition was held in Singapore from May 27, 2019 ... Read More

Next Story Group appoints Patrick Imbardelli as its Chairman

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:03

Next Story Group, International hospitality company, has appointed Patrick Imbardelli, as Chairman of its Board with immediate effect. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was a non-executive Director and Advisor to ... Read More

Days Hotel by Wyndham comes to New Zealand

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:54

Days Inn by Wyndham came to New Zealand with the opening of a new landmark hotel, Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton. The addition bolsters the Company's presence in ... Read More

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 15:31

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

Largest aircraft PDP financing project in global aviation in Asia signed

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:03

A total of 17 banks were involved in the syndicated loan in the amount of US$840 million to finance part of Pre-Delivery Payment (PDP) for new CALC aircraft orders. CALC ... Read More

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:41

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes to travel specials available. Sri Lanka is safe, but to relate ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism numbers and confidence on the rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 18:42

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter of 2019. Though at a ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit will tackle emerging challenges to regional hotel markets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 18:36

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies addressing issues ... Read More

Wyndham Garden enters Philippines with first hotel in Quezon City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 00:30

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties worldwide, is bringing a fresh approach to hospitality in the Philippines with the launch of the ... Read More

Holland America’s Westerdam explores eight Asian countries in 2019-20 Season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 20:07

The cosmopolitan cities and rich traditions of the Far East unfold for guests on Holland America Line's Westerdam when the ship embarks on its 2019-20 season in Asia. From September ... Read More

The Landmark Bangkok appoints SKAL member Francis Zimmerman as a new GM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019 06:07

Francis Zimmerman has recently joined the Landmark Bangkok Hotel as General Manager having previously overseen operations and business development for Next Story Group as Managing Director, South East Asia. During ... Read More

Star struck: Half of world’s star rated hotels located in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 17:35

Half of the world's star rated hotels are located in Europe. The latest numbers show that there are 402.933 star rated hotels worldwide, of which 204.151 are located in Europe. ... Read More

Sri Lankan agents show great interest towards destination at Seychelles Tourism Board Workshop 

editor editor- April 15, 2019 22:48

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) workshop held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Taj Hotels Resort in Colombo saw the participation of over 70 representatives from Travel Agencies including ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns to Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:16

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives from both hotel owning groups and management companies and a ... Read More

IndiGo CCO: Airline will launch flights to UK, Vietnam, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2019 15:58

Launching its flight on the Delhi-Istanbul sector, IndiGo has announced plans to use its expanding fleet of A320neo and A321neo aircraft to connect more Indian cities to China, Vietnam, England, ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Centara on track to realizing 5-year strategic vision after securing 10 hotels in 2018

editor editor- March 13, 2019 01:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that it is on track to achieve its strategic vision, which includes the goal of doubling its global hotel portfolio ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board accentuates its efforts towards Singaporean agents

editor editor- March 12, 2019 19:25

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) in its ongoing marketing strategy to bring the Seychelles products close to the agents has conducted an aggressive meeting spree in February 2019 in Singapore. ... Read More

China invests €15 billion in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel between Finland and Estonia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 17:15

An ambitious train rail link, designed to connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals through the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, has attracted €15 billion ($17 billion) from China-owned Touchstone ... Read More

First Costa Cruises ship designed for Chinese market comes into service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019 21:24

Yesterday, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, and of the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

Heathrow Airport: Stellar start to 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019 16:15

5.9 million passengers traveled through the UK’s only hub airport, kickstarting 2019’s passenger growth. January’s figures increased by 2.1%, as Heathrow reported its 27th consecutive record month, boosted by passengers ... Read More

King Shaka Airport in Durban witnesses double-digit growth

editor editor- February 1, 2019 01:22

King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in Durban ended 2018 on a record high by growing international passenger numbers by 13% in December. This, together with strong domestic passenger growth of ... Read More

Beverly Hills hosts annual Celebrate Tourism Breakfast

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 20:05

Yesterday, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB) held a breakfast at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills for City business leaders, hoteliers and local government officials where future trends in ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 17:25

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark ... Read More

Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 4, 2019 04:13

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources of Europe, North America and ... Read More

Angkor in Cambodia booming with 2.6 million international visitors in 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 02:20

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia located in Cambodia's northern province of Siem Reap. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological ... Read More

Interview with a Seychelles Travel Pro: Mr Alan Mason

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- December 31, 2018 05:03

As a paradise in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles competes with many other island nations across the globe, from South East Asia to the Caribbean, as well as with nearby countries. ... Read More

Uzbekistan is looking at KLM to attract European Tourists

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2018 07:32

According to the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries, Dilyor Khakimov, the National airline of the Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is planning to establish codeshare cooperation in Uzbekistan. Read More

Thailand Tourism is booming: China Number 1 in arrival numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 26, 2018 08:40

The Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced the tourism figures for January-November 2018. Thailand received 34,431,489 international visitors, up by 7.53% over the same period of last year, generating ... Read More

SUNx & EXO Foundation announce Climate Scholarship Program for SE Asia

editor editor- December 14, 2018 14:04

An SDG 17 Partnership, for Climate-Friendly Travel, was announced on December 14 at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. Read More

Top international countries and events at 40th SIGEP

editor editor- December 12, 2018 11:34

The appointment at SIGEP 2019 already has the participation of over 20 countries scheduled Read More

Thai Tourism: International arrivals’ growth in line with the target

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 09:25

The Thai tourism industry recorded total international arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up 7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism revenue, up by 9.98% over the ... Read More

Island trips for Chinese tourists on course for sustained growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 7, 2018 08:25

Being spot on with what island tours have to offer is important as tourists perceive certain destinations, for instance ones in the South-east Asia, to be both value-for-money as well ... Read More

Guam tourism: Same threat different day and Guam’s beaches are busy today

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2017 07:13

North Korea wants to attack US military establishments in Guam, USA. Guam, home to about 6,000 US troops, is strategically located midway between the Korean Peninsula and the South China ... Read More