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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.

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

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

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 yea

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% year-on-year

Solomon Islands vote for a bright new future

(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 city

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 to

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 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...

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, Peru,

20th TTG Travel Awards 2009

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

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 tradeshow has mainta

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

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

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

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 comp

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 vulnera

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...

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?

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

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

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" prod

US to implement online application for visitors from Asia and the...

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, 2009

Go flat over the Pacific on United Airlines

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 to th

The grandest of them all

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

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 avi

Tourists to Asia Pacific spoiled by listing of eight new World...

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 Natio

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 the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) two-day forum on "Intelligent Tourism Investment" would touch on this.The forum will be held on May 28-29 at the Novotel Hotel in Nadi.

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 south-pacific.travel have put together a strategy known as South Pacific Cruise Ship Strategy that he hopes will see the Pacific grab a little bit more share of the multi-billion industry.