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Beauty queens and smiley balloons galore at Thailand’s back-to-normal Happiness Street Festival

Beauty queens and smiley balloons galore at Thailand’s back-to-normal Happiness Street Festival

Bangkok – 29 July 2014, With a parade of Thai beauty queens and a mass release of 10,000 smiley-balloons, the Thai tourism industry has told the world that it is back in business, safe and ready to receive visitors.

Over two days between 25-26 July, … July 30, 2014
Seychelles moves to consolidate working relations with South Africa with MOU with the very well-known Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf, Francois Hougaard and Kirschlee Naidoo from AdrenalX, South Africa

Seychelles moves to consolidate working relations with South Africa with MOU with the very well-known Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf, Francois Hougaard and Kirschlee Naidoo from AdrenalX, South Africa

In a bid to work even more closely with South Africa and with the South African business community, the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism & Culture has signed an MOU with the very well-known Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf, Mr. Francois Hougaard, and with … July 30, 2014
Tren Ecuador & Palace Tours to offer first webinar-based certification course

Tren Ecuador & Palace Tours to offer first webinar-based certification course

PRINCETON, New Jersey –Palace Tours and their partners at Tren Ecuador have announced that they will be hosting a two-part online webinar course, to certify interested agents as “Ecuadorian Railway Specialists.” The course will cover the history … July 30, 2014
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg appoints international hotelier Jesper Bo Henriksen as its new General Manager

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg appoints international hotelier Jesper Bo Henriksen as its new General Manager

Corinthia Hotels announces the appointment of international hotelier Jesper Bo Henriksen as the General Manager of Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg. With 12 years’ experience as General Manager, this new role will see Jesper overseeing the day-to-day … July 30, 2014
Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association will work closely with island's Tourism Ministry

Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association will work closely with island's Tourism Ministry

Freddy Karkaria, the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association’s newly-elected Chairman, met with Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St.Ange at the Minister's offices at ESPACE building last Monday. This was the first meeting between Mr. Karkaria … July 30, 2014
Whale watching operators on Reunion Island get certified

Whale watching operators on Reunion Island get certified

Companies, managers and guides engaged in whale watching off the shores of Reunion Island can now attain O2 CR Certification, an internationally-recognized process in line with the 2009 Charter of observing and studying Cetaceans. The global agreement … July 30, 2014
Adventure Vietnam offers a new volunteerism program named "Exploring Vietnam’s Charm – Bringing Smiles and Happiness to Disadvantaged People”

Adventure Vietnam offers a new volunteerism program named "Exploring Vietnam’s Charm – Bringing Smiles and Happiness to Disadvantaged People”

HANOI, Vietnam - Adventure Vietnam (adventurevietnam.com) invites travelers to join its new Volunteerism program named “Exploring Vietnam’s Charm – Bringing Smiles and Happiness to Disadvantaged People.”

With understanding that not all its volunteers … July 30, 2014

Lake House at High Peaks Resort green housekeeping program supports the Mirror Lake Watershed Association

Guests at the new Lake House at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid can participate in the ultimate green hospitality program by opting out of daily housekeeping services. In addition to significant reduction in the use of chemicals and their disposal, guests … July 29, 2014
Young Dresden: The best insider tips for visitors to Dresden

Young Dresden: The best insider tips for visitors to Dresden

Dresden is not only famous for its magnificent baroque buildings such as the Zwinger, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Semper Opera House and Royal Palace but also for the lively nightlife across the river in Dresden Neustadt and for the many opportunities … July 29, 2014
Reunion Island Tourism sends personal invites to the German national football team

Reunion Island Tourism sends personal invites to the German national football team

Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is keen to bring more German tourists to this French Indian Ocean island, and has extended personal invitations to the entire “Nationalmannschaft,” aka the German national football team, which last month won the FIFA World … July 29, 2014
Seychelles Tourism Minister satisfied with first phase of new tourism academy project

Seychelles Tourism Minister satisfied with first phase of new tourism academy project

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, along with a strong delegation from his ministry, the Tourism Board of the country, and other key authorities of the islands visited the new Seychelles Tourism Academy this week … July 29, 2014
Corinthia Hotel London joins Virtuoso® Hotels and Resorts Program, increasing marketing opportunities in North America, as well as South America and Australia

Corinthia Hotel London joins Virtuoso® Hotels and Resorts Program, increasing marketing opportunities in North America, as well as South America and Australia

Following excellent collaboration between Corinthia Hotel London and Virtuoso® member agencies since the hotel’s opening in 2011, Corinthia London has joined the Virtuoso Hotels and Resorts Program. This promises increased and strategic visibility … July 29, 2014
Bishop Denis Wiehe of the Seychelles and the island's Minister Alain St.Ange met and discussed the coming La Digue Island Feast among other issues

Bishop Denis Wiehe of the Seychelles and the island's Minister Alain St.Ange met and discussed the coming La Digue Island Feast among other issues

Bishop Denis Wiehe of the Roman Catholic Church of Seychelles met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at the Minister’s offices at ESPACE in Victoria to discuss the coming La Digue Island 15th August Feast. … July 29, 2014
Passenger Group calls on airlines to disclose routes for international flights over conflict zones

Passenger Group calls on airlines to disclose routes for international flights over conflict zones

WASHINGTON, DC - FlyersRights.org, the largest US-based airline passenger organization, in light of the shoot down of the MH 17 flight over eastern Ukraine, has called on all airlines to provide passengers on international flights with detailed route … July 28, 2014
Peter Nilsson appointed general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Peter Nilsson appointed general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

BANGKOK, Thailand- Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Peter Nilsson as general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. Peter is a Swedish national and holds … July 28, 2014
Hotels to see a major hike in bookings due to AxisRooms integration with GTA-Travel

Hotels to see a major hike in bookings due to AxisRooms integration with GTA-Travel

Hotels to see a major hike in bookings due to AxisRooms integration with GTA-Travel

AxisRooms, leaders in online distribution solutions in India completed its integration with GTA’s system to furnish hotels with a better reach and ease of managing … July 28, 2014
Tourism Minister uses his door-to-door of hotels to call for Seychelles to also promote its sought-after uniqueness to the Seychellois through a more aggressive domestic tourism call

Tourism Minister uses his door-to-door of hotels to call for Seychelles to also promote its sought-after uniqueness to the Seychellois through a more aggressive domestic tourism call

The Tourism and Culture Minister of Seychelles, Alain St.Ange, who has again been on the road on the island of Praslin conducting his door-to-door visits of tourism establishments, has spoken on the need for Seychelles to also promote its sought-after … July 28, 2014
South Africa's Francois Hougaard, the popular SPRINGBOK Number 9, is in the Seychelles

South Africa's Francois Hougaard, the popular SPRINGBOK Number 9, is in the Seychelles

Francois Hougaard, the rugby star from South Africa's SPRINGBOK, is in Seychelles as part of a delegation accompanying Marsha Parcou, the Seychelles Tourism Board's Pretoria-based Manager for South Africa and greater Africa.

After his arrival in Seychelles, … July 28, 2014
Sri Lanka set to join Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization

Sri Lanka set to join Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organization

Shekhar Niyogi from Kolkata announced on July 25, 2014 that Sri Lanka would be joining the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organization by the end of 2014. The article, following an announcement made last week, stated that this would leverage the consortium's … July 26, 2014
Seychelles and China to continue to strengthen ties of cooperation through new initiatives

Seychelles and China to continue to strengthen ties of cooperation through new initiatives

With the aim of promoting the Chinese culture in Seychelles, and to also increase the visibility of Seychelles in China, new initiatives have been put forward after a discussion held between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Chinese Embassy.

A … July 26, 2014
ICTP welcomes web platform promoting European sustainable tourism as new member

ICTP welcomes web platform promoting European sustainable tourism as new member

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) keeps growing steadily. Today, it announced GreenHopping as its newest member.
GreenHopping is a dynamic website dedicated … July 26, 2014
Battle 974: Reunion Island in the ring!

Battle 974: Reunion Island in the ring!

The Stade de l'Est welcomes the kickboxing event of the year - Reunion: Battle 974! This Saturday, July 26, 2014, the best kickboxers and Thai boxers of Reunion Island will use their feet and fists to offer the public a quality fight in the Dionysian … July 26, 2014
Atta and On Show Solutions combine forces to promote Africa in the Nordics

Atta and On Show Solutions combine forces to promote Africa in the Nordics

Atta - The African Travel & Tourism Association - and roadshow experts, On Show Solutions, have combined forces to create a fresh approach to doing business with the Nordic countries. The Africa Showcase will break new ground in Denmark, Norway and … July 25, 2014
Thailand releasing thousands of smiley faced balloons to entice happy tourists

Thailand releasing thousands of smiley faced balloons to entice happy tourists

Bangkok, 25 July, 2014 – Thailand today will send out friendly invitations to travellers from around the world through the symbolic release of thousands of smiley faced balloons into the skies above Bangkok. The ceremony will kick-start the Thailand … July 25, 2014
World Championship team in Russia: Marie-Eve and Mathilde Hoarau in 9th place

World Championship team in Russia: Marie-Eve and Mathilde Hoarau in 9th place

The World Championship of Nations by mixed teams of beach tennis, took place from July 17-24, 2014. Marie-Eve and Matthilde Hoarau, team members from France, finished in 9th place overall.

These 25 nations met in Moscow (Russia) for the world championship … July 25, 2014
Thailand launches tourist insurance coverage scheme

Thailand launches tourist insurance coverage scheme

BANGKOK, Thailand - Tourists planning a visit to Thailand can now avail of a special online insurance coverage scheme known as the “Thailand Travel Shield”, which will be set up by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with four reputed … July 25, 2014
Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius offers more than 20 leisure activities on land and at sea free to guests

Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius offers more than 20 leisure activities on land and at sea free to guests

BANGKOK, Thailand - With more than 20 activities on sea and land offered free of charge to guests, and with more available on a payment basis bringing the total to over 30, Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa Mauritius, and the adjacent Centara Grand … July 24, 2014
Frankfurt Airport awaits arrival of the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Frankfurt Airport awaits arrival of the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

On the evening of Friday, July 25, an Airbus A350 XWB (extra wide body) will land at Frankfurt Airport for the first time. This Airbus test aircraft, which has been visiting various airports around the world to probe handling processes for the new jet, … July 24, 2014
All aboard Maldives… the Sultans way

All aboard Maldives… the Sultans way

The Maldives bedazzle visitors with clear blue skies, white sandy beaches and virgin tropical islands teeming with natural beauty all around. The impressive and reputed marine life, wide range of water sports and the laid back slow lifestyle on these … July 24, 2014
Thailand Happiness Street Festival

Thailand Happiness Street Festival

Organized by: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
Date & Time: 25 – 26 July, 2014, at 15.00 – 24.00 hrs.

Venue: Ratchaprasong area: Ratchadamri Road linked with Rama I Road, Bangkok

CentralWorld Square, Parc Paragon, The Platinum … July 24, 2014




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