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World Travel Awards opens voting for Asia and Australasia

World Travel Awards opens voting for Asia and Australasia

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 travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Asia & Australasia … June 7, 2013
PATA: 2012 was a record year for Asia/Pacific tourism

PATA: 2012 was a record year for Asia/Pacific tourism

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 its collective inbound count by more than 5% and generating … March 8, 2013
Asia and the Pacific and the Americas the most open regions for travelers in terms of visas

Asia and the Pacific and the Americas the most open regions for travelers in terms of visas

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. Data also shows that there has been significant progress on visa facilitation globally in recent … January 28, 2013
Seychelles trade attends largest travel show in Asia, China International Travel Mart (CITM)

Seychelles trade attends largest travel show in Asia, China International Travel Mart (CITM)

A group of Seychelles' tourism trade members are currently in China, attending Asia's largest travel exhibition, the China International Travel Mart (CITM). CITM is an annual event that is held in Shanghai and Kunming alternately. This year the fair … November 16, 2012
Asia and Australasia’s travel elite triumph in Singapore

Asia and Australasia’s travel elite triumph in Singapore

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. Mandarin Oriental, Tourism New Zealand, Banyan Tree, … October 19, 2012
Asia Pacific to remain world’s fastest-growing travel region in 2013 worth USD357 billion according to PhoCusWright ITB Asia study

Asia Pacific to remain world’s fastest-growing travel region in 2013 worth USD357 billion according to PhoCusWright ITB Asia study

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 at ITB Asia by industry research authority, PhoCusWright. … October 18, 2012
IIPT panel at World Travel Market to feature Jordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities HE Nayef Al-Fayez

IIPT panel at World Travel Market to feature Jordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities HE Nayef Al-Fayez

STOWE, Vermont - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that HE Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, will be a featured speaker at this year’s IIPT event at World Travel Market in a panel … October 17, 2012
Singapore prepares to host inaugural travel Oscars

Singapore prepares to host inaugural 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 tourism – World Travel Awards 2012 Asia, Australasia … October 17, 2012
ITB Asia commits to sustainable travel through responsible tourism initiatives

ITB Asia commits to sustainable travel through responsible tourism initiatives

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 responsible tourism initiatives joining this year’s … October 5, 2012

Compass Edge launches the first independent hotel group mobile app In Asia

Compass Edge, a complete online solution provider for independent hotels in Asia has launched its own free Mobile App, “GoHotelsGo” in both Apple iTunes Store and Android Market (Play Store). It provides booking capability of hundred of independent … September 21, 2012
ITB Asia partners with UNWTO and Singapore Tourism Board for inaugural panel debate on future growth of tourism in Asia

ITB Asia partners with UNWTO and Singapore Tourism Board for inaugural panel debate on future growth of tourism in Asia

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 experts representing the World Tourism Organization … September 12, 2012
HotelTravel.com and SiteMinder connectivity great news for hotels

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 booking. According to HotelTravel.com Chief Information … August 8, 2012
Growing UK-Asia Pacific links emphasized at PATA Hub City London

Growing UK-Asia Pacific links emphasized at PATA Hub City London

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. The objective was to engage on a variety of strategic matters including UK border issues, inward … July 6, 2012
ITB Asia to take place at Marina Bay Sands in 2012

ITB Asia to take place at Marina Bay Sands in 2012

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 Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from October 17-19. … February 6, 2012
UNIGLOBE signs new Global Partners in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia travel markets

UNIGLOBE signs new Global Partners in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia travel markets

VANCOUVER, Canada – International travel management organization, UNIGLOBE, has further expanded its Global Partner (http://corp.uniglobetravel.com/site/viewhome.asp?aid=38820&sit=314&vty=ARTICLE&tid=21281& ) network with the signing … October 24, 2011
SE Asia and Singapore lead Asia Pacific region in business travel

SE Asia and Singapore lead Asia Pacific region in business travel

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 within Asia Pacific. The individual country with the … October 19, 2011
Asia's leading brands win big at World Travel Awards

Asia's leading brands win big at World Travel Awards

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 28, 2011. VIPs, senior tourism leaders, captains … September 29, 2011
Centara Hotels and Resorts wins eight Top Asia awards

Centara Hotels and Resorts wins eight Top Asia awards

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 Asia online magazine, in the publication’s Best … September 14, 2011
Asia dominates Asia-Pacific tourism boom

Asia dominates Asia-Pacific tourism boom

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 in June 2011. The positive momentum of the previous … August 31, 2011
UNWTO and SNV partner to advance tourism training for the informal sector in developing countries

UNWTO and SNV partner to advance tourism training for the informal sector in developing countries

Capacity building and knowledge transfer are at the center of competitive destinations and sustainable development efforts. A new project, High Impact Tourism Training (HITT), implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation with support from UNWTO, … August 22, 2011
Asia and the Pacific record growth of 7 percent in January

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 year-on-year expansion. South Asia set the pace with … March 21, 2011
Asia's night of tourism triumph

Asia's night of tourism triumph

As the XIX Commonwealth Games drew to a close, India also stole the show at this year’s World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony held in Delhi on Thursday, October 14. The industry’s elite – including CEOs and directors of leading travel … October 14, 2010
World Travel Awards backs India

World Travel Awards backs India

World Travel Awards (WTA) has confirmed it will go ahead with its planned Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony in Delhi on October 14. Despite sensational stories emanating from the build up to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, the World Travel … September 29, 2010
Seychelles successfully launched Singapore tourism office

Seychelles successfully launched Singapore tourism office

OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA The Seychelles islands, supported by Four Seasons Hotel, successfully launched the opening of their Singapore-based office this week, responsible for Asia and Australasia inclusive of India. When welcoming … September 29, 2010
Green Globe Certification introduces new partners at PATA Travel Mart 2010

Green Globe Certification introduces new partners at PATA Travel Mart 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - Green Globe Certification will introduce its Asian partners at PATA Travel Mart 2010, September 14-17, Macau SAR. PATA Travel Mart is the leading travel industry marketplace. and this year it is being held at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, … September 9, 2010
Delhi hosts tourism's night of the year

Delhi hosts tourism's night of the year

World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Ceremony is coming to The Claridges, Surajkund, Delhi, NCR, in October for what is expected to be the most keenly fought competition ever. The event, the most important night of the year for Asia and Australasia’s … September 2, 2010
International tourist arrivals up 7 percent in the first half of 2010: Asia leads growth

International tourist arrivals up 7 percent in the first half of 2010: Asia leads growth

The first six months of 2010 saw international tourist arrivals grow by 7 percent according to the August Interim Update of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This result confirms the recovery trend beginning in the last quarter of 2009 and is expected … September 2, 2010
Public-private partnerships focal point of Asia Pacific meetings

Public-private partnerships focal point of Asia Pacific meetings

Hanoi, Vietnam / Madrid, Spain, May 14, 2010 - 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 ensure … May 14, 2010

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. Cardholders who book a consecutive three-night stay at any of the 188 participating hotels from now until January 31, 2010 using their … December 21, 2009
WTA Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean winners unveiled

WTA Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean winners unveiled

Virgin Holidays, Jamaica Tourist Board, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Air Mauritius, and Rio de Janeiro were amongst companies who triumphed during the World Travel Awards Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australasia, and Indian Ocean regional ceremonies, … November 8, 2009
PolyU and Meeting Professionals International launch Asia’s first Training Centre

PolyU and Meeting Professionals International launch Asia’s first Training Centre

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has intensified its efforts to cope with the rapid growth of convention and event management as a profession in Asia. The university has recently won support … October 16, 2009
20th TTG Travel Awards 2009

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. For the 3rd year running, the awards and gala event was held at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention … October 8, 2009
Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2010 registration open

Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2010 registration open

Registration is now open for the Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Asia's fastest-growing destination marathon scheduled to be held on June 13, 2010. What's the Laguna Phuket International Marathon like? Friendly, fun in the sun! The marathon course … October 5, 2009
Bangkok Film Festival 2009 to reflect era of change

Bangkok Film Festival 2009 to reflect era of change

The 7th Bangkok International Film Festival 2009, due to be held in the Thai capital between September 24-30, 2009, will assume a strongly social and regional thematic focus with films that exemplify today's era of change. For the second time, the … September 29, 2009
IT&CMA and CTW 2009's grand feast of opportunities

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 maintained its foothold as the region’s premier MICE (Meetings, … September 25, 2009
Agoda.com says book early for great rates at the Canton Fair

Agoda.com says book early for great rates at the Canton Fair

Online hotel reservation specialist Agoda.com is reminding people interested in attending the 106th annual Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China to book early to get the best rates. The Agoda.com team has worked hard to secure significant savings for attendees … September 17, 2009
HVCB introduces online Hawaii meeting guide for groups in Japan, Korea, China & Taiwan

HVCB introduces online Hawaii meeting guide for groups in Japan, Korea, China & Taiwan

HONOLULU, HI - Extending Hawaii's reach into Asia's meetings and incentives market, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is now offering translated online meeting planner guides about the islands for organizations based in Japan, Korea, China, … August 24, 2009
Hong Kong public to continue travel spending in near future

Hong Kong public to continue travel spending in near future

The two public days of ITE & ITE MICE this year, despite the financial crisis and swine flu, drew over 60,000 visitors, up 12 percent. In addition, leading outbound travel agents present at the expo reported good businesses. An onsite survey found around … August 10, 2009
Travel And Tourism Professionals

Travel And Tourism Professionals

SKÅL International Asian area president Mr. Gerry Perez announced the launch of their new website www.skal-asia.org. The new website is designed to be especially helpful to members and non-members alike and includes details of how and where to join … July 24, 2009
TCEB promotes Thailand as dynamic and motivational business event destination in Asia

TCEB promotes Thailand as dynamic and motivational business event destination in Asia

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) reassured confidence in Thailand as a dynamic and motivational business event destination in Asia by forming an alliance and joining with the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) … June 9, 2009
AMAWATERWAYS announces new itineraries for 2010

AMAWATERWAYS announces new itineraries for 2010

CHATSWORTH, CA - Award-winning, river-cruise line AMAWATERWAYS continues to lead the way in river cruising, with an exciting new lineup of itineraries for 2010. In addition to its recently-announced “Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Riches of the Mekong” … April 27, 2009

Gastronomic tours to SE Asia

Globetrotting Gourmet® and asianfoodtours.com announce two new gastronomic adventures to Asia for the '09 and early '10 season. "Northern Vietnam: Revolutionary Cuisine & Dining Revelry" runs from July 12-22, coinciding with NSW school holidays. … April 22, 2009

Indonesia’s first MGallery hotel for Yogyakarta

Accor has added its new high-end MGallery label to Indonesia after the repositioning of the Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta (formerly Grand Mercure Yogyakarta). The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta becomes the second MGallery in Asia following the opening earlier this … March 31, 2009

A new Mercure hotel for Japan - 2009 is set to be an exciting year for Mercure with 11 hotels to open throughout Asia Pacific

Today, Accor announced that the Mercure Sapporo will open on June 1, 2009. The hotel is the perfect base for leisure and business travelers alike, being flanked by the entertainment and night-life area of Susukino and is a few minutes' walk to the central … March 26, 2009
Agoda’s top 10 unique boutiques in the Asia Pacific for 2009

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. This is Agoda’s second annual review of increasingly popular boutique hotels. The selection criteria Agoda considers is … March 26, 2009
Agoda.com unveils its top 10 adventure resorts in Asia

Agoda.com unveils its top 10 adventure resorts in Asia

BANGKOK, Thailand - Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, unveiled its top 10 “adventure resorts” in the Asia/Pacific region. The survey is a response to the emerging trend of “adventure tourism,” … February 16, 2009
Le Meridien Angkor selected “the best hotel” in Asia division for 2007 by Jalpak

Le Meridien Angkor selected “the best hotel” in Asia division for 2007 by Jalpak

SIEM REAP, Cambodia – Le Méridien Angkor has been voted ‘Asia’s Best Hotel’ by Jalpak’s passengers traveling throughout Asia during April 2007 to March 2008. Mr. Gregory Anderson, general manager, said: “We are delighted! Our team will … December 15, 2008
Agoda and American Express make traveling in Asia even easier

Agoda and American Express make traveling in Asia even easier

BANGKOK, Thailand - Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, announced a marketing partnership with American Express Singapore, which offers a special promotion on hotel bookings for American Express cardholders … November 19, 2008
Agoda offers Asia’s top 10 resorts for wellness holidays

Agoda offers Asia’s top 10 resorts for wellness holidays

BANGKOK, Thailand – It’s time to refresh, re-energize, and re-evaluate your lifestyle by getting away from tension-filled days and spending the holidays rejuvenating both the mind and body. As traditional Asian treatments become the preferred choice … November 9, 2008
New PATA report confirms record visitor numbers for Asia Pacific

New PATA report confirms record visitor numbers for Asia Pacific

BANGKOK - Figures just published by PATA show record numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region. PATA's Annual Travel Monitor 2007, published by the Association's Strategic Intelligence Centre (SIC), states that almost 376 million … October 23, 2008
Bangkok and Chiang Mai ranked best cities of Asia by leading US travel magazine

Bangkok and Chiang Mai ranked best cities of Asia by leading US travel magazine

BANGKOK, Thailand — Bangkok and Chiang Mai have been rated as the Best Cities of Asia 2008 from American readers of Condé Nast Traveler, a US leading travel and lifestyle magazine. The readers voted Bangkok as Best City of Asia with an overall score … October 23, 2008
Harbour Plaza Hong Kong awarded “Best Independent Hotel” by TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2008

Harbour Plaza Hong Kong awarded “Best Independent Hotel” by TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2008

HONG KONG – Harbour Plaza Hong Kong is pleased to announce that it has won the “Best Independent Hotel” award by TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2008, held at the Marriott Hotel in Singapore on July 17, 2008. The TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry … October 2, 2008
The grandest and the golden celebrate in India

The grandest and the golden celebrate in India

HYDERABAD, INDIA (September 19, 2008) - An international airline, a tourism and transport development organization, a rainforest hideaway and a tropical island resort took away top honors at the presentation ceremony today for Asia Pacific's only truly … September 20, 2008
Macau, the fastest-growing destination in 2008

Macau, the fastest-growing destination in 2008

NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 28, 2008) – More than 1.5 million international visitors have come to Macau in the first six months of this year, a 46.5 % jump over the same period last year. This does not include the 8.8 million Mainland residents who visited … August 28, 2008
The grandest of them all - results of the 2008 PATA Gold Awards

The grandest of them all - results of the 2008 PATA Gold Awards

BANGKOK, THAILAND - What do an international airline, tourism and transport development organization, rainforest hideaway and tropical island resort have in common? They are all the "best of show" Grand Award winners in the Pacific Asia Travel Association … July 24, 2008
Agoda announces partnership with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Agoda announces partnership with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

BANGKOK, July 14, 2008 - Agoda Company, an online travel company specializing in hotel discount reservations in Asia, has announced an arrangement with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to distribute their luxury properties via Agoda's websites.The well-established, … July 15, 2008

Finnair Doubles Flights To Bangkok During Winter season

Demand for Finnair's flights between Europe and Asia has increased significantly. Flexible, non-stop connections with Finnair's Asian flights have attracted even more corporate and private customers from the Nordic region countries as well as the rest … August 3, 2007



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