Tokyo authorities training to ensure safety of foreign tourists

Tokyo Skytree THE Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted an exercise earlier this month specifically to test the city’s ability to safeguard foreign tourists in the event...

Stabalising ruble ushering Russian travellers back to Asia

WHILE Russia’s outbound tourism industry took a tumble following the economic and political crises in recent years, there are hints of a silver lining...

VietJet begins domestic operations in Thailand

LCC VietJet is for the first time serving Thailand domestically with the launch of three new internal routes there. New daily Bangkok-Phuket and thrice-weekly Phuket-Chiang...

ASEAN reveals 50th anniversary brand logo

ASEAN showcased a new brand logo for its Visit ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017tourism campaign at the ASEAN Summit held in Vientiane yesterday. The logo is...

Correction: Philippine Department of Tourism rocked by major staff shake-up

In our August 24 report, Philippine Department of Tourism rocked by major staff shake-up, we incorrectly said Falconi Millar has replaced Domingo Ramon Enerio...

Indonesia’s Panorama broadens search for target markets

PANORAMA Destination, the inbound arm of Indonesia-based Panorama Group, is taking on a global market strategy to expand beyond its traditional Europe core. Budi Tirtawisata,...

Myanmar e-visa scheme extended to land checkpoints

Tachileik border crossing MYANMAR has extended e-visa entry to three land checkpoints on the Thai border. Since September 1, foreigners accessing Myanmar from a list of...

Chinese traffic to Malaysia recovering from MH370 declines

Group of Chinese tourists taking photographs in front of the prime minister's office in Putrajaya, Malaysia TWO years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight...

PATA to launch new youth membership category in 2017

Mario Hardy PATA may be a grand 65 years old this year, but the association is eager to put youth at the core of its...

Philippine travel trade resilient after Davao bombing

LAST Friday’s bombing in Davao’s Roxas night market is an isolated case and the destination – which has carved a reputation as one of...

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