2011 Articles Archive

2011 Articles Archive

Utell Hotels launches new groups and events service

UTELL Hotels and Resorts has launched a new groups and events service aimed at securing multiple reservations for member hotels. Promising a level of...

Best Western opens new Bangkok hotel

BEST Western International has added the Best Western Bangkok Hiptique Hotel to its portfolio in Thailand. The 50-key hotel, located in the heart of...

Taiwan high-speed rail packages on an uptrend

TAIWAN High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) has more than doubled the number of packages offered through its T Holiday leisure travel brand since it...

Middle East visitors prefer Malaysia’s green offerings

TOURISM Malaysia's survey of the high-spending Middle East market has revealed that tourists from the region prefer nature over other attractions. Malaysia Tourism Minister...

Jetstar Japan to fly domestically in 2012

JETSTAR Japan will commence domestic operations by the end of 2012, and expects to fly from Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai International). The new...

Colombo to get more business hotels

SRI LANKA-based John Keells Holdings (JKH) is launching a new 240-room business hotel in Colombo, as part of its plans to restore the business...

Calderwood steps in as interim PATA CEO

VETERAN PATA member Bill Calderwood has been appointed interim CEO for PATA, which has not been lucky so far with its search for a...

Singapore lifts Bangkok travel warning

SINGAPORE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has released a statement saying it no longer advises Singaporeans to consider deferring non-essential travel to Bangkok. The...

Spain zooms in on Chinese outbound

IN AN attempt to boost its share of the China outbound market, Spain is planning to introduce a simplified visa system for Chinese nationals....

India’s first state-level MICE bureau launches in Hyderabad

INDIA's inaugural state-level CVB has opened shop in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Government of Andhra Pradesh secretary Tourism & Youth...

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