2012 Articles Archive

2012 Articles Archive

Victoria secures another US$24 million worth of MICE

THE MELBOURNE Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has managed to secure eight major congresses for Melbourne, worth an estimated A$23.5 million (US$24.3 million) to...

Sihanoukville gets regular air link

CAMBODIA’s southern coastal province of Sihanoukville has finally received scheduled flights with Cambodia Angkor Air’s launch of thrice-weekly services from Siem Reap. The flag carrier...

India challenges EU carbon tax scheme

THE INDIAN Civil Aviation Ministry has warned that it may be forced to impose a similar tax on all European carriers operating in India...

Indonesia to embark on culinary tourism drive

INDONESIA will start promoting its culinary offerings as part of efforts to boost inbound tourism. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu said:...

New MICE development body for Indonesia

INDONESIA’s MICE sector is set to get a welcome boost with the establishment of a Directorate of Special Interest Tours, Convention, Incentive and Events...

Transaero pioneers direct Russia-Malaysia link

TRANSAERO Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier, made its inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur on December 31, introducing the first-ever direct air link between Russia...

Myanmar gets new international airport

NAY Pyi Taw International Airport opened for commercial operations on December 19, becoming the country’s third international airport after Yangon and Mandalay. According to Myanmar’s...

Indonesia hits 7.6 million arrivals

THERE were an estimated 7.6 million overseas visitors to Indonesia in 2011, according to Indonesia Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu. Speaking...

Westminster introduces specialised FIT brand

HONG Kong-based travel management firm Westminster Travel will launch this month a new retail brand, S Travel, which will specialise in FIT packages. According to...

Two more Crowne Plazas for Indochina

INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Vietnamese conglomerate the BIM Group for two new-build Crowne Plaza properties in Vientiane and Phu...

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