Fly from Thailand to Germany for under US$300

LOW-COST direct flights from Bangkok and Phuket to Cologne were made available by Eurowings since December 2015, with the lowest ticket prices starting from...

Agents welcome plans for Phuket rail

AGENCIES in Thailand have welcomed plans by the government to introduce a light rail system in the holiday island of Phuket. The planned network will...

IHG’s Reibel to assume new role back in the US

Jean-Jacques Reibel INTERCONTINENTAL Hong Kong’s managing director Jean-Jacques Reibel will be relocating to Los Angeles in April 2016 to become the opening general manager of...

Hilton reveals new hotel brand Tru

AS we wrote in our Overheard column on Monday – Hilton Worldwide to launch 13th brand – the chain has now revealed its Tru...

Israel targets Indian travellers with marketing offensive

THE Israel Ministry of Tourism has tripled its marketing budget for India to US$3 million this year on the back of record year-on-year arrival...

Tourism unaffected as MERS sparks concerns in Thailand

INBOUND agencies in Thailand are seeing no discernible impact on either arrival numbers or bookings following reports that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

Amadeus integrates air, ground booking display

AMADEUS and content aggregator AccesRail have extended their partnership and now allows bookings of flight and ground transportation from a single screen with its...

Thailand hotel occupancy rates reach new heights

(From left) Jesper Palmqvist, area director Asia-Pacific, STR Global; Clarence Tan, senior vice president Asia, Middle East and Africa, InterContinental Hotel Group; and Kenneth...

CWT makes three key appointments

CARLSON Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has made three key appointments to its executive team, effective from February 1, 2016. CWT’s current president for Europe, Middle East...

New unified cruise brand for ASEAN region

ASEAN member countries are collaborating on a new brand – Cruise South-east Asia – aimed at promoting the region as one unified cruising destination. The...

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