Alliance formed among four LCCs

CHINA’S HNA Group has formed an airline alliance with Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, West Air and HK Express as its founding members. Headquartered in Hong...

Philippines lays out cruising ambitions

DETERMINED to strengthen its position as a cruising destination, the Philippines will implement this year a development strategy put together by Sydney-based Chart Management...

Chain hotel brands to descend upon Phuket

The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa CHAIN hotel brands will be overshadowing independent establishments in Phuket in the near future, with 90 per cent...

Abu Dhabi tourism becomes PATA member

THE Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has joined PATA, becoming the association's newest government member. According to an official statement, TCA...

SE Asia sees explosion of Beijing visitors in Q1

SOME destinations in South-east Asia saw arrivals from Beijing shoot through the roof in 1Q2016 amid heightened efforts to tap the Chinese market. In 1Q2016,...

South Korea gets new tourism promotion facility

The Korean Culinary Centre  A NEW education and experience center in Seoul, designed to be the main tourism promotion facility for South Korea, has opened...

HK Express takes flight for Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai HK EXPRESS will launch twice-weekly flights between Hong Kong and Chiang Rai from November 25, 2016, making the Hong Kong-based LCC the first...

WTTC calls for entries for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2017

THE World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling all travel and tourism businesses to present their sustainable initiatives for the Tourism for Tomorrow...

COMO hotels embarks on branding enhancement efforts

COMO The Treasury, Perth COMO Hotels and Resorts is embarking on a brand enhancement initiative in anticipation of its 25th anniversary in November. The hospitality group...

Big tourism plans in store for Bangladesh

Beach area at Cox's Bazar Bangladesh is making aggressive plans to bolster the tourism sector, including drawing up its first investment-focused tourism master plan and...

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