South Korea eyes Indonesian travellers

SOUTH KOREA is wooing tourists from Indonesia by streamlining the visa application process and offering promotional support to travel agencies. The South Korean Embassy in...

Myanmar sees record arrivals in 2015

MYANMAR attracted a record 4.2 million visitors in 2015, with at least 800,000 entering the country by air and ship, and over 2.2 million...

Malaysia loses direct air link with Germany

MALAYSIA will no longer have direct air connectivity with Germany from March 1 when Lufthansa suspends its Frankfurt-Kuala Lumpur service which it had been...

Visit ASEAN@50 campaign to kick off at ITB Berlin

IN anticipation of ASEAN’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the ten ASEAN NTOs have jointly developed a tourism campaign, Visit ASEAN@50: Golden Celebration, to be...

Dubai welcomed over 14 million arrivals in 2015

DUBAI recorded over 14.2 million overnight visitors in 2015, a 7.5 per cent increase from Dubai Tourism's 2014 figures. It aims to attract over...

Qatar to show off new aircraft at airshow

The Gulfstream G650ER DOHA-BASED Qatar Airways will be showcasing three of its newest aircraft – the A350, A380 and Gulfstream G650ER – at the upcoming...

Pandaw offers new luxury cruise

The Laos Pandaw PANDAW Cruises has unveiled a new ship with accompanying 14-night itinerary, to set sail upon the Upper Mekong from Vientiane to Jinghong,...

Indian outbound to fall as rupee weakens

AGENTS in India are cautious about outbound travel demand as the national currency depreciated to 68 rupees against the US dollar from 61 rupees...

Philippines signs ASEAN open skies agreement

THE Philippines has finally agreed to the ASEAN Open Sky Policy, paving the way for full third, fourth and fifth freedom rights for ASEAN...

Days Inn debuts in Indonesia

WYNDHAM Hotel Group has opened its first Days Inn-branded hotel in Indonesia, the 119-room Days Hotel & Suites Jakarta Airport. The hotel is situated 5.3km...

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