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SKÅL International India and IITT - a winning combination

IITT in its first 3 years has grown to be India’s largest show in terms of quality and relevant footfall, and usually attracts over 15,000 trade visitors annually. 
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 02:00

Chantra Khiri Boutique Resort Chiang Mai - Blissful Luxury - Thailand’s Best 

The air here is crisp and clean and once you leave the crowded city centre, remote and agricultural. You are quite simply surrounded by evergreen nature...and it’s wonderful. 
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 03:00

Phuket’s market mix has evolved - Down but definitely not out

Following the tragic Phoenix boat accident in July 2018 when 47 Chinese tourists drowned in strong seas, business from China has been affected.
Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:42

Discovery of 157 new species in the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia

157 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Region last year, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.
Tue, 12/18/2018 - 05:00

Luxury Beach Resort - Treehouse Villas Koh Yao Thailand

Treehouse Villas is located at the tip of Koh Yao Noi (literally the small long island) between Phuket and Krabi in the stunning Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park.
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 02:03

Tourism Stakeholders Gather at the 2018 World Rural Tourism Conference

The conference was expertly organized and hosted by Huzhou City in the Wuxing district in China in collaboration with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 03:00

South Africa Ball 2018

The South Africa Ball will stay true to its roots by bringing award-winning performers Qadasi and Maqhinga to Bangkok for the event.
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:14

Thai PM calls for urgent safety review covering marine safety and caves

Phuket’s tourism industry is worried that the current spate of advance booking cancellations could be worse than first reported in the aftermath of the Phoenix boat disaster, which killed 47 tourists earlier this month.
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:27

SKÅL Asia President resigns

SKÅL ASIA comprises of over 2,425 members in 41 clubs, 26 grouped in five national committees and 15 affiliated.
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:35

MTF 2018 transforming travel

By visiting and engaging with the local communities, delegates and villagers were able to interact with each other thus “Transforming Travel and Transforming Lives” the theme of MTF2018.
Fri, 06/29/2018 - 13:48

The 47th SKAL Asia Area Congress opened with a bang in Macau

Among the regional areas of Skal International, the Skal Asian Area commands the largest area, stretching for more than 10,000 km from Guam in the Pacific region to Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:12

Porsche mishap at top Sydney hotel

The hotel said later it was conducting a “full assessment” with authorities and the vehicles’ owners.
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:50

Skål reaches new heights

Celebrating their mountainous achievement they paid tribute to the Travel and Tourism Association by un-furling the Skål flag at the summit.
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:38

South Africa's 2018 Freedom Day celebration in Bangkok

Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Geoff Doidge and Mrs Carol Doidge hosted a magnificent reception at the Grand Ballroom of the prestigious Conrad Hotel in the heart of Bangkok.
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:28

Alibaba Group develops smart and digital tourism in Thailand with Fliggy

It is expected that the strong collaboration between Alibaba Group and Thai government will help attract more Chinese travellers to Thailand and increase the nation’s tourism income.
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:26