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Airbnb witnesses 100% growth in Guest Arrivals from China this Chinese New Year

Thailand ranks as one of top 5 global destinations for Airbnb guests from Mainland China. Thai hosts on Airbnb earned a total of THB186 million in host income this CNY, which represents a 50% jump in earnings.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:07

Air Astana records US$5.3M net profit in 2018 on higher revenues, higher costs

Total airline revenue rose by 10% to US$840.8 million. Capacity as measured in ASKs rose by 5% and total passenger numbers by 3%, to 4.3 million.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:06

Scoot starts sale of flights from Greece to Laos via Singapore

The three-times-weekly flights operated with Scoot’s A320-family aircraft will operate a circular routing departing from Singapore for Luang Prabang, followed by Vientiane, before heading back to Singapore.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:05

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo completes extensive renovation of all guestrooms and suites

The makeover of all 179 spacious guestrooms and suites draws on Japan’s rich culture, to provide guests with a strong “sense of place”.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:04

Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre obtains Occupation Permit

Airline will also commence a fourth daily service to Beijing in April 2019
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:03

A new Courtyard by Marriott to open in cosmopolitan Osaka in 2019

The Courtyard by Marriott Osaka Honmachi combines modern design, warm hospitality and convenient access to landmark attractions.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:02

Darwin to host world neuroscience nurses

Delegates will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Darwin experiences as they visit Crocosaurus Cove, the Royal Flying Doctor Service tourist facility and Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:01

Australia’s outbound Business Events industry Gets truly Global

The 2018 event sold out its exhibition space, with 144 exhibitors connecting with 300 highly qualified buyers; 80% of which had over $200,000 to spend in the following financial year.
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:00

Biggest and the most Prestigious AIESEC International Congress to be hosted by Sri Lanka

As an organization it has currently impacted on over 5000 partner organizations and we represented in over 2400 universities with more than 90000 active members and over 1,000,000 alumni worldwide.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:42

PATA Gold Awards 2019 open for submissions

Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the 24th consecutive year, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:22

Laguna Phuket selected to host inaugural Thai Fight Phuket

Asia’s premier destination resort to mark its status as sports event venue heavyweight
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:02

Maxim Baile appointed as executive chef at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok

Originally from France, Chef Baile honed his skills in a variety of international locations including Scotland, Mauritius, Denmark, French Polynesia, Kazakhstan, and now Thailand.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:48

PolyU study advises hotels to look ahead accurately basing on Publicly Available Data

Occupancy forecasting is more than just a way of predicting demand – it can also determine profitability. Indeed, the researchers warn that inaccurate forecasting of hotel occupancy rates can lead to costly decisions.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:08

Dusit International appoints new heads of GSOs in Europe and India, opens new sales office in Germany

In Europe, Dusit has enhanced its sales structure to include a GSO in Germany to complement the company’s existing GSO in the UK. 
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:23

Thai Airways appoints Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting

The Board of Directors, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has appointed Mr. Nattapong Samit-ampaipisarn as Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting Department, effective on 1 February, 2019.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:48