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in Brief

  • Aeroflot adds flights on Moscow-Phuket route

    Aeroflot is increasing flight frequency on its route to Phuket, one of Thailand’s main tourist destinations.


    The additional flights will operate under the winter schedule as follows, effective from 28 October 2018: Moscow-Phuket:

    - flight SU 0278 departs Sheremetyevo at 06:15, arrives at Phuket at 19:15 (on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) (local time);

    - return flight SU 0279 departs Phuket at 21:00, arrives at Sheremetyevo at 03:10 (on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) (local time).

    in Brief Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:43
  • Langkawi welcomes Asian Trails delegation at upcoming 2018 PATA Travel Mart

    BANGKOK - With a kaleidoscope of new products and innovative approaches that suit your market, delegates from Asian Trails Malaysia and Thailand are making their way this September to the annual PATA Travel Mart. The venue for this important trade show will be the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) where our team showcase the latest in blazing new paths into Asian Travel.

    in Brief Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:56
  • Park Hotel Tokyo awarded two Fodor's Best Awards

    Park Hotel Tokyo announced on August 7 that it has received two awards from Fodor's, the leading name in travel guides for over 80 years, "The Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Hotels in Tokyo" and "The Best Hotels in Tokyo For Astounding Views of the City."

    in Brief Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:17
  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts offers double the fun in Asia

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled an exciting new DOUBLE POINTS promotion for members of its award-winning loyalty program, Best Western Rewards.

    From the beaches of Bali to the bright lights of Bangkok, the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the temples of Yangon, Best Western has the perfect hotel for your next Asian adventure. Start planning your trip today and earn double points with Best Western.

    in Brief Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:25
  • Tianjin Airlines fleet reaches 100 aircraft

    Tianjin Airlines, one of the fastest-growing airlines in China has acquired its 100th aircraft, an Airbus 321, B-302X. Executives of Tianjin Airlines attended the acquisition ceremony and celebrated this unique milestone in Tianjin Binhai Airport, China, on August 1st.

    Tianjin Airlines' fleet has grown to 100 aircraft just 9 years after the official start of operation, providing services to over 70 million passengers in total and making their trip more efficient and more fun.

    in Brief Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:22
  • Ginger signs a new hotel in Bharuch, Gujarat

    Ginger is pleased to announce the signing of a new hotel in Bharuch, a key city of Gujarat. The brand is present in 6 cities in the state namely Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Vapi with hotels under development in Surat and Sanand. With this new addition, Ginger will have 10 hotels with a combined inventory of close to 800 rooms in Gujarat.

    in Brief Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:29
  • Ginger expands its footprint in Noida, national capital region with the signing of a new hotel

    Ginger announced the signing of a new hotel in Noida, New Delhi’s satellite city. It will be the third Ginger in Noida. The Ginger portfolio has 45 operating hotels with 9 hotels in the pipeline.

    Deepika Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ginger said, “One of the most modern cities in India, Noida is a commercial hub with presence of some of the world’s largest international companies. We are delighted to partner with Admired Height Projects Private Limited and expand our presence in Noida.”

    in Brief Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:50
  • Tianjin Airlines receives a new Airbus A330 aircraft

    Tianjin Airlines, owned by HNA group has acquired a new Airbus A330-300 aircraft from Toulouse on July 17th, which is Tianjin Airlines' third new aircraft this year, hitting back at delivery delay rumors.

    Tianjin Airlines, founded in 2009, is based in Tianjin, China. As of today, Tianjin Airlines operates a fleet of 98 aircraft, which includes 33 Airbus A330, A320, and A321 aircraft. The new aircraft joins the four A330's already in the fleet as the ninety-ninth aircraft of the Airlines.

    in Brief Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00
  • Jamaica's Tourism Minister to strengthen relations with Japan

    Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett (1st Right) presents a token of appreciation to Special Envoy for Japan’s EXPO 2025, Masaki Iwakura (2nd Left) during a courtesy call to the Ministry of Tourism’s New Kingston Office on July 4, 2018. The courtesy call was to officially invite Minister Bartlett to participate in Tourism EXPO Japan, which is slated for September 20-23, 2018 in Tokyo Japan. Sharing in the moment are Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Jennifer Griffith (R) and Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, Mr.

    in Brief Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:43
  • Thai Tourism Minister Weerasak Kowsurat thanks British rescuers for helping to rescue the 13 trapped in Tham Luang Cave

    H.E. Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Charles Harper, who represented the British cave diving team, at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The team were thanked for their efforts in rescuing the 12 boys and their assistant football coach who were found alive and safe in Tham Luang Cave after they went missing for nine days.

    in Brief Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:40