Being a member of the board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Philippines State Secretary for Tourism Ramon R. Jimenez Jr took the opportunity to highlight and analyse the success of the Philippines campaign “It is more fun in the Philippines”. Prior of being named as head of tourism, Jimenez used to be vice-president and executive creative director at Ace-Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency in Manila.
Southeast Asia and particularly Thailand’s specialist Luzi Matzig, Chairman of Asian Trails, remains optimistic about Thailand’s rapid bounce back following six months of turbulences. He tells why to Travel Daily News Asia.
The Thai Tourism Credit Union (TTCU) is a cooperative established in Thailand which mostly targets SME, tour operators, hotels or travel-related services. Suwadee Pachanyangkun tells all about the advantages of being a TTCU member.
Jet Airways is reaching a new dimension by positioning Mumbai as a new convenient hub between Europe and the whole Asia. It has all the chance to succeed as the airline is boosting its network and benefits of a brand new international terminal at Mumbai Chhatrapati International Airport.
Malaysia Airlines Director of Commercial Hugh Noel Dunleavy unveils in exclusivity for TDN Asia what will be Malaysia Airlines marketing recovery plan over the months to come as the airline suffered losses due to plunging ticket sales following the airline’s accident.
The Thai Travel Agents Association will host an election to designate its new president early next week. Outgoing President Suthipong Pheunphiphop is candidate to his own succession and speaks with TDN Asia about Thailand’s outbound market.
On April 1st, the European Commission adopted a revision of the visa code for non EU travellers visiting countries located within the Schengen area. Carlo Corazza, spokesperson of Antonio Tajani, EU Commissioner responsible for Enterprise and Industry, tells to TDN Asia what the travel industry and travellers can expect.
Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau sent last March a team of 20 travel specialists including hoteliers and entertainment venues a special workshop to promote the French capital in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. An unconventional move as most European destinations favour above all marketing actions in China, India or Japan when thinking over Asia. Patricia Barthélemy, Leisure Marketing Manager, tells why Paris now targets Southeast Asian countries.