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Understanding the Chinese outbound tourism and MICE market at PATAcademy-HCD

PATAcademy-HCD is a two-day workshop incorporating a series of intensive classroom interactions by leading travel industry practitioners with practical activities, group assignments, and networking events.
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:05

Air Arabia start flights to Kuala Lumpur

Air Arabia currently operates flights to more than 170 routes across the globe from four hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:56

Panda flash mob debuts in Naples to invite visitors to Chengdu, China for the next Universiade

The baby pandas will also show up in other landmarks of Naples following the Panda Flash Mob at the city of Pompeii, to perform the lovely “Panda Swing Dance” for friends around the world, bringing pleasant feelings like time travel.
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:33

Ascott expands global presence with 26 new properties across 11 countries

Steady rise in recurring fee income and enlarged asset size strategically position lodging business as a growing contributor to CapitaLand’s earnings.
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:55

BCD Travel signs agreement to participate in Qantas Channel

The Qantas Channel provides travel agents who sign up for it with access to a wider range of fares and content sourced from the Qantas Distribution Platform.
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:37

STR: Preliminary June data for Melbourne hotels

June marked the fourth consecutive month of occupancy declines for the market.
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:02

TAT target 10% growth in 2020 with quality markets and responsible tourism after turning 60 in 2020

TAT will focus on specific quality markets and middle-upper income groups (Go High). It will seek first-time visitors in new markets and in the long-standing source markets (Go New Customer).
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:27

Brits head to Central Europe for city breaks while Chinese tourists favour outlet shopping

Tourist shopping habits differ by country – Adyen explores how and where they like to shop.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:09

Ged Brown - Low Season Traveller: Overtourism or how many tourists are enough?

How can a destination suffer from overtourism when it does not understand nor know for certainty, what the ideal number of visitors is for their destination?
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:27

April 2019: Passengers down -1.0% in Asia-Pacific and up 3.3% in Middle East

In Asia-Pacific, a number of airports likely benefited from vacation travels during Easter and the extended Golden Week in Japan and enjoyed solid growth.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:20

Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 announces a special culinary collaboration with Chef Simone Finetti, of Master Chef Italia

Simone Finetti entered the fourth edition of Masterchef Italia and made it to the 8th finalist, not only that, he is one of the most beloved competitors from the show and won the prize of the first Master of Italian Pasta.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:18

THAI serves famous Ramen on Bangkok-Japan routes

 This special service is a joint cooperation between THAI and Menya Itto Ramen Bangkok.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:51

Sage Hotel West Perth appoints Graeme Rutherford as General Manage

Graeme began his hospitality career with Rydges Hotels working his way up to his first General Manager position in Melbourne.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:46

Anurak Community Lodge in Surat Thani wins SKAL Asian Environmental Award

The award was presented 9 July in Bangkok by Andrew Wood, President of SKAL International, Bangkok, to Willem Niemeijer, the CEO of YAANA Ventures, which conceived, built and runs Anurak Community Lodge.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:17

PATA to share the secrets of storytelling with Kazakh travel industry professionals

The half-day workshop, with the theme ‘Explore the Art of Storytelling’, is jointly organised by PATA and Kazakh Tourism.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:30