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First casino license in 10 years issued by Vietnamese government to Laguna Lăng Cô

With sporting, entertainment and casino facilities by 2022.
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:25

Amadeus: Asia Pacific millennial travelers want "new", real and trustworthy

Journey of Me research unveils the behaviors and preferences of millennial travelers across 14 markets in Asia Pacific.
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:12

IHG sees major resort portfolio expansion of more than 2,000 rooms in Thailand

Multi-brand signing across key resort destinations in Thailand cements IHG’s partnership with Ratanakorn Asset.
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:44

Xiamen Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX, expanding the fleet to 200 airplanes

The airline passed the first milestone of 100 planes in 2013, and continued to grow by adding roughly 20 aircraft per year and doubling the size of the fleet within five years.
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:41

Luxury Sky Hotel - Niccolo Changsha invite prospects to join the grand recruitment

Niccolo Changsha is located in Hunan capital's premier address in Furong District, a hub for entertainment and business.
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:49

Thailand named as the host country for 2018 IIFA Weekend and Awards

This makes the second time the Thai capital plays host to the biggest celebration of Indian cinema, having hosted the 9th IIFA Awards on 8 June, 2008.
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:38

China, India lead growth in January-April visitor arrivals to Thailand

In April alone, international visitor arrivals totalled 3,092,725, up by 9.38% over the same period of 2017. The top ten source markets were China, Malaysia, Lao PDR., Russia, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively.
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:12

TripAdvisor names Angkor Wat #1 landmark in the world

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the #1 landmark in the world for the second consecutive year.
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:26

PolyU study explores why lodging reviews matter in the sharing economy

Reviews from other guests are perceived as particularly valuable because they represent “real experiences”.
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:18

New Morpheus Hotel opens its doors for a sneak preview

The "Icon of the New Macau", designed by the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid, targets to open on June 15.
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:24

TAT Newsroom launches ‘Insight Thainess’ travel documentary series

Insight Thainess travel documentary series comprises seven episodes, each three minutes long. It showcases the pureness of unique Thai local experiences and the natural affability of the Thai people in the way that hasn’t been told before.
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:00

Ethiopian to start direct flights from Africa to Jakarta

Ethiopian will deploy the modern Boeing 787-8 on the route, which not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions.
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:19

ITB China 2018: bigger and better

Satisfied top-quality buyers and visitors – 15,000 attendees in total – well-attended ITB China Conference with 4,000 attendees – Timekettle and TravelFlan won 2018 ITB China Start-Up Award – many pre-registrations for next year’s show: 15 to 17 May 2019.
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:23

Thailand Cultural Music Festival’s all-star line-up readies to rock Pattaya

The Thailand Cultural Music Festival’s line up include local folk music performances, contemporary musical acts and a live stage with music by popular bands and singers, with action taking place across four stages over two days.
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:17

Global Tourism Economy Forum concluded a successful 8-Day 3-Country Multiple-City Mission in EU

As a partner event of ECTY 2018, GTEF is a perfect platform to bring two of the world’s most vibrant economies, EU and Guangdong Province, together to advance economic, cultural and people-to-people exchanges through tourism.
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:23