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TAT launches “Phuket is now open” marketing campaign

With the latest TVC ‘Amazing Moments in Phuket’ featuring Leicester City FA Cup 2021 winners, sending an invitation to the world to visit Thailand’s popular tourist island in the not-too-distant-future.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 22:14

No crowds at Tokyo 2020 would be catastrophic for Japan's tourism sector, says GlobalData

The prospect of no attendance would take things from bad to worse for Japanese businesses involved in the tourism sector.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 22:09

Korea prepares to resume tourism with new International Travel Expo

Presenting itself as a new ‘One-stop Travel Expo’, KITE 2021 will provide an overview of Korea tourism in preparation for the restart of inbound tourism.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:53

TCEB: Hybrid Lions Clubs International convention in Nakhon Ratchasima a success against COVID-19 situation

The three-day convention, organized in Thailand’s new MICE city, Nakhon Ratchasima, ran smoothly from start to finish, heralding a step forward for TCEB’s campaign “Unlock MICE Cities with High Standard of Safety”.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:44

Ayutthaya to be featured in MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022

Its rich cultural and culinary heritage, coupled with today’s classic blend of old glamour and new charm, make this ancient city a hotspot for foodies and tourists alike.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:39

Accor announces Global Partnership with IGLTA

Accor reaffirms commitments to the LGBTQ+ community and its proactive approach in ensuring every guest & employee feels welcome and equal.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:19

Ascott opens Japan’s first lyf coliving property in the vibrant Fukuoka City

lyf continues strong growth with 12 more properties set to open across 10 cities in Asia Pacific.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:14

H.I.S. Thailand partners with Thailand Elite to promote the long-term Thai Residency & Privileges Program

Thailand, renowned for stunning beaches, unique culture, and friendly people, can now be more than just a holiday destination.
Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:03

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha confirms ‘Phuket Sandbox’ starting 1 July 2021

The ‘Phuket Sandbox’ project was already approved by the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) and was acknowledged by the Cabinet.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:29

SHA Plus certificate awarded to 300 tourism businesses in Phuket

A ‘SHA Plus Booking Authentication System’ (SHABA) is being developed as a confirmation mechanism for visitors joining the ‘Phuket Sandbox’, who have booked ‘SHA Plus’ hotels.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:26

Phuket Sandbox Workshop prepares for 1 July 2021 reopening

TAT, Phuket Province and tourism-related stakeholders joined in sharing information regarding how to safely reopen Phuket to international tourists.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:23

Bangkok moves towards becoming the electric transportation capital of Asia

Electric-powered ferries, canal boats, buses and tuk-tuks part of the growing environmental-friendly transport network available to international visitors.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:17

Business Events Perth unveils new digital tours of iconic Western Australian venues

The new 3D digital tours can be viewed on any device, providing a fully immersive experience of the world-class venues on offer on Australia’s west coast, such as Crown Perth, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Optus Stadium.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:13

Phuket gears up for the return of international guests with attractive packages at world-class hotels and resorts

European markets are expected to be the first to arrive following the launch of the “Phuket Sandbox” on 1st July 2021, which invites vaccinated visitors to fly direct to the “Pearl of the Andaman” and stay without the need for quarantine.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 13:01