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The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announces its second hotel in Nepal with Vivanta Kathmandu

This will be the Company’s second hotel in the region after Meghauli Serai, A Taj Safaris Lodge in Chitwan National Park.
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:07

2018 tourism to Japan breaks all-time record

In 2018, America's two most influential travel magazines gave travel to Japan a major thumbs-up.
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:06

Seven APAC companies among the finalists of The World Travel and Tourism Council 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, now in their fifteenth year, showcase business practices of the highest standards that balance the needs of ‘people, planet and profits’ within the Travel & Tourism sector.
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:05

Travellers embrace Airbnb for top Thai festivals, events

Thai Airbnb hosts opened their homes to over 100,000 guests and earned a combined THB380 million over Chinese New Year, Songkran and Golden Week in 2018.
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:04

Marriott International has trained 500,000 hotel workers to recognize the signs of human trafficking

Company’s milestone – reached during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month -- underscores global commitment to safety and human rights.
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:02

Cathay Pacific inaugurates new community engagement programmes

Hong Kong's home airline rejuvenates strategy with a focus on youth development, diversity and inclusion, environmental protection and global cultural exchange.
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 02:00

Marriott International’s most global brand enters The Philippines market with opening of Sheraton Manila

Located at the forefront of the world-class integrated complex, Resorts World Manila, the hotel is the first landmark seen upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:10

Capella Bangkok - opening in 2019

Chao Phraya Riverside gets its first luxury resident in over 20 years which puts local authentic experiences centre stage.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:05

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts reacquires direct franchising rights for The Days Inn Brand in China

The Days Inn portfolio in China consists of more than 70 economy, midscale and upscale hotels encompassing more than 12,500 rooms.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:04

China's largest home sharing platform Xiaozhu rides the train of "The Belt and Road"

2018 marks the fifth anniversary of China's "The Belt and Road" initiative. According to Tourism Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, countries along "The Belt and Road" received 582 million tourists in 2017.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:03

China-Finland Year of Winter Sports 2019 launched in Beijing

A Series of Meetings and Celebratory Events in China's Capital City this week marked the Launch the China-Finland Year of Winter Sports 2019 to strengthen cooperative partnerships between China and Finland in Winter Sports.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:02

The Chedi Ninghai opens its doors today

Managed by GHM, the operator that has consistently garnered worldwide renowned for its management of some of the world's most exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts, The Chedi Ninghai will redefine mild luxury in Jiangnan.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:01

SITE Crystal Awards showcase excellence in incentive travel

The 2018 awards were presented at the SITE 2019 Global Conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, January 11-14.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 02:00

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive addresses Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India

The Qatari delegation attending the conference was led by the Qatari Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti. H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker highlighted the need for development and modernisation of aviation infrastructure at the CEO Plenary Session: ‘Airports of the Future and Building Great Aviation Businesses’.
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:55

India becomes the 12th source market with 21% increase in Indian tourist arrivals to Israel

In March 2018, Air India introduced direct air operations from New Delhi to Tel Aviv to become the fastest nonstop flight between India and Israel taking a straight route between the two countries.
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:09