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Centara Ras Fushi resort & spa Maldives wins leading all-inclusive resort at 2019 SATA awards

his is the second consecutive year that Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has been honoured by SATA. At the 2018 SATA Awards, the resort received the prestige award for Leading F&B Resort.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:50

CDB aviation delivers first of Nine A321neos to Indian carrier IndiGo

Companies Join Airbus in Celebrating Delivery of 1,000th A320neo Family Aircraft for Airline Operation.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:42

MyCEB leading the Malaysian delegation at IBTM world 2019 to attract more corporate meeting & incentive group to Malaysia

For 32 years, IBTM World has been providing the global community with the inspiration, business connections and content needed in order to create world-class events.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:23

Dream cruises announces the world's longest roller coaster at sea on board the new global class ship

Dream Cruises has teamed up with Maurer Rides to develop the world's longest roller coaster on a cruise ship with the innovative, interactive “Space Cruiser” on the forthcoming Global Class vessel.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:12

Hong Kong protests cause a collapse in visitors from mainland China

Looking to the future, there is no sign that things will improve. Forward bookings for travel to Hong Kong from mainland China between 24th September to 30th December are currently 58.2% behind where they were at the equivalent moment in 2018.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:00

Korean air volunteers to renovate damaged homes in Sri Lanka

The employees of Korean Air also spent time with local children by hosting English aviation camps, dance competitions and playing balloon games.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:54

THAI prepares to adjust Flight schedule to Japan for Typhoon Hagibis

Passengers traveling to Japan during 11-13 October 2019 are advised to monitor the situation closely.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:41

The Hongkong and Shanghai hotels, limited: statement on legal dispute in Thailand

HSH strongly objects to this verdict and has duly appealed this judgement to the Court of Appeal on 9th October 2019.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:30

Airbnb reveals top 20 destinations to visit next year

In Thailand, emerging destinations across the country are increasingly appealing to both domestic and international travellers.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:25

Passengers up 2.4% in Asia-Pacific and 2.5% in the Middle East

Elsewhere in Asia-Pacific, a number of airports reported solid growth due to sizeable increase in visitors during the summer holiday period.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:16

Royal Caribbean reveals homeport and name of fifth oasis class ship

The details were revealed by Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. Slated for a highly anticipated debut In 2021, the world's largest cruise ship will introduce a new era of cruising as the first of the renowned Oasis Class to sail the Asia Pacific.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:06

Korea secures 23rd international federation of automatic control world congress

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), Busan Tourism Organization (BTO), and Control Robot Systems Society, Korea’s member of IFAC, supported the bid. In 2018, KTO appointed Vice President of IFAC, Professor Cho Dong-il, as the honorary Korea MICE Ambassador.
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 15:07

Growth in international arrivals into Asia Pacific strong in 2018

In percentage increase terms between 2017 and 2018, Asia had the strongest annual increase at 8.7%, followed by the Pacific at four percent and the Americas at 3.5%.
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:37

SBC travel group appoints travel industry authority Shankar Kotha as chief commercial officer

A strong strategic leader and revenue strategist, Mr Kotha brings 20 years experience to SBC Travel Group, having worked with some of the world’s leading tourism and hospitality brands in Australia, Asia and North America.
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:27

NDC in China progresses slowly, limited by market constraints

NDC technology is being developed but it will be some time before there is widespread adoption by Chinese airlines and other players.
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:05