Monthly Archives: June 2017

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 27, 2017 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts is celebrating after 13 of its Asian hotels achieved the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Reflecting the company’s proud commitment to guest satisfaction and service excellence, Best Western hotels in Thailand, Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar all achieved the Certificate of […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – June 26, 2017 ( – In the ever-evolving field of tourism, it is integral that we understand the industry. All too often we hear political leaders discussing tourism, oblivious of the real challenges faced by the tourism trade and the effects on those working tirelessly in the industry. Tourism is not […]

Phu Quoc (Vietnam) – June 26, 2017 (travelindex) – With the growing popularity of culinary-based travel and self-professed foodies, it’s no surprise that food-inspired accommodation is also on the rise. Tropical Asia is arguably leading the way with an array of unique and flavorful destinations, from hotels offering modern fusion cuisine to boutiques offering unique […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 23, 2017 ( – A new study released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) showcases that Travel & Tourism in Thailand is one of the strongest performing sectors out of nine sectors researched in the study. The WTTC Benchmarking Report 2017 compares Travel & Tourism to eight other sectors, […]

Alain St.Ange was the former Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine. He resigned from his Ministerial position in December 2016 to run for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO but his candidacy was abruptly pulled out of the race by the Seychelles Government only two days before the elections following […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 23, 2017 (travelindex) – The Rang Mahal restaurant at the luxury 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok has won the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award for Indian cuisine at the 19th Bangkok’s Best Restaurant awards. The Rang Mahal was selected by a panel of five judges, with 12 to 23 nominees in each category, […]

Luang Prabang (Lao PDR) – June 19, 2017 ( – Nearly 400 travel and tourism industry professionals exchanged lessons and experiences to promote competitive, inclusive, and sustainable tourism at the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum, held on 5–9 June in Luang Prabang, Laos. Hosted by the Luang Prabang Provincial Government and the Ministry of Information, Culture […]

Havana (Cuba) – June 20, 2017 ( – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba. “This represents a step backwards and a strong attack on the freedom of travel,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “This decision will have […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 20, 2017 ( – Asset World Corporation, a member of TCC Group, one of Thailand’s prominent conglomerates, receives 17 winning awards from the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017-2018, including Best Large Hotel, Asia Pacific – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa NaiYang Beach; Best City Hotel, Asia Pacific – Bangkok Marriott Marquis […]