Monthly Archives: January 2018

Derby (United Kingdom) – January 30, 2018 (travelindex) – Xn protel Systems, Global hospitality management software company, and a Gold Partner level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of xnPOS 3.10 with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5. The new two-way interface connectivity and messaging means guest and billing information […]

Madrid (Spain) – January 26, 2018 ( – UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili appointed Mr. Shanzhong Zhu as Executive Director of UNWTO. Mr. Zhu, a Chinese national, began his two-year term on 1 January 2018. Mr. Zhu joined UNWTO in 2014 as Executive Director. Prior to his appointment he was Vice Chairman of China National Tourism […]

Koh Samui (Thailand) – January 26, 2018 ( – From February 2018, Sunset Coast Samui will be managed by Avani Hotels & Resorts. Set within Pang Kha Bay overlooking the sea and Five Islands, the tranquil location will appeal to holidaymakers in search of lesser known destinations. The resort is only a 40 minute drive […]

Khon Kaen (Thailand) – January 26, 2018 ( – Mrs. Supawan Teerarat, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Innovation of TCEB joined hand with Khon Kaen province, The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) held the press conference to announce “PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018” to be held in […]

Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) – January 24, 2018 ( – The complex relationship between hotel owners, operators and online travel agents (OTAs) is keeping prices higher than necessary and could threaten to undermine the Middle East’s hospitality sector at a time when the supply of rooms is set to reach an all-time high. How […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – January 25, 2018 ( – The majority of Russian tourists are highly satisfied with Hong Kong’s upmarket hotels, according to the findings of a recent study by Dr Denis Tolkach and Dr Tony Tse of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – January 26, 2018 ( – Indulge in a unique culinary journey by savoring northern Italian flavors, skillfully blended by Michelin star-rated chef Marco Stabile, from Ora Daria restaurant, in Florence, Italy. Don’t miss this one-of-its-kind opportunity at Shangri-la Hotel Chiang Mai, to enjoy the most genuine Italian cuisine, through mouthwatering 4-course […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 23, 2018 ( – Industry experts revealed at Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2018 that Bangkok is on the cusp of emerging as the world’s next Mega City. Within five years, the rapid expansion of Bangkok’s Metro systems will succeed in opening up unprecedented spaces in the city and with it huge […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – January 23, 2018 ( – His Holiness Pope Francis helped open the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting with a special message, passionately calling on participants to overcome fragmentation between states and institutions and work together to facilitate more inclusive approaches in an increasingly globalized world. In a speech delivered by Cardinal […]