Pakse, Champasak (Laos PDR) – July 18, 2016 (travelindex) – Between the 22nd – 25th June, 2016, the Lao government played host to an ASEAN Ecotourism forum in the Laotian city of of Pakse. The event was a great opportunity for many of the sandal clad, sarong wearing western NGO workers and people in the […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – July 1, 2016 ( – On 14 October, we will celebrate the 5th edition of the Kenya Golf Trophy to be held again at the Home of Golf Kenya, Muthaiga Golf Club. The Kenya Golf Trophy is Kenya’s and arguably Africa’s largest corporate amateur golf tournament with more than 30 sponsors and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 1, 2016 (travelindex) – A resident of Bangkok’s Bangkolam District who lost her home in a devastating fire is now living in a new house funded by the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel. Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel General Manager Klaus Sennik (centre) is pictured with Colonel Suwit Katesri […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 1, 2016 ( – Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives is honoured to win Best Thai Show at the prestigious 2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand. The special awards, launched by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), are presented to popular tourist attractions and activities in Thailand among Chinese tourists. H.E. General […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 30, 2016 ( – The Fine Arts Department — Ministry of Culture and ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., developer of ICONSIAM, today, signed a MOU to officially mark their collaboration to preserve Thailand’s arts and cultures. The project aims to showcase the nation’s cultural heritage such as antiques and artifacts. The items will […]

Alicante (Spain) – June 30, 2016 ( – Tough, intense, and featuring almost three times as much Southern Ocean sailing as the previous edition, the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 will be contested over the longest distance in race history at around 45,000 nautical miles (nm), crossing four oceans and taking in 11 major cities on […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 30, 2016 ( – The ninth edition of the prestigious annual Bangkok Grand Wine Tasting will again be held at the Grand Ballroom, the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok on Friday, 8th July, 2016, said Mr. Joe Sriwarin, MD of The Wine Professionals  Services Limited, organiser of the Bangkok Grand Wine Tasting. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 30, 2016 ( – The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The two organisations signed a Letter of Agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo held from June 16-18, 2016. The […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 29, 2016 – With wellness travel one of the fastest-growing sectors in the travel industry, increasing numbers of stressed-out executives are looking for places to lose weight, detox, de-stress, eat fresh organic food, learn to kick start a better lifestyle – and willing to pay well for wellness escapes that help […]

London (United Kingdom) – June 25, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary analysis of the financial and economic impact of the Brexit decision on the air transport industry. “The Brexit vote has triggered much uncertainty—financial and otherwise. As leaders in the UK and the EU work to establish a new […]

Pakse, Champasak (Laos PDR) – June 22, 2016 ( – Tourism Ministers and Government Delegates of the 10 ASEAN member countries have approved a declaration manifesting their common desire to boost tourism growth and align regional ecotourism destinations during a roundtable in Pakse, Champasak, Laos on June 22 as part of the first-ever ASEAN Ecotourism […]

Pakse, Champasak (Laos PDR) – June 22, 2016 ( – Tourism chiefs of the 10 ASEAN member countries have approved a declaration manifesting their common desire to boost tourism growth and align regional ecotourism destinations during a roundtable in Champasak, Laos on June 22 as part of the first-ever ASEAN Ecotourism Forum. The “Pakse Declaration […]

Pakse, Champasak (Laos PDR) – June 22, 2016 ( – Champassak provincial Governor Dr Bounthong Divixay, has joined tourism chiefs from other ASEAN member countries in the first-ever ASEAN Ecotourism Forum 2016 that opened in Champasak, Laos. The event is being organised by the Lao PDR government in its role as the chairman of ASEAN […]

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – June 21, 2016 ( – Women who love to golf will love the Dominican Republic. Whether traveling with partner, family or friends, the Capital of Golf in the Caribbean is the perfect destination for women, with an estimated 15 to 20 percent of all visitor rounds played by women. All […]

Pakse, Champasak (Laos PDR) – June 20, 2016 ( – The ASEAN Ecotourism Forum 2016 organised by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Lao PDR in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is poised to be one of ASEAN’s most important forum on ecotourism. The Forum will deliberate […]

Shanghai (China) – June 15, 2016 ( – Riding on the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, the Organizing Committee of the International Film Festival & Awards Macao hosted a cocktail reception in Shanghai to promote the event to film industry professionals and media from different places across the globe, taking the opportunity to attract more […]

Bangkok (Thailand) -June 16, 2016 ( – Competition objective: To raise the awareness and appreciation of Southeast Asian artists and their artworks. Year of inauguration: Annual competition in Singapore since 1982* *Note: UOB started the UOB Painting of the Year competition in Thailand in 2010 and in Malaysia and Indonesia in 2011 Age restriction: No […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 16, 2016 ( – Following the strong success of the stunning 30-suite 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, the Wongphanlert family have created a new luxury brand, 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts and will continue to expand in Thailand. At the helm of the brand leading a handpicked team of talented individuals, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 16, 2016 ( – The Ninth Annual FTA Summer Dinner at Bangkok took place last night at the 5 star W Bangkok hotel hosted by Tina Liu, General Manager. Now a popular and much-anticipated annual event in Bangkok’s busy social calendar for hoteliers and hospitality executives, it was an evening of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – 15 June, 2016 (travelindex) – The Thai tourism industry is projected to record international visitor arrivals of 16.67 million in January-June 2016, which will be up 13% over the same period of 2015. Projected earnings are estimated at 824 billion Baht, up 17%. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 15, 2016 ( – Hotel investors and developers, experts and specialists within Asia Pacific gathered at the 8th annual Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference 2016. Held at the Dusit Thani Bangkok for the fourth year in a row, the conference welcomed more than 200 delegates to discuss various topics that affect […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 15, 2016 ( – Organized by international conference producer Questex Hospitality Group, the Hotel Management Thailand Summit (HMT) welcomed over 30 international speakers and 150 delegates at the Banyan Tree Bangkok. High caliber senior hoteliers gathered for the executive discussion on “Hotel Group Consolidations are Beneficial to Healthy Growth of the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 16, 2016 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) and QNA International today signed an agreement recognising that TAT’s bid for Thailand to host the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017) had been successful. This event is scheduled to be held in Thailand from 2-4 May, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 15, 2016 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Emirates Airline, UAE’s leading airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, 13 June, 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand, which aims to utilise the Airline’s global network to further boost inbound tourist arrivals to Thailand, by focusing on the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 15, 2016 ( – Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Mr. Hu Yong, the General Manager of the Global Business Unit of Baidu, a leading search engine company headquartered in Beijing, China, mutually signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation between TAT and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 14, 2016 ( – The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, is offering special Ramadan escapes at its upscale properties in Thailand. Sun and sand at the beach, shopping in the metropolis or simply snoozing in a cabana by the pool are all up for grabs at three of […]

Zagreb (Croatia) – June 13, 2016 ( – Ana Rucner, excellent Croatian cellist and Oliver Poole, young British pianist today at the media event put their instruments together and played in perfect harmony, in the heart of Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Ana announced with great pleasure her concert in Zagreb, on June 30, as a […]

Palma de Mallorca (Spain) – June 13, 2016 ( – Mallorca’s golf clubs have seized their opportunity to capitalise on the island’s soaring popularity with the announcement of more than €2m worth of investment in their courses. Marriott Golf Son Antem is set to plough in €700,000 to make course improvements, Club de Golf Son […]

London (United Kingdon) – June 9, 2016 ( – Following the success of last year’s Red Tee Tour, the Andalusian Tourist Board are once again leading the way in promoting ladies golf through a series of tournaments in the UK. “Ladies golf is the buzz of the industry, golfers and tour operators are seeing the […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – June 11, 2016 (travelindex) – Travel and tourism is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to growing air and land connectivity and accessibility within the key cities of Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, tourism representatives of the CLMVT countries told a media conference today. The conference was held at […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 13, 2016 (travelindex) – Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil, the Asia-Pacific Travel & Tourism industry’s leading journalist-cum-historian, has curated 36 years of reports, notes, research and interviews into an unrivalled collection of Travel & Tourism hiSTORY. Now available for public presentation via lectures, university courses and/or keynote speeches, this […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – June 11, 2016 ( – Senior tourism officials from the five nations in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region said there was a possibility for Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand – or CLMVT – to be packaged and promoted as a single destination given that the five countries share similarities as […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 13, 2016 ( – You can now leave Bangkok and be playing golf in Vietnam within 3 hours, thanks to the new direct flights recently launched by Bangkok Airways to Danang. Golfasian, the leading golf tour operator in conjunction with Bangkok Airways are running a free draw to promote this new […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – June 10, 2016 ( – Thailand is positioning itself as a dream destination for sports tourism by promoting the kingdom’s world-class sporting facilities, wide-ranging expertise, and reputation for hosting successful regional and international sporting events and tournaments. H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, unveiled the plan to turn […]

Chiang Mai, 9 June, 2016 ( – Five nations in the Greater Mekong Subregion participated in the firstly-held joint press conference “CLMVT Link: Prosper Together” in order to highlight the travel and tourism connectivity together by addressing any collaboration and opportunities among the countries. The media conference was also addressed by Mr. Try Chhiv, Deputy […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – June 8, 2016 ( – The Thailand Travel Mart 2016 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2016) opened today in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand, with more than 850 delegates from 55 countries. The three-day event, the largest travel trade show of its kind in Thailand, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 8, 2016 ( – Azimut Yachts Thailand by MGC-Marine (Asia) Co., Ltd., under the umbrella of Master Group Corporation (Asia) Co., Ltd. (MGC-Asia), and authorised importer and dealer of the luxurious Azimut Yachts from Italy, recently staged a lavish cocktail reception by the “River of Kings” to unveil “Azimut Atlantis 43 […]

Bogota (Colombia) – June 7, 2016 ( – Colombian head of state, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, will deliver the keynote address at the opening of WAN-IFRA’s 68th World News Media Congress, taking place in Cartagena de Indias from 12th to 14th June 2016. “We look forward to welcoming President Santos to our annual global event, […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – June 8, 2016 ( – The 5th edition of the Kenya Golf Trophy 2016, Kenya’s and indeed Africa’s largest corporate amateur golf tournament, will again be held at Muthaiga Golf Club on Friday the 14th of October. This year’s event, which has been growing in strength from year to year, promises to […]

Berlin (Germany) – June 7, 2016 ( – ITB Berlin is pleased to announce its co-branded India show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, the first pure outbound show for the Indian market , to be held in New Delhi from 3rd to 6th October, 2016. It is an alliance that focusses on the Power of the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 7, 2016 ( – Negroni Week is a week-long charity initiative first created in May 2013 by Imbibe magazine (US) with the goal of celebrating one of the world’s greatest cocktails, whilst raising money for charity. Since 2014, Imbibe has teamed up with Campari to present Negroni Week on a global […]

Macau (Macau SAR) – June 3,2016 ( – It’s a great pleasure to invite you to join us at the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) this year which will be held on 15-16 October 2016 in Macau. As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, an important milestone in our on-going effort to promote sustainable development of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 3, 2016 ( – Bangkok is blessed to call the only head chef in the Netherlands awarded Michelin stars in four different restaurants one of its own. Outside the sommelier-stocked walk-in cellar, the word Savelberg, the name of the restaurant and its progenitor, screams from a glossy cook book propped on […]

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – June 3, 2016 ( – In a session on the emergence of the digital economy in South-East Asia at the 25th World Economic Forum on ASEAN, global and regional IT leaders said that countries in the region could miss out on major opportunities. They urged governments to collaborate on harmonizing regulations […]

Costa Brava (Spain) – June 3, 2016 ( – International golf tourism to Spain’s Costa Brava region is on course to continue soaring following the second annual IAGTO Golf Trophy event in Spain, with more golfers heading there from an increasingly-diverse spread of countries. Girona was the host destination for this year’s IAGTO Costa Brava […]

Dublin (Ireland) – June 3, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on EU and North American governments to resolve a looming crisis for the EU–US/Canada visa waiver program. Today, most EU citizens can visit the US and Canada without having to apply for a visa, with US and Canadian citizens being […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 27,2016 ( – Former Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Mrs. Phornsiri Manoharn has been conferred a Life Membership Award by the Pacific Asia Travel Association in recognition of her contribution to PATA and the regional tourism industry. Mrs. Phornsiri, who headed the TAT between 2007-2009, formally presented the award at the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 27, 2016 ( – Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and Paradise Park, as well as the joint venture partner of ICONSIAM, today, announced that Siam Discovery is opening its doors as Thailand’s ‘biggest arena of lifestyle […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 26, 2016 ( – The 8th Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC), part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) SUMMIT Series of events and spearheaded by international conference megahouse Questex Hospitality Group kicked off Day 0 as part of the three-day event at the Dusit Thani Bangkok. Day 0 began […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 25, 2016 (travelindex) – Ms. Kalong Pradaptam (centre left), Chief Concierge at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, has been appointed as a ‘International Full Member’ of Les Clefs d’Or Thailand. Presenting her certificate was hotel General Manager Klaus Sennik (centre right), supported by Mr. Thanongsak Dokkum (Bell Boy), Ms. Kristine […]