Singapore (Singapore) – October 24, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of the region’s leading travel trade show – ITB Asia. Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, have announced the extension of its milestone partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) from 2017 – […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 19, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Bureau of the Royal Household has announced that during the 100-day Royal Funeral Rites, the general public are allowed to pay respect and write messages of condolence to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace as follows: – Every day 08.30-16.00 Hrs.: Sala […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 19, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt are organizing the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism: Cities: Local Culture for Global Travellers on 1-2 November 2016 in Luxor. During the summit, UNWTO will launch the Mayors for Tourism Initiative. […]

Macau (Macau SAR China) – October 17, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Global Tourism Economy Forum Macau 2016 (GTEF or the Forum) achieved fruitful results through two days of various sessions and thought-provoking discussions, and adjourned with tremendous success this evening. Gathering ministers and industry leaders Themed as “The Growing Consumer Class – Rethinking and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 17, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – A province in Lao PDR and the city of Meishan in China are the winners of the US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2016. Southern Laos receives the Top Destination Award in the category of ‘Regions/States/Provinces’. The People’s Government of Meishan, Sichuan, China is granted the Top […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – October 17, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen, promote, and develop cooperation on aviation facilitation and border integrity issues – two of the key components for governments […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 14, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – ‘It was with considerable sorrow and great sadness that we learned of the passing of Thailand’s monarch, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His Majesty was loved and revered by all our staff and this is, inevitably, a very sad time for them, for the Royal Family […]

Madrid (Spain) – October 11, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Ambassador of Greece, Christodoulos J. Lazaris, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to UNWTO. UNWTO is the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and is based in Madrid, […]

San Francisco (United States) – October 11, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The World Economic Forum today announces the opening of its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. The Center will serve as a platform for interaction, insight and impact on the scientific and technological changes that are changing the way we […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 14, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Asia Pacific destinations welcomed almost 577 million international visitors during calendar year 2015 – an increase of 24 million arrivals compared to the previous year. The figures are contained in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Tourism Monitor 2016 Final Edition. Covering 44 destinations within […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 14, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Royal Thai Government is introducing the Creative Thailand 2016 as a showcase of the creative economy concept, the nationwide campaign covering creative people, creative places, and creative products. It will be under the theme “Think Big”, scheduled to take place at the Bangkok International Trade […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 18, 2016 (travelindex) – Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel has been selected by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) as an official hotel for Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMAsia) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific, the leading international MICE fostering events centred in Asia-Pacific. The hotel took […]

Montreal, Quebec (Canada) – October 9, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) congratulated states which, under the leadership of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), have achieved an historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines’ efforts to stabilize emissions with carbon neutral growth. The agreement was reached […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 9, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration Don Mueang Airport and representatives from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China as well as Thai tourism stakeholders marked the Chinese Golden Week 2016 with a special airport welcome for Chinese tourists coming to enjoy the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 9, 2016  (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the appointments of three internal executives to the Deputy Governor posts effective from 1 October, 2016. Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Executive Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, has become Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 9, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai AirAsia recently launched the Yak Cute airplane painting at Don Mueang International Airport’s Maintenance Hangar, presenting the winning design from the “Paint the Sky with Amazing Thailand” competition. The Yak Cute design was selected from over 200 entries […]

New Delhi (India) – October 9, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – South Asia is the fastest-growing region economically in the world, but regional cooperation remains more an opportunity than a reality. Cooperation among South Asian nations is hampered by the historical circumstances under which they were born. “A series of groups with vested interests continues to […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – October 7, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Jeremy Jurgens, Chief Information and Interaction Officer at the World Economic Forum, has been appointed to the organization’s Managing Board. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution prompts ever faster change, Jurgens leads the Forum’s technology and knowledge activities. He has led the development of mobile and collaborative […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 9, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Major recognition from leading German travel and holiday portal Bangkok, October 2016 – The luxury 407-room Rembrandt Hotel, located in the heart of Bangkok, has gained global recognition with a 2016 award by HolidayCheck, the largest German speaking travel and holiday portal on the web with […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 9, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – As part of the global Wyndham Green Day The Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside launched the ‘Plant it Forward’ campaign. The hotel’s General Manager Klaus Sennik (8th from left), along with the hotel management team, presented 525 trees (one tree for each room and suite at […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 26, 2016 – Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites travelers all around the world to join an activity You Care You Share in Health and Wellness in Thailand Project to win health and wellness in Thailand with a total value of over 500,000 Baht. As health tourism has been growing and […]

Yangon (Myanmar) – October 5, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Calling your time at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon a mere “stay” doesn’t really do justice to the sublime experience and unsurpassed levels of comfort, service and facilities you’ll encounter. With picture-perfect panoramic views of the city’s Kandawgyi Lake and magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda guests can enjoy […]

Singapore – October 5, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Hotel Technology Conference (Hotel Tech) will return to Singapore at The Marina Bay Sands on 20 Oct 2016. Organized by powerhouse conference maker Questex Hospitality Group, Hotel Tech is the premier event for the latest innovations and emerging technologies in the region. The conference is set […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – October 5, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – If you’ve ever trekked in the forests of Northern Thailand and occasionally looked out over a vista of tree-covered slopes, stretching to the horizon, you may have presumed that this region has been relatively untouched until modern times – the primeval realm of Mother Nature. […]

Singapore – October 5, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The annual Hotel Management Singapore Summit, (HMS) will return to the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 20 Oct 2016 with over 20 international and local speakers and over 150 delegates attending the region’s premier conference. HMS is produced by international conference maker Questex Hospitality Group. HMS is […]

Bangkok (Thailand – October 3, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has been named as Asia’s Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand for an incredible tenth year in a row! The iconic hotel group, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, once again took home the title of ‘Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand’ in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 3, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – On Monday 19 September, His Excellency Patrick S. Wamoto (4th from left), the Kenya Ambassador in Thailand officially graced his presence as Guest of Honour, during the appointment of Lotus Care Travel as the Referral Office Kenya for Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo caption: From […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – October 3, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) welcomes everyone to the Expat Fair Thailand 2016, which aims at celebrating the Kingdom’s vibrant and varied expat community, and encouraging everyone to travel within Thailand to enjoy its attractions. With a Food Fun Fair theme, the event is being […]

Phoenix, Arizona (USA) – October 3, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts today made a bold move, introducing SureStay Hotels – a revolutionary new white label franchise model in the hotel industry. SureStay will operate as a separate subsidiary while plugging hotel owners into the company’s infrastructure and distribution channels. With three […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 30, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Thailand plans to create unique tourism routes in each of the country’s eight major regions specifically designed to cater to the needs of travellers with special needs. This year’s theme for World Tourism Day 2016, Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility, was the catalyst and […]

Khong Kaen (Thailand) – September 30, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 152 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the expansion of its upscale AVANI brand in the […]

Singapore – September 30, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – YTL Hotels, the well-respected luxury hospitality leader with distinctive Malaysian roots, announces the expansion of its portfolio with the recent acquisition of three properties in Edinburgh, Berkshire and London, strengthening the company’s market position in the United Kingdom. Best known globally for its award‐winning uber luxe private […]

Laguna, Phuket (Thailand) – September 28, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Located at the lake behind Villa Market – Boat Avenue in Laguna, Skye Lake Club is now open. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and music by the lake side from 7am-late everyday. Skye Lake Club Chef Saharat’s new menu for Skye Beach Club has finally arrived. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 28, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – Thailand’s tourism industry continued to showcase its vitality as it impressed leading travel and tourism leaders during World Tourism Day 2016 celebrations in Bangkok. It marked the first time Thailand organised the official World Tourism Day celebration, promoting the Kingdom’s tourism industry to UNWTO’s 157 member […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 27, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – In 2015, 1 186 million people travelled internationally in a single year, up from just 25 million in 1950. Such exponential growth offers limitless opportunities for socio-economic development and job creation, but it also poses significant challenges. Yet, we should never forget that for some segments […]

Singapore (Singapore) – September 27, 2016 – (travelindex.com) – The second annual MICE Asia Awards ceremony took place today at the Suntec Exhibition Centre Singapore as part of the MICE Asia Exhibition which is held each year in the city. The event looks to honour those companies playing a defining role in the events and […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – September 22, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Hotel Technology Hong Kong Conference (Hotel Tech HK) wrapped up its annual conference where over 100 delegates had gathered at The Mira Hong Kong on 8 Sep 2016. Organized by Questex Hospitality Group, Hotel Tech HK serves as a platform for hotel IT […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – September 22,2016 (travelindex.com) – Joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts from Lebua at State Tower and Tower Club at Lebua in Bangkok, where he was General Manager for two years, Mr. Marc Sittl brings almost 30 years of experience to his role at the group’s beachfront hotel in Na Jomtien, Pattaya. Mövenpick Siam […]

Singapore (Singapore) – September 22, 2016 (travelindex.com) – InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Hotel Properties Limited to open a new InterContinental resort on the island of Maamunagau in the Maldives. The 83-room InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort will mark the brand’s entry into the Maldives […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 28, 2016 (travelindex.com) – On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2016, under the theme of Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the relaunch of www.PATA.org designed for universal accessibility. As we recognise and celebrate the vital contribution that travel […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 27, 2016 (travelindex.com) – World Tourism Day 2016 will be marked in Bangkok on September 27, 2016 with a number of events commemorating the theme of “Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility”. This is the first time that Thailand is the host venue of the official World Tourism Day, which […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – September 21, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Hotel Management Asia Summit (HMA), which is organized by Questex Hospitality Group, completed its summit with over 22 international speakers and 120 delegates at The Mira Hong Kong on 8 Sep 2016. A wide range of hoteliers from C-suite executives, VP Operations to […]

Macau (Macau SAR) – September 21, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Global Tourism Economy Forum, scheduled to be held at Studio City Macau from 15 to 16 October 2016, will dedicate its 5th anniversary edition to the theme of “The Growing Consumer Class – Rethinking and Reshaping the Future Tourism Landscape” and will zero in on […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 21, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is projecting a significant growth in international weddings and honeymoons being celebrated in Thailand after hosting its first Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP Congress) at the Laguna Golf Phuket between 2-4 May 2017. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 21, 2016 (travelindex) – Management and associates at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel, led by General Manager Klaus Sennik, joined hands with the students from Bangkok University International College for the ‘Clean up Bangkok River’ campaign on Friday 16 September. The students were accompanied by Ms. Madeleine Recknagel, a […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 21, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting everyone to the Expat Fair Thailand 2016 to boost the image of Thai tourism, celebrate the vibrant expat community, and encourage everyone to travel more domestically, and enjoy Thailand’s many attractions. Conceptualised under the “Food Fun Fair” theme, the […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – September 18, 2016 (travelindex.com) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2016 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on key initiatives that are transforming the passenger experience. These include distribution and payments, airport processes, onboard connectivity, and baggage handling. The conference will open with two high-level speeches. Sir Tim […]

Hong Kong – September 19, 2016 (travelindex.com) – MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2016 is returning to Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 21st – 22nd this month. Over 20 high-level speakers from the MICE industry are confirmed to be presenting at the conference sessions and workshops at MICE Asia Expo, such as Robert Campbell, […]

Jakarta (Indonesia) – September 14, 2016 (travelindex.com) – Thailand sees the stepped up process of ASEAN integration as a major opportunity to attract more visitors to ASEAN, according to Mrs. Titiporn Manenate, Director of International Public Relations, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Addressing a media briefing at the PATA Travel Mart 2016, which took place […]