Bangkok (Thailand) – September 16, 2016 (travelindex) – The 30th anniversary celebrations at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel were given a real sparkle when Khun Daecha Tangsin (center right), Managing Director, joined by Khun Malee Tangsin (second from right) Chairlady and Dr. Pichai Tangsin (first from right) Chairman, and the hotel General Manager […]

Jakarta, Tangerang ICE (Indonesia) – September 16, 2016 ( – The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in BSD-Serpong, Indonesia welcomed 193 students, alumni, lecturers and industry professionals from President University and other academic institutions in Indonesia to discuss the role of youth in the future of tourism. The event, hosted generously […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 15, 2016 ( – True Group, represented by True Visions Group Company Limited, today announced its readiness to stage “Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2016”, the international food festival of the year and the first of its kind in Thailand. The festival will provide a unique opportunity to find a gathering of Thai […]

Jakarta, Tangerang ICE (Indonesia) – September 15, 2016 ( – PATA Travel Mart 2016 (PTM2016) officially opened in BSD-Serpong, Indonesia on the evening of September 7, 2016, with the official PTM2016 Welcome Reception hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia and graciously presided over by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, […]

Macau (Macau SAR) – September 12, 2016 ( – The Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”) officially introduced its well-reputed international platform to the tourism and business communities of Korea for the first time on August 11, 2016, and rounded up its remarkably well-received five-city Asia roadshow at Seoul today. Scheduled to be […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 12, 2016 (travelindex) – The 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok is hosting the Grand Launch of its exciting Saturday night Sabado Latin Party at its acclaimed authentic Mexicano restaurant on 24 September, 6 pm to 2 am. The Grand Launch, under the theme of ‘Eatertainment’ includes a lively Latin fiesta party combining […]

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – September 12, 2016 ( – Golfers love to play great courses designed by top golf architects, and the Dominican Republic has designer-label golf in spades. Many of its golf courses are the work of some of the best in the business, including luminaries such as Pete Dye, PB Dye, Jack […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – Sept 7, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed optimism for an agreement on a Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) when governments meet for the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization later this month. The draft negotiating text for CORSIA, published on 2 […]

Vientiane (Laos) – September 7, 2016 ( – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today revealed the branding for its Visit ASEAN at 50 Golden Celebration 2017 tourism campaign. The branding was unveiled by the 10 ASEAN heads of state at the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos today. The new campaign will promote the […]

Phuket (Thailand) – September 6, 2016 (travelindex) – The new an exciting new Skye Lake Club is set to open soon at Laguna, Phuket and Chef Saharat’s new menu for Skye Beach Club has finally arrived. Following a successful maiden year for Skye Beach Club, Nai Yang, Phuket, Skye will be opening a new branch […]

Montreal (Canada) – September 2, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of Director General and CEO of the organization. He succeeds Tony Tyler, who served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and had announced his retirement. “I am excited to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 2, 2016 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), with the unanimous agreement of some of the biggest players in the kingdom’s tourism industry, has expressed confidence that the growth momentum, recorded over the first nine months of the year, is set to continue into the final quarter of 2016. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 1, 2016 (travelindex) – As a member of Green Leaf Foundation, The Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside launched a “Plant a Tree” project as part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility. The Ramada Plaza team planted 200 trees at Hub Koa Wong Reservoir at Suphanburi Province. […]

Putrajaya (Malaysia) – August 31, 2016 ( – The ASEAN Tourism Association is to set up a website to pay tribute to hundreds of industry veterans and stalwarts for laying the foundations of what is now recognised as the region’s fastest-growing economic sector. From ministers to hoteliers, tour operators to convention organisers, expatriates to Aseanites, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 31, 2016 (travelindex) – The Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside was honoured and delighted to welcome the Minister of Tourism & Sports, H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, to the hotel on Friday, 26th August 2016. The Minister was a guest speaker at a seminar on Sustainable Tourism in Thailand. About Ramada Plaza […]

Hong Kong – August 31, 2016 ( – The Hotel Management Asia Summit, which is produced by international conference powerhouse Questex Hospitality Group, is set to welcome hotel executives from both corporate level and property level on 8 Sep 2016 at The Mira, Hong Kong. HMA provides a one-stop strategic platform for senior hoteliers, including […]

Washington DC (United States) – August 31, 2016 ( – August 31, 2016 – A Memorandum of Understanding between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), is set to strengthen the tourism links between the continent of Africa and the Asia […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 31, 2016 (travelindex) – The Miss Thailand Group recently stayed at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon from 17 Aug to 21 Aug for the photoshoot of the Make-Up Toe Toe’s Myanmar Calendar 2017. The girls were delighted to visit Myanmar and looked very beautiful in the traditional Myanmar wedding dresses they […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 31, 2016 ( – Entrepreneurship, travel and teamwork merge in a new competition designed to encourage millennials to build their own local tour businesses. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with and with the support of Gobi Partners, FWD Hong Kong and the Seychelles Tourism Board, is proud […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 30, 2016 (travelindex) – Planning your last-minute summer trip? Beat the clock and save on your trip with our time-sensitive flash sale. Book your stays at JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok from 1 to 30 September 2016 and enjoy discount of up to 37%*. Comfortable accommodations in the heart of Bangkok have […]

Malé (Maldives) – August 26, 2016 ( – Guests of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort recently joined the Best Dives Konotta marine biologist and staff to relaunch a coral regeneration project. The previous initiative, launched in December 2015, was doing well until the El Nino effect in April raised water temperatures and negatively impacted the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 26, 2016 (travelindex) – Gilles Evrard, hotel manager of Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien, presents cheque THB 1,189,000 on behalf of the hotel to Michael Copping (4th right in the photo), a representative of UNICEF’s Regional Corporate Engagement Private Fundraising & Partnerships United Nations Children’s Fund East Asia and Pacific […]

Kanchanaburi (Thailand) – August 25, 2016 (travelindex) – The small town of Kanchanaburi is well off the radar of most visitors to Thailand, yet offers a fascinating combination of rural charm and history. If your idea of a holiday is spending all day, every day on the beach in Phuket, Pattaya or Koh Samui, turn […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 25, 2016 (travelindex) – The stylish Eurasian Grill at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, open every night for dinner, presents a tempting new set menu created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Boonplook Thiengsoosuk (Chef Bass) The new menu features a salmon crostini appetiser, seafood soup and a choice of Australian […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 25, 2016 (travelindex) – The annual Ting Kra Jard Chinese ceremony of giving alms to communities located in the vicinity of the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside was held on 20 August. Ting Kra Jard translates as Throwing the Basket Ceremony and has been performed every year since the hotel opened […]

Phuket (Thailand) – August 18, 2016 (travelindex) – Skye is opening another branch at Laguna, Phuket and Chef Saharat’s new menu for Skye Beach Club has finally arrived. Following a successful maiden year for Skye Beach Club, Nai Yang, Phuket, Skye will be opening a new branch to the populated Laguna area in Phuket known […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 22, 2016 ( – Kiidu is the 1st online company in South East Asia to provide caregivers on demand. Kiidu is an online platform that easily connects parents with qualified and trustworthy nannies. Kiidu is a recent startup growing at a healthy monthly rate. We have more than 1,000 nannies in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 18, 2016 ( The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a Preferred Partnership agreement with mobile virtual network operator Flexiroam Asia Limited. Flexiroam is a new breed of telecommunications company that enables travellers to bypass roaming charges around the world. Its flagship data-roaming product, FLEXIROAM X, allows users […]

Singapore – August 18, 2016 (s Leading Travel Trade Show’, today announced International SOS as its first official Medical & Travel Security partner. Through this collaboration, International SOS will leverage its in-market expertise and global assistance network to educate ITB Asia delegates on the latest industry trends. This year’s edition of ITB Asia organised by […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 18, 2016 ( – Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is proud and delighted to be the recipient of 4th position in the Top 10 Loved by Guests awards for luxury properties worldwide; which offer their guests the height of outstanding comfort, amenities, facilities and service. The prestigious Loved by Guests […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 16, 2016 ( – As one of Thailand’s most respected International Chefs, Chef Henk has led a long and illustrious career as the only Chef to have attained four Michelin Stars for his four restaurants in his native Netherlands. Restaurant Savelberg Thailand is a gourmet, modern French restaurant, with a Dutch […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 16, 2016 (travelindex) – Rembrandt Hotel chefs are creating some delicious dining experiences at two of their award winning restaurants plus the Hotel has discounted Spa offers to co-inside with the 40th Thai Teaw Thai Expo next month. Thousands of locals and visitors are expected to flock to the Tourism Expo […]

Bangkok (Thailand – August 16, 2016 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put together a raft of initiatives, including a Situation Monitoring Centre and a We Care Campaign, to ensure the safety of tourists in Thailand and to let people know that the country is still a secure and welcoming destination to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – Aug 15, 2016 ( – Jamie’s Italian, a partnership between British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, continues its expansion across southeast Asia with its first restaurant in Thailand, set to launch in Bangkok in the fourth quarter of this year. The family­ friendly Italian restaurant will open its […]

Singapore – August 13, 2016 ( – ITB Asia, “Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show”, has established a partnership with CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on halal travel. As part of the trade show’s first foray into Muslim travel, CrescentRating will host the “Halal In Travel – Asia Summit 2016” conference and various workshops, sharing invaluable […]

Shanghai (China) – August 4, 2016 ( – Ms Jane Sun, Co-President and COO of Ctrip will be the keynote speaker at the official opening of the first ITB China, which will take place in May 2017. This was announced by ITB China’s organiser Messe Berlin, and by Ctrip, one of China’s leading online travel […]

Yangon (Myanmar) August 6, 2016 (travelindex)- Melia Hotels International announces the opening of Melia Yangon, the first hotel operated by the company in the country and a strategic project for its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Meliá Hotels International enters Myanmar market with its first hotel in Yangon, city known as the Garden […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 3, 2016 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened an idyllic beachfront property in Japan that combines all the key elements of a tropical seaside vacation. Located on the main island of Okinawa, where the warm, shallow waters of Nago Bay lap gently against the golden shore, Best Western […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 2, 2016 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially launched the highly-anticipated Women’s Journey Thailand campaign in a grand welcome reception, graciously presided over by H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, and H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports. The event was presented […]

Dubai (UAE) – July 28, 2016 ( – The UAE is forecast to make up 90% of the leisure tourism market in the Middle East by 2020, according to research by Team Leisure LLC ahead of The Leisure Show Dubai 2016. Phil Taylor, Director at Team Leisure LLC, said: “The UAE is just about to […]

Macao (Macau SAR)  – July 28, 2016 ( – Public Consultation for “Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan” comes to an end with over 1,100 opinions collected. Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has completed its two-month public consultation for the “Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan” and collected over 1,100 opinions in total. The public […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 28, 2016 (travelindex) – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2106 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 21 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 26 separate organisations and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 27, 2016 ( – Dusit International announces the opening of its new chic mountain resort dusitD2 Khao Yai on 2 August 2016. Located on the fringe of Thailand’s famed Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just a two-hour drive from central Bangkok, dusitD2 Khao Yai provides the perfect […]

Seoul (South Korea) – July 26, 2016 ( – Global events and talent management, Sutal Group announced that Miss SuperTalent of the World Season 7 will be held in Shanghai, China. The star studded grand finale will showcase the world’s most beautiful and talented finalists in a kick-off on November 10 and will culminate in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 26, 2016 ( – ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., the developer of ICONSIAM – the iconic new landmark of Thailand, and True Group, the convergence lifestyle leader which offers a full range of communication services and solutions, today, is building “True ICONSIAM Hall” , an advanced world-class venue complete with the best innovation […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 25, 2016 ( – Xn protel Systems Group Limited is delighted to announce that Douglas Rice has joined the Board of Xn protel Systems in the role of Non-Executive Director. Greg Spicer, Chief Executive of Xn protel Systems, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Douglas to the Board of Xn […]

Puerto princesa, Palawan (Philippines) – July 19, 2016 (travelindex) – The brand new Best Western Plus The Ivy Wall Hotel is the first international hotel in the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. This landmark occasion was attended by many distinguished guests, including high-level officials, dignitaries and VIPs. Pictured (from left to right): Ms. Carolina Fagnani, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 19, 2016 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand its presence in Japan with the launch of a new hotel in the vibrant Machida district of Tokyo. Now open to guests, Best Western Rembrandt Hotel Tokyo Machida is located in the western part of the Tokyo metropolitan […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 19, 2016 (travelindex) – Plaza Athénée Bangkok, a Royal Méridien Hotel has announced its successful second recertification of its ISO 20121 for Sustainability Event Management Systems accreditation for planning and delivering sustainable meetings and events. The hotel became the first hotel in the world to achieve ISO 20121 accreditation in 2015. […]