Bangkok (Thailand) – February 18, 2016 ( – In partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and in collaboration with Travel Media Applications, PATA Thailand Chapter and Digital Innovation Asia (DIA), the Thailand International Conference as well as the Digital Innovation Asia Awards Party will be hosted at the Four Points Hotel Bangkok […]

Chiang Rai (Thailand – February 18, 2016 ( – The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) kicked off today in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, welcoming more than 200 top travel executives who promote adventure and sustainable travel options in destinations across the globe. The event is being […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 9, 2016 ( – Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is launching the 2016 of the highly popular charity event – The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. This year’s event will be held by the banks of Bangkok’s mighty Chaophraya River from March 10th – 13th and promises to have a range […]

Phuket (Thailand) – February 9, 2016 ( – The inaugural ‘Thailand Yacht Show 2016’ is taking place from 8-14 February, 2016, at the Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket, as part of the Royal Thai Government’s plan to position Thailand as a ‘Marina Hub of ASEAN’ to help stimulate growth for the Thai economy and the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 9, 2016 ( – Chatrium Hotels & Residences led by Mrs. Savitri Ramyarupa (9th from left), Managing Director, Ms. Rudee Sanguandeekul (10th from left), Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing and Dr. Panpath Kanlaya (8th from left), Group Director of Sales and Marketing – Travel Trade jointly had their sales teams […]

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) – February 5, 2016 ( – With seven golf courses offering 86 holes on or overlooking the ocean, the Dominican Republic truly is golf’s Caribbean queen. Exhibiting at the annual PGA Show in Orlando just two months after the reopening of the iconic, cliff-top Playa Grande Golf Course – the penultimate […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – February 4, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the full year compared to 2014. This was the strongest result since the post-Global Financial Crisis rebound in 2010 and well above the 10-year […]

Bangkok (Thailand), February 4, 2016 (travelindex) – Chiang Rai will host the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM) 2016, 17 to 19 February, the first Asia-Pacific travel conference to be held in this Far North tourist destination. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is supporting the landmark event […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 4, 2016 (travelindex) – Mr. Mario Beyer, General Manager of Emporium Suites by Chatrium presented bouquets of flowers to welcome Miss Khin Yadanar Thein Myint, who was crowned as Miss Myanmar World 2015, and Miss Nang Sandar Hla Tun, 2nd Runner up of Miss Myanmar World 2015, on their stay at […]

Hua Hin (Thailand) – February 5, 2016 ( – Banyan The Resort, Hua Hin, represented by Sirirat Murphy, General Manager, successfully organized the recently concluded second annual charity event ‘Banyan Mercedes Benz Road Cruise 2016’ in collaboration with the Mercedes Benz Club Thailand led by Sayam Sethaputra, President of the Club. For the second year […]

San Bruno, California (United States) – January 31, 2016 – Travelindex Media, today announced it has reached 40 million views on its YouTube travel channel; a milestone and a more than 40 percent increase of video views year-over-year. The channel showcases destinations, attractions, travel brands, hospitality businesses, and lifestyle products in almost every country of […]

Manila (Philippines) – February 1, 2016 (travelindex) – During the conclusion of the ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila recently, we spent a few minutes in conversation with Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand, on balancing source markets and the expected impact of the MRA-TP on Thailand. Please elaborate on […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 28, 2016 ( – Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok was announced as a Guest Review Award Winner with a score of 9 out of 10 for the year of 2015; with 100% verified reviews from real guests, real stays and real opinions. is the world’s leader in booking accommodations online, […]

Singapore – January 30, 2016 (travelindex) – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of the first Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants hotel outside of the Americas. Debuting in Europe, the hotel will be located in the heart of the vibrant city of Amsterdam. The hotel, which is […]

Seoul (South Korea) – January 28, 2016 ( – The 6th edition of Miss SuperTalent World 2016 will be held in Seoul, Korea, pageant organizers announced on Friday. Sutal Group, the producer of Miss SuperTalent World said around 50 the most beautiful talented contestants will arrive in Seoul on April 27 to start their activities, […]

Tokyo (Japan) – January 26, 2016 (travelindex) – Florilège in Tokyo is the recipient of the 2016 One To Watch Award sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro. For the first time in the four-year history of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the One To Watch Award honours a restaurant that is outside the 50 Best list but […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 26, 2016 ( – Thailand’s hospitality industry reached new highs in 2015, enjoying its best year in over two decades, according to research revealed exclusively by leading research institute STR Global at Thailand Tourism Forum 2016, held today at the InterContinental Bangkok. Thailand closed the year with an overall occupancy of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 26, 2016 (travelindex) – Bangkok’s positive image as the city of arts is set to be enhanced with the hosting of the Bukruk II Urban Arts Festival that will bring top performances, paintings and playful expressions by 20 artists from across Asia and Europe to the Thai capital from 23-31 January, […]

Davos (Switzerland) – January 28, 2016 ( – Eight senior decision-makers in global finance and economics have agreed to join a high-level Taskforce focused on the Future of the Global Financial System. This group, which was formed at the request of Mark Carney (Governor, Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board), and […]

Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) – January 24, 2016 (travelindex) – Europe is at a critical tipping point and, depending on how much political will is mustered in Brussels and by member states, it could go either way. This year is a determining year for the Union as it faces crisis within its borders and from outside. Running […]

Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) – January 24, 2016 (travelindex) – “Low oil prices will not prevent, will not limit, will not stop energy reform,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The oil and gas sector, previously dominated by state-owned Pemex, will continue to be opened to domestic […]

Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) – January 24, 2016 ( – Concern has been growing over the past two years that the global public Internet is in danger of splintering into a series of bordered cyberspace segments. Troubling trends have emerged that could endanger the openness and consistency of the Internet’s underlying infrastructure and erect barriers to some […]

Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) – January 24, 2016 ( – Despite significant market turbulence in the beginning of this year, there are reasons to remain cautiously optimistic about the trajectory of the global economy throughout 2016 and beyond. This was the consensus of panellists at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, against the backdrop of very low […]

Manila (Philippines) – January 24, 2016 ( – ASEAN members unveiled the inaugural Cruise south-east Asia brand today, taking another step towards establishing the region as a cruising region of choice. The brand was launched by the ASEAN Tourism Ministers on the last day of the ASEAN Tourism Forum at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, and […]

Manila (Philippines) – January 24, 2016 ( – The ten ASEAN tourism ministers collectively launched the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP) 2016-2025 at the Tourism Ministers’ press conference on the 22nd January during the 35th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) held in Manila, the Philippines. The vision of the ATSP is: ‘By 2025, ASEAN will be […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 24, 2016 (travelindex) – World Ranked Number 37, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and LPGA star Thidapa Suwannapura along with a number of other Thai professional golfers, officially opened the new Lakes course at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya Thailand recently hosted by the club’s owner Ms.Chanya Swangchitr. Pirapon Namtra the […]

Davos (Switzerland) – January 15, 2016 ( – Over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, from 20 to 23 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Critical current challenges, such as […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 15, 2016 ( – The 36th Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF), organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), opened yesterday with great fanfare at Lumphini Park, Bangkok. The iconic park was transformed into a mini-Thailand filled with beautiful replicas of outstanding landmarks, cultural heritages, and the best products from the five […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 15, 2016 (travelindex) — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a dynamic range of international speakers from around the world to share their insights and knowledge at the upcoming Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The event, generously hosted by […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 13, 2016 (travelindex) – Thailand will boost domestic tourism as part of its objectives to achieve sustainability in tourism, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak, told a press briefing Monday, along with top officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), as well as public […]

Bangkok (Thailand)– January 12, 2016 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to open a new upscale resort on the ever-popular resort island of Phuket. The company has penned an agreement to operate the brand new Best Western Premier Himalai Resort, which will rise in the idyllic Kamala area of the island. […]

Shenzen (China) – January 9, 2016 (travelindex) – The Shenzhen International golf tournament – the first stop of the European Tour in China in 2016 – will light up the award-winning Shenzhen Genzon Golf Club from April 21-24. Among the star attractions announced today (Jan 8) will be Bubba Watson, the two-time former Masters champion […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 9, 2016 (travelindex) – Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (formerly Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok) is proud to carry on their effort made over 20 years ago in organizing this annual event to raise funds for cancer research. Under the theme “I care b’coz….”, this charitable event allows supporter and participants to share […]

Mandalay (Myanmar) – January 9, 2016 (travelindex) – In 1887, when Rudyard Kipling wrote Mandalay, Burma was a province of the great colonial British India, “the jewel in the crown”, and Mandalay was Burma’s second largest city, which had served as the last royal capital of Burma before the British conquest of the city in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 8, 2016 (travelindex) – Travelling millenials, who will outnumber Boomers in Asia by 2020, have much higher expectations when it comes to the “green” credentials of the accommodations they select. The good news is they will continue pushing the industry, from hostels to 5-star luxury resorts, in this direction. Energy, water, […]

Manila (Philippines) – January 7, 2016 (travelindex) – The Philippines as a nation stands firm on its vision of the country being the must experience destination in Asia. With our country’s National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2011-2016,which proved to be an effective planning and implementation mechanism in tourism development, we have shifted our major thrust […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 5, 2016 (travelindex) – From the fragrant scent of spices to the rich flavors of centuries old recipes, the cuisine of South India is always enticing. Thailand Travel Selection is drawn to Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside’s The Terrace@72 where ‘talk of the town’ Indian Chef Pandey is conjuring all the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 5, 2016 (travelindex) – Chatrium Hotels & Residences led by Mr. Adrian Brown, General Manager of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Mr. Tanasak Vanichavit, Hotel Manager of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 – A Chatrium Collection together with managements and hotel associates hosted the Christmas & New year Party for Children from the […]

Krabi (Thailand) – January 4, 2016 (travelindex) – The Malai Sakolviphak Award for 2015 has been presented to the founding members of the newly-formed Skal Club in Krabi, southern Thailand. The award is made in memory of Mr. Malai Sakolviphak, a well-known and highly respected tourism industry figure in Thailand who passed away in 2011 […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 3, 2016 (travelindex) – Thailand staged the grand countdown celebrations, welcoming in 2016 and marking the dawn of the ASEAN Economic Community, at the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun, one of the kingdom’s important landmarks. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “The Thailand Countdown 2016 […]

New York (United States) – December 24, 2015 (travelindex) – Empire State Development’s (ESD) Division of Tourism, I Love New York will showcase the state’s wide range of culinary experiences at The New York Times Travel Show January 8 – 10, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. I Love New York […]

Singapore (Singapore) – December 29, 2015 (travelindex) – Robert Sohn is the new President for Skal Asian Area. His appointment follows the sad and untimely death in August 2015 of popular hotelier Marco Battistotti who had just been re-elected President at the annual Skal Asian Area Congress. Robert Sohn’s appointment was ratified, with unanimous support […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 29, 2015 (travelidex) – The Airports of Thailand (AOT) open Terminal 2 at the Don Mueang International Airport for domestic flights on 24 December, 2015. The facility has a capacity to handle 11.5 million passengers per year, and is equipped with six rows of check-in counters, totalling 70 counters, including 10 […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 29,2015 (travelindex) – Mrs. Savitri Ramyarupa (right), Managing Director of Chatrium Hotels and Residences presided over a Buddhist ceremony to mark the 7th year anniversary of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok by offering alms to 9 monks. This auspicious ceremony was attended by Mr. Adrian Brown (2nd from right), General Manager and […]

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – December 24,2015 (travelindex) – Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts is consolidating its expansion campaign in South-East Asia with two new properties announced for Malaysia and Vietnam, both of which will open in 2018. Strengthening its development plans in Malaysia, the Swiss hospitality firm has signed a deal to manage the 30-storey […]

Las Vegas, Nevada (Thailand) – December 24, 2015 (travelindex) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to congratulate Miss Universe Thailand 2015 Ms. Aniporn Chalermburanawong for the winning of the Best National Costume Award at the Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Ms. Aniporn or “Nat,” the 21-year-old beauty from Lampang, […]

Phuket (Thailand) – December 26,2015 (travelindex) – One of Asia’s leading hospitality experts, Bill Barnett, shines a light on the good, bad and ugly of luxury hotels and travel in his acerbic new collection of twisted travel tales and 340 thread count hospitality dirty laundry, ‘Slave to the Bean: Random Dispatches from the Inferno’, to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 22,2015 (travelindex) – Phuket, best known for its beautiful beach resorts, has now earned yet another distinction – inclusion on the UNESCO Creative Cities listing for its gastronomic delights. Thailand’s second most important destination after Bangkok, the Andaman Sea island was one of 47 cities from 33 countries included as new […]

Manila (Philippines) – December 18, 2016 (travelindex) – The new Philippines: PH’s rising competitiveness. Playing host to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) for the fourth time is the perfect opportunity to show the new Philippines, which the international community alternatively calls, ‘Asia’s New Tiger’, ‘Asia’s Bright Spot’, and ‘The Next Asian Miracle’. The Philippines that […]

Macau (Macau SAR China) – December 18, 2015 (travelindex) – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) regularly provides training opportunities targeting related professions in travel trade and other related sectors to enhance service quality and work efficiency across the tourism industry. Such efforts are made to cater for visitors from a growing diversity of market segments […]