Bangkok (Thailand) – January 28, 2016 (travelindex.com) – Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok was announced as a Booking.com 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. Booking.com 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 (travelindex.com) – 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 […]

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 (travelindex.com) – 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 (travelindex.com) – 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 (travelindex.com) – 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 (travelindex.com) – 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 (travelindex.com) – 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 (travelindex.com) – 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 […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 18, 2015 (travelindex) – The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok announces the official rebranding of its iconic and pioneering Mexican restaurant and renaming from Señor Pico to Mexicano. Mexicano will continue to offer the great dining experiences as the place for Mexican cuisine confirmed by Bangkok diners and visiting guests from around the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 18, 2015 (travelindex) – Chatrium Hotels and Residences are honored to have been recognized throughout 2015 by industry groups and respected publications for excellence in hospitality. Whether recognized by industry leaders or guests, these awards and accolades reflect the commitment of Chatrium Hotels and Residences to a standard of service excellence; […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 16, 2015 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued its rapid growth in Myanmar with the launch of new hotel in Mandalay. The new Best Western Plus Eastern Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Mandalay’s main business district and many historical landmarks. […]

Euro-Airport (France/Switzerland) – December 15, 2015 (travelindex) – EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at Franco-Swiss Basel-Mulhouse Airport has been awarded the Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year Award 2015. Now in its eleventh year, the awards are voted for by Priority Pass Members and recognise the individual excellence and investment in customer experience of lounges […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR China) – December 16, 2015 – At the 22nd International Tourism and Cultural INTERSTAS Festival in Solin (Croatia), Travelindex has been awarded the international tourism award, GOLDEN INTERSTAS 2015, for its great contribution to the international promotion of tourism, thus contributing to the development of tourism, and better understanding among […]

Berlin (Germany) – December 10, 2015 (travelindex) – Middle East is world’s fastest-growing outbound travel market. The Arabian outbound travel market is growing into a lucrative niche business as well-off travellers venture more beyond their home region and spend heavily on up-market accommodation, shopping and entertainment. The Middle East outbound travel market was actually the […]

Singapore (Singapore) – December 10, 2015 (travelindex) – Xn Hotel Systems Group Limited and protel hotelsoftware GmbH are very pleased to announce a strategic investment and expanded international alliance. protel’s investment will be directed towards increasing Xn protel’s presence and capabilities in its existing markets of the UK and Asia PAC and also entry into […]

Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) – December 4, 2015 – Narcissus Hotel and Residence Riyadh is the Winner of the Best Luxury New Hotel in the Middle East by World Luxury Hotel Awards. The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry. Award winners set the benchmark […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 4, 2015 (travelindex) – Ms. Lisa Ono, the Bossa nova queen was warmly welcomed by Mr. Adrian Brown, General Manager of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok during her stayed at the hotel. She was in town to perform at a concert “The River Jazz Festival 2015”. About Chatrium Hotels and Residences: Chatrium […]

Ankara (Turkey) – December 4, 2015 (travelindex) – Turkey is experiencing a boom in its hospitality sector with 75 new projects and 12,968 rooms currently in the pipeline, an all-time high for this European country. Having emerged from 2014 as the world’s sixth most visited tourist destination, Turkey has seen a massive growth in hotel […]

Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) – December 3, 2015 (travelindex) – Following an eventful 3-day exhibition that had the show floor buzzing with activities, the 1st Saudi Hotel Technology Expo came to a successful close on December 2. The synergistic exhibition were presented by leading companies from Saudi Arabia and other international prominent companies including […]

Wahington DC (United States) – December 3, 2015 (travelindex) – President Obama Signs Law Enabling Commercial Exploration and Use of Space Resources. The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015” (Space Act) was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Designed to facilitate and catalyze the U.S. commercial space industry, the bill also includes […]

Texas (United States) – December 3, 2015 (travelindex) – Blue Origin today announced that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas. Now safely tucked away at our launch site in […]

London (United Kingdom) – December 3, 2015 (travelindex) – The Silk Road is one of the world’s most powerful brands and 2016 will see a hugely increased awareness of the route through both old and new media. Both BBC Travel and BBC4 will be showing Silk Road documentaries next year. And in addition to the […]

Olongapo (Philippines) – December 3, 2015 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new midscale hotel in the Philippines. Located at Subic Bay, on the west coast of Luzon Island, approximately 100km north of Manila, the new Best Western Plus Hotel Subic becomes the first internationally-branded midscale hotel in the area. Set […]