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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Albay (Philippines) – December 1, 2015 (travelindex) – Winners of the inaugural Tourism InSPIRE Awards attended a special awards dinner on Friday, November 27, 2015 in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines hosted by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines as part of the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015. The awards were presented by Mr Mario Hardy, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 1, 2015 (travelindex) – At the recently concluded PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 in Albay, the Philippines, a one-hour discussion panel shone a spotlight on ASEAN’s potential as a multi-country adventure travel destination with an emphasis on sustainability and the roads less traveled. An initiative of the ASEAN National Tourism […]

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) – November 30, 2015 (travelindex) – The First Saudi Hotel Technology Expo, has opened its doors to visitors on November 30 under the patronage of Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Held at at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, the three-day exhibition will showcase various verticals of the hotel industry […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 26, 2015 (travelindex) – Best Western International has confirmed the opening of its mid-scale BEST WESTERN hotel in the central Sukhumvit district of Bangkok, which is its seventh hotel in the city, making Best Western one of the biggest hotel groups in Bangkok – Asia’s most visited city. “Tourism in Bangkok […]

Bali (Indonesia) – November 26, 2015 – (travelindex) – It’s that time of year again. Drinks flow freely, waistlines expand rapidly, and things get a bit nuts and fire-crackers. Everyone is asking, “What are you doing for Christmas?” and you’re feeling a little bit smug at the moment, because this time, your reply is: “I’ll […]

Bandung (Indonesia) – November 24, 2015 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts is making its debut in Indonesia’s third largest city, Bandung, with the launch of a brand new upscale hotel. Opening on December 1st, 2015, Best Western Premier La Grande Hotel Bandung is nestled in the heart of the city and combines the […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – November 24, 2015 (travelindex) – Tobs Kenya Golf Safaris, Travel & Events, has been awarded with ‘Kenya’s best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2015’ award at the 2nd Annual World Golf Awards 2015 at a glittering event held at Conrad Algarve, Portugal. It is a privilege to be recognised among the international leaders […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – November 24, 2015 (travelindex) – The heads of major multinationals from Brazil, China, Europe, India and the United States are urging world leaders to reach an ambitious climate deal that they argue will generate jobs and growth across the world. In an open message, CEOs from 78 companies a cross-sectoral coalition facilitated […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 24, 2015 (travelindex) – In keeping with the ASEAN spirit of tourism cooperation and National Blue Ocean Strategy, Malaysia officially launched the ‘ASEAN Tourism Packages’ today. The e-book contains multi-country packages and is available on the ASEAN website ( This is a collaborative effort among ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (ASEAN NTOs), […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 23, 2015 (travelindex) – Experience Thailand`s culture at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside’s Loy Krathong Funfair On November 25, 2015. Join us, as the true charm of the festival of lights is revealed amidst the majestic Chao Phraya River. The celebration will start at 18:30 hrs. (6:30 PM) – a […]

Hua Hin (Thailand) – November 22, 2015 (travelindex) – The management and staff of Banyan The Resort Hua Hin represented by Sirirat Murphy (Ms.), General Manager, is pleased to announce that the resort has just been honored with the coveted prize of the ‘Best Golf Resort 2016’ by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators […]

St. George’s (Grenada) – November 19, 2015 (travelindex) – Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture (“GSA”) intends to scale offshore, deep water, hi-tech fish production in Grenada to 10,000 tons per annum of sashimi grade fish. The fish will be sold to regional resorts and the booming South American market as well as US distributors to capture part […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 19, 2015 (travelindex) – All the ASEAN NTO’s have come together to organise an ASEAN Adventure Travel session, titled ‘ASEAN for Adventure: Where Horizons Are Endless.’ The session will be a part of the forthcoming PATA New Tourism Frontier Forum (NTFF) to be held in Legazpi, Philippines, on the 27th November. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 19, 2015 (travelindex) – The Chinese National Tourism Administration (CNTA) will once again show its key support towards ASEAN Tourism during the forthcoming China International Tourism Mart (CITM) to be held in Yunnan from 13-15 November 2015. ASEAN Tourism as well as its prime partner ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) will be working […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – November 16, 2015 (travelindex) – During the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony held last Saturday the 7th of November at the Conrad in the Algarve in Portugal, Muthaiga Golf Club won the award as the best Golf Course in Kenya, The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort the award as the […]

Singapore – November 16,2016 (travelindex) – The Hotel Technology Conference (HotelTech) – Asia’s only dedicated platform for hotel CIOs, CTOs, Information Officers and E-commerce Directors – welcomed 25 speakers, more than 150 hoteliers and 1 world-renown robot in Singapore on October 22. Organized by international conference powerhouse Questex Hospitality Group, the conference brought hotel technology […]

Singapore – November 16, 2015 (travelindex) – The Hotel Management Singapore Summit (HMS Summit) welcomed more than 35 speakers and 150 delegates in Singapore on October 22. Organized by international conference powerhouse Questex Hospitality Group, the summit is a one-stop strategic platform geared towards senior hoteliers including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, VPs, GMs, Financial Controllers, and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 16, 2015 (travelindex) – Iconsiam, an iconic new national landmark in Thailand and a symbol of national pride for the country in collaboration with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) cordially invite both local and international travelers to celebrate one of the kingdom’s most impressive and popular annual events organized on the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 16, 2016 (travelindex) – Thailand’s leading hotel investment event will discuss the critical issues that are challenging and driving the country’s hospitality industry at the 5th edition of the annual Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF 2016) to be held on Monday January 25. Thailand Tourism Forum 2016 keynote speaker is renowned hotel […]