New York (United States) – March 26, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce that the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama, will be a guest of honour and keynote speaker at its Global Summit in Seville, Spain, to be held between 2-4 April 2019. […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – March 26, 2019 – (travelindex) – Innovative business models constantly disrupt the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, and ongoing automation leads to profound changes in the working environment. More and more skilled labour in tourism, travel and hospitality requires high-quality training and education. Only agile and successful businesses will be attractive enough […]

Jakarta (Indonesia) – March 26, 2019 – (travelindex.com) – Travel and tourism in Indonesia grew by 7.8% in 2018 – double the global average of 3.9, and ahead of Indonesia’s wider economy, which grew by 5.1% last year. In 2018, Travel & Tourism contributed IDR 890,428 bn (USD $62.6 billion) and nearly 13 million jobs […]

Cape Town (South Africa ) – March 25, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Travel and tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5.6% in 2018 compared to the global average of 3.9% and the broader African economy rate of 3.2%. This places Africa as the second-fastest growing tourism region behind only Asia-Pacific. Such growth is partly explained by […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – March 26, 2019 – (travelindex)  –  At the World Tourism Forum Lucerne pulsating workshops, keynotes, pitches and more will revolve around the forces that disrupt the tourism industry and the opportunities for new businesses that these changes bring. Carefully selected speakers will give insights into the effects of disruption to human beings. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 25, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) – Business is elevating Thailand’s fast-growing MICE sector by forming a series of deep partnerships with major MICE players supported by its new marketing plan and trade show strategy. This year TCEB – Business is looking to deepen partnerships with […]

Yangon (Myanmar) – March 23, 2019 (travelindex.com) – With highest regards to lift up hospital standard in Myanmar, Ar Yu International Hospital has been established with a Myanmar – Thai collaboration between Ga Mone Pwint Co.,Ltd , a Yangon-based conglomerate with strong reputation in retail, trading, property and real estate, joining hand with Thonburi Healthcare […]

Oslo (Norway) – March 22, 2019 (travelindex.com) – You have enjoyed them, but you might not realize that the orange fish that tantalizes your palates, fulfilled your tummies, and essentially warmed your hearts as you dine at your favorite Japanese restaurants, or the ones that you bought from Thailand’s leading supermarkets and outlets are “Norwegian […]

Basel (Switzerland) – March 21, 2019 – (travelindex.com)  – Baselworld 2019 officially opened with a clear signal that it is heading towards a modern future. The ceremonial “Ribbon Cutting” was held this morning in Hall 1.0 to the Alphorn tones of Swiss musician Eliana Burki. The musician is renowned for her unconventional use of the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 20, 2019 (travelindex) – Experience new journeys in Thailand with this activity—Open the Gate, Open to the New Shades. The Tourism Authority of Thailand has organized a popular activity, inviting foreign travelers to have fun learning to speak the Surin dialect and performing the “Kan-Treum”—Surin’s local dance. Let’s see what happens […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – March 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – While many observers bemoan the lack of female representation in the restaurant industry, one Hong Kong hospitality group is leading the charge and embracing the change. First and foremost, Black Sheep Restaurants is about the people in our team and the family we have […]

Berlin (Germany) – March 13, 2019 (travelindex.com) – WTA members include national tourism associations, influential tourism enterprises, academic institutes and other institutions from around the world. Messe Berlin, which is among the top ten trade fair and event organizers worldwide, has been officially awarded membership of the WTA World Tourism Alliance. ITB China is an […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – March 12, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The world of tourism are all back in their respective countries after a week long program at the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin aimed at positioning their country as the No.1 Tourism Destination. Success will be determined as time goes on, but for now the […]

Seoul (Korea, South) – March 15, 2019 (travelindex.com) – As an honorary ambassador of Seoul, global boyband BTS will be featured on the Discover Seoul Pass. The pass is made by Seoul City and Seoul Tourism Organization. Pre-orders for the limited edition start March 15th. The Discover Seoul Pass has become a must-have for tourists […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 12, 2019 (travelindex) – Paul Hayward from Bangkok Thailand, a multi-talented business dynamo of investment and acquisitions juggernaut Panthera Group Thailand has recently taken over Whisgars, Bangkok’s premier whisky and cigar lounge chain as part of an expansion that may lead to a future IPO. Whisgars was originally the brainchild of […]

Jakarta (Indonesia)- March 11,2019    (travelindex.com) –  The Government of Indonesia, in partnership with the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), today announced new measures in the country’s ambitious national plan to reduce marine plastic debris by 70%, reduce solid waste by 30%, and to handle 70% of solid waste by 2025. The Coordinating Ministry of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) –  March 11, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel joins millions around the world to raise awareness of global warming for a momentous hour at Aqua Bar on Saturday 30 March 2019. Earth Hour is a global movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Held annually, the event encourages […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 8, 2019 (travelindex.com) – BHMA Hotels and Resorts, an international hotel management company wholly owned by the ASX listed Flight Centre Travel Group, is pleased to announce the arrival of Jens Reichert as the company’s first Chief Development Officer. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of service, Jens brings […]

Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia) – March 7, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Mongolia, is about the launch a new interactive planning tool for travelers, was introduced for the first time at ITB Berlin, the largest tourism fair in the world. While Mongolia generates strong visions for most travelers with iconic names such as Genghis Khan or the Gobi […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – March 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) – This week the world of tourism will be travelling to Berlin in Germany for the ITB Tourism Trade Fair. This is one of the biggest tourism trade fairs in the world and countries who want a bigger share of the discerning travellers will all be trying […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is celebrating 3rd anniversary and as part of the celebrations, the hotel is offering the 2-night stays special promotion package in all rooms and suites. The 2-night package starts from 6,333 Baht net which offers room and one time 60 minutes Indian […]

McLean, Virginia (United States) –  March 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) –  Hilton announced the launch of Signia Hilton, its dynamic, new meetings-and-events-focused brand. The portfolio of hotels is setting out to transform the industry for meeting professionals and sophisticated business travelers by infusing state-of-the-art technology and design into every aspect of the guest experience. “Signia Hilton […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 5, 2019 – (travelindex.com) – Garima Arora, executive chef and founder of Gaa in Bangkok, has won the title of elit Vodka Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019. Arora will be presented with her award at a ceremony sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, on Tuesday 26th March 2019 in Macao. In […]

Seoul (Korea, South) – March 1, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’ to recognize and encourage industry excellence. Three categories of leadership in gender diversity and inclusion will be awarded: • Inspirational Role Model Award: Will be presented to a female (30+) […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 28, 2019 (travelindex.com) – At midday today at Vietnam’s Presidential Palace in Hanoi, the new age carrier Vietjet and the airplane manufacturer Boeing Company officially signed a deal for purchasing 100 new 737 MAX airplanes worth around THB400 billion (US$12.7 billion)- according to the manufacturer’s list prices, increasing the airline’s total […]

BANGKOK (Thailand) – 26 February 2019 (travelindex.com) – Thailand’s highly competitive real estate industry will be recognized once again at the country’s largest and most prestigious annual gathering for the building sector, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, which is now celebrating its 14th edition. Presented by Hitachi Elevator, the glitzy awards night will be presented […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – February 26, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The news that Air Mauritius is facing losses was followed by a number of tourism trade messages between Mauritians and Seychellois and many were calling for more recognition of our Islanders. Mauritius has a very strong private sector tourism trade and they are seen as the […]

Nusa Dua (Bali) – February 25, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The award-winning beachfront resort, The Mulia, Nusa Dua, Bali, recently introduced a unique, once in a lifetime beachfront dining experience under the full moon. The moon plays a significant role in Balinese culture as the yearly calendar is based on the lunar phases. The full moon […]

Shaviyani Atoll, North Maldives (Maldives)– February 25, 2019 (travelindex.com) – With the trend for experiential travel continuing to make tracks, luxury travelers – or ‘Explorers’ – are adopting a ‘carpe diem’ mindset, pursuing adventures that allow them to traverse the world in style. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has announced the launch of its safari-style […]

Hamburg (Germany) – February 25, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Hamburg is a hotbed for innovation with cutting-edge companies, pioneering start-ups and a new sustainable urban development. This adds up to a wide variety of venues, experts and activities for planners interested in green meetings and the latest thinking. The Hamburg Convention Bureau has developed a new […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – February 20, 2019 – (travelindex.com) – The Venetian Macao has been named ‘Best Hotel in Macau’ at DestinAsian magazine 14th Readers’ Choice Awards which was held in Singapore recently. The prestigious annual awards are based on DestinAsian’s reader nominations across 31 categories including best destinations, airlines, airports and hotels in the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) 4 March – 19 April 2019  (travelindex.com) – Escape the heat of the summer and savour traditional Thai cuisine “Kaow Chae” at Spice Market, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel from 4 March – 19 April 2019.  Delve into a delicious set of Kaow Chae – steamed rice soaked in cool jasmine-scented water, and six […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – February 22, 2019 (travelindex.com) – South Korean Jenny Shin snatched the lead with a birdie on the last hole during an exciting second round of the Honda LPGA Thailand 2019 ladies golf tournament at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course in Chonburi province on Friday. The 67th-ranked South Korean had five […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 21, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC and Taiwan’s HiLai Group jointly open “Harbour” at Iconsiam, bringing to Thailand the famous international buffet restaurant that enjoys extraordinary success in China and Taiwan where diners queue up for a month for a table. The Iconsiam outlet, encompassing 2,000 sqm on the […]

Berlin (Germany) – February 21 2019 (travelindex.com) – The world of medical tourism has long become globalized: according to the latest report by VISA and Oxford Economics, the global medical tourism industry is currently worth around 100 billion dollars. Forecasts for 2025 see growth reaching up to 25 per cent. This industry is a significant […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 20, 2019 (travelindex.com) – With a hive-mind of design talent and visionary concepts the “out-of-the-box” design brand readies to reinvent spaces throughout the region. What do you get when you cross a game-changing property developer with one of the most seminal names in design and a gang of visionary architects, curators, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 19, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Russian Standard, Russia’s Number One Premium vodka, held their grand launch in Bangkok to kick off a series of showcase events in eight cities spanning five Southeast Asian countries. The Southeast Asia tour is being organized by Brand Connect, Asia’s fastest-growing beverage distribution & brand building agency. […]

Mamoudzou (Mayotte) – February 20, 2019 (travelindex.com) – In the presence of the French Ambassador in Seychelles, H.E. Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles tourism icon was introduced to H.E. Ibrahim Ramadani Soibahadine. Mayotte Island forms part of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands as does Seychelles. This meeting was the opportunity for the two tourism […]

Phoenix, Arizona (United States) – February 18, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced today it has acquired renowned global hotel brand WorldHotels™ representing a collection of approximately 300 unique and special hotels and resorts in premier destinations around the world. Best Western now boasts a portfolio of hotel brands in every chain […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – February 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Last week, Seychelles once again, assumed the Presidency of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. The significance of this position is often taken for granted. It is not only the honour of being the face for the Indian Ocean Islands, but the President of the Vanilla Islands […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – February 15, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Last weekend’s Vanilla Islands Ministerial Meeting saw Faouzia Vitry, the Vice President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island remind the opening ceremony of the meeting that no one could talk about the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands without being reminded of Alain St.Ange, the former Tourism […]

Rishikesh (India) – February 15, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 began on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India with 300 delegates from 28 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event, comprising a one-day-travel mart and one-day conference. The event, which was organised by […]