Chiang Mai (Thailand) – June 8, 2016 ( – The Thailand Travel Mart 2016 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2016) opened today in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand, with more than 850 delegates from 55 countries. The three-day event, the largest travel trade show of its kind in Thailand, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 8, 2016 ( – Azimut Yachts Thailand by MGC-Marine (Asia) Co., Ltd., under the umbrella of Master Group Corporation (Asia) Co., Ltd. (MGC-Asia), and authorised importer and dealer of the luxurious Azimut Yachts from Italy, recently staged a lavish cocktail reception by the “River of Kings” to unveil “Azimut Atlantis 43 […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – June 8, 2016 ( – The 5th edition of the Kenya Golf Trophy 2016, Kenya’s and indeed Africa’s largest corporate amateur golf tournament, will again be held at Muthaiga Golf Club on Friday the 14th of October. This year’s event, which has been growing in strength from year to year, promises to […]

Berlin (Germany) – June 7, 2016 ( – ITB Berlin is pleased to announce its co-branded India show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, the first pure outbound show for the Indian market , to be held in New Delhi from 3rd to 6th October, 2016. It is an alliance that focusses on the Power of the […]

Bogota (Colombia) – June 7, 2016 ( – Colombian head of state, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, will deliver the keynote address at the opening of WAN-IFRA’s 68th World News Media Congress, taking place in Cartagena de Indias from 12th to 14th June 2016. “We look forward to welcoming President Santos to our annual global event, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 7, 2016 ( – Negroni Week is a week-long charity initiative first created in May 2013 by Imbibe magazine (US) with the goal of celebrating one of the world’s greatest cocktails, whilst raising money for charity. Since 2014, Imbibe has teamed up with Campari to present Negroni Week on a global […]

Macau (Macau SAR) – June 3,2016 ( – It’s a great pleasure to invite you to join us at the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) this year which will be held on 15-16 October 2016 in Macau. As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, an important milestone in our on-going effort to promote sustainable development of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 3, 2016 ( – Bangkok is blessed to call the only head chef in the Netherlands awarded Michelin stars in four different restaurants one of its own. Outside the sommelier-stocked walk-in cellar, the word Savelberg, the name of the restaurant and its progenitor, screams from a glossy cook book propped on […]

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – June 3, 2016 ( – In a session on the emergence of the digital economy in South-East Asia at the 25th World Economic Forum on ASEAN, global and regional IT leaders said that countries in the region could miss out on major opportunities. They urged governments to collaborate on harmonizing regulations […]

Costa Brava (Spain) – June 3, 2016 ( – International golf tourism to Spain’s Costa Brava region is on course to continue soaring following the second annual IAGTO Golf Trophy event in Spain, with more golfers heading there from an increasingly-diverse spread of countries. Girona was the host destination for this year’s IAGTO Costa Brava […]

Dublin (Ireland) – June 3, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on EU and North American governments to resolve a looming crisis for the EU–US/Canada visa waiver program. Today, most EU citizens can visit the US and Canada without having to apply for a visa, with US and Canadian citizens being […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 27,2016 ( – Former Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Mrs. Phornsiri Manoharn has been conferred a Life Membership Award by the Pacific Asia Travel Association in recognition of her contribution to PATA and the regional tourism industry. Mrs. Phornsiri, who headed the TAT between 2007-2009, formally presented the award at the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 27, 2016 ( – Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and Paradise Park, as well as the joint venture partner of ICONSIAM, today, announced that Siam Discovery is opening its doors as Thailand’s ‘biggest arena of lifestyle […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 26, 2016 ( – The 8th Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC), part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) SUMMIT Series of events and spearheaded by international conference megahouse Questex Hospitality Group kicked off Day 0 as part of the three-day event at the Dusit Thani Bangkok. Day 0 began […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 25, 2016 (travelindex) – Ms. Kalong Pradaptam (centre left), Chief Concierge at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, has been appointed as a ‘International Full Member’ of Les Clefs d’Or Thailand. Presenting her certificate was hotel General Manager Klaus Sennik (centre right), supported by Mr. Thanongsak Dokkum (Bell Boy), Ms. Kristine […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 25, 2016 ( – The Hotel Management Thailand Summit (HMT), spearheaded by international conference megahouse Questex Hospitality Group, wrapped up its annual HMT Summit with over 30 international speakers and 150 delegates where they were welcomed at the Banyan Tree Bangkok. Hoteliers ranging from Corporate CEOs/ Presidents, COOs and CFOs, VP […]

Phuket (Thailand) – May 25, 2016 (travelindex) – After its grand opening on November 2015, SKYE Beach Club at Nai Yang Beach has proven itself to be a popular destination with great food & drinks, live entertainment (DJ every night) and the perfect place to hang out before leaving for the airport (only 5 minutes […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 23, 2016 (travelindex) – The 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok proved a major resource for China Airlines when the leading Taiwan airline company hosted its recent annual SEA sales conference. Lead by Mr Arthur Liu, General Manager of China Airlines (Thailand), the two-day conference provided an opportunity for 25 delegates to share […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 20, 2016 (travelindex) – The General Manager of Ramada Plaza Menam Bangkok Riverside, Mr. Klaus Sennik (centre right) was welcomed to the Dusit Thani College in Bangkok by the school’s Director Dr. Tongchai Savasdisara (centre left). Mr Sennik, accompanied by members of his management team, was leading a fact-finding mission as […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 17, 2016 ( – President of the Green Leaf Foundation, Dr. Suvit Yodmani (right), recently presented a “Smoke – Free Hotel Award” to Mr. Tanasak Vanichavit, Hotel Manager of Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 – A Chatrium Collection. The event was organized by the Green Leaf Foundation in co-operation with Thai Health […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 16, 2016 (travelindex) – The luxury 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok is introducing Salsa Night, a fabulous Latin fiesta celebration with world renowned dancers and music staged at its acclaimed Mexicano restaurant from Saturday, 28 May. Salsa Night will be showcased by sensational dance performances by the remarkable Garry Portugal from New […]

Zagreb (Croatia) – May 10, 2016 – ( – Meritum Communication Group & Art Hill in cooperation with Bina Istra company are organizing Jose Carreras’ concert in Croatia. It is his Final World Tour and the concert will take place at beautiful Arena in Pula on July 23, 2016 at 9 p.m. Ana Rucner, Croatian […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – May 10, 2016 – ( – The role of Africa in a global economy that is becoming increasingly characterized by machine learning rather than manpower, and where economic prosperity is built on the knowledge and ingenuity of people rather than natural resources, will be the focus of the 26th World Economic Forum […]

Yangon (Myanmar) – May 10, 2016 (travelindex) – Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon held its donation event for a new school building on the 7th of May 2016 at Nawarat Monastic School in Shwe Pyi Thar Township. This donation ceremony took place in the new school building of Nawarat School together with Chatrium representatives, Head […]

Madrid (Spain) – May 7, 2016 ( – International tourism receipts in destinations around the world grew by 3.6% in 2015, in line with the 4.4% increase in international arrivals. For the fourth consecutive year, international tourism grew faster than world merchandise trade, raising tourism’s share in world’s exports to 7% in 2015. The total […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 10, 2016 (travelindex) – As one of Bangkok’s largest and most prestigious conference hotels, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien will inspire you with over 5,600 square metres of meeting space offering the ultimate in style and flexibility. Located on a leafy boulevard in the heart of the city, the hotel […]

Cornwall, England (United Kingdom) – May 5, 2016 ( – Among the some 35,000 golf courses around the world, there are less than 200 true links layouts but for many golfers, the lure of links is stronger than that of any other style of golf course. The particular features of coastal land and sand dunes […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – May 4, 2016 (travelindex) – With the city of Chiang Mai becoming one of the major MICE hubs in Asia, our Editor was speaking recently with Dr. Sarawut Srisakuna, Ph.D., Acting Director General of Pinkanakorn Development Agency and General Director of Chiang Mai Night Safari. Q. What was the vision and […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – May 4, 2016 ( – Chef Matteo Verini, has led Chiang Mai’s Italian cuisine scene to completely new levels with a juxtaposition of contemporary energy that Favola is well known for but with a firm hold on the old values for which the nation’s food is loved. The result is a […]

Sydney (Australia) – May 4, 2016 ( – Following strong demand and rapid growth of protel Air cloud hotel management software customers across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Xn protel Systems has opened its Sydney data centre for cloud solutions. In response to very strong demand for protel Air, the leading cloud based property management […]

Berlin (Germany) – April 30, 2016 ( – Dietlind von Lassberg, formerly the managing director and now the deputy chair of the “Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.”, is among ten women to have been honoured with the recently established Celebrating Her award. This international award is a joint initiative of the International Institute for […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – April 26, 2016 ( – Businesses that are successful in mastering “hypergrowth” – defined as having a compound annual growth rate of over 40% – are increasingly likely to come from a diverse cross-section of industrial sectors as the world enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a study by the World […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 30, 2016 ( – Thailand is stepping up efforts to bring an end to an illegal trade on ivory and ivory products by strengthening the nation’s legislations to be in line with the Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). As part of the nationwide […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 27, 2016 (travelindex) – The luxury 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok has achieved new honors for its Rang Mahal restaurant, taking out top spot in Bangkok‘s Top Tables Guide 2016 by BK Magazine, the most authentic and exclusive listing of best restaurants in Bangkok. Rang Mahal, located on the 26th floor of […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – April, 30, 2016 ( – Golf travel to Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding province is predicted to rocket by an unprecedented 25% over the next two years – as a direct result of hosting the 5th annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention. This week the city is welcoming […]

Hong Kong – April 13 ( – Hong Kong, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations, will be hosting the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time when the event visits in February 2018 during the 13th edition. In a press conference today, Volvo Ocean Race organisers announced a unique collaboration with the Hong […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – April 19, 2016 – ( – The 5th Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 24-27 April 2016. AGTC is without doubt the premier golf travel event in the Asia Pacific region and our 5th Convention will attract a record number of golf tour operators […]

updatesBangkok (Thailand) – April 11, 2016 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) as its newest government member. The Authority’s mission is to promote the heritage, culture and traditions of Abu Dhabi emirate worldwide. Its activities are designed to support the […]

Texas (United States) – April 11, 2016 ( – Bangkok, Thailand, has been selected as the host venue for the prestigious 2017 WTTC Global Summit, which is scheduled to be held on 26-27 April, 2017. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced its decision at the closing speech of the 16th WTTC Global Summit […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 11, 2016 (travelindex) – The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, with the support of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), is launching the 2016 version of its European Heritage Map and App, which for the first time include four new European Heritage Trails. The European Heritage Map […]

Khartoum (Sudan) – April 07, 2016 ( – Corinthia is a collection of luxury hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. All Corinthia hotels feature extensive leisure and business traveller facilities and are renowned for their unique characters. The portfolio includes the 230 bedroom Corinthia Hotel Khartoum in Sudan, which recently installed […]

Montreal (Canada) – April 6, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved at an IATA BoG meeting today, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the […]

Warwick (United Kingdom) – April 6, 2016 ( – Companies have their CEO’s and CFO’s. How about the CCO  Chief Creative Officer or the designer maestro? An important officer, especially in the rarefied luxury sport car segment. Travelindex John K Lindgren meets Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s CCO at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show. Aston […]

Sihanoukville (Cambodia) – April 6, 2016 ( – The 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum is set to be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia in Sihanoukville at the beautiful Southern coast of Cambodia 5-8 July, 2016. Under the theme, ‘Authentic experiences along the Mekong River’, the tourism event for the Mekong region will showcase emerging […]

Bangkok (Thailand) April 6, 2016 (travelindex) – Staff at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel in Charoenkrung Road accompanied 50 children from Wat Rat Buakaw school on a memorable visit to see the world-famous Disney on Ice production at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. The visit was arranged as part of the hotel’s continuing […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – April 1, 2016 ( – Eleven social entrepreneurs from around the world have been recognized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as the 2016 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. Social Entrepreneurs are active where traditional markets have failed, and apply the latest business thinking in a practical and sustainable way to […]

Phuket (Thailand) – March 30, 2016 (travelindex) – Skye Beach Club is introducing a fantastic loyalty card. Skye Beach Club designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, and a look that is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings — thanks to the creative input of renowned imagineer Miguel Kirjon: the designer behind many of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 1, 2016 ( – Sivatel Bangkok, the one of a kind lifestyle hotel dedicated to giving utmost comfort and convenience through a green approach, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with their honorable guests at the hotel’s serene, warm and picturesque atmosphere at Sivatel Bangkok Hotel on Witthayu Road. The hotel shared […]

Nakhon Si Thammarat (Thailand) – April 1, 2016 ( – Gesundheitsland Thailand South is now bookable on 4 different Internet platforms, depending on your preferrence, for stays of upto 1 month:,,, If you would like to stay longer than one month, please contact Gesundheitsland Thailand South directly and ask for the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 30, 2016 (travelindex) – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 39th PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Greater Jakarta, Banten Province, Indonesia on September 7-9 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE). The Mart is being generously hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. Situated in Tangerang, Banten, […]