Bangkok (Thailand) – March 15, 2018 ( – Questex Hospitality Group, a powerhouse international conference producer, will stage the much anticipated return of Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC), on 4-6 Jun 2018. The three-day event will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. Set in one of Asia Pacific’s key tourism gateway, […]

Phoenix, Arizona (United States) – March 15, 2018 (travelindex) – When Best Western Hotels and Resorts launched a transformative brand refresh in 2015, the primary objective was to signal that Best Western is a contemporary and relevant brand, worthy of today’s travelers. It is also intended to enhance the brand’s image as an innovative, forward-thinking […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – March 15, 2018 ( – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced that it has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Regent Hotels and Resorts (Regent) for $39 million in cash. IHG will have the right to acquire the remaining 49% interest in a phased manner from 2026. IHG will […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 15, 2018 ( – lebua Hotels and Resorts is hosting a grand event celebrating their 12-year partnership with Pernod Ricard. The event marks Mezzaluna’s Michelin Two Star Award and the anniversary of lebua’s successful collaborations with Pernod Ricard including the creation of Flute – A Perrier-Jouët Bar, which brought lebua exclusive […]

Manila (Philippines) – March 15, 2018 ( – More than 200 golf tour operators from around the world will participate in the largest series of golf familiarisation tours ever undertaken in Asia when the Philippines hosts the region’s annual gathering of golf tourism professionals, the Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC), in April. The Asia Convention […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – March 15, 2018 ( – Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC) just made its annual presence at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, to promote the 2018 edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum), the first forum to discuss global tourism economy in the context […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 12, 2018 ( – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the pinnacle purveyors of super luxury, will debut the all-new Phantom Extended Wheelbase to regional audiences at the 39th Bangkok International Motor Show 2018. At the same time, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will also reveal a one-off Bespoke piece of art inspired by Thailand, made […]

Pattaya, Cholburi (Thailand) – March 9 2018 ( – Tiffany’s Show Theatre Pattaya, the management of the world-class transgender pageant – Miss International Queen 2018 – this year has its focus on True Identity, with 27 contestants representing 27 countries. The beauty camp was from 27 February – 1 March. The final round, the crowning […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – March 12, 2018 ( – The Thailand International Balloon Festival in Chiang Mai celebrated it’s 10th anniversary of Thailand’s first and only International Balloon Festival, from 2 to 4 March at the Cowboy Army Riding Club, Chiang Mai. Thailand International Balloon Festival is considered top of the most popular balloon events […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – March 12, 2018 ( – The annual pilgrimage to the ITB Berlin by the world of tourism has come and gone. Countries wanting to grab a greater share of the tourism market were all once again in Berlin last week. For a change I did not appear on behalf of Seychelles […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 9, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has said a big “thank you” to its partners and associates in Thailand with a glittering party in Bangkok. The Best Western Appreciation Night 2018 was hosted at Beer Republic, the popular venue in the heart of the Thai capital. It gathered […]

Berlin (Germany) – March 8, 2018 ( – 2017 has been an exceptionally strong year for international travel, with Europe being the main growth driver as both a source market as well as a destination region. Worldwide, the number of outbound trips has increased by 6.5 per cent, reaching nearly 1.2 billion international trips in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 11, 2018 ( – With the intention to truly promote and internationally enhance the image of Thai fashion brands, Siam Piwat, as the Icon of Innovative Lifestyle who continuously presents unique and engaging ultramodern experiences, will hold the most phenomenal fashion week that has been influencing the Thai fashion industry for […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 9, 2018 ( – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is gearing up for another year of significant portfolio expansion as it forges ahead with plans to open 11 new properties in nine countries by the end of 2018. The global hospitality firm, which currently operates 83 hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and […]

Gangneung (South Korea) – March 9, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that former Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, is set to be the opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018). The event, generously hosted by the Korea Tourism […]

Berlin (Germany) – March 8, 2018 ( – The 8th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting held during the ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show, focused on the long-term tourism vision for the historic Silk Road routes and how to establish the Silk Road as the most important transnational tourism route of the 21st century. With the […]

Solin (Croatia) – March 7, 2018 ( – INTERSTAS, International Festival of Tourism, Film and Landscape, 25th Edition together with the 21st ITF CRO, International Tourfilm Festival and the 16th KEA-CRO, Competition for Croatian Cities/Towns/Centers with the International Golden Flower Award will take place from November 7th to 10th at the Hotel President in Solin, […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – March 6, 2018 ( – The news last week that Derek Hanekom had been reappointed Minister of Tourism of South Africa has been well received by the world of tourism at large. We in Seychelles have worked closely with Mr. Hanekom in the past, fostering and nurturing a collaboration between the […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – March 6, 2018 ( – The proposed military base on the island of Assumption by India continues to generate anger in the islands. This morning protesters were outside the parliament where President Danny Faure is set to deliver his State of the Nation Address this afternoon. The proposed military by India […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 6, 2018 ( – This unprecedented gathering of 15 top female chefs from Bangkok and beyond will be an epic culinary adventure from 10am to 5pm; a full-day of chef talks, presentations, panel discussions and plenty of food tasting (15 courses)! Each of these amazing chefs will each present on dish […]

Brussels (Belgium) – March 1, 2018 ( – Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the centre of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit to Brussels (27-28 February), UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, met with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 5, 2018 ( – Outbound travel from Thailand is set to hit 10 million this year, according to the first comprehensive market research report on what is expected to be the “The Next Big Thing” in Asia-Pacific tourism. Designed to help destinations worldwide better understand the dynamics and drivers of this […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 2, 2018 (  – Miss International Queen 2018 enjoys its first round of contest with the presentation of “Best Talent” award. And the winner with the performance that stopped the crowd and wowed the audience is from Vietnam She has performed singing and dancing and the entire audience broke out in […]

Cebu (Philippines) – March 5, 2018 ( – Fast-growing Cebu is well on track to becoming one of South East Asia’s top information and communications technology destinations. To meet the rising demand for internationally recognised accommodation in its capital, InterContinental Hotels Group,one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a new […]

Phuket (Thailand) – March 5, 2018 ( – Angsana Laguna Phuket has given Michal Zitek, Area General Manager, the task to lead the strategic growth and oversee all of the Angsana brand operations in Phuket including Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, and Angsana Vacation Club. An Australian national – Michal is no stranger […]

Hua Hin (Thailand) – February 27, 2018 ( – A glittering grand opening ceremony has been held for Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, Asia’s first Holiday Inn water park resort, which is set spectacularly on Thailand’s Gulf coast, just 2.5 hours’ drive from Bangkok. More than 400 guests, including many celebrities and VIPs, attended […]

Biel/Bienne (Switzerland) – February 26, 2018 ( – Five years after unveiling Ahton, his now legendary sculpture, master jeweller Andreas Altmann is applying his creativity and expertise to watches suffused with Haute Horlogerie. Timepieces that appeal not only for their style but also their watchmaking mechanisms. Like an extension of the Giberg Swiss Noble Forge, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 26, 2018 ( – Hotel Management Thailand Summit (HMT), the region’s leading hotel industry conference produced by international conference producer Questex Hospitality Group, is set to return to Bangkok on 7 June 2018. Over 150 international senior hoteliers will gather to discuss on how to generate revenue and boost operational efficiency […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – February 26, 2018 ( – Seychelles has long earned bragging rights concerning its leadership in the field of environmental protection, and our proactive efforts in sustainable practise. Last week’s article by Sasha Lekach on Travel Wire News pertaining to Telsa providing “Wall Connectors” to offices free of charge so that employees […]

Phuket (Thailand) – February 22, 2018 ( – Over the course of the next few days, some of the world’s most prestigious marine lifestyle brands will be present at Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket for the third edition of the Thailand Yacht Show, taking place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February. The growing […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 22, 2018 ( – MGC-Marine (Asia) Co., Ltd. has announced it will display the Azimut Flybridge 66 and Azimut Atlantis 43 at the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) 2018 in Phuket later this month. Mr. Chanyo Manakulsawasd, operations director of MGC-Marine (Asia) disclosed that the company has successfully gotten the done deal […]

Naypyidaw (Myanmar) – February 21, 2018 (travelindex) – Myanmar is a truly breathtaking land, where stunning scenery, exquisite cultures and iconic images combine to create an exciting and enchanting destination for international travelers. However, in a country larger than Thailand, where there are so many different wonders to explore, travelers can often be overwhelmed by […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 16, 2018 ( – Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. as “One Siam” invests more than 50 million baht in organizing “Siam Delightful Chinese New Year” to celebrate Chinese New Year, as well as sending promotional campaigns to attract both Thai shoppers and international tourists. Ready to open new shopping experience through innovative […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – February 19, 2018 ( – Tourism is getting ready for the upcoming ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin in early March. I am thankful to those who are making it possible for me to once again be in Berlin, but this time wearing a tourism consultant’s hat. Germany has overtaken other […]

Phuket (Thailand) – February 19, 2018 ( – Phuket-based International TV presenter, News Anchor and MC Able Wanamakok, the driving force behind the recent Inspired Phuketian series of motivational talks, has embarked her next venture in the booming life-coaching industry with the launch of Find Your Voice Asia. Through Find Your Voice Asia, Able is […]