Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – September 21, 2018 ( – The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has this year said that World Tourism Day places focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation. They said that “The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 24, 2018 (travelindex) – Tourism Authority of Thailand (Online project for Issue-Based Green Tourism Project) would like to invite Thai people who love travelling and supporting natural resources and environment conservation to share environmentally friendly ways of travelling through the “Clean for Green” online activity. In addition to sharing your joy […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – September 24, 2018 ( – Whether or not consumers believe they have control over events in their lives determines their likelihood of reusing hotel booking apps, find Professor Rob Law of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-authors in a […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 21, 2018 (travelindex) – TAT is organizing an activity to promote tourism and create a good relation of Local Lover people through personnel in the organization with the activity called “Thailand Local Big Fan“. Tourism Authority of Thailand is in process of the path to becoming a leading state-owned enterprise. The […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 22, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has continued its incredible winning streak at the TTG Travel Awards, receiving the title as Asia’s “Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand” for an amazing 12th year in a row! The hotel group picked up this prestigious title at the 29th Annual TTG Travel […]

Seoul (Republic of Korea) – September 22, 2018 ( – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’, was launched today during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 21, 2018 ( – The 26th IT&CMA and 21st CTW Asia-Pacific kicked off today in Bangkok, Thailand and welcomed some 3,000 delegates, including over 500 hosted buyers and media, from more than 50 territories and countries over the course of the 3-day event from 18 to 20 September 2018. This year’s […]

London (Great Britain) – September 20, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new media partnership agreement with National Geographic Traveller (UK), the UK edition of National Geographic Traveler (US) — one of the most widely read magazines in the world. The UK magazine is one of 18 […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 22, 2018 (travelindex) – On the 14th of September 2018 at the biggest travel fair of the South-East-Asian Region, the PATA Travel Mart on the island of Langkawi (Malaysia), a new association of international twin cities was founded with the aim to support and foster exchange and face-to-face encounter of citizens. […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 18, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 18, held in Langkawi, Malaysia on September 14, saw the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) receive reward for its exemplary work in tourism industry marketing for the Pacific Asia region. Winning its second PATA Gold award, the MTCO was […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 16, 2018 (travelindex) – Travelindex in collaboration with Snap Productions launched their website at the PATA Travel Mart 2018 here in Langkawi today. A website devoted to providing travellers accurate information and inspiring stories about the Magical Island of Langkawi. The website is aimed to provide a comprehensive and current […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 16, 2018 ( – The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students’ Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA […]

Hanoi (Vietnam) – September 16, 2018 – At the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, the heads of state of the five member countries of the Mekong region – Viet Nam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Myanmar – affirmed their commitment to shared prosperity and peace. Addressing participants, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 16, 2018 ( – Thanpuying Varaporn Pramoj was a guest of honour at the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the 19th World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on 3 September 2018. The festival held from 3 – 9 September 2018, has raised a substantial amount […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 146, 2018 ( – For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 16, 2018 (travelindex) – PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), hosted by Malaysia, has attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 389 sellers from 208 organisations and 33 destinations with local sellers comprising 32% of the total, along with 252 buyers from 241 organisations and 53 […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 19, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Luckrada Lucksanawimol as its new Regional Director Sales – Asia, effective immediately. Ms Luckrada, or “Annie” as she is better known, brings an impressive set of skills to Best Western. Having achieved a Master’s […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 19, 2018 ( – The Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, launched a new digital tool so-called Thai SELECT Application that facilitates Thai cuisine lovers in overseas to quickly locate and access to authentic Thai food restaurants at their fingertips. The application development program is aimed at rising numbers […]

Madrid (Spain) – September 16, 2018 ( – The first edition of the UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead the transformation of […]

Macau (Macao SAR) – September 11, 2018 ( – The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum) continued its China roadshow and promoted GTEF 2018 at the 2018 China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE 2018) in Guangzhou from September 7 to September 9. Capitalizing on the CITIE 2018 occasion, GTEF introduced the Forum […]

Hanoi (Vietnam) – September 16, 2018 ( – The World Economic Forum on ASEAN came to a close today, gathering a record number of participants (more than 1,100) and heads of state (8). Participants looked at how the ASEAN region can best deal with the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, creating economic growth that […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 11, 2018 ( – Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (DTC), one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has expanded into the high-end vacation rental market through the full acquisition of Elite Havens, the leading provider of high-end vacation rentals in Asia. DTC made the acquisition through its wholly owned […]

Phuket (Thailand) – September 11, 2018 ( – Central Pattana Plc (CPN), Thailand’s largest retail property developer recently celebrated the Grand Opening of Central Phuket, its world-class luxury flagship mall. Establishing a new ‘CBD’ in the heart of Phuket, Central Phuket is developed with a total investment of 20 billion baht which comprises of a […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 11, 2018 ( – The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok is celebrating the 1st anniversary of its rebranding as a Luxury Collection hotel with a special thank you package “The Athenee Anniversary” featuring its luxurious suites and a complimentary celebration for guests who also celebrate their birthday in October. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 5, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry. As part of the agreement, Mastercard will work with the Association and its members in providing collaboration and mentorship to strengthen tourism […]

Jakarta (Indonesia) – September 5, 2018 ( – President of IOC, Thomas Bach, welcomes Indonesia to be one of the candidates to host the 2032 Olympics, following the country’s success in organizing the 2018 Asian Games. President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has accepted Bach today at the Presidential Palace which was also […]

Delhi (India) – September 6, 2018 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a comprehensive report on India’s aviation market. The report focuses on the challenges of realizing the economic and social benefits of an Indian aviation industry that has tremendous potential for continued high-speed demand growth. Key findings of the report include: […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 5, 2018 (travelindex) – On the heels of its first U.S. opening earlier this month in Springfield, Missouri, Best Western’s upscale urban-hip hotel brand – Vīb – is on the move, with a robust pipeline of upcoming hotels in destination hotspots such as Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Calgary and […]

Doha (Qatar) – September 5, 2018 ( – Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries […]

Nakhon Phanom (Thailand) – August 29, 2018 ( – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for innovative ways of organizing conferences in sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally friendly ways. During the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, topical mini-seminars matched with non-conventional venues across town, such as restaurants, river cruise […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 30, 2018 ( — Located within the 60-storey Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok today announces the hotel’s official opening in the heart of Bangkok. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is the latest addition to the portfolio of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton (NYSE: HLT)’s luxury brand of iconic hotels. The landmark […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 29, 2018 ( – As an ambassador of French elegance, Sofitel links its collection of addresses with gastronomy, and collaborates with renowned wineries. In each of our unique hotels we showcase art and culture, and introduce our guests to French art de vivre and wines of the world. Sofitel Wine Days […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 28, 2018 ( – Tito’s partners with Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 throws a charity networking party to raise money for Soi Dog Foundation. Tito’s Handmade Vodka by Independent Wine & Spirit (Thailand) Co. Ltd. partners with Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 throws a charity networking cocktail party on Friday, 28 […]

Singapore (Singapore) – August 28, 2018 – JTB Corporation’s Asia Pacific Headquarters will make their exhibiting debut at IT&CMA 2018, engaging with buyers and media through an additional hosted luncheon and Association Day destination presentation slot, to showcase their global MICE capabilities and PCO services for Japan and the region. JTB Thailand and Kobe Convention […]

Macau (Macao SAR) – August 24, 2018 ( – In continued support of UNESCO’s designation of Macao as a “Creative City of Gastronomy” and in an effort to build stronger awareness around Macau’s rich culinary heritage, Wynn is pleased to introduce the second ‘Wynn Guest Chef Series’ this year. Starting August 31, the world’s most […]