Langkawi (Malaysia ) – May 23, 2018 ( – Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, the CEO of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and a key member of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has just been appointed as the new Vice Chairman of PATA and the Chairman of Government Destination Sub-Committee at the Association’s Annual Summit in Gangneung, […]

Cam Ranh (Vietnam) – May 22, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has accelerated its expansion plans in Vietnam with the signing of an exciting new upscale beach resort in Cam Ranh. Best Western Premier Cam Ranh Seahorse Beach Resort will be nestled on an idyllic stretch of golden sand on Vietnam’s south-central […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – May 21, 2018 ( – This coming week, Mauritius is hosting the “International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism”, which will be held on the 23rd & 24th May at Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa. I have been invited by Minister Anil Gayan and will be part of many tourism professionals […]

Krabi (Thailand) – May 19, 2018 ( – Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced that Maya Bay in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will not allow visitors during a much needed four-month rejuvenation period from 1 June to 30 September, 2018. The DNP announced at a […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – May 17, 2018 ( – Led by Ms. Pansy Ho, Secretary-General and Vice Chairman of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”), the Delegation of China Business Leaders Visiting European Union (“Delegation”) recently completed an important mission in the EU. The objective of the mission was three-fold: to introduce […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 17, 2018 ( – Three quarters of Thai consumers are making online purchases, with Beauty and Fashion and Electronics being the top categories. However, as consumers continue to look towards convenience, fraud exposure will likely increase – these are the findings of the Digital Consumer Insights 2018 by the world’s leading […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 21, 2018 ( – As the old saying goes “There are fish in the waters. There is rice in the fields”, this saying truly reflects the greatness of Thailand, the kingdom of food. Thailand’s rich culture, art, and tradition that passed down from generation to generation have selectively created the unique […]

Phoenix (Arizona) – May 16, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts is celebrating A Rewarding 30 Years with the milestone anniversary of Best Western Rewards. Since its inception in 1988, Best Western Rewards (BWR) has grown from 180,000 members to more than 32 million today. With points that never expire and access to […]

Koh Samui (Thailand) – May 16, 2018 ( – From 26th May until 2nd June 2018, the Samui Regatta will attract marine sports enthusiasts from around the world to Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui on the island’s idyllic Chaweng Beach. The now legendary annual yachting event showcases the skills of top international racers and regional […]

Baa Atoll (Maldives) – May 16, 2018 ( – Summer is coming and what better way to welcome our guests than joining forces with other resorts in Baa Atoll to offer our best, as a destination? With this thought in mind, resorts namely – Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Dusit Thani, Amilla Fushi, Vakkaru […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 14, 2018 ( – South East Asia Hotel Investors Summit (SEAHIS) 2018 kicked-off today in Bangkok with top-level speakers from hotel developers and owners in relevant panels discussions and one-on-one talks. SEAHIS is an owner-driven event focused on hotel real estate investors, developers and franchisees. It’s aim is to bethe best […]

Phuket (Thailand) – May 14, 2018 ( – Thailand’s Varanyu Rattanaphiboonkij savoured his first professional victory in front of his family after closing with an even-par 70 to win by six shots in the final round of the Singha Laguna Phuket Open on Sunday. The 21-year-old Thai displayed great form all week as he traded […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – May 14, 2018 ( – Africa’s INDABA 2018 has come and goneIndaba, the well-known tourism trade fair of Africa, has come and gone, and the chance for Africa to showcase itself to the world has passed. Minister Derek Hanekom said, when he opened this latest Indaba, that 1747 Buyers coming from […]

London (United Kingdom) – May 14, 2018 (travelindex) – Rocco Forte Hotels moves from dotPOS to xnPOS, both from Xn protel Systems, to exploit the benefits of the latest POS technologies. Providing greater functionality, flexibility, scalability, security and the performance needed for its growing business. Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems proudly announced […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 11, 2018 ( – Amara Bangkok has been awarded the prestigious MICE Venue Standard Certificate 2018 by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) for its outstanding meeting facilities that meet internationally recognised standards, making it one of Thailand’s leading MICE venues. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) initiated the Thailand MICE […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 13, 2018 ( – The Management of Azimut Yachts Thailand, sole authorized dealer of Italy’s renowned Azimut Yachts in the country, recently announced the arrival in Thailand of Azimut 77S – a gutsy, state-of-the-art craft with ultimate charm and elegance, and a champion of low fuel consumption – belonging to the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 10, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Cyrill Czerwonka as its new Regional Director of Development Asia, effective May 4, 2018. Cyrill has enjoyed an impressive career in the hotel investment and development sector with both operators and owners. This has included identifying new hotel opportunities, […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – May 9, 2018 ( – The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum), an official partner of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY 2018), coorganized the EU-Macao Light Bridge illumination ceremony with the European Union (EU) Office to Hong Kong and Macao at Sai Van Lake Square this evening (May […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 7, 2018 (travelindex) – Arnoma Grand Bangkok is much honored to be a host to welcome Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee and Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Olympic Council of Asia president. They were touch down in Bangkok and visit Arnoma Grand Bangkok. Throughout the visit they were […]

Buenos Aires (Argentina) – May 7, 2018 ( – The Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (“GTERC”) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Argentina and Brazil, to feature the two nations as Partner Countries of the 2019 Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”), further deepening tourism collaboration between China and Latin America. The […]

Phoenix (Arizona) – May 8, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts today announced that Vice President of Operations Bruce Wienberg has been named a Gold Stevie Award winner in the Maverick of the Year – Consumer Services category. This year marks the 16th Annual American Business Awards – the premier business awards program […]

Nilai (Malaysia) – May 2, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has partnered with the Green Target Group for an exciting new hotel in Nilai, the vibrant university town in Malaysia’s Negeri Sembilan state, just 18 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). “We are excited to debut the Best Western brand in […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – May 2, 2018 ( – With the ever-increasing concern about worldwide environmental problems, the findings of a recent study by Dr Eric Chan, Dr Alice Hon and Dr Wilco Chan of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a co-researcher provide […]

Male (Maldives) – April 29, 2018 ( – Maldives’ Guest-house sector went from just one guesthouse in 2010 to 600 guesthouses across 76 islands today, adding 7,000 beds. The number could rise to 700 guesthouses with a combined 10,000 beds by end 2019, according to Mohamed Karam, president of the Guesthouse Association of Maldives. With […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – May 1, 2018 ( – President Danny Faure has announced a Cabinet of Ministers reshuffle and with it, a move from tourism for Minister Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, after just over a year and a few months in office. He has been replaced by Minister Didier Dogley who was formally the Minister for […]

London (United Kingdom) – April 26, 2018 (travelindex) – Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems has announced today that the stunning, super-yacht style, Southampton Harbour Hotel in the UK has successfully piloted its Point of Sale system, xnPOS. The implementation included both traditional terminals and mobile devices across the hotel’s extensive F&B operation, […]

Guangzhou (China) – April 23, 2018 ( – The Tourism Federation of Cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area (referred to as the “Federation”) held its first General Membership Meeting in Guangzhou today (20 April) to confirm an array of major tasks to carry out. The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will join […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 26, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to launch its BW Premier Collection brand in Vietnam, with a new upscale beach resort in one of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming coastal destinations. Saint Simeon Resort, BW Premier Collection is currently under construction in Vung Tau, the […]

Satun Province (Thailand) – April 21, 2018 ( – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO has endorsed the designation of about half of Satun province as Thailand’s first Global Geopark for its renowned natural beauty and geological significance. The UNESCO executive board in Paris endorsed 13 new sites worldwide that showed […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 20, 2018 (travelindex) – Wherever Life Takes You, Best Western is There – and for more than 70 years, Best Western Hotels & Resorts flagship midscale hotel brand – Best Western – has been there welcoming travelers with superior value and quality guest service. As part of Best Western Hotels & […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – April 19, 2018 ( – WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading Swiss cybersecurity , Blockchain and IoT solutions company, today announced that it has partnered with TraNexus, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, to secure the TraNexus Blockchain Engine, using WISeKey’s Cybersecurity IoT technology. This will be a new Blockchain Travel platform for apps […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 17, 2018 ( – Siam Summer Getaway integrated One Siam Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery, welcoming Songkran and inheriting beautiful culture, worshiping sacred ancient Buddha, tasting authentic Thai foods, and opening various travel experience from today until 16 April 2017. Siam Piwat Co., Ltd, a collaboration between 3 leading […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – April 17, 2018 ( – The cost of operation in Seychelles continues to rise, irrespective of the fact that the islands are in competition with other similar tourism destinations. Increases in food and electricity costs are serving to price Seychelles out of the market. Smaller operators are feeling the burden of […]

Dublin (Ireland) – April 17, 2018 ( – Speaking today, Geoffrey Lipman, long time sustainable travel advocate, announced a new research and delivery program to advance application of the Blockchain for travel and tourism. He revealed that TraNexus, an Irish company, has put in place steps for an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) that would focus […]