Bangkok (Thailand) – September 17, 2017 ( – Thailand’s capital is to get its first city observation. A 459-metre-high tower will rank 6th among the world’s tallest towers as well as be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia. The tower is being jointly built by two foundations, the Bangkok Observation Tower Foundation and the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 17, 2017 (travelindex) – Following an extensive redesign and refurbishment, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel will be unveiled on 6 October 2017 as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Now featuring a blend of contemporary and authentic Thai design elements, the opulent hotel will provide discerning travelers […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – September 17, 2017 ( – The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), has attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organisations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organisations and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 17, 2017 (travelindex) – Embark on a “Transformative Journey” at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Having undergone a complete transformation, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien has now emerged as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Inspired by the life and travels of Princess Valaya Alongkorn, […]

Madrid (Spain) – September 11, 2017 ( – UNWTO is deeply saddened by the tragic effects brought by hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. “On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and stands ready to support the affected countries, where tourism is a […]

Madrid (Spain) – September 8, 2017 ( -Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, growth was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers […]

Hong Kong – September 17, 2017 ( – Harvey Law Group (HLG) is delighted to be named “Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2017” at the annual Macallan Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards held at the Conrad on September 8, 2017, and presented by Thomson Reuters. “We are honoured to be recognized […]

Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) – September 14, 2017 (travelindex) – Starting with all Centro Hotels in Saudi Arabia, Rotana will implement xnPOS, the enterprise Point of Sale system from Xn protel Systems. It will be hosted on Rotana’s private cloud in Abu Dhabi, enabling the company to centralize its Point of Sale operations. xnPOS […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – September 12, 2017 ( – Multiple preparations are underway for Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2017 to be held in Macao from 13th to 15th September. Hosted by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), PATA Travel Mart is one of Asia Pacific’s premier travel trade shows attracting tourism officials and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 9, 2017 (travelindex) – The Embassy of the Republic of India in collaboration with the Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok will host the “Uttar Pradesh Food Festival” from 11 – 16 September. The largest Indian food festival of the year celebrates the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Thailand. The regional […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – September 6, 2017 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has pledged to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai an organisational success, especially the TRAVEX buyer-seller part, where millions of dollars of business is transacted annually. Demand for Southeast Asian tourism products is growing at 10% a […]

Chengdu (China) – September 6, 2017 ( – A unique opportunity to get the sector united towards the common goal of making tourism a true driver of sustainable development.” This is how the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, described the forthcoming UNWTO General Assembly. The bi-annual event, which takes place in Chengdu, China […]

Montreal (Canada) – September 6, 2017 ( – Thailand has become the 127th country to ratify Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99) legislation. MC99 establishes airline liability in the case of death or injury, of delays to passengers, and in instances of damage or loss of baggage and cargo. Lawmakers persevered because they understood MC99 is critical […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 6, 2017 (travelindex) – World’s Most Brilliant Hospitality Stars To Be Revealed At Spectacular Haute Grandeur Awards Gala Ceremony; 27 October 2017 promises a night of opulence, accolades and acclaim as the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa Awards honor the world’s best hospitality experiences at an illustrious Awards Gala Ceremony, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 4, 2017 ( – Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, or TCEB organizes Thailand MICE Forum 2017 to share the industry with market insights and visions towards the sustainability goals. Creating a phenomenon with series of informative events for MICE industry, the forum features four key activities which showcase the bureau’s strategies […]

Koh Samui, Suratthani (Thailand) – September 3, 2017 (travelindex) – Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) takes part of organizing the event “Samui Festival 2017” The greatest celebration event of the island. There are many events to explore such as the art of folk handicrafts of Surat Thani, contemporary art “Art Lane”, a concert by famous […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – September 3, 2017 ( – Towards the end of this coming week, the World of Tourism will be travelling to Chengdu in China for the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) General Assembly (September 11-16, 2017). Chengdu will be at the centre of tourism as the confirmation of the newly elected […]

Singapore (Singapore) – August 31, 2017 ( – Celebrating its 10th anniversary as Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Asia 2017 has completely sold out ahead of its milestone show this October, attributed to a tremendous surge in booth bookings from the global market. The show holds its strong Asian support with 60% of exhibiting […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – August 28, 2017 ( – In Seychelles, we know that the economy is facing real challenges which will impact on the lives of the average citizen. As an island Nation, we remain dependent on tourism. A recent survey in Australia recently concluded that Travel Agents remain more relevant than ever for […]

Singapore (Singapore) – August 31, 2017 ( – Under the overarching conference theme of  “The Future of Travel”, the organisers of ITB Asia, Messe Berlin (Singapore), have announced that this year’s keynote speeches will be delivered by industry leaders from IBM and Google, who will speak on the very latest trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

Seoul (Korea) – August 31, 2018 ( – Robert Sohn, President of Skal International Asia, announced that effective immediately, Andrew J. Wood was co-opted as Vice President for Southeast Asia (SEA) by the organisations Asian board. Andrew is not new to this position as he was VP for Southeast Asia during 2009-2010 and was a […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – August 28, 2017 ( – AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Symposium takes place on Wednesday, September 13 with the theme of […]

Osaka (Japan) – August 28, 2017 ( – Best Western Hotels and Resorts is continuing to expand in Asia’s key gateway cities with the launch of a newly-built hotel in Osaka. Opening on September 1, 2017, Best Western Osaka Tsukamoto will provide business and leisure travelers with a brand new midscale accommodation option in the […]

Macau (Macao SAR) – August 27, 2015 ( – Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) conducted an urgent meeting with representatives of travel agency associations this morning and requested local travel agencies to suspend their arrangements of tour groups to Macao starting from today (25 August) until 30 August. MGTO will conduct further evaluation of the […]

Jakarta (Indonesia) – August 25, 2017 ( – Alain Saint Ange has been appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of “Forum of Small Medium Economic AFRICA ASEAN” (FORSEAA). It is an intergovernmental forum founded by Seychelles and Indonesia with members from Africa and ASEAN countries, with its permanent secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. One of the FORSEAA programs […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 25, 2017 (travelindex) – Enjoy Bangkok with bounteous benefits on a Starpoints Surge. Asia’s most vibrant city unfolds to your bidding based at a uniquely royal heritage-rich hotel at the heart of it all that sweetens the proposition further with the addition of 2,000 bonus Starpoints to your SPG status. Simply […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – August 25, 2017 ( – The Executive Committee of Movenpick Hotels and Resorts visits Bangkok, Hua Hin and Phuket as the global hospitality firm pursues its Asian expansion plans at pace. The Executive Committee (ExCom) at Movenpick Hotels and Resorts has kick-started its “Grand Tour of Asia” in Bangkok, a move that […]

Phitsanulok (Thailand) – August 25, 2017 ( – Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites tourists to experience the Long Boat Racing Tradition for the first race of the country to win the royal trophy from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkul this September 2017. The event will be held along with the viewing of the […]

Madrid (Spain) – August 24, 2017 ( – In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development. The ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign wants to engage tourists in […]

Phu Quoc (Vietnam) – August 24, 2017 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has revealed plans to launch a spectacular new beachfront resort in Phu Quoc, the stunning tropical island off Vietnam’s South Coast. On July 20, 2017, Best Western signed a license agreement with Vietnam’s CEO Group for the brand new Best Western […]

Fares Island, Baa Atoll (Maldives) – August 24, 2017 ( – AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the development of its first resort in the Maldives. AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled to open in Q4 2019. Ideal for millennial minded travellers, […]

Barcelona (Spain) – August 19, 2017 ( – UNWTO strongly condemns the heinous attack perpetrated yesterday in the city of Barcelona and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and to the people and government of Spain. “We are deeply saddened by this act of terror and the tragic […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – August 15, 2017 ( – The World Bank has issued its first Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) on Seychelles. The report says that the challenge now for Seychelles is to sustain its growth by raising productivity. Raising productivity in a country so dependent on tourism is to ensure that the island’s tourism […]

Singapore (Singapore) – August 17, 2017 ( – Asia Pacific today sits at the heart of the global travel industry. It’s already the world’s largest travel market, even though the vast majority of its population have never crossed their country’s borders. Consider that in China, the world’s leading outbound market, less than 9% of its […]