Istanbul (Turkey) – December 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Sofitel Hotels and Resorts, a leading luxury brand within the Accor group, is pleased to announce the opening of its first hotel in Turkey, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim. The hotel officially opened in early November in Taksim Square, known as the heart of modern Istanbul, where both locals […]

Shanghai (China) – December 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – In order to promote Chinese travel products to the world and help facilitate the Chinese tourism industry to grow bigger and stronger, ITB China, set to take place from 13-15 May 2020 in Shanghai, has announced to launch a dedicated China inbound travel segment for its upcoming edition. ITB China will thus […]

Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam) – December 3, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the successful conclusion of its 2019 Asia Members Meeting, which gathered delegates from all across Asia in Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island for a full day of immersive meetings, discussions and networking opportunities. The theme of this year’s event, […]

Madrid (Spain) – December 05, 2019 (travelindex.com) – This COP25 side-event hosted by WTTC in partnership with UNFCCC focussed on the 2050 Climate Neutral ambitions of the Travel & Tourism industry. The event was opened by UNFCCC Executive Director Patricia Espinosa and WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara who called for increased Travel & Tourism […]

Berlin (Germany) – December 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments in Europe to seize the opportunity to create a sustainable aviation industry that protects the environment and increases connectivity opportunities for Europe’s citizens. The call came at the opening of Wings of Change Europe—a gathering of aviation stakeholders being […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The old adage goes ‘reach for the stars and you’ll land on the moon’; we believed in reaching for stellar summits and boldly going where no man has gone before… For the first time in history one singular vertical destination (and the only hotel in Thailand) is […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – December 2, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is welcomed high profile tourism professionals worldwide to the PATA Destination Marketing Forum at the Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa between 27 – 29 November, 2019. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the event was held under the theme, […]

Mahebourg (Mauritius) – December 2, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Nestled on Le Chaland Beach along the south-eastern coast of Mauritius, the 164-room Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas is a tranquil hideaway, offering secluded luxury. Recently opened, the new resort offers something for everyone – foodies, beach lovers, culture and history buffs, nature enthusiasts and sporty […]

Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) – November 29, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Deepak Ohri, chief executive of lebua Hotels & Resorts, has been recognised with the prestigious title of World’s Leading Travel Personality by voters at the World Travel Awards. In a world of identical ideas, it takes one person to break the mold and disrupt a […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 28, 2019 (travelindex) – As the weather gets cooler, do you dream of escaping to an idyllic tropical island, lying on a sandy beach and soaking up the sun, as the warm sea gently laps against the shore? Your dreams could soon become a reality with Best Western Hotels & Resorts! […]

Melaka (Malaysia) – November 27, 2019 (travelindex.com) – It was an eventful and momentous evening as the hotel management and staff with its owners and board of directors from Melaka Tong Bee (MTB), representatives from Wyndham Singapore Office, a host of dignitaries, valued partners, and associates gathered to celebrate the hotel’s 35th Anniversary cocktail at […]

Ao Nang, Krabi (Thailand) – November 26, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has celebrated the opening of Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi, a brand new upscale resort and the first branded beachfront property in Ao Nang, the popular tourist gateway in southern Thailand. Nestled directly on […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 25, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces three executive appointments at the Bangkok-based international hotel group’s Thailand flagship properties – Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort and Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Gauderic Harang is promoted to General Manager of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. French-born […]

Mumbai (India) – November 21, 2019 (travelindex.com) –  One of the world’s leading trade fair companies, has announced a strategic partnership with global corporate travel leader, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). The agreement inks a significant partnership to be the 2020 Corporate Travel Day Partner for ITB India, the new 3-day business-to-business travel […]

London (United Kingdom) – November 21, 2019 (travelindex.com) – OAG the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, today announced a new partnership with Quicket.io, a travel technology software provider that enables airlines and travel providers to increase revenue through rich amenity content. “Data has always been the heart of the travel ecosystem, but […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 22, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has launched an exciting new promotion for customers of United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of Asia’s leading multinational banks. Under the new campaign, UOB cardholders will be offered up to 15 percent off the Best Available Rate (BAR) at participating Best Western […]

Mumbai (India) – November 21, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company reported its Consolidated and Standalone financials for the second quarter and half year ending September 30th, 2019. Commenting on the performance, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “In line with Aspiration […]

Vientiane (Laos) – November 20, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts continues to introduce its innovative SureStay Hotel Group to exciting new destinations across Asia, with the signing of the brand’s inaugural property in Laos. Opening its doors on November 19, 2019, SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane will be located in the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 20, 2019 (travelindex.com) – un by Yanagiya has opened its doors at Donki Mall in Thonglor. The intimate omakase sumiyaki restaurant is the first overseas venture by Yanagiya, the 73-year old Mizunami-based irori institution and one of Japan’s most sought-after dinner tickets. Hidden behind a wooden facade on the third floor […]

Cardamom Mountain (Cambodia) – November 19, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas constantly reinforces its commitment towards environmental, social and cultural conservation. Special consideration is given to employing and empowering communities, and wherever possible, sustainable products and services are sourced locally. Around the world, Anantara works in partnership with local communities and promotes […]

Melaka (Malaysia) – November 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka commemorates its anniversary with a series of promotions and activities to mark this significant year as we celebrate our 35 years being in the hospitality industry. Recognizing the need to play our part within the community and ensuring a greener and cleaner […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – November 17, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Air France returns to Seychelles, connecting Paris direct with direct non-stop flight. Seychelles once again welcomed the blue, white and red-tailed aircraft of Air France, which touched down at Pointe Laure international airport on Wednesday. Air France touched down in Seychelles at 6.20 a.m. on 30th […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 15, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Celebrate traditional Thanksgiving this year with your family and friends at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel as the hotel has prepared a delectable five-course dinner menu for you and your loved one to join on Thursday 28 November 2019. Give Thanks at Madison, Thursday 28 November 2019 Enjoy […]

London (United Kingdom) – November 14, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Tourism leaders from across the public and private sectors came together at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London for a high-level discussion on tourism’s role in rural development, the challenges, and the opportunities. The Ministers’ Summit on “Technology for Rural Development”, hosted by the World […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – November 18, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Alain St.Ange wins case against government of Seychelles regarding UNWTO endorsement withdrawal. The Supreme Court of Seychelles has today delivered a judgment in the case of ex-tourism minister, Alain St.Ange. St.Ange filed his case against the government, two years ago after he was nominated by President […]

Paris (France) – November 13, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has designated Bangkok and Sukhothai among 66 new ‘Creative Cities, thus bringing the total number of UNESCO Creative Cities in Thailand to four. UNESCO announced on 30 October that […]

Shanghai (China) – November 12, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The fourth ITB China will shine the spotlight on MICE & Corporate Travel, which are very dynamic and promising segments of the Chinese travel industry. The organizers expect over 300 MICE & Corporate travel buyers and more than 150 cross-category buyers from China’s largest top 20 travel […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 11, 2019 (travelindex) – The newly-formed Pragma Hospitality Co., Ltd has signed management agreement with the Eco Inn Hotel Group to altogether manage an existing portfolio of 6 hotels. Pragma Hospitality will be operating the hotels with modern technologies and techniques implemented by experienced corporate management team, in order to generate […]

London (United Kingdom) – November 1, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism. The publication highlights the progress the global tourism sector has […]

Dublin (Ireland) – November 7, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will make its debut in the upcoming months in Ireland with the rebranding of The Marker Hotel in Dublin, one of the Irish capital’s most modern and luxurious buildings. The addition of the property in Dublin will represent the expansion of the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 7, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Add some sugar and spice to your Christmas gifts with festive hampers from Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Varieties of pre-made hampers are on offer or customize your own from a range of delectable festive treats. From 11 November 2019 until 5 January 2020 festive hampers will be […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 8, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with the Expedia Group and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), are launching a global sustainable tourism initiative, The UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge (the ‘Pledge’), to reduce single-use plastic whilst promoting local cultural and community activities in […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 8, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Thai school helps UN to localize SDGs in underprivileged communities The UN Country Team (UNCT) of Thailand celebrated a partnership with a rural school in the northeastern province of Buriram for the localization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with grassroots communities in Thailand, ahead of the UN […]

Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – November 6, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Restaurateurs will finally have the opportunity to gain comprehensive insights into tourists’ dining preferences and behavior through analysis of online reviews thanks to a ground-breaking study by Professor Rob Law of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – November 5, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Mysteriously appearing in the dark depths of winter, White Truffle is rarer and more precious than any other root, tuber, or mushroom. Bringing decadence to even the most jaded diners, they only grow for two months a year and their abundance depends on growing conditions, adding to […]