Madrid (Spain) – May 7, 2016 ( – International tourism receipts in destinations around the world grew by 3.6% in 2015, in line with the 4.4% increase in international arrivals. For the fourth consecutive year, international tourism grew faster than world merchandise trade, raising tourism’s share in world’s exports to 7% in 2015. The total […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – May 10, 2016 – ( – The role of Africa in a global economy that is becoming increasingly characterized by machine learning rather than manpower, and where economic prosperity is built on the knowledge and ingenuity of people rather than natural resources, will be the focus of the 26th World Economic Forum […]

Cornwall, England (United Kingdom) – May 5, 2016 ( – Among the some 35,000 golf courses around the world, there are less than 200 true links layouts but for many golfers, the lure of links is stronger than that of any other style of golf course. The particular features of coastal land and sand dunes […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – May 4, 2016 (travelindex) – With the city of Chiang Mai becoming one of the major MICE hubs in Asia, our Editor was speaking recently with Dr. Sarawut Srisakuna, Ph.D., Acting Director General of Pinkanakorn Development Agency and General Director of Chiang Mai Night Safari. Q. What was the vision and […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – May 4, 2016 ( – Chef Matteo Verini, has led Chiang Mai’s Italian cuisine scene to completely new levels with a juxtaposition of contemporary energy that Favola is well known for but with a firm hold on the old values for which the nation’s food is loved. The result is a […]

Sydney (Australia) – May 4, 2016 ( – Following strong demand and rapid growth of protel Air cloud hotel management software customers across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Xn protel Systems has opened its Sydney data centre for cloud solutions. In response to very strong demand for protel Air, the leading cloud based property management […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 27, 2016 (travelindex) – The luxury 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok has achieved new honors for its Rang Mahal restaurant, taking out top spot in Bangkok‘s Top Tables Guide 2016 by BK Magazine, the most authentic and exclusive listing of best restaurants in Bangkok. Rang Mahal, located on the 26th floor of […]

Berlin (Germany) – April 30, 2016 ( – Dietlind von Lassberg, formerly the managing director and now the deputy chair of the “Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.”, is among ten women to have been honoured with the recently established Celebrating Her award. This international award is a joint initiative of the International Institute for […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – April, 30, 2016 ( – Golf travel to Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding province is predicted to rocket by an unprecedented 25% over the next two years – as a direct result of hosting the 5th annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention. This week the city is welcoming […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 30, 2016 ( – Thailand is stepping up efforts to bring an end to an illegal trade on ivory and ivory products by strengthening the nation’s legislations to be in line with the Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). As part of the nationwide […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – April 26, 2016 ( – Businesses that are successful in mastering “hypergrowth” – defined as having a compound annual growth rate of over 40% – are increasingly likely to come from a diverse cross-section of industrial sectors as the world enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a study by the World […]

Chiang Mai (Thailand) – April 19, 2016 – ( – The 5th Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 24-27 April 2016. AGTC is without doubt the premier golf travel event in the Asia Pacific region and our 5th Convention will attract a record number of golf tour operators […]

Hong Kong – April 13 ( – Hong Kong, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations, will be hosting the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time when the event visits in February 2018 during the 13th edition. In a press conference today, Volvo Ocean Race organisers announced a unique collaboration with the Hong […]

updatesBangkok (Thailand) – April 11, 2016 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) as its newest government member. The Authority’s mission is to promote the heritage, culture and traditions of Abu Dhabi emirate worldwide. Its activities are designed to support the […]

Khartoum (Sudan) – April 07, 2016 ( – Corinthia is a collection of luxury hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. All Corinthia hotels feature extensive leisure and business traveller facilities and are renowned for their unique characters. The portfolio includes the 230 bedroom Corinthia Hotel Khartoum in Sudan, which recently installed […]

Texas (United States) – April 11, 2016 ( – Bangkok, Thailand, has been selected as the host venue for the prestigious 2017 WTTC Global Summit, which is scheduled to be held on 26-27 April, 2017. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced its decision at the closing speech of the 16th WTTC Global Summit […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 11, 2016 (travelindex) – The Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, with the support of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), is launching the 2016 version of its European Heritage Map and App, which for the first time include four new European Heritage Trails. The European Heritage Map […]

Montreal (Canada) – April 6, 2016 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved at an IATA BoG meeting today, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the […]

Sihanoukville (Cambodia) – April 6, 2016 ( – The 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum is set to be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia in Sihanoukville at the beautiful Southern coast of Cambodia 5-8 July, 2016. Under the theme, ‘Authentic experiences along the Mekong River’, the tourism event for the Mekong region will showcase emerging […]

Bangkok (Thailand) April 6, 2016 (travelindex) – Staff at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel in Charoenkrung Road accompanied 50 children from Wat Rat Buakaw school on a memorable visit to see the world-famous Disney on Ice production at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. The visit was arranged as part of the hotel’s continuing […]

Warwick (United Kingdom) – April 6, 2016 ( – Companies have their CEO’s and CFO’s. How about the CCO  Chief Creative Officer or the designer maestro? An important officer, especially in the rarefied luxury sport car segment. Travelindex John K Lindgren meets Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s CCO at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show. Aston […]

Phuket (Thailand) – March 30, 2016 (travelindex) – Skye Beach Club is introducing a fantastic loyalty card. Skye Beach Club designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, and a look that is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings — thanks to the creative input of renowned imagineer Miguel Kirjon: the designer behind many of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 1, 2016 ( – Sivatel Bangkok, the one of a kind lifestyle hotel dedicated to giving utmost comfort and convenience through a green approach, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with their honorable guests at the hotel’s serene, warm and picturesque atmosphere at Sivatel Bangkok Hotel on Witthayu Road. The hotel shared […]

Nakhon Si Thammarat (Thailand) – April 1, 2016 ( – Gesundheitsland Thailand South is now bookable on 4 different Internet platforms, depending on your preferrence, for stays of upto 1 month:,,, If you would like to stay longer than one month, please contact Gesundheitsland Thailand South directly and ask for the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 30, 2016 (travelindex) – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 39th PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Greater Jakarta, Banten Province, Indonesia on September 7-9 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE). The Mart is being generously hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. Situated in Tangerang, Banten, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 30, 2016 (travelindex) – Chatrium Hotels and Residence (CHR) recently held its annual team building exercise for 2016 with the theme “Chatrium Loves Thailand Tour”. Led by CHR Managing Director Mrs. Savitri Ramyarupa, the event brought together Management and staff who joined in activities that included tours of the Emerald Buddha […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – April 1, 2016 ( – Eleven social entrepreneurs from around the world have been recognized by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as the 2016 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. Social Entrepreneurs are active where traditional markets have failed, and apply the latest business thinking in a practical and sustainable way to […]

Basel (Switzerland) March 25, 2016 ( – Baselworld 2016, the unique and unmissable trendsetting show for the global watch and jewellery industry came to a positive conclusion today after eight eventful and memorable days. 1,500 of the world’s most famous and prestigious brands representing the entire spectrum of watches, jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls as well […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 25, 2016 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that Mr Danny Ho is the recipient of the most prestigious honour for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific – the 2016 PATA Face of the Future award. A native of Malaysia, Danny is the Executive Pastry […]

Shenzhen (China) – March 25, 2016 ( – Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela will join the likes of Bubba Watson and Miguel Angel Jimenez at next month’s Shenzhen International after leading the way at open qualifying for the US$2.8 million European Tour event. Murillo fired a four-under-par 68 at the weather-effected tournament, held at Shenzhen Genzon […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 25, 2016 (travelindex) – Guests from many nations staying at the Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside hotel joined General Manager Klaus Sennik (centre right) on Saturday 19 March to support the Earth Hour global initiative on energy conservation. The hotel reduced power consumption significantly throughout the property by dimming lights and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 23, 2016 ( – Bacardi (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. hosted Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, now in its third edition. It is one of the world largest cocktail competitions, which challenges bartenders to showcase their skills and creativity in whipping up their very own ‘Legacy’ cocktail for the rest of the world to witness. […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 23, 2016 (travelindex) – Chatrium Hotels & Residences welcomes everyone to celebrate the Songkran Festival, 2016 at Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 – A Chatrium Collection with Khao Chae, a cooling Thai summer treat. Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Most foreigners know Thailand because of […]

Yangon (Myanmar) – March 21, 2016 ( – We are happy to announce that Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon participated again in the Earth Hour 2016 campaign. Earth Hour is a global initiative organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), held on the last Saturday of March, which asks households and businesses to turn […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 21, 2016 (travelindex) – Socialgiver is an award-winning social enterprise in Thailand that fundraises for causes you care about through selling giftcards pledged by some of Thailand’s most prominent brands on our online platform: So we can offer you a better lifestyle while helping you change the world one experience […]