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Asia Travel news

December 2007
17/12/07 Indian tourists pack bags for exotic, offbeat locales
For countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Mauritius or long-haul ones like Australia or even the US, Indians comprise a significant section of ...

17/12/07 Flower show leads to Chiang Mai price war
Mr Phairoj said the main rivals to Thailand for Middle Eastern tourists were Singapore and Malaysia. He said next year hoteliers would face more heavy ...

4/12/2007 Vietnamese tourists keen on Singapore
"Vietnamese visitors are becoming more travel-savvy," Chang Chee Pey, the stb's regional director for the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) ...

4/12/2007 Raffles Dubai celebrates opening with fanfare
... including Condé Nast World’s Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was named Best Hotel in ...

November 2007
14/11/2007 Survey shows Singapore is Asia's most desirable city
By Hoe Yeen Nie, Channel newsasia | Posted: 13 November 2007 1618 hrs SINGAPORE: According to the latest Country Brand Index, Singapore is – among Asian

14/11/2007 Disneyland plan dusted off in Shanghai
The planned theme park will occupy 6 sq km, which is about 4.7 times the size of Hong Kong's Disneyland, according to the original plan. ...

5/11/2007 Thailand's Royal Barges sail amid worries for king's health
The barge procession dates back to Thailand's 1350-1767 Ayutthaya period. When Bangkok was built more than 250 years ago, kings used the boats travel ...

5/11/2007 Tourist buses to debut in Vietnam metros
The Global Mai Linh Travel Company (GMT) plans to introduce City Look on November 22 in HCMC, which will go around districts 1, 3 and 5, stopping at 11 ...

October 2007
15/10/2007 Flow of tourists from Indochina seen surging
Private tourism operators are being urged to prepare for an influx of foreign tourists as the East-West Economic Corridor linking Burma, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam approaches completion.

15/10/2007 Chinese river cruise provides moving experience
At 3,915 miles, the Yangtze is the world’s third-longest river, beginning in Tibet and flowing into the China Sea near Shanghai. Its Chinese name is Changjiang, or “Long River.”

9/10/2007 Typhoon, floods kill 58 in Vietnam
An emergency assessment team for Oxfam, UN agencies, the Red Cross and other organisations will travel into the three worst-hit provinces later this week to ...

9/10/2007 Kuala Lumpur Guide And Travel Information
Kuala Lumpur or KL is the capital city of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the perfect gateway into Malaysia that offers full travel destinations into the city.

September 2007
17/09/07 At Least 88 Killed as Plane Crashes in Thailand
Established in 2000, One-Two-GO is one of many low-fare airlines in Southeast Asia that have made travel in the region more affordable. ...

17/09/07 Crash fuels Phuket fears
The plane crash at the Phuket airport, in Thailand, could not have come at a worse time for Calcutta tourists, and also travel agents and airlines flying to ...

17/09/07 Foreign firm plans private air carrier in Vietnam
Another foreign-invested company has applied to set up a private airline in Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Civil Aviation (VCA). ...

17/09/07 Vietnam mulls English standards for tourism industry
A recent survey of 200 hotels and travel companies across the country found the need to adopt English standards for workers across the industry. ...

17/09/07 Bathing in Sapa
Dr. Tran Cong Khanh of the Vietnam Traditional Herbal Medicine Institute concurs that the herbal bath of Dao people in Vietnam has a good record for ...

17/09/07 Darussalam Holdings Spreads Wings To Iran
A group of Islamic travel and tour agencies from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore went on a seven-day familiarisation trip to the ...

17/09/07 Travel Operators In East China Jointly Create Tourism Exhibition ...
... and cities across China, including more than 200 travel agencies and more than 100 travel merchandise providers who had come to promote their products. ...

17/09/07 Three districts in Beijing, China to savor & linger in
The National Art Museum of China, with its stunning collection of contemporary Chinese art and a wing devoted to intricately crafted shadow puppets, ...

17/09/07 China Promotes 'No Car Day'
China will launch a campaign later this month in 108 major cities in the country calling on people to travel by bike and public transportation instead of ...

17/09/07 Hong Kong won't compete with Macao's casinos yet
Hong Kong officials announce they will not build casinos to compete with Macao over tourist traffic. Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic ...

18/09/07 Online travel portals going places beyond the Internet
Interestingly, all the industry players report a conversion rate of well below 10 per cent for the Indian online travel market. It is estimated that most ...

18/09/07 Indonesia promotes Bali in Japan`s International Tourism Expo
... international tourism expo organized by the Japan Association Travel Agency (JATA) in Tokyo, Japan. To attract more foreign tourists to visit Indonesia, ...

18/09/07 Travel agencies drum up more Japanese tourists
VietNamNet Bridge - Nine Vietnamese travel agencies attended an international fair on tourism in Japan in an effort to bolster the number of visitor from ...

18/09/07 Palawan now on int'l list of high-end destinations
Palawan has recently landed as one of the destination offerings of Mountain Travel Sobek and Wilderness Travel, two leading international tour operators ...

18/09/07 60000 visit natas travel fair
Packages to Japan and Korea were most popular, and are more affordable thanks to a stronger Singapore dollar. The demand for travel bookings for year-end ...

18/09/07 Busiest August ever at BG Airport
... of the Second Lebanon War. In total, some 1300131 international travelers passed through Ben-Gurion on 8136 flights last month. Domestic travel was down ...

18/09/07 Tourist Arrivals To Johor Up, Says Freddie Long
With the introduction of the Johor Baharu-Macau AirAsia flight and the soon- to-be-reintroduced Johor Baharu-Jakarta flight, tourist arrivals are expected ...

18/09/07 Malaysia's Deputy Tourism Minister Chai says "Malaysia Is Ideal ...
At the same time, we are encouraging our local tour and travel agents to provide optional tours for Koreans who are holidaying in Malaysia to visit our MM2H ...

18/09/07 MAS uses bigger aircraft to fly passengers from Phuket
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) used a bigger aircraft to fly affected passengers back from Phuket, Thailand after the Phuket airport was reopened at ...

19/09/07 World Hotel-Link Travel Marketplace for the Developing World ...
"Accommodation and activity providers in places like Madagascar and Mongolia face big challenges in connecting with travelers," says Len Cordiner, ...

19/09/07 Nepal tourism booms in August
If you'd like to see this destination for yourself, use Opodo's travel search engine to find flights, hotels, holidays and car hire worldwide.

19/09/07 Canadians advised not to travel in south Philippines
Canadians have been advised not to travel to south Philippines, particularly in the areas of Sulu and Zamboanga. In a travel advisory issued on Monday, ...

19/09/07 Survey Reveals Increasing Outbound Travel
... New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand). In the latest survey, the most preferred travel destination for New Zealanders travelling ...

19/09/07 Boutique hotels in Singapore
The Sunday Times opens its travel clinic on a daily basis to answer your holiday queries. Today: avoiding Asia's chain hotels We stopped in Singapore a ...

19/09/07 There is a reason why Singapore outdoes Jakarta
In addition, other countries continue to impose travel warnings for Indonesia, which see tourist numbers perpetually dwindle. For example, the number of ...

19/09/07 Taiwan’s Cultural Exchange Plan
The admission guidelines stated that participants are responsible for their visa fees, medical and travel insurance and personal expenses. ...

19/09/07 Travel agencies drum up more Japanese tourists
Nine Vietnamese travel agencies attended an international fair on tourism in Japan in an effort to bolster the number of visitor from the Land of the Rising ...

19/09/07 Major Planemakers Vying For Piece of Vietnam Pie
Vietnam is proving to be one of the fastest-growing commercial air travel markets in the world... and the plane-making heavyweights are vying for a piece of ...

19/09/07 Vietnam should scout for tourists in Russia: expert
Vietnam should exploit its tourism potential by launching promotions in Russia and improving infrastructure and human resources, a Russian travel manager ...

20/09/07 Travel students sit for top exam
Baisan is the only institute in Bahrain to offer the Iata Courses. Registration is now open for the next course group, starting from next month. ...

20/09/07 Banyan Tree Bangkok Completes Refurbishment To Meet Corporate ...
Banyan Tree Bangkok has expanded its world-class services and facilities to better cater to the growing business travel, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, ...

20/09/07 Tourism numbers continue to grow for Bhutan
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Director of Strategic Intelligence Centre, John Koldowski said that while the volume of visitors is small, ...

20/09/07 Brunei Travel Guidebook To Be Available In Hong Kong
Both ladies are currently in the Sultanate to work on a Brunei Travel Chinese Guidebook for the Hong Kong market. The duo arrived in Brunei on Sept 16 and ...

20/09/07 Tourists fleeced by agents
... fee for processing their travel documents upon arrival at the Brunei airport, even though they claimed to already having visas prior to entering Brunei. ...

21/09/07 Tourist Arrivals From S'pore, Indonesia To M'sia Among Highest In Asia
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) said today that 530000 more visitors came from Singapore to Malaysia from January to June to rank second, ...

21/09/07 Safety issues hound Asia’s low-cost air travel trade
Asia has been hit by a rash of plane crashes and mishaps this year, from Cambodia to Japan, resulting in more than 200 deaths. But little information has so ...

21/09/07 Travel from China to the Southwest at Gallery Night
Here are some of the things you can do at tonight’s Gallery Night Providence: take a crash course in Chinese history at URI’s downtown gallery, ...

21/09/07 Oriens to Enter the Travel and Tourism Industry in China
... and hire experienced Asian-language-speaking staff who have extensive knowledge of the hospitality & travel industry, as it is structured in China."

21/09/07 China Center in Kouvola opens today
Then the potential customers would not have to travel to China in order to have a look at the merchandise”, Seila envisages. According to Kouvola Mayor Aimo ...

21/09/07 Oasis Hong Kong Airlines launches first anniversary offers *Kids ...
Oasis has made long-haul travel more accessible to Hong Kong since its commencement of service on October 26 last year. This week they received two ...

21/09/07 Travel Agents Gather In Macau For Convention
The Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents 35th Annual Overseas Convention has been held at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel and attended by a record of more ...

21/09/07 Bali Fashion Week VII
... travel agents, hotels, food & beverage by having them as partners of the event. 1. To introduce Indonesian fashion-related businesses to both domestic ...

21/09/07 Aussie tourists streaming back to Bali sunshine
By Steve Creedy, Aviation writer TWO bombings, drug arrests and debate about air safety in Indonesia have failed to deter Australian tourists. ...

21/09/07 DTCM bags Japan`s top tourism award
We look forward to cementing even further our close working relationship with the Japanese travel trade to further increase the number of Japanese visitors ...

24/09/07 Travel firms to target Japanese seniors
Thai travel operators should target Japanese senior citizens and encourage longer stays in future promotions, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand. ...

24/09/07 Travel portals surfing high tides in India
... Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore easily as cheaper air fares are available. There is growth for both domestic and international travel,” says Kalra. ...


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