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Taiwan opens up to Chinese FIT travel

Taiwan opens up to Chinese FIT travel

STARTING June 28, individual travellers from mainland China will be allowed to visit Taiwan on FIT visas.
   28/06/2011 14:53
Luxury Indian weddings on the rise

Luxury Indian weddings on the rise

SOME India-based travel agents have noticed a rise in the number of Indian destination weddings—opulent events held in India or overseas, and attended by hundreds of guests over several days.
   16/06/2011 08:57
Nine NYC museums open for free

Nine NYC museums open for free

The museums and galleries of New York City are mostly rather sensible places, with quiet contemplation the norm and noisy guests expectant of a stern “Sssh!”
   15/06/2011 10:54
Vietnam plans more festivals abroad to spur inbound travel

Vietnam plans more festivals abroad to spur inbound travel

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is planning to hold more cultural and tourism festivals in foreign countries like South Korea, Japan, Russia and Norway this year to promote inbound travel.The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is planning to hold more cultural and tourism festivals in foreign countries like South Korea, Japan, Russia and Norway this year to promote inbound travel.
   15/06/2011 10:48
Vietnam Airlines grows operations

Vietnam Airlines grows operations

VIETNAM Airlines is ramping up flight frequencies and expanding its fleet and route network in Asia-Pacific.
   15/06/2011 10:43
Brand matters to Chinese luxury travellers

Brand matters to Chinese luxury travellers

CHINESE luxury travellers have become more discerning of hotel brands in recent years, and their growing appetite for fresh experiences has proven a challenge for travel agents.
   15/06/2011 10:36
Thailand could be Asia-Pacific top green tourism destination

Thailand could be Asia-Pacific top green tourism destination

Thailand could be a leading green tourism destination in the Asia-Pacific region if all tourism-related parties seriously promote the country's potential and address the global warming problem, says the Thailand Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA).
   07/06/2011 10:11
Italian architects help preserve Hanoi’s old quarter

Italian architects help preserve Hanoi’s old quarter

The Italian embassy in Vietnam and the Genoa Architects Association held a conference in Hanoi on June 3 to introduce Genoa’s experience in preserving its old city after it was recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage site.
   07/06/2011 10:00
Japan Airlines expresses optimism about future

Japan Airlines expresses optimism about future

SPEAKING on the sidelines of the 67th IATA Annual General Meeting in Singapore, Japan Airlines' (JAL) president, Masaru Onishi, was optimistic about the carrier’s future.
   07/06/2011 09:36
Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld

Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) is scheduled to join the oneworld alliance in late 2012. "With the world airline industry increasingly focused on alliances, we have carried out careful analysis of the global airline groups, and oneworld is clearly the best option for us,” said MAS' managing director and CEO, Tengku Azmil Aziz, adding that the alliance would "allow (MAS) to fast-track (its) own expansion plans".
   07/06/2011 09:30
Google to revolutionise travel search through ITA acquisition

Google to revolutionise travel search through ITA acquisition

Search engine giant Google last month bought US-based ITA Software, a travel industry software company that specialises in airfare search and pricing systems. It is busy developing a product capable of generating more comprehensive search results for customers looking for flights and hotels.
   24/05/2011 08:55
SriLankan Airlines grows fleet to meet increasing demand

SriLankan Airlines grows fleet to meet increasing demand

SRILANKAN Airlines yesterday took delivery of its first brand-new aircraft in a decade, an Airbus A320-200. The airline plans to add at least six aircraft to its fleet this year, as part of its expansion programme to cater to a growing number of passengers and routes.
   23/05/2011 11:49
Japan: is it safe to return?

Japan: is it safe to return?

Earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear radiation: could anything make Japan a more unappealing destination? After the devastating 9.0 quake of 11 March that left about 26,000 people dead, and the horrendous coastal destruction in the northern part of the archipelago, the Japanese have had to cope with the threat of fallout from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
   20/05/2011 11:44
Zimbabwe tourism hits back

Zimbabwe tourism hits back

After a decade of political turmoil, Zimbabwean tourism is well on the road to recovery as African trust has been regained in the country and more and more foreigners have started visiting.
   17/05/2011 10:22
China to celebrate first-ever National Tourism Day

China to celebrate first-ever National Tourism Day

To promote the occasion, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has revealed plans to solicit ideas for a logo and slogan, as well as launch a public campaign with various events and activities that are scheduled.
   17/05/2011 10:16
Rail Europe opens Asian flagship store in Hong Kong

Rail Europe opens Asian flagship store in Hong Kong

RAIL Europe has opened its Asian flagship retail outlet in Hong Kong in partnership with Sincerity Travel, a leading local agent for train travel in Europe.
   17/05/2011 10:06
New tourism board for Bali

New tourism board for Bali

BALI Tourism Board (BTB), the original coordinating organisation of the province’s tourism industry, has been dissolved and replaced by the Association of Indonesian Tourism (Gabungan Industri Pariwisata Indonesia – GIPI).
   16/05/2011 15:01
Singapore lifts travel advisory to Japan

Singapore lifts travel advisory to Japan

THE MINISTRY of Foreign Affairs of Singapore (MFA) has lifted its advisory against non-essential travel to Japan.
   16/05/2011 14:54
Mangrove palm forest draws tourists in Hoi An

Mangrove palm forest draws tourists in Hoi An

About three kilometers from the ancient town of Hoi An, the Dua nuoc (mangrove palm) forest in Cam Thanh Commune in the central province of Quang Nam has become a much sort after tourist destination.
   12/05/2011 11:40
Overseas travellers can get USD100 a day forex

Overseas travellers can get USD100 a day forex

Vietnamese traveling abroad can buy foreign currency worth USD100 per day for a maximum of 10 days, the State Bank of Vietnam, the country's central bank, said in a proposed circular.
   12/05/2011 11:32