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Philippines turning nuclear power plant into tourist site

Philippines turning nuclear power plant into tourist site

Philippine tourism officials are turning an unused nuclear power plant into a tourist attraction, the Philippine Star reports.
   12/05/2011 11:00
Middle East visitors prefer Malaysia's green offerings

Middle East visitors prefer Malaysia's green offerings

TOURISM Malaysia's survey of the high-spending Middle East market has revealed that tourists from the region prefer nature over other attractions.
   11/05/2011 11:23
Asia World sees MICE comeback in Bangkok

Asia World sees MICE comeback in Bangkok

ASIA World Destination Management (AWDM) is seeing a return of confidence in Bangkok as a MICE destination. The Thai capital has attracted some 60 per cent of all the DMC’s confirmed MICE groups between January and May.
   11/05/2011 11:13
Six Senses plans public share issue

Six Senses plans public share issue

THAILAND-based Six Senses Resorts & Spas is planning to float a holding company in Colombo to handle all its resorts and spas in South Asia, according to its founder and CEO, Sonu Shivdasani.
   11/05/2011 10:56
STB calls for tenders to operate new cruise terminal

STB calls for tenders to operate new cruise terminal

THE SINGAPORE Tourism Board (STB) has launched a second tender for the management and operation of Singapore’s second passenger cruise terminal in Marina South.
   10/05/2011 09:51
Malaysian outbound agents want India restrictions lifted

Malaysian outbound agents want India restrictions lifted

MALAYSIA-based tour operators strong in the outbound market to India are hoping for the country’s visa restrictions to be eased soon to encourage more travel there.
   10/05/2011 09:40
Hoards of tourists threaten Machu Picchu's very survival

Hoards of tourists threaten Machu Picchu's very survival

As Hiram Bingham hacked his way through remote Andean cloudforests in search of a lost Inca citadel in 1911, little could the American adventurer have known of the tourism juggernaut that his archaeological expedition would unleash – or how it might threaten his breathtaking find.
   09/05/2011 10:07
Israel uses tourism to tighten hold on occupied West Bank

Israel uses tourism to tighten hold on occupied West Bank

Israel has launched a tourism campaign in the occupied West Bank to increase support for retaining the territory in case of the formation of an independent Palestinian state.
   09/05/2011 10:02
SIA to help promote Sri Lanka tourism

SIA to help promote Sri Lanka tourism

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) to jointly promote tourism to Sri Lanka through the airline’s services to Colombo.
   06/05/2011 10:27
Lufthansa’s Japan operations back on track

Lufthansa’s Japan operations back on track

LUFTHANSA has resumed normal operations in Japan following the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear crisis there.
   06/05/2011 10:20
UAE shows resilience against Middle East turmoil

UAE shows resilience against Middle East turmoil

UNREST in the Middle East has had little impact on travel to the UAE, which is perceived as a safe haven from political and economic tension. On the contrary, the federation has been receiving a steady stream of diverted travellers, and is expecting even more bookings ahead for leisure and MICE.
   06/05/2011 10:13
Sapa ranked among top ten places to walk

Sapa ranked among top ten places to walk

Sapa Town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has been voted one of the world’s top ten spots for walking by popular travel guide Lonely Planet.
   05/05/2011 15:30
Khau Vai love market - historical and cultural relic

Khau Vai love market - historical and cultural relic

The Khau Vai love market was recently recognised as an historical and cultural relic by the Ha Giang People's Committee.
   05/05/2011 15:22
Travel expo set to widen scope of promotion

Travel expo set to widen scope of promotion

The International Travel Expo 2011 in HCMC scheduled for September this year will expand its scope of promotion to four countries instead of three Indochina nations as in previous events, and will possibly include China’s Yunnan province as well, a local tourism official said.
   05/05/2011 15:16
Sri Lanka to introduce new visa scheme

Sri Lanka to introduce new visa scheme

(Vietravel) - SRI LANKAN travel agents have expressed reservations about the country’s planned switch to an online visa scheme, a change from present practice where visitors, particularly those from the West, get a visa-on-arrival (VOA).
   04/05/2011 09:06
Tourism Australia woos Indonesia

Tourism Australia woos Indonesia

TOURISM Australia (TA) will start consumer marketing in Indonesia, as getting a visa is no longer an issue and distribution channels are in place.
   29/04/2011 16:52
Prime Travel Singapore returns to Japan

Prime Travel Singapore returns to Japan

PRIME Travel, a specialist in Japan-bound tours in Singapore for the past 32 years, will send off its first group today since March, when natural disasters struck Tohoku region's coastline.
   29/04/2011 16:44
Madame Tussauds reveals top ten celebrities: 1802 vs 2011

Madame Tussauds reveals top ten celebrities: 1802 vs 2011

Madame Tussauds is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Marie Tussaud, this year and to mark the occasion has released a comparison of the most popular celebrities in the original 1802 exhibition and its worldwide attractions today. The kind of names that drew crowds then and now are remarkably different.
   29/04/2011 14:25
Maldives to have world's first floating golf course

Maldives to have world's first floating golf course

THE WORLD'S first floating golf course is being developed in the Maldives, with the US$500 million project expected for completion in 2015.
   29/04/2011 11:17
Industry to converge for Thailand tourism conference

Industry to converge for Thailand tourism conference

AT LEAST 25 decision-makers from Thai tourism establishments have registered for the Thailand Tourism Marketing-Mapping the Future Conference, to be held in Bangkok on May 19.
   29/04/2011 11:10