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Government's inaction on destination promotion retards Sri Lanka's tourism prospects

Government's inaction on destination promotion retards Sri Lanka's tourism prospects

CLASHES among government tourism agencies, absence of an international marketing and promotion campaign, and overpricing woes are stifling Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve 2.5 million tourists by 2016, up from 450,000 in 2009.
   26/06/2012 08:48
Penang reaches out to overseas markets with B2B travel show

Penang reaches out to overseas markets with B2B travel show

THE PENANG state government will host the inaugural Penang International Travel Mart (PITM) from July 4-5, 2012.
   05/06/2012 08:33
Maldives heightens promotion efforts to hasten comeback

Maldives heightens promotion efforts to hasten comeback

THE MALDIVES is ramping up its tourism marketing initiatives targeted at overseas markets to build on signs of recovery in April from political unrest earlier in the year.
   31/05/2012 08:50
Illegal tour guides pose threat to Singapore's image

Illegal tour guides pose threat to Singapore's image

AS SINGAPORE continues to receive record numbers of overseas visitors, the emergence of illegal tour guides is fast becoming a bugbear in the country.
   31/05/2012 08:45
Myanmar expands VOA scheme again

Myanmar expands VOA scheme again

MYANMAR will offer visas-on-arrival (VOA) to conference attendees and transit visitors from 27 countries, effective June 1.
   31/05/2012 08:28
AirAsia axes Solo flights

AirAsia axes Solo flights

AIRASIA will scrap its daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Solo in Central Java, Indonesia, effective September 2, 2012.
   24/05/2012 14:57
New terminal to cement Singapore's cruise hub status

New terminal to cement Singapore's cruise hub status

SINGAPORE’s second cruise terminal, Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS), is expected to reinforce the country’s position as an international cruise hub once it becomes fully operational by the second half of the year.
   24/05/2012 14:42
Centara poised to open second Bali resort in Nusa Dua

Centara poised to open second Bali resort in Nusa Dua

CENTARA Hotels & Resorts will soft open its second Bali resort property, Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, in 3Q2012.
   22/05/2012 09:05
Swire Travel's Shanghai debut heightens contest for China market

Swire Travel's Shanghai debut heightens contest for China market

HONG Kong-based Swire Travel will open a wholly-owned office in Shanghai this July, marking its second foray into China after Beijing.
   22/05/2012 08:57
TAT, collaborating with Nokia Thailand, launches a mobile application on Windows Phone

TAT, collaborating with Nokia Thailand, launches a mobile application on Windows Phone

Bangkok, May 18, 2012– Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), presided over the press conference ‘Promoting Thai Tourism on Digital Platforms and Mobile Applications’ at the Enigma Theatre, Siam Paragon, affirming official cooperation between the organisation and Nokia Thailand. The host of the event also included Mr. Jirapat Janjerdsak, Nokia's head ecosystem developer. The conference introduced ‘The New Amazing Thailand’ mobile application and a new game ‘Thailand Racing by Smile Land’ for Nokia smartphones that run the Windows Phone operating system, following its success on other mobile platforms.
   18/05/2012 17:23
Sri Lanka anticipates 10 times more cruise visitors this year

Sri Lanka anticipates 10 times more cruise visitors this year

SRI Lanka is readying itself for a surge in cruise arrivals – from 4,000 last year to more than 50,000 this year.
   11/05/2012 10:50
Qataris top Arab travel spending ladder

Qataris top Arab travel spending ladder

QATARIS are the highest overseas spenders among Arab travellers, according to a study on the outbound travel habits of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nationals unveiled during Arabian Travel Market 2012.
   08/05/2012 15:11
Jet Airways adds flights to Bangkok, Dubai

Jet Airways adds flights to Bangkok, Dubai

JET Airways will introduce a second daily service from Kolkata to Bangkok on May 10, and a fourth daily flight from Mumbai to Dubai on May 18.
   08/05/2012 14:58
Nepal sees upward sprint in arrivals

Nepal sees upward sprint in arrivals

NEPAL has registered consistent growth in arrivals over the past few years, with March alone clocking in a 37 per cent increase over the same period last year.
   02/05/2012 10:20
Macau sees decline in Singaporean travellers

Macau sees decline in Singaporean travellers

MACAU has taken a beating from regional competition for leisure travellers from Singapore, registering a 7.1 per cent dip in arrivals in January and February over the same period last year.
   02/05/2012 10:15
More Russians visiting India with eased visa rules

More Russians visiting India with eased visa rules

INDIA is seeing a surge in Russian arrivals, catalysed by the easing of visa regulations last year.
   26/04/2012 13:55
Abu Dhabi rolls out roadshows to grow Chinese inbound

Abu Dhabi rolls out roadshows to grow Chinese inbound

ABU Dhabi is attempting to tap a larger slice of the growing Chinese outbound market by staging roadshows to raise its profile in Greater China.
   26/04/2012 13:46
India making headway as ski destination

India making headway as ski destination

INDIA’s Solang Valley, located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, is fast gaining a reputation as a ski holiday destination.
   25/04/2012 09:16
THAI maps out A380 deployment strategy

THAI maps out A380 deployment strategy

Thai Airways International (THAI) has revealed its plans for the Airbus A380 aircraft that will be deployed progressively from 3Q2012.
   25/04/2012 09:09
Sri Lanka raises tourism targets

Sri Lanka raises tourism targets

Sri Lanka is expecting more than one million visitors this year, compared to the initial target of 900,000, after registering robust growth in arrivals and tourism receipts in the first quarter.
   24/04/2012 09:04