Bangkok (Thailand) – January 6, 2020 ( – The 2nd Asia Destination Film Forum recognizes the best in visual storytelling with the Asia Destination Film Awards 2020. The Destination Film Forum 2020 is calling for submissions for the Asia Destination Film Awards 2020. Hosted in Bangkok on 30 January 2020, the 2020 Asia Destination Film […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – January 5, 2020 ( – Welcome to 2020! A new year with new challenges for Seychelles and for the world of tourism as a whole. Firstly 2020 will see Seychelles cruise into election mode from very early as the Political Parties will launch their campaign for the coming Presidential elections. Indications […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – January 1, 2020 ( – Singapore’s distinguished Carlton hotel at last arrives in Thailand. From early 2020, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit will reveal what visitors to the Lion City have long known: for outstanding accommodation and superb dining it has to be Carlton. Be among the first to experience the brand’s hospitality […]

Baku (Azerbaijan) – December 31, 2019 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome the State Tourism Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan as its newest government member. The agency is the executive authority carrying out and regulating the state policy in the field of tourism. “The State Tourism Agency of […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – December 30, 2019 – As 2019 draws to a close, the hardships that the year has brought and Seychellois have endured cannot be overlooked. On my campaign trails I have seen much suffering which would open the eyes of many to the glaring disparity between the haves and the have-nots in […]

Kuredhivaru (Maldives) – December 30, 2019 ( – To ensure smooth operation of the domestic transfer the resort has partnered with Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives. Domestic transfers will be available from 15th December 2019, from Velana International Airport to Maafaru International Airport, followed by a short speedboat ride to Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 28, 2019 ( – As vivid blue seas, glistening golden temples, and flavorful dishes continue to draw tourists to the exotic, culture-rich paradise that is Thailand, these recent years have seen the country emerge as a global beauty and medical tourism hub. World-famous shopping and nightlife destination Bangkok, in particular, is […]

Valle de Colchagua (Chile) – December 27, 2019 ( –The 4th Global Conference on Wine Tourism, hosted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Chile, has concluded with a call to use the sector’s unique ability to rejuvenate and support rural communities. Held in the Colchagua Valley, home to some of Chile’s […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 26, 2019 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Hilton as the newest sustainability partner for Travel Lab Asia, a platform for triple-bottom-line innovation in Asia’s travel industry that helps corporates source technology solutions for their most pressing sustainability and environmental problems. Travel Lab Asia is […]

Phuket (Thailand) – December 25, 2019 ( – The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket today announces the opening of ‘Rum Chapel’, the new beachfront restaurant adding to its existing culinary offerings e.g. Tonsai, known for its engaging breakfast buffet, features a casual island-style atmosphere in the morning and afternoon that flawlessly […]

Madrid (Spain) – December 24, 2019 ( – International tourist arrivals grew by a further 4% between January and September of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates. Tourism’s growth continues to outpace global economic growth, bearing witness to its huge potential to deliver development opportunities across the world but also […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 23, 2019 ( –Mom Luang Sarali Kitiyakara represented Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha recently presided over the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, organised by Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel to thank the hotel’s loyal clients and friends. This ceremony welcomes the festive season following the traditional festivities for the […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 20, 2019 ( –Introducing VIVIN APÉRO BOX  “Gourmet Platter in a Box”  Moving into its fifth year, VIVIN, the maker and purveyor of all things local, artisanal and fine, is upping its game with gourmet delights in a box! Introducing VIVIN APÉRO BOX, a box containing a mixed portion of the […]

(Ras Fushi (Maldives) – December 19, 2019 ( – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has transformed one of its Maldives resorts into a self-sustaining solar energy generator after the adoption of a rooftop solar panel system that will begin producing electricity this month. Book your luxury island resort in the Maldives and […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 18, 2019 ( – The spectacular event took place on Wednesday 11th December 2019 with a record turnout. The Thai capital’s top travel associations, SKÅL International Bangkok and the PATA Thailand Chapter, put their considerable skills for organising outstanding memorable events to good use. This time to benefit needy causes for […]

Phuket (Thailand) – December 17, 2019 ( – The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket today announces the completion of its 7-month resort expansion and that this award winning resort will resume the relaxing and peaceful island environment for all guests from December 1, 2019 onwards. The 7-month long project included building […]

Geneva (Switzerland) – December 16, 2019 ( – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched tomorrow. “Aviation has high hopes for the European Commission’s Green Deal. We want to be part of Europe’s […]

Madrid (Spain) – December 13, 2019 ( – Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 12, 2019 ( – Leisure and business travelers visiting the Thai capital will find exceptional style and modern luxury at JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok following an extensive top-to-bottom renovation earlier this year. The transformative refurbishment raises the standard of accommodation in the city, offering a more exclusive stay in Bangkok. The […]

Victoria, Mahé (Seychelles) – December 11, 2019 ( – The end on year is upon us and with it the Seychelles Budget approved for 2020. Tourism will get what it has asked for and this was approved after a lengthy ‘question and answer’ session, but it was approved nevertheless. The performance by the island’s Tourism […]

Chengdu (China) – December 10, 2019 ( – The Chengdu Inbound Tourism Partnership Summit, organized by the Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV, and Tourism, was held in Chengdu on 28 November 2019. The event gathered more than 200 travel industry representatives from around the world, helping the city to further consolidate and expand its inbound […]

Mombasa (Kenya) – December 9, 2019 ( – Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine who is in Mombasa as a delegate invited for Routes Africa 2019 took to the stage yesterday along side Tony Griffith, the Senior Vice President Consulting at ASM, and as usual he spoke from […]

Montreal (Canada) – December 9, 2019 ( – In giving the 16th Annual Assad Kotaite memorial address in the ICAO headquarters last night, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, co-creator of SUNx said that air transport was too important for human development for it to become demonized in the fight against existential climate change. Linking the vision and […]

Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) – December 9, 2019 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2020 (PDMF 2020) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from November 25 – 27. The announcement was made by the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture and Minister of Youth & Sports […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 7, 2019 ( – A recent celebrity guest spotted at the world renowned Blue Elephant Cooking School & Restaurant Bangkok  was none other than singer and songwriter Matteo Bocelli,  son of the world-famous Italian opera singer Andrea  Bocelli.  Having a brief cooking lesson from Blue Elephant’s Chef Nooror Somany Steppe, owner […]

Istanbul (Turkey) – December 6, 2019 ( – Sofitel Hotels and Resorts, a leading luxury brand within the Accor group, is pleased to announce the opening of its first hotel in Turkey, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim. The hotel officially opened in early November in Taksim Square, known as the heart of modern Istanbul, where both locals […]

Madrid (Spain) – December 05, 2019 ( – This COP25 side-event hosted by WTTC in partnership with UNFCCC focussed on the 2050 Climate Neutral ambitions of the Travel & Tourism industry. The event was opened by UNFCCC Executive Director Patricia Espinosa and WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara who called for increased Travel & Tourism […]

Berlin (Germany) – December 4, 2019 ( –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments in Europe to seize the opportunity to create a sustainable aviation industry that protects the environment and increases connectivity opportunities for Europe’s citizens. The call came at the opening of Wings of Change Europe—a gathering of aviation stakeholders being […]

Shanghai (China) – December 4, 2019 ( – In order to promote Chinese travel products to the world and help facilitate the Chinese tourism industry to grow bigger and stronger, ITB China, set to take place from 13-15 May 2020 in Shanghai, has announced to launch a dedicated China inbound travel segment for its upcoming edition. ITB China will thus […]

Phu Quoc Island (Vietnam) – December 3, 2019 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the successful conclusion of its 2019 Asia Members Meeting, which gathered delegates from all across Asia in Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island for a full day of immersive meetings, discussions and networking opportunities. The theme of this year’s event, […]

Pattaya (Thailand) – December 2, 2019 ( – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is welcomed high profile tourism professionals worldwide to the PATA Destination Marketing Forum at the Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa between 27 – 29 November, 2019. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the event was held under the theme, […]