Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

Worldwide, number of international tourists rose by 4% to 1.2 billion in 2016, with Asians traveling more. However, security fears affected visitor arrivals in Europe, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that the number of people living in Asia …

  • Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Worldwide, number of international tourists rose by 4% to 1.2 billion in 2016, with Asians traveling more. However, security fears affected visitor arrivals in Europe, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that the number of people living in Asia …

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  • AirAsia offers 20% discount on all flights as part of ‘All Seats, All Flights’ campaign

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Malaysian carrier AirAsia has launched the “All Seats, All Flights” promotional campaign. It is offering offering a 20 per cent discount on all flights for bookings from today to Feb 12 and for travel between Feb 7 to July 31, …

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  • InterContinental Hotels Group appoints Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia. His immediate remit will be to further strengthen IHG’s presence in the region encompassing India, Sri Lanka, Nepal …

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  • Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Keen to gain benefit from Thailand’s tourism sector, Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand. The latter welcomed over 30 million ones throughout last year.   To address the aim, Indonesia would extensively promote its tour destinations …

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  • Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign launched in Singapore

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    In a bid to promote ASEAN as a single, unified travel destination, the Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign was launched in Singapore on Wednesday.   The campaign was launched by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At the opening of the …

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  • Foreign tourists in India on e-visas to get free SIM cards

    Published on : Friday, December 30, 2016

    The Indian government will hand out free SIM cards to foreign travelers with electronic tourist visas at 12 Indian airports. These pre-loaded SIM cards come as safety measures for memorable traveling in India.   This is indeed welcome news for …

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  • Typhoon Nina to make landfall in Philippines after 6pm

    Published on : Sunday, December 25, 2016

    Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) is reportedly maintaining its strength and expected to make landfall over Catanduanes on Sunday evening.   In a social media post Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the expected …

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  • Malaysia upgrading funicular train car service to Penang Hill into cable car service

    Published on : Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    In order to meet current and future needs, Malaysia government is committed to assist in upgrading the funicular train car service to Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill),   which is a top tourist spot, to a cable car service, Malaysia Deputy …

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  • Malaysia’s Penang state tourism hogs the limelight

    Published on : Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Malaysia’s Penang state has emerged one of the leading states in the country in terms of tourism, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The tourism industry has also dominated 40 per cent of the overall state’s economy. …

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  • Sa Pa and Da Lat listed on the top ten destinations on the rise in Asia

    Published on : Saturday, December 17, 2016

    This voting result is based the opinions of millions of visitors on the quality of accommodation, restaurant, attraction, and growth in hotel booking demand. Accordingly, Da Lat and Sa Pa ranked 4th and 6th positions on the list. TripAdvisor appreciates …

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  • Visa On Arrival: 5 Top Destinations For Last-Minute Plans

    Published on : Thursday, December 15, 2016

    One essential step when travelling abroad is securing a visa, though the process can be quite long and strenuous. But on the bright side, there are many countries which provide visa on arrival to Indians. These countries also happen to …

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  • India Visa-On-Arrival to Promote Growth of Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    The numbers of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during 2013, 2014, 2015 were 6.97 million, 7.68 million and 8.03 million, respectively. The Government of India has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa for the citizens of 161 countries including Japan …

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  • Vietnam needs to protect sea environment for attracting tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Although Vietnam’s sea tourism industry has great scope for improvement, the sector faces a lot of challenges due to increasing environmental pollution. Vietnam’s coastal areas welcome around 80% of international visitors, bringing 70% of revenues for the national tourism industry. …

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  • China building Titanic replica

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    A century after 1,500 lives were lost on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, a brand new avatar of the ship is built in China.   Christened the New Titanic, the full-scale replica recently began construction in China’s …

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  • Outbound travel in Asia looks positive for 2017

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    According to recent tourist data, Asians traveled more than ever this year mostly in regions within Asia, including beach holidays and international trips also shot up to double-digit growth. This sure holds a lot of expectation for 2017.   Outbound …

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  • ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from IPK’s World Travel Monitor

    Published on : Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Asians travelled more than ever so far this year, with a surge in trips to destinations within the region and including many more beach holidays. After a double-digit rise in international trips this year, the outlook remains strong for 2017. …

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  • Japan and Russia to promote tourism and ease visa rules

    Published on : Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    In a financial cooperation plan proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan and Russia have decided to promote tourism and simplify visa requirements for each other’s citizens. This eight-point action plan has other aspects like cooperation on pediatrics and …

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  • France mulls to tighten security to allay fears of Asian tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    In order to avoid a sharp drop in visitor numbers and allay fears of Asian tourists, France is mulling to tighten security and bring in more police units and surveillance cameras.   Deadly militant attacks, notably in Paris and the …

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  • Nepal gains importance for attracting tourists after quake

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    After the massive earthquake of 2015, Nepal Government and private sector is not keeping any stone unturned to restore their deteriorating tourism sector. Last year witnessed 33 percent drop in the tourist flow and 22 percent slump in the revenue …

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  • Maintenance work forces Mumbai airport in India to shut down

    Published on : Monday, October 31, 2016

    The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at the Indian city of Mumbai is going to shut down and put a stop to all the activities for five hours on Monday, 31st October due to a scheduled maintenance work.     The …

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