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Malaysia sets target of 23,000 tourists from Kazakhstan in 2017

Malaysia aims to attract 23,000 tourists from Kazakhstan this year, a double-fold increase over the previous year. The target has been set by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.   In 2016, Malaysia received 26.8 million tourists and, out of …

  • Spring Flower Festival in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes guests to to its Lunar New Year festivals

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Ho Chi Minh City’s annual Spring Flower Festival opened at Tao Dan Park and on Cong Truong Quoc Te Street  as part of activities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet).   The festival gathers more than 3,000 exhibits, including …

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  • Tourism Australia making a strong presence in USA and Canada

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Tourism Australia has launched a major campaign in the USA and Canada to promote Australia’s aquatic and coastal offering, featuring the new coastal and aquatic campaign which launched in New York on Australia Day. The campaign includes the new television …

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  • Meliá Hotels International reaches out to the Indian market

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Meliá Hotels International, one of the largest hotel chains worldwide with more than 370 hotels in 40 countries, has appointed Outbound Marketing, as its overseas representative office in India, effective from January 2016. As part of its development strategy in …

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  • Ascott adds more service apartments in Southeast Asia

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has strengthened its leadership position as the largest serviced residence operator in Southeast Asia with the clinching of seven new management contracts, adding over 1,500 apartment units to its portfolio. It has expanded …

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  • Mauritius records 18 % growth in Indian tourist arrivals in 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    As per the statistics shared by MTPA, 72,145 Indian tourists visited Mauritius in 2015. This is an increase of 18% as compared to 61,167 tourists who visited in 2014.     Speaking on this subject, Mr Sanjay Sondhi, CEO, OM …

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  • Alstom’s freight locomotives reach 10 million kilometres in Kazakhstan

    Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Alstom’s freight locomotives Prima KZ8A have reached 10 million kilometres on the Kazakhstan’s rail network. 31 locos are currently in commercial operation from Tobol to Ekibastuz, and Presnogorkovsk to Chu respectively.   The Prima KZ8A is a two-section Alternating Current …

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  • Travel budgets increase in 2016 for Asia’s largest annual holiday

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

    Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, shared insights into the higher budgets of travellers from capitals throughout Asia who celebrate Chinese New Year.     “The average booking values for both flights and …

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  • Indonesia expects tourist arrivals from China to increase to 2.1 million

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

    Indonesia expects that the number of foreign tourist arrivals from China will register a marked increase as it has offered special historical destinations, boosted supportive policy and stepped up promotion, a senior tourism official said in Jakarta.   During an …

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  • India’s first under water restaurant at Ahmedabad

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

    A new experience for the food lovers! India got its first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad- The Real Poseidon and has a dining area which has been created 20 feet below ground level.     Dine amidst the rushing angelfishes through …

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  • Singapore bookings on the increase

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    GTA, part of the Kuoni Group, saw a record number of bookings into destination Singapore last year. Year-on-year sales grew 22% led by strong performance in key source markets include Indonesia, Australia, UK, UAE, South Korea, China, India and Japan. …

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  • MasterCard reveals Bangkok takes lead over Asia Pacific destinations

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    Bangkok has increased its lead over the pack as the region’s most popular destination, with international overnight visitors breaking the 20 million mark for the first time, according to the results of the inaugural MasterCard Asia Pacific Destinations Index released …

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  • Changi Airport Group welcomes non-stop flights to San Francisco

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    Changi Airport Group (CAG) today welcomed the announcement by United Airlines of its plan to launch non-stop passenger services between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO)[1] in June this year.   The inaugural SFO-SIN flight will take off on 1 …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines signs codeshare agreement with Air Astana

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    Hong Kong Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Astana. Under the agreement, Hong Kong Airlines customers can now travel with Air Astana to Almaty in Kazakhstan, while Air Astana customers get the opportunity to book tickets of both airlines to reach …

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  • Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok celebrates 140 years of history

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    The legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok kicked off its 140th anniversary celebration in style on 27 January 2016 with a gala event presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand. The heads of the famed hotel’s majority owning …

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  • Indian road trippers venture on 12 day adventure trip to Myanmar and Thailand

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    Twenty of India’s most devoted road trippers has embarked on a 12-day long adventure through north India, Myanmar and Thailand.   Setting out from Manipur, convoy-style in 5 four-wheel-drives, these travel enthusiasts will roar through Myanmar on the India-Myanmar Friendship …

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  • Experience adventurous spirit of Sri Lanka during Wild Elephant Trail

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Experience Sri Lanka with an adventurous spirit during the second edition of the Wild Elephant Trail to be held from 4th March to 11th March 2016.   The Wild Elephant Trail is an ultra running event covering about 210 km …

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  • Qatar Airways to launch longest flight from Doha to New Zealand

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Qatar Airways is planning on the world’s longest journey, a  direct flight from  Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand, which is said to cover a 181/2 hours of long flight set on a  new route.   The plans were revealed …

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  • MHG announces Oaks Neemrana its first property in India

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 136 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announced the first …

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  • Emirates announces fifth daily service to Colombo

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Sri Lanka by introducing an additional daily service between Dubai and Colombo. Effective 1st August 2016, the airline will operate five daily flights between Dubai and Colombo every day except Wednesdays when it will …

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  • HKTB gives serious consideration to increasing visitor arrival numbers

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

    According to the latest statistics, the total, mainland and non-mainland visitor arrivals last year decreased by 2.5 per cent, 2.9 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively as compared with those of the year before, and the decrease in the …

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