Asia

  • Orit Farkash-Hacohen appointed as the newest Minister of Tourism for Israel

    Published on : Monday, October 19, 2020

    Earlier this week, the Israel Ministry of Tourism appointed Orit Farkash-Hacohen as the new Tourism Minister. In this position, Farkash-Hacohen will be responsible for working with the Israeli government to propose a plan to revive both domestic and international tourism …

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  • Hong Kong and Singapore reopen borders exempting travellers from strict COVID-19 restrictions

    Published on : Friday, October 16, 2020

    It is for the first time in seven months, most popular South Asian countries, Hong Kong and Singapore will open their borders for each other by exempting travellers from strict deadly COVID-19 restrictions. By creating a travel pact, Asia’s two …

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  • Four Vietnamese hotels won prestigious awards

    Published on : Monday, October 12, 2020

    Four Vietnamese hotels have won coveted spots in the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, with Azerai La Residence, Hue and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi leading the way, placing No. 9 and No. 11, respectively, in the “Top 20 …

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  • Hong Kong Book Fair will launch on 16-22 December, 2020

    Published on : Friday, September 4, 2020

    The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has been rescheduled to run from 16 to 22 December 2020 at the Hong Kong …

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  • Sarawak will host Asia Pacific Regional Hub for ICCA Congress 2020

    Published on : Friday, September 4, 2020

    Sarawak has thrust its status once more as an international business events destination after winning the bid against Seoul, South Korea to be the Asia Pacific host of the Regional Hubs ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress 2020. In …

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  • Customised Project Management Programme byMalaysia to up-skill Malaysian Conference & Event Professionals

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Malaysia’s Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs) and event professionals gathered for a direct engagement with the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on continued professional development and the newly launched …

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  • Meliá Hotels in Koh Samui and Chiang Mai appoint new Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing

    Published on : Tuesday, September 1, 2020

     A hospitality veteran with three decades of industry experience across Europe, Asia and Africa has been named cluster director of sales and marketing for the first two Meliá Hotels International properties to be launched in Thailand. In his new role, …

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  • Malaysia sees advance hotel bookings

    Published on : Saturday, August 29, 2020

    The advance hotel bookings are on the rise for Malaysian hotels, even though international travel is off limits, as per latest report from travel technology leader eRevMax. The company has been tracking reservation trends for its connected properties since the …

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  • Sabah opens its new convention centre to attract millennials

    Published on : Friday, August 28, 2020

    Sabah Tourism Board and the Sabah International Convention Center (SICC) recently collaborated to feature the convention centre from a different perspective. Sabah Tourism Board general manager Puan Noredah Othman said that the people usually connote a convention centre purely for …

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  • Centara further expands international portfolio with three new hotels in Myanmar

    Published on : Thursday, August 27, 2020

     Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, signs Hotel Management Agreements (HMAs) with three new hotels in Myanmar. The HMAs cover management of three hotels developed by SL International Construction Co., Ltd., including Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An, …

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  • Asians confident about traveling compared to Westerners

    Published on : Thursday, July 30, 2020

    With the tourism industry starting to get back on its feet, Asian travelers have shown more confidence regarding traveling in the new normal, compared to their Western counterparts, according to a recent global study. The study showed that travel confidence …

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  • Travel to Southeast Asia at a standstill

    Published on : Thursday, July 30, 2020

    In spite of South East Asia’s courageous efforts in curbing the virus, and in stark contrast to the people of Europe zipping across the continent, travel in the region is fully at a standstill. Due to an unmanageable second wave, …

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  • Many Asian countries reopening borders for tourism

    Published on : Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Many countries in Asia are now reopening their borders for tourism. Asia witnessed strictest border restrictions and closures since the commencement of Covid-19 pandemic. Europe has now started reopening borders; however, countries in Asia are proceeding more cautiously regarding inbound …

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  • MACEOS partners with BECM to re launch meeting industry

    Published on : Thursday, July 23, 2020

    The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), in collaboration with the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), have jointly launched their ‘BE-READY’ initiative. Designed to showcase the industry’s safe execution of events such as meetings, incentives, conferences …

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  • Marriott International Opens 800th Property in Asia Pacific

    Published on : Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Marriott International, Inc. today announces the opening of its 800th property in Asia Pacific, the JW Marriott Nara in Japan. The opening marks the entry of the JW Marriott brand into Japan. The company also expects the EDITION and Aloft …

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  • Asia & Europe are seeing upturns but tourists preferring local places!

    Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Lately, a New Zealand ski resort hired new staffs as locals came in group to stay. South Korean travelers with very few foreigners in sight, pack the buffet lines at various city hotels. In the U.K., cottage rentals have almost …

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  • New Zentis Hotel debuts in Japan’s Osaka

    Published on : Wednesday, July 15, 2020

     Zentis Osaka, the first of a new hotel brand with designs on raising the bar on select-service hospitality, opens today in the bustling port city of Osaka. The new, 16-storey build features interior architecture and design by internationally renowned UK …

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  • Vietnam’s Golf Scenario: Bluffs Ho Tram Strip retains its standings

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip has retained its standing as top club in Vietnam according to the latest Top 100 Golf Courses’ rankings for the country: updated for 2020 and released in May. Not only was the club rated best …

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  • Centara Hotels donates 10,000 room nights to medical heroes

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2020

     Centara Hotels & Resorts continues its support of the country’s medical workers with the launch of its “10,000 Thanks” campaign dedicated to the heroes working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people. As a token of heartfelt gratitude for the …

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  • Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation will organise virtual event in June

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2020

    Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) invites the world to join a virtual journey to rediscover the memories of the beautiful islands, while you are obliged to stay at home during these unprecedented times. “Maldives, the sun will shine again” …

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