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|February 23, 2016
Tourism Authority of Thailand Partners GTA Through "Travel Partners Pledge"
GTA has announced a landmark strategic partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote luxury travel to Thailand. Announced at the "g meet 2016" summit held at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok today, a historic Travel Partners Pledge was made between GTA, Tourism Authority of Thailand and a host of global tourism leaders from Thailand's biggest source markets in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. Travel and technology senior leaders from AccorHotels, AIS, Caissa To...
|January 22, 2016
TripBarometer Study By TripAdvisor: Asian Travellers Seeking More Adventure
Asian travellers are planning to expand their horizons this year, according to findings in the latest TripBarometer study published by TripAdvisor. These findings are summarised in the new PATA Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin, highlighting six key travel trends for 2016. The TripBarometer study, conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, shows that 76 percent of Asian travellers want to 'try something new' this year (compared to 69 percent of global travellers)....
|September 29, 2015
President of India Honors SITA World Tours With National Tourism Award For Best Tour Operator To India From North America
SITA World Tours proudly received a top honor in the travel industry last week. In an exclusive ceremony held by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on September 18, 2015, SITA was awarded the 'Best Overseas Tour Operator to India from North America' award for 2014. The prestigious award was presented to SITA World Tours by the President of India (Shri Pranab Mukherjee). Each year, a committee formed by India's Ministry of Tourism, selects Tour Operators from all over the world based...
|August 10, 2015
Hollywood Actress Nicole Kidman Puts Global Exposure On Uluru One of Australia's Most Iconic Landmarks
Vogue Australia's September issue went on sale today featuring Nicole Kidman photographed at Uluru, one of Australia's most iconic landmarks. Just like the Royal visit last year, which saw a spike in enquiries and booking for Voyages and Longitude 131, Tourism Australia is hoping that operators in the region will once again see benefits from such global exposure. Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O'Sullivan, said the images and video footage they'd been given as part of assisting with...
|July 22, 2015
Tourism Australia and Expedia Join Forces To Promote Australian Tourism
Tourism Australia and the Expedia group have signed a multi-million dollar three-year marketing partnership aimed at developing campaigns and content to increase international travel to Australia. The three year Memorandum of Understanding represents the first formal agreement which Tourism Australia has entered into with a global online travel agency. Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O'Sullivan, said the new commercial agreement was a deliberate move to focus on strategic partner...
|June 16, 2015
Millions of Exciting Prizes Await Summer Visitors To Hong Kong
Every visitor bound for Hong Kong is sure to have an exciting stay in Asia's World City. But from now until 31 August, each visitor arriving through Hong Kong International Airport is guaranteed an additional happy surprise in the form of a prize as well as the chance to win one of ten luxurious "Return to Hong Kong Like a Millionaire" prizes. It's the Hong Kong Summer Fun Campaign, organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and designed to highlight Hong Kong's famous shopping, dining and ...
|April 23, 2015
Australia's Nature Coast Launches The 'Great Beach Drive'
Australia's Great Beach Drive has been launched by Australia's Nature Coast to provide over 200 kilometres of spectacular beach driving, capturing the dramatic coastline, scenery and wildlife along Queensland's Sunshine and Fraser coasts. The full journey covers two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, a World Heritage-listed Marine Park and the largest sand island in the world. The new product provides full details of self-drive 4WD options or guided tours across the region, with fact-sheets and link...
|April 10, 2015
Kuoni Group Travel Experts Grows To Drive Asian Group Tours To Destination America
Kuoni Group Travel Experts announces dedicated team in USA to source accommodation for group travelers... Led by Area Sourcing and Reservation Manager, Matteo Provasnik, strategy will grow the number of group travelers to key cities and national parks across America... Leading Asian source markets for the USA are Japan and Indonesia, while Virginia is the second most popular state after New York... Group travelers can bring welcome tourism revenue to a variety of destinations as they of...
|February 19, 2015
Kung Hei Fat Choy - Wishing You A Prosperous Year of The Sheep
"Sweet 20．World Party" the 20th Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade brought some of the world's best performances to Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. A total of 34 performing groups from 11 countries and regions showcased their talents to 150,000 spectators, as they celebrated the most important traditional Chinese festival of the year in Hong Kong, Asia's world city. Those who were not in Hong Kong were also able to soak in the festivities, as the Hong Kong Tourism Bo...
|January 05, 2015
Cheapflights Predicts Top Travel Trends For 2015
The travel experts at , the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, has predicted what lies ahead in 2015's travel sphere. "Australians are going to continue their love affair with travel, but they will be looking for bargain deals and bang for their hard-earned bucks," said Cheapflights.com.au travel expert Kara Segedin. "The declining Aussie dollar, forecast to drop as low as US77c this year...
|December 03, 2014
What The Hobbit Means To New Zealand Tourism
Over 40 million international tourists choose their destination largely because of a film shot in that particular country. New Zealand has seen an unprecedented increase in the flow of fans and tourists to the country since filming wrapped on the The Hobbit Trilogy, with more tourists than ever before citing the popular films as an influencing factor when choosing New Zealand as a holiday destination. "Set-jetting" -- holidaying in countries and locations where films are shot -- is not a...
|October 29, 2014
Australia: Epic Private Journeys Hand-Crafts Amazing Trip Experiences For You
Australia is nearly as big as the continental United States and home to extraordinary wildlife, remote beaches and remarkable landscapes found nowhere else in the world. No one knows this wilder side of the land down under like Australian-based Epic Private Journeys, who call the vast Australian continent home. The team from Epic Private Journeys has explored the far-flung regions and hidden corners of this amazing country and brings travelers to areas such as Tropical North Queensland, the Nor...
|October 06, 2014
Malaysia - Winning The Hearts Of The World With Malaysian Cuisines
Malaysia has become known as a foodie hotspot in recent years. Within Malaysia you are able to find a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Food is incredibly important to Malaysian culture and hospitality. When a Malaysian meets a friend, the first thing he or she will ask is "Have you eaten yet?". This is our Malaysian way to say "How are you?" Winning Awards And Accolades In Cuisines Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has listed Penang as the w...
|August 22, 2014
New Zealand Tops Virtuoso 'Hot List' For Growth
Travel consortia Virtuoso honours New Zealand at the top of their Hot List for biggest year-over-year growth. New Zealand tops the list by a wide margin with an increase of 196 percent growth year-on-year, second place Chile has an increase of 103 percent. Indonesia, Hungary and Hong Kong make up the rest of the top five. Virtuoso Senior Vice President, Consumer; David Kolner contributes the increase to several factors. "Fuelled by the popularity of the Lord of the Rings films, New Zealand ha...
|August 18, 2014
GTA Marks 30 Years In Asia With Charity Mount Fuji Climb
Eight of GTA's senior management team climbed Mount Fuji at the weekend to celebrate three decades since the company opened its first Asian office in Japan. The team marked '30 years in Asia' by planting a flag at the summit of Mount Fuji and in the country where it all began. Led by Martin Jones, Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing and Commercial Management, fellow senior leaders Tatsuo Masumoto, Andrew Hughes, Daryl Lee, Koksheng Sun, Marc Albert, Patrick Torres and Stuart Dale also u...
|August 14, 2014
The Islands of Tahiti & Partners Honored In 2014 Travel + Leisure's "World's Best List"
Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea in the Islands of Tahiti took three of the five spots in the "Top Islands" category in Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards" - the magazine's prestigious annual readers’ survey. The islands were honored in the Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region category. The Travel + Leisure 2014 World's Best Awards readers' survey reveals readers' favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, and...
|August 14, 2014
Tasmania Launches World Leading Destination Program With More Than 700 Operators
More than 700 tourism operators in Australia today signed up for a new destination program aimed at positioning the state of Tasmania as one of the world's leading green tourism destinations. The initiative which is supported by the EarthCheck Evaluate program provides a unique opportunity for operators of all sizes to focus on delivering the perfect destination experience. The EarthCheck program will assist tourism operators to measure and track their environmental and social performance aga...
|July 17, 2014
Khiri Travel Wins PATA Grand Award For Heritage and Culture
Khiri Travel has won the 2014 PATA Grand Award for Heritage and Culture for its Banteay Chhmar Tented Camp initiative in a remote corner of Cambodia. The Grand Award is one of four 'best of the best' awards in the annual PATA Gold Awards. Banteay Chhmar is a neglected collection of late 12th century temple ruins in northwest Cambodia, a 3.5 hour 4WD drive from the Angkor ruins at Siem Reap. Guests stay in 'luxury' tents, enabling a natural, self-sustainable option for the community. Local ...
|April 14, 2014
Tahiti and Her Islands Inspires Visitors With Exciting Year-Round Events
Tahiti and her islands, the French Polynesian paradise situated in the southeast Pacific Ocean and spread over five large archipelagos, is gearing up to host a number of exciting events throughout 2014. The events present an opportunity for visitors to experience the vibrant Tahitian culture and join the locals in a celebratory festival atmosphere, ranging from competitive water sports, to art and cultural events, and even The World Pétanque Championships 2014. Spectators and competitors ...
|February 24, 2014
Bora Bora, Tahiti Named A Top Island In The World By TripAdvisor Travelers
The island of Bora Bora, one of the 118 islands and atolls that make up the Islands of Tahiti, was recognized as the number three island in the world in the "Top 10 Islands in the World" 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards. The Travelers' Choice "Top 10 Islands in the World" awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on the popularity of islands, taking into account travelers...
|January 16, 2014
Kuoni Group Travel: South East Asia Presents Opportunities For Group Travel
The ten members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - are becoming increasingly important source markets for international travel. Kuoni Group Travel Experts, which gives businesses selling group tours access to a wide range of accommodation, services and experiences around the world, reveals that room nights booked for group travel rose by 9% last year. The ne...
|November 25, 2013
Kuoni Group Travel Experts, Crescentrating Global Partnership To Benefit Muslim Travel Market
Crescentrating, the authority on halal travel, and Kuoni Group Travel Experts, have announced a global partnership that will enable Kuoni Group Travel Experts to market Crescentrated halal friendly group travel arrangements. It will see Muslim families, leisure and MICE groups enjoy better travel experiences around the world thanks to a network of Crescentrating accredited travel agents in Asia. The partnership launched at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai (25-26 November). Fazal Bah...
|November 21, 2013
Malaysia Makes Lonely Planet's Top 10 Countries To Travel In 2014
Lonely Planet recently released their Best in Travel 2014 list and named Malaysia, with its diverse array of culinary treats, culture and activities, as the number 10 destination to visit. With just 40 days left until the official start of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) - one of the factors that aided Malaysia into making the list; the country anxiously awaits to welcome an anticipated 28 million visitors next year! Furthermore, Malaysia will be breaking ground in 2014 with the opening of...
|September 30, 2013
Tahiti Tourisme North America releases Updated Vacation Guide Highlighting The Islands of Tahiti
Tahiti Tourisme North America, the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the Islands of Tahiti to the North American market, recently released the latest version of the Tahiti Vacation Guide. The full-color, 66-page brochure features the latest information about the islands including properties, activities, spa, dive, dining, destination weddings & honeymoons, history and cruise and airline partners. The new guide features gorgeous, vibrant images that showcase the various experiences and...
|September 02, 2013
Khiri Travel Appointed Official Travel Partner of Luang Prabang Film Festival
Khiri Travel has been appointed the Official Travel Partner of this year'sLuang Prabang Film Festival, a charitable cultural event that celebrates Southeast Asian cinema and supports the region's filmmakers. The festival, which will take place from December 7-11, 2013, is free to attend. Screens are rigged on garden lawns, at the central market and on the walls of hotels and businesses around the former royal capital of Laos, which is now a scenic riverside World Heritage Site. At the main...
|August 26, 2013
Austin-Lehman Adventures New-for-2014 Hiking, Multi-Sport Vacations Embracing Six Continents
The upcoming 2014 season will mark the most impressive expansion of trips and destinations to date for award-winning tour operator Austin-Lehman Adventures. The multisport tour company setting adventure travel standards in The Americas, Europe, Africa, Antarctica and now the Pacific announces that with the addition of 23 new trips for 2014, it now offers nearly 100 small group adventures spanning six continents. "We're working on the seventh," says Dan Austin, founder/director, hinting that...
|August 16, 2013
China Travel Market Went From Strength To Strength In 2012 Says CTC's Global Tourism Watch
Fast-growing middle class fuelled booming economy and tourism sector, says CTC's (Canadian Tourism Commission) latest Global Tourism Watch report. The good times are in full swing in China. With personal fortunes growing aplenty, more and more Chinese consumers want to see the world, with passport ownership at 38 million and rising rapidly. This travel market is destined to become the world's No. 1, according to the latest Global Tourism Watch (GTW) summary report just published by the Resear...
|July 04, 2013
VariArts New 'Luxury and Local' Tours of China; and, Corporate Travel
The ethos which drives VariArts Travel is that in the new 'Age of China', new tours and travel services are needed to delve behind the red curtain, so to really get an insider's perspective of its incredibly modern metropolises and intriguing and ancient civilization. Francis Hartnett and Lin Xu, are a new travel expert duo behind VariArts Travel and have ambitious plans to change the face of tourism in China. They believe it's all about mixing the 'local with a touch of luxury'. Hartnett rec...
|June 24, 2013
Tahiti and Her Islands Offers New Cultural Experiences
The producers of Monoï de Tahiti, a traditional Tahitian beauty product encompassing the fresh Tiare flower refined in coconut oil, have created a series of new activity options, incorporating the local beauty rituals, on the island of Moorea in Tahiti and her islands. Take time away from relaxing on the white sands to explore the history behind this local product, whilst discovering the French Polynesian culture and meeting the people behind the traditions. The Stopover on the Monoï Roa...
|June 20, 2013
Malaysia's Award-Winning Homestay Program: A Unique Cultural Experience
For those looking for an affordable, one-of-a-kind travel experience, Malaysia's award-winning Homestay Program transports visitors to an oasis of tranquility and rustic charm. Clinching the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 2012 Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance, this truly unique program offers tourists a first-hand experience of life in a traditional village in Malaysia. The Malaysian Homestay is more than a form of accommodation. Rather, it is a unique and auth...
|June 20, 2013
Japan Airlines Provides Foreign Tourists Booking Service for Bus Tours on its Website
Japan Airlines (JAL) collaborates with Hato Bus Co., Ltd. (Headquarter: Ota-ku, Tokyo) to provide foreign tourists English booking service for Hato Bus Sightseeing Tours on JAL's overseas website in order to realize Japan as a tourism nation. JAL, providing domestic hotel reservation on its overseas website, will expand its service and start sightseeing bus tours English booking service to bring customers more travel choices and exciting experiences during their stays in Japan. Hato Bus ...
|May 28, 2013
Tour Operators Win Scholarships To 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit In Namibia
Representing three different nations but sharing similar strategic goals, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Rome McGuigan P.C. announced Uptuyu Adventures, Zbulo! -- Discover Albania and RED Sustainable Travel as winners of the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) Tour Operator Scholarships. Each winner receives financial backing to attend the ATWS, a trade-only professional and business development conference for adventure tourism leaders. Uptuyu Adventures - Australia ...
|February 15, 2013
Context Launches Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan Walking Tours
Context, the critically acclaimed walking tour company whose small-group, scholar-led "walking seminars" have revolutionized day tours in cities across Europe and North America, announces its continued expansion into Asia with the opening of tours in Tokyo and Kyoto. Working with local historians, Context has opened with five innovative tours in each city, designed to help curious visitors understand and appreciate Japanese history and culture. Offerings in Kyoto include a thematic walk on Ja...
|January 22, 2013
Wild Planet Adventures' 12-Day Borneo Exploration Showcases; Wildlife Sighting Opportunities
Wildlife viewing specialist Wild Planet Adventures (WPA) spent five years creating the best possible opportunities to see rare and exotic wildlife in a destination facing some of the fastest deforestation in the world. The result is the 12-day Borneo -- Weird and Wonderful Wildlife with eight departures beginning in March 2013. "This trip crystallizes our style of meaningful encounters with rare, exotic and often endangered animals.'' says Josh Cohen, company director. "The journey combine...
|December 20, 2012
Shanghai, China To Extend Visa-Free Stays To 72 Hours
From January 1, 2013, Shanghai extends visa-free stays to 72 hours for passengers from 45 countries. The 45 countries covered by the 72-hour visa-free policy are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slov...
|December 13, 2012
Early Spring 2013 Ushers in Yoga Retreats To Maui, Bali and El Salvador
The Travel Yogi, specialist in international yoga retreats and yoga adventures, announces late winter/early spring yoga programs in Bali, Maui and El Salvador. "We are gearing up for a banner 2013 season," says Jennifer Hoodevik, founder and director. "We are riding the wave of an industry experiencing tremendous growth and we are responding." According to July 2012 research by NAMASTA, YIAS and Yoga Journal, it is estimated that 15 million Americans now regularly practice yoga of which 72....
|June 29, 2012
San Francisco Travel Association Announces New Marketing Representation In Japan
The San Francisco Travel Association, in partnership with San Francisco International Airport (SFO), has retained AVIAREPS Marketing Garden Ltd. (AMG) as their new marketing representation office in Japan. San Francisco Travel and SFO first retained representation services in Japan in 1987, making San Francisco one of the first cities in the U.S. to have an office in Tokyo. In 2000, a full-time office was opened and a Japanese website was developed to promote San Francisco to the Japanese ma...
|June 21, 2012
EarthCheck Members Featured On Discovery Network - Green and Sustainable Tourism
Green and sustainable tourism is a badge that most tourism operators wear with pride, but there is a big difference between those who say they do and those who actually do. Over upcoming months, the Discovery Channel is showcasing the sustainability achievements of a number of EarthCheck members around the world to an audience of more than a quarter of a billion people. EarthCheck is the world's leading certification and benchmarking program for sustainable tourism and has 1300 members in...
|April 09, 2012
Goway Launches World's Best Adventures Brochure
Goway Travel's exclusive adventure specialist division of ADVENTURESIncorporated, has announced the online launch of its 2012 World's Best Adventures brochure. The brochure contains over 50 of the world's best adventures and covers every style of adventure travel. Goway's most popular choices from Africa, Asia and Latin America are included. The adventures are as diverse as learning how to surf in Australia, journeying through Africa by expedition vehicle or travelling across China to Russia on ...
|March 02, 2012
Kuoni Receives National Tourism Awards From Indian Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. Kuoni has received three of these prestigious awards, which recognise outstanding performance as inbound tour operator For the 21st time, Kuoni Destination Management India was awarded the National Tourism Award 2010/11 for 'Outstanding Performance" as an inbound tour operator. Kuoni reached first position for the third consecutive year and is the...
|January 26, 2012
SITA World Tours Introduces Affordable India
SITA World Tours, a recognized leader in international travel for more than seven decades, has announced the introduction of Affordable India, an exciting, new tour product line designed to attract a growing budget oriented segment of the travel market. According to Hardeep Sidhu, SITA's Product Manager for India, the new collection of India itineraries is the result of an increased demand for more affordable India travel options at the same time that India is providing better quality accomm...
|November 03, 2011
Trafalgar Announces New 'Insider' Positioning
On the eve of its 65th birthday, Trafalgar - the global leader in guided holidays - has announced its commitment to the evolution of the brand and to driving the escorted touring sector forward into a new era especially in Asia, by setting up its regional headquarters in Singapore. Spearheaded by Trafalgar's CEO Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar's new positioning, in response to an evolving marketplace, is The Insider, Trafalgar's new range of products for 2012. This unique range of products is design...
|July 21, 2010
Number of Visitors To Asia & the Pacific Up 10%
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released the preliminary Asia and the Pacific international visitor arrivals figures for the months of April and May 2010, showing year-on-year growth in arrivals of seven per cent and 16% respectively. For the first five months of 2010, international visitor arrivals to the region grew by a robust 10% as compared to the same period last year. The improving global economic environment continued to boost overall travel demand in April and May. However...
|July 07, 2010
Visitors To Singapore Up 20% In April '10
New tourism developments and infrastructure has generated a tremendous amount of buzz in Singapore, resulting in a growth of 20.4% in April alone, totaling 938,000 visitors from around the world. This is the fifth consecutive month of record visitor arrivals. In fact, Singapore has welcomed more 3.6 million international visitors from January to April of this year, resulting in an overall growth of 19.8% during this period. With such a stellar performance in the first half of 2010, Singapore lo...
|June 14, 2010
International Arrivals To Asia Pacific Up 10% In Q1
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the international visitor arrivals results for the first quarter of 2010 today. Travel demand in Asia Pacific picked up strongly in the first quarter of the year, registering a 10% increase from the same quarter in 2009. International visitor arrivals to South Asia grew by 17% year-on-year in the first quarter. All the destinations in the sub-region rebounded strongly from the relatively poor first quarter of 2009, which, in the cases of In...
|June 14, 2010
Survey Highlights Major Growth In Luxury Travel In Asia
Asia has emerged as a luxury travel powerhouse as consumer confidence increases and the spending power of the Asian elite reaches new heights. This finding is based on a new initiative that was launched by ALTM (Asia Luxury Travel Market) at this year's event in Shanghai. The results of a unique trends survey that was carried out in a joint collaboration between ALTM and TTG Asia over a period of 2 months in the first quarter of 2010 were announced at the pre-show conference. Through highly t...
|June 10, 2010
Dusit CEO Reaffirms Confidence In Thailand's Hospitality Industry
Dusit International's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chanin Donavanik, reaffirms his confidence in the outlook of Thai tourism, leading the industry in helping Thailand regain its rightful position as one of the world's top holiday and business destinations. The company also discloses its sales and marketing strategies to stimulate travel business throughout the year under the "Dusit Together for Thailand" campaign. "Tourism has developed into one of Thailand's key growth industries and vital l...
|May 27, 2010
WTTC Names 'Tourism for Tomorrow' Award Winners
The four winners of the World Travel & Tourism Council's 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards were announced today during the 10th Global Travel & Tourism Summit at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. Of the 12 finalists, Emirates Hotels & Resorts, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Accor and Botswana Tourism Board, were crowned the winners for their successful work in advancing sustainable tourism best practices in different parts of the world. "We are seeing a new horizon in the g...
|May 27, 2010
Tourism Fiji Launches New Video-based Website
In an effort to increase awareness, number of visitors and the length of a visitors stay in Fiji, Tourism Fiji and Marchese Communications Inc. in Los Angeles, Fiji's advertising agency of record, has recently launched Tourism Fiji's new video-based website: http://www.fijime.tv. The site features five channels of themed TV shows, each running three and one half minutes in-length, plus a 30 second "pre-roll commercial" promoting a wholesaler offer for the participating resort in each channel ...
|April 21, 2010
Singapore Forecasts Record Number Of Visitors
The Singapore Tourism Board announced its forecasts for the tourism industry for 2010: 11.5 to 12.5 million in visitor arrivals and $12.6 - $13.3 billion in tourism receipts. This optimistic forecast can be attributed to Singapore's dramatic transformation as a result of multi-billion dollar investments in new tourism infrastructure. 2010 will mark the year of grand openings in Singapore - from two integrated resorts to Gardens by the Bay, three major waterfront gardens aimed at cementing the Li...
|March 08, 2010
Kuoni Receives 'National Tourism Awards" From Indian Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. These awards recognise the outstanding performance of companies in the travel and hospitality industry in India. This year, Kuoni received two of these prestigious awards. For the 19th time, Kuoni Destination Management, India was awarded the National Tourism Award 2008/09 for 'Outstanding Performance" as an inbound tour operator. Kuoni as a G...
|February 23, 2010
Abercrombie & Kent Leads Travel Industry in Support for Earth Hour
Earth Hour brings together local communities, corporations and nongovernmental organizations to focus on climate change by inspiring consumers and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour, sending a powerful message about the need for action. In 2007, 2.2 million people took part in the world's first Earth Hour, which started in Sydney, Australia. Last year 4,088 cities in 88 countries "switched off" to show their support -- ten times more cities than the previous year - the largest v...
|January 06, 2010
New Southeast Asia Meta-Search Site To Benefit Travel Suppliers
A high-tech travel website, SoutheastAsia.org, will serve as the anchor for a new destination marketing campaign for Southeast Asia. When launched on January 25, 2010, the site will allow users to research, plan, and book multiple-destination trips to and within the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. SoutheastAsia.org will also have a special section ...
|September 29, 2009
Palau, Micronesia Is Home To The World's First Shark Sanctuary
The Pacific nation of Palau has created the world's first officially-recognized shark sanctuary, a biological sanctuary to protect great hammerheads, leopard sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and more than 130 other species fighting extinction in the Pacific Ocean. Johnson Toribiong, president of the island republic, said , "Palau will become the world's first national shark sanctuary, ending all commercial shark fishing in our waters and giving a sanctuary for sharks to live and reproduce un...
|September 15, 2009
Discover The Adventure Of A Lifetime In New Zealand
The people of New Zealand, affectionately known as Kiwis, are well-known for their adventurous spirit. After all, this is the place where commercial bungy jumping---the insane act of tying your ankles to a post and leaping off a bridge into thin air---was born. New Zealand is also the home of naked rugby (really) and zorbing -- an individual or group activity where you climb into a big plastic ball and bounce down a huge, bumpy hill. It's a travel destination where the extreme sport of whitewate...
|June 26, 2009
Palau, Micronesia Features Special Stay And Dive Packages
Palau is one of the wonders of the diving world, where large schools of sharks, manta rays, colorful soft corals, dramatic wall dives and adrenaline pumping drift dives are some of the features. And now, two U.S. based tour operators are offering special packages to accommodate those that want to take the ultimate plunge. Ultimate Dive Travel www.ultimatedivetravel.com/pages/specials.asp Resort and Dive Package: Valid for travel through December 20, 2009 Garden View Room = $1,740 per...
|May 19, 2009
Palau, Micronesia Boasts New Sense of Wonder Eco Tour
A naturally eco-friendly destination, Palau now boasts a new eco-tour, which was introduced March 31, 2009. The new Sense of Wonder ECO Tour is an environmental and education program supported by the Ebill Society in the Ngarchelong state. The tour includes kayaking through the mangrove forests, nature games and a tour through Palau's many historical remains, to name a few of the features. Guests will enjoy close encounters of Palau's endemic plants and animals; up close spiritual encounters;...
|March 13, 2009
andBEYOND Opens Fourth 'Tiger Circuit' Lodge In India: Banjaar Tola
Taj Safaris' fourth jungle lodge, Banjaar Tola, is now open, marking the completion of India's first tiger circuit. Situated on the edge of the Banjaar River overlooking Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola was designed with a light footprint and the charm and luxury for which all andBEYOND safari lodges are known. Banjaar Tola is a collection of two camps (each with nine tented suites), spacious guest areas, swimming pool, comprehensive library and plenty of places for al fresco dining. Loca...
|March 11, 2009
The Great Ocean Road Marathon, Australia
The Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most spectacular costal drives, will be the backdrop for an adventurous distance running festival on 16 and 17 May 2009. The 2009 Great Ocean Road International Marathon will see participants running 6.5km, 14km, 25km or a challenging 45km of the snaky 300km (about 185 miles) iconic road, whilst enjoying a breathtaking array of natural treasures along the water edge. Open to runners and walkers of all abilities, this year's marathon promises to be...
|March 10, 2009
Abercrombie & Kent Supports Earth Hour: March 28, 2009 8:30 -- 9:30 pm
More than 1 billion people in 1,000 different places around the world are expected to participate in the biggest voluntary power down in history. The goal of Earth Hour is to make a powerful visual demand for action on climate change by encouraging people to demonstrate their concern by turning off their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. that evening, no matter where in the world they are. Last year Earth Hour saw 50 million people participate in 370 cities, towns and municipalities in 35 countrie...
|February 04, 2009
Pacific Delight Debuts 8-Day 'Taiwan Discovery' Program
Culturally isolated from Mainland China for the last 60 years, travelers in search of new exotic explorations are discovering the picturesque East Asian island of Taiwan with Pacific Delight Tours' eight-day Taiwan Discovery program, starting at $1,899 USD per person, based on double occupancy. A four-day Taiwan Highlights tour is also available from $1,059 USD per person, double occupancy. While participants of both experiences will enjoy fascinating cultural and architectural sights in Taiw...
|January 28, 2009
Festivals In The Philippines In 2009
While the free spirited can find an adventure wherever they travel, few would dispute the necessity of a cultural element to add to the excitement. While the Philippines may have an advantage over other destinations when it comes to picturesque tropical landscapes and natural resources, what makes the tropical archipelago a truly unique adventure is the distinct fusion of Asian, Spanish and Middle Eastern cultures which have combined to create a one-of-a-kind people whose pious nature and artist...
|January 20, 2009
Palau: A Destination Of History For World War II Buffs
With the coming 65th World War II Liberation Celebration in Peleliu Island from September 10-17, 2009, escorted by Professor Anderson Giles, World War II buffs will appreciate Palau's plethora of historical elements as well as this one of a kind commemorative adventure. On an on-going basis, and for those who cannot attend the fall celebration, Palau's World War II/Peleliu Excursion is an integral part of Palau's truly unique history, rounding out the varied interests and attractions found wi...
|January 16, 2009
Taj Hotels' Jiva Spa Yoga Retreats
Created 5,000 years ago, the Indian art of yoga represents a deeply experiential, intuitive and transcendental knowledge. In honor of this ancient Indian tradition, Jiva Spas introduces holistic yoga retreats at six scenic Taj locations: Taj Exotica, Goa; Rambagh Palace, Jaipur; Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur; Taj Green Cove Resort, Kovalam; Nadesar Palace, Benares; and Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Jiva Spa yoga retreats provide an overall exposure to the basic principles and practices...
|January 08, 2009
Luxury Tanjung Sanctuary Resort to Open In Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi island in northwest peninsular Malaysia will get a new luxury boutique resort. Tanjung Sanctuary Resort will re-open in first half 2009 following a total refurbishment that took a year. The 16-villa (32-key) resort occupies six acres [2.4 hectares] of a 62-acre [25 hectare] plot of native mixed hardwood trees which sweep down on to, in effect, one private sandy beach and five separate sandy coves, two with their own streams. Dusky-leaf and crab-eating monkeys inhabit the Tanjung Sanc...
|January 06, 2009
Welcome In The Year Of The Ox In Hong Kong
Don't want the festive season to end? Then extend it by visiting Hong Kong during the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, which kick off on January 20, 2009. The start of Year of the Ox will be celebrated in classic Hong Kong style with a host of vibrant colours and attractions. For two weeks, Hong Kong gets set to party for the biggest and most important festival of the Lunar calendar and all are welcome to join the locals for this fun packed event. The highlight of the festivitie...
|December 18, 2008
Taj/andBEYOND Unveils Third India Safari Lodge
Pashan Garh, opening this week, will be the third lodge in the Taj Safaris' tiger circuit - a joint venture between andBEYOND (formerly CC Africa) and Taj Resorts Hotels and Palaces. In addition to amazing wildlife, luxurious cottages and scrumptious local food, guests of Pashan Garh will be offered the unique opportunity to combine a safari with visits to the bustling city of Khajuraho, home to 1,000-year-old temples. Just 25 miles from Pashan Garh, the Khajuraho temples were designated UNESCO ...
|December 16, 2008
5 Events That Make Melbourne, Australia The Place To Visit In 2009
Australian Open Tennis Championships 19 January -- 1 February 2009: Andy Murray joins the cream of the world's best tennis players at Melbourne Park for the first Grand Slam of the year. The 2008 event was the biggest and best in the tournament's history, setting an all-time attendance record of 605,735 fans through the gates. www.australianopen.com Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 7--23 March 2009: Three-Michelin-starred Heston Blumenthal heads UK chefs' line up for the 2009 Mel...
|December 04, 2008
Breakaway Adventures: Eco-Friendly Walking and Cycling Tours Worldwide
Travelers looking for an eco-friendly way to see and enjoy the world in 2009 can find more than 120 options offered by Breakaway Adventures, a U.S.-based tour company specializing in cycling and walking tours throughout the globe. New for 2009, Breakaway Adventures has added cycling tours in the Puglia region of Italy, the Swiss Lakes Region, Austria and the Czech Republic and walking tours in South America and Bermuda to its impressive and varied tour options. Each of the tours, offered in m...
|December 04, 2008
COMO Hotels Adds To Its Group Departure Adventure Retreat Series
Following the success of the inaugural Adventure Retreats in 2008, Uma Paro in Bhutan has re-introduced nine of the set date, group departure itineraries for 2009 while adding two new packages: a multi-activity adventure incorporating biking, hiking, high-altitude golf, overnight camping and whitewater rafting in August, and a photographic-based adventure in November. The multi-activity itinerary makes the most of Uma Paro's spectacular pristine outdoor playground. It's designed for active...
|November 27, 2008
Take A Historic Trip On Hong Kong's Trams
More than 100 years old and known locally as 'Ding Dings', Hong Kong's trams offer an unforgettable insight into the history and continuing evolution of this favourite destination. Now the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched an online guide to exploring Hong Kong Island by tram, detailing more than 150 restaurants, shopping opportunities and cultural attractions easily accessed along the six main tram routes. Available online, the guide also showcases the story of Hong Kong's trams. I...
|November 27, 2008
both feet walking lodge -- Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia Opens
Leading Victoria-based walking tour operator, both feet, has opened its purpose-built eco-lodge on the Great Ocean Walk, designed exclusively for both feet guests. The lodge combines state of the art, best practice sustainable design, a serene bush setting and the finest regional food and wines to perfectly complement the experience of one of Australia's best walking trails. both feet founders Dana and Gavin Ronan have worked closely with award winning architect Stephen Sainsbury to produce an i...
|November 19, 2008
Palau: The World's #1 Dive Destination
Transparent waters bequeath underwater visibility beyond anyone's imagination. So much so that from the most immaculate shorelines in the world, a boat 50 meters beyond creates the magical illusion that it floats merely on air, with its conspicuous shadow cast on a translucent seabed a few feet beneath. A prism of colorful coral reefs and a virtually limitless variety of sea life set the stage in this tropical paradise. From beginners and intermediate to expert divers, there are over 50 exis...
|November 18, 2008
Southern Star Observation Wheel Puts A New Spin On Melbourne
The largest observation wheel in the southern hemisphere is opening in Melbourne on Friday 28 November 2008. A stunning addition to the city's landscape, the Southern Star Observation Wheel is expected to become Melbourne's most popular tourist attraction, operating 365 days a year and expected to attract 1.5 million guests in the first 12 months. Modelled on the hugely successful London Eye -and only 15m (50ft) smaller- the Southern Star will provide 360° breathtaking views over the city's...
|November 18, 2008
Ritz Tours Debuts New 14-Day Thailand & Angkor Wat Excursion
In response to growing consumer interest in exploring Southeast Asia, Ritz Tours has debuted the new 14-day Thailand & Angkor Wat excursion priced from $2,997 per person, based on double occupancy, for travel in 2009. To encourage advance bookings of its 2009-2010 vacations, Ritz Tours is offering an Early Booking Offer of $200 off per couple ($100 per person) on the 14-day Thailand & Angkor Wat itinerary. The Early Booking Offer is available on bookings made by Dec. 15, 2008, at least 60 days i...
|November 06, 2008
The Luxury Collection: Epicurean Expeditons & Destination Discoveries
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, an ensemble of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries, has announced the launch of Epicurean Expeditions and Destination Discoveries -- one-of-a-kind destination experiences, exclusively curated by world-renowned chefs and local travel experts. Through the launch of these exceptional offerings, guests are invited to unlock a world of discovery, featuring unique, authentic and enriching experiences at the The Luxury Collection's awa...
|October 30, 2008
CC Africa Changes Its Name...
Luxury safari group, Conservation Corporation Africa (CC Africa), has changed its name to &BEYOND and announced a global expansion that will span three continents. In an unprecedented move, &BEYOND is taking its safari and responsible tourism model beyond Africa and India and into Central and South America. "Our former name, CC Africa, was far from ideal," explains Steve Fitzgerald, Group CEO &BEYOND. "'Africa' no longer accurately reflected the company's operating regions; 'Conservation' i...
|October 23, 2008
Inka Terra Association Opens Rolin Island Fauna Rescue Center In Peru
Inkaterra, through its partner NGO, Inka Terra Association (ITA) has launched a rescue center on a secluded island across the Madre de Dios River from Inkaterra's Reserva Amazonica. The 55-acre island has been developed into a rescue, rehabilitation, and re-introduction facility for wildlife confiscated by INRENA (National Institute of Natural Resources), Tourism Police, and the National Ecology Police of Peru (formerly Green Police). The island refuge - also known as Isla de los Monos or...
|January 30, 2008
Trafalgar Offers Special China Tour Packages With Victoria Cruises
Victoria Cruises, the pre-eminent cruise company sailing China's Yangtze River, has partnered with Trafalgar, one of the most trusted tour operators with more than 60 years experience in escorted vacations, to offer a special 10-night Highlights of China & the Yangtze itinerary in 2008. For those looking to extend their travels with additional stops in Guilin and Hong Kong, Trafalgar has also created an expanded 15-night Majestic China program new for 2008. "Being the exclusive Yangtze River...
|January 14, 2008
Palau's Micronesian Shark Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Shark Week
Shark enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a shark themed week full of adrenalin-packed activities as the Micronesian Shark Foundation (MSF) holds it 6th annual shark week at the Fish n Fins dive shop, in Palau between March 27 and April 3 2008. The Micronesian Shark Foundation is a Palauan-based, non-profit foundation whose goal is to research and monitor the many sharks of Palau as well as scientific shark data collection. Between February and April, hundreds of grey reef sharks migrate to...
|October 18, 2006
Buzz Aldrin & Anousheh Ansari Join CNN To Discuss The Future Of Travel
Legendary astronaut Dr Buzz Aldrin and the world's first female space tourist Anousheh Ansari are two members of an illustrious panel joining CNN's Richard Quest for a landmark hour-long program from Singapore that takes viewers deep into the future and outer space. Dr Aldrin, the second man on the moon and one of the world's most iconic figures, and Anousheh Ansari, the world's first female space explorer, join CNN's unique discussion on how our lives are set to be dramatically changed by st...
|September 27, 2005
Volunteering On Holidays
The Imaginative Traveller has a new programme - volunteering combined with a holiday. Inserted into fantastic adventure holidays are days of volunteering. Volunteer projects include construction: building new homes for individuals and families; community: improving living conditions in an area; and conservation: protecting endangered wildlife and the natural world. Areas in which these volunteering holidays occur include Kenya, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania, Botswana, Ecuador and T...
|December 22, 2003
New P&O Australian Resorts Outback Property To Open 2004
The Authentic Outback Experience (a joint venture between The Australian Agricultural Company and R.M.Williams Holdings Limited) and P&O Australian Resorts announced that work will commence on the development of a premium 'outback station' resort. To be built on The Australian Agricultural Company's 600,000 hectare property Wrotham Park, located 300km west of Cairns, the new AUD$4million tourism development Wrotham Park Station will open in August 2004. 'The Homestead' and ten guest 'Quarters',...
|December 01, 2003
Asian Trails Khao Lak Office Opens
On Sunday, November 30, 2003, Asian Trails opened a new office in Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, South Thailand in order to service the growing needs of tourists visiting this new beach destination. Khao Lak which is located a one hour drive north of Phuket Airport, has seen increasing popularity, specially among repeat visitors to Thailand aiming to get away from busy Phuket further south. At the moment around 50 three to five star hotels and resorts have either opened or are planning to open...
|September 30, 2002
28-Strong Dubai DTCM Team Heads For Japan
A 28-strong travel trade delegation from Dubai, led by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) heads for Japan early next month (2nd October) to conduct roadshows and workshops in the key cities of Osaka and Tokyo in a bid to attract increased leisure visitors from one of the world?s most powerful economies and simultaneously promote Emirates? inaugural flight to Osaka which commences on 1st October. ?Japan is one of Dubai?s leading trade partners and we are persistently working ...
|May 23, 2002
Ken-Air Malaysia Merges With Desinyo Group
Ken-Air Malaysia has merged with Desinyo Group. Ken-Air Malaysia has been a major and top outbound travel agency for the last 26 years in Malaysia has made a marriage with Desinyo Group , a major and top Inbound travel agency for the last 10 years making it collectively one of the largest travel agencies in both East & West Malaysia. The Group have offices in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Johore Bahru, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuching with a fleet of 88 cars for rental and a coach fleet of 12...
|May 14, 2002
Dragonair Holidays Launches Latest Range Of Quality Packages
Dragonair Holidays has launched its latest range of quality package vacations, covering 18 exciting destinations - and a host of activity options - over the period from 1 May, 2002, to 30 April, 2003, with prices maintained at last yearís levels. As well as city and resort destination packages, the range includes a series of speciality packages for those who enjoy playing golf. In addition, most packages feature optional activities and excursions that allow travellers to tailor their trip as the...
|February 20, 2002
Australian Geographic Travels & Expeditions
In an exciting new strategic relationship, Voyages Hotels and Resorts and Australian Geographic have combined resources to launch Australian Geographic Travels and Expeditions - a new adventure touring company reaching into the far corners of the world. According to Ken Rosebery, Managing Director for Australian Geographic, the development of an adventure travel arm fits with the ethos of Australian Geographic as an organisation. "Over the last 15 years, Australian Geographic has established a r...
|January 30, 2002
World Rugby Sevens In Malaysia April 27-28, 2002
For the second time, Malaysia will host World Rugby Sevens Series. A fast paced and exciting rugby tournament . The tournament will be held at Petaling Jaya Stadium on 27th-28th April 2002. 16 world class rugby nation will be participating. Witness champions like Australia , New Zealand All Blacks and Fiji in action! Last year?s tournament was a success and a lot of top corporate players enjoyed themselves at the event! Your company can take advantage of affordable corporate hospitality programs...
|January 23, 2002
Korail Offers All-inclusive Hot Spring Tours by Train
Korail, the Korean National Railroad has introduced five unique hot spring tours departing from two downtown Seoul locations. With the introduction of these new packages, it allows travellers a relaxing and economical way to visit Korea?s premier hot springs and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Each of the five tour packages offers travellers the chance to enjoy the best regions in Korea. One is the Jirisan Spa Tour is a 1 night / 2 day tour that takes travellers to the southern part of Korea....
|December 17, 2001
Regal China Cruises Launches Expanded Web Site
Regal China Cruises, the premier five star cruise line on China's Yangtze River, recently launched a new expanded Web site for consumers and travel industry professionals. The comprehensive site, accessible at www.regalchinacruises.com, provides detailed information about the company's fleet, onboard services and activities, itineraries, shore excursions, latest news and special deals, as well as schedules, prices and preferred tour operators. Virtual visitors will be transported through the ...
|September 28, 2001
Exotissimo Travel Laos Opens For Business
Exotissimo Travel Group have completed their network of offices in Indochina with the recent opening of Exotissimo Travel Laos. Headed by long-term Lao resident Alain Daout, Exotissimo Travel Laos has opened offices in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The opening of Exotissimo Travel Laos will further strengthen the group's position as one of the leading destination management companies in the Greater Mekong Region. Exotissimo were one of the pioneers of inbound tourism to the region establishing j...
|August 22, 2001
Great Adventure Holidays - Global Alliance Platform
Great Adventure Holidays, an Australian based international wholesaler has exclusively developed a leading edge data base technology that carries its extensive wholesale data base to the desktop PC of its retail partners and provides an on-line booking system and data bank. Unlimited access to the system 24 hours, 365 days increase distribution and therefore sales opportunities. The system called Travelpond was launched in July 2001 and provides a comprehensive wholesale management solutio...
|August 15, 2001
Asian Trails Owenership In Transition
Evi S. Diethelm, main investor behind the Asian Trails companies, and Luzi A. Matzig, originator of the Asian Trails idea, have negotiated a sales contract in terms of which Evi Diethelm will gradually transfer all of her shares and investments in Asian Trails to Luzi Matzig. No financial details regarding the transaction will be available, the parties have agreed on keeping details confidential. The sale will be implemented in several steps, and the overall deal will be concluded by mid-2003...
|August 14, 2001
Linbert Appoints Jetair Tours
SPY Travel Network, the B2B e-procurement and e-distribution hub for land-based travel products, sets off its expansion into the Indian market with the appointment of Jetair Tours, one of the leading tour operators in India, as its GSA. Linbert Travel Exchange will collaborate with Jetair Tours to market SPY Travel Network services through the SPY B2B and BBC Internet Platform to its network of retail travel agencies and websites in India. The SPY B2B Internet Platform will provide the reta...
|August 01, 2001
TBI Tours Expands Relationship With Victoria Cruises
In response to the growing consumer interest in vacations to China, TBI Tours, a General Tours company, will double its number of China tour programs incorporating Victoria Cruises and the Yangtze River from three to six starting in 2002. And, to further meet the demand for the Victoria Cruises' deluxe product, TBI Tours has expanded its relationship with the company by moving into an exclusive relationship with the ship line for Yangtze River sailings beginning in 2002. "We owe a large p...
|July 24, 2001
Airtours Buys Driveaway Holidays
British travel specialist, Airtours, has bought Australian-owned Driveaway Holidays for $2.75 million. Announcing the sale, Driveaway Holidays Chairman Ian Banks said Driveway now had the potential to become a significant player in its field because of the "global muscle the new owner can apply to its operation". Mr Banks said Airtours, which owns subsidiaries in the US (Auto Europe) and Canada (Holiday House), was the "logical buyer" of Driveaway Holidays. "Driveaway has won several indus...
|July 24, 2001
Ansett & Air New Zealand Diamond Fare For the Over 60's
Ansett Australia and Air New Zealand have re-launched the "Diamond Fare" package for customers aged over 60 years old travelling to Australia and New Zealand, following the overwhelming success of the program when it was first introduced by Ansett Australia two years ago.For just HK$3,999, travellers aged 60 or over can take a return trip on Ansett Australia to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, with special supplementary fares for additional destinations in Australia. Meanwhile, Diamond Fare custo...
|July 11, 2001
Travel + Leisure Announces the World's Best Awards 2001
Nancy Novogrod, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure magazine, announced the winners of the sixth annual World's Best Awards. The results, featured on page 115 of the August issue, represent the best hotels, cities, islands, tour operators, airlines, car-rental agencies, cruise lines, and spas, as selected by the magazine's readers in the annual survey. As an added benefit, T+L editors have compiled vacation planning guides to the top-rated cities and islands. For easy reference, the World's Best...
|July 06, 2001
Victoria Cruises Inks Agreement With Pacific Bestours
Further solidifying its business commitment to one another, Victoria Cruises and Pacific Bestours have signed an agreement whereby Victoria will be the exclusive cruise line for sailings on the Yangtze River in Pacific Bestours' programs in 2002. "The signing of this agreement is a natural extension of the long-standing working relationship we've been fortunate enough to maintain with Pacific Bestours, which is now one of our top five producers of business," said Joseph Fields, international...
|June 11, 2001
The Inaugural Conrad Jupiter Glades Golf Invitational In Australia
The Conrad Jupiter Glades Invitational is an exciting 2 person teams event based on the World Cup tournament won by Tiger Woods and David Duval in Argentina. Open to male and female golfers, teams will play a combination of ambrose, best ball and aggregate competitions over 72 holes. Visit www.prodigysports.com.au Tournament Dates:- The inaugural tournament will be held from 19-23 August 2001. Entries close Friday 10 August. The Course:- Glades Golf Course, located at Robina, opened for pl...
|May 31, 2001
Regal China Cruises And Collette Vacations Partner In China
Collette Vacations, a deluxe tour operator with over 80 years of experience fulfilling holiday dreams, has partnered with Regal China Cruises, the premier cruise line on China's Yangtze River, for its China and the Yangtze River Cruise package. The 18-day tour transports travelers to China's intriguing cities- rich in history, culture and stunning natural beauty. This broad exploration of China combines a five-night cruise along the Yangtze River and fascinating shore excursions with overnigh...
|May 31, 2001
Shift To Long Haul Travel Predicted For Americas Region
Tourism both into and out of the Americas is expected to show a significant shift towards long haul travel over the next two decades, according to a new study from the World Tourism Organization (WTO). As recently as 1995, intra-regional travel within the continent accounted for 77 per cent of all tourist arrivals, but by 2020 it will fall to 62 per cent. Similarly, the percentage of long haul travellers in the outbound market will rise from 27 per cent to 31 per cent, according to the newly pub...
|May 28, 2001
Air New Zealand's Wine Tourism Product
Air New Zealand, in association with 13 of the top New Zealand wineries and Anza Travel Connections, launched the first nation-wide premium wine tour package at the New Zealand Wine Fair today in Toronto. The Air New Zealand wine tour product "Discover New Zealand Wine" is customized for independent travellers to tour, taste and explore the wine regions of New Zealand while being hosted by wine experts and winemakers. The itinerary and accommodations showcase some of the best of wine and tour...
|May 24, 2001
Japan Airlines Bicycle Tour, Korea To Japan, For WTO General Assembly
Japan Airlines has planned a unique bicycle tour from Seoul, Korea to Osaka, Japan to celebrate the World Tourist Organisation (WTO) General Assembly, due to be held in two special sessions in Seoul from September 24-27 and Osaka from September 28- October 1. Participants in the 2001 Seoul-Osaka Bicycle Tour (theme: "Peace Through Tourism") will cycle from Seoul to Osaka in daily stages, covering the 500-kilometer journey in seven days, starting from September 24. The tour comes to a clima...
|May 15, 2001
Winepros Directory Gets You There
Winepros' new International Directory provides members of wine, food, accommodation, travel and related industries with a direct link to consumers worldwide, through its global network of wine portals. "Winepros is a combination of wine-and-lifestyle magazine, wine guide, travel guide, wine atlas and wine encyclopedia," said Sally Evans, Managing Director of Winepros, " The addition of a directory dedicated to wine, food, and fun makes total sense." "Research into the 35 000 people who v...
|April 20, 2001
OneLoyalty Cash-Back Loyalty Programme For Travellers
OneLoyalty will be launching the region's first cash-back loyalty programme for travellers, supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. Targeted mainly at frequent visitors from around the region, this loyalty programme makes history as the first-ever to use a smart chip-based loyalty card which is able to offer instant cash-back rewards in both the physical and virtual worlds interchangeably. The Traveller's Card from OneLoyalty is a real dollar cash-back programme. With every tran...
|April 17, 2001
Abercrombie & Kent: Great Vineyards Of The World By Private Jet
Abercrombie & Kent presents Great Vineyards of the World by Private Jet, a 25-day odyssey to six great wine-producing regions in October of 2001, just as many of the vineyards are finishing their season's "crush," or harvest. Informed wine aficionados and adventurous enthusiasts alike will treasure this extraordinary opportunity to meet many of the world's signature winemakers, tour their private estates and cellars, and enjoy special reserved dining events. A&K's custom-reconfigured 747 jet ...
|April 17, 2001
asiatravelmart.com Joins Forces With Asian Trails Ltd.
Asiatravelmart.com today forms a strategic alliance with Asian Trails Ltd. This relationship will enable Asiatravelmart.com to connect to Asian Trails Ltd's real-time product inventory, content and database. Asiatravelmart.com benefited as the first company to work together with Asian Trails by making use of their new ONLINE booking engine, allowing for real-time confirmation of rooms. Asian Trails Ltd. is renowned in Thailand and Indo-China for their unique tour packages such as Trails of As...
|March 28, 2001
Qantas "Red Tail Fare Sale" From U.S. To Australia And New Zealand
Qantas Airways introduces a special fare sale to encourage travel from the U.S. to Australia and New Zealand. The fare sale offers special discounted fares for travel from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Honolulu to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, Australia and to Auckland, New Zealand. From April 3 - May 2 and June 12 - July 11, 2001, passengers can travel from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney for as little as $999. The fares from New York start at $1,299 a...
|March 28, 2001
Dragonair Holidays Announces All-Inclusive Packages For 2001-2002
Dragonair Holidays has released its popular range of all-inclusive quality packages for 2001-2002, covering 12 Asian destinations and special trips for golf lovers. "This year's packages are better than ever and the best way to get an insight into some of the most interesting cities in Asia," said James Yeung, Dragonair's General Manager, Commercial. "They are particularly good value for passengers who want to travel in Business Class, as the surcharge for flying in this class is lower th...
|March 23, 2001
Ansett Sale Announce- Up To 75% Off Airfares And Specials On Holidays
Ansett today announced a network-wide sale dropping domestic airfares by up to 75%, and releasing a range of holiday package specials to Australian and international destinations. The discounted fares and holidays are on sale from today until 27 April 2001 only, for travel between 17 April and 30 June 2001. Examples of domestic airfares discounts include: Sydney to Melbourne/Brisbane or Gold Coast return - $132 Melbourne to Sydney return $132 Melbourne to Brisbane $198 Melbou...
|March 09, 2001
ZingAsia.com Official Ticketing Agent For Malaysia Grand Prix 2001
ZingASIA has made it easier for Formula One fans to catch the action at Sepang come 16th March 2001. The portal has been appointed an official ticketing agent for the 3 days Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix, Sepang 2001 and has launched six customized travel packages. These packages include air tickets, hotels, transfers and Formula One passes. Standalone entry tickets are also being offered. Available at http://www.zingasia.com/f1, the price of the packages range from SD688 to SD1,318. ...
|February 16, 2001
ZingASIA Launches New Look
ZingASIA launched a new look today in line with its business strategy of providing niche travel packages to Asian destinations for the world. The new look allows easier navigation of the website for users. You can now select travel products easily without searching too deep into the site. Now, you do not have to look hard to find all the travel information you need on our new homepage! Our best experts' recommendations on Hot Travel Deals and the Top Travel Destinations are all brought to you...
|February 16, 2001
2000 Premier Travel Awards For Asia
Thailand's, Koh Samui and Phuket win two out of three prizes for Best Holiday Destination in Asia, The Peninsula Hotel Group, wins three awards in three different cities as the best hotel in that city, plus an award for the Best Restaurant in Asia for Felix (which is at the Peninsula Hong Kong) The Burj Al Arab wins hands down, for the second year in a row the category of Best Hotel in The World, and Thailand wins two of the three prizes for the Best Bars in Asia from The Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok ...
|February 14, 2001
Far Horizons Chosen By Forbes As One Of The Top 100 Web Sites
According to Forbes Magazine, they reviewed nearly 3,000 sites in 150 categories-from tax planning to sailing to cigars. Far Horizons was chosen as number three under Cultural Travel. Forbes' Review: Watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu or tour the ancient Cambodian palace of Angkor Wat. This site offers up-close tours of the world's ancient wonders led by distinguished anthropologists and archeologists. Particularly strong offerings in Mexico, Central America, Iran and Turkey. Best: Small...
|January 23, 2001
Pan-Asian Travel Exchange Selects Travelocity As Technology Provider
The yet-to-be named exchange, which aims to be the region's leading online travel retailer, will be launched by 11 of the region's premier airlines and is set to commence operations by mid 2001 offering a full spectrum of travel services, including airline tickets, hotels, car hire, packages and tours and will cater to market-specific needs, an important feature for any e-commerce company in this region, due to the rich mix of cultures and languages across Asia-Pacific. In addition to being t...
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