DESTINATION ASIA

636 million foreigners travel to Asia-Pacific region

Bangkok – With a cumulative count of 636 million foreign arrivals into the region in 2017, Asia Pacific sets a new record – according to a report released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Covering 47 destinations across … Continue reading 636 million foreigners travel to Asia-Pacific region

Sri Lanka welcomes one millionth tourist

Colombo – Sri Lanka has welcomed its one millionth tourist months ahead of its target helped largely by increased arrivals to the Indian Ocean island.Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed British couple Joshua Gladstein and Sophie Nathan who arrived in the island … Continue reading Sri Lanka welcomes one millionth tourist

Abu Dhabi International Airport crowned overall winner

Kuching – Earlier this week Abu Dhabi International Airport was announced as the winner of the Asia heat of this year’s Routes Marketing Awards. The awards ceremony took place during the Routes Asia Networking Evening hosted by the Ministry of … Continue reading Abu Dhabi International Airport crowned overall winner

Malaysia: ‘Routes Asia’ to develop new air services

Kuching – The 12th Routes Asia, the largest route development forum for the entire Asia region, will open this weekend in Kuching, capital of the State of Sarawak in Malaysia. This year’s event, which will take place from 9 to … Continue reading Malaysia: ‘Routes Asia’ to develop new air services

McKinsey predicts digital banking customers in Asia to reach 1.7 billion by 2020

Hong Kong – The number of digital banking consumers in Asia would reach 1.7 billion by 2020, with China, India, and ASEAN seeing the biggest gains, said a new report by global management consultants McKinsey & Company. Titled “Asia Digital … Continue reading McKinsey predicts digital banking customers in Asia to reach 1.7 billion by 2020

IATA: Conrad Clifford new VP for Asia-Pacific

Geneva/Singapore – The International Air Transport Association has appointed Conrad Clifford as Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific. Clifford joins IATA on 1 February and will be based in its Asia Pacific Regional Office in Singapore. He succeeds Maunu von Lueders, who is … Continue reading IATA: Conrad Clifford new VP for Asia-Pacific