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ASEAN Air Liberalisation: Is It Really Ready for Take-Off?

Bangkok – If ASEAN nations of Southeast Asia had fully implemented air liberalisation over the last 15 years, the growth in aviation would have been greater and the economic benefits even more widely distributed. That is the argument put forward … Continue reading ASEAN Air Liberalisation: Is It Really Ready for Take-Off?

113 Thai venues nominated for Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards

Bangkok/New York – A grand total of 113 Thai venues including cities, islands, hotels, spas and airports have been nominated for the 2014 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, which are fast becoming the industry’s most prestigious recognition of excellence … Continue reading 113 Thai venues nominated for Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards

Mainland individual tourists to Taiwan hits new high

Beijing/Taipei – Over 62,000 individual tourists (without contracts to travel agencies) from the Chinese mainland traveled to Taiwan in December, registering a new high, the local tourism bureau announced on Saturday. A total of 2.85 million mainland tourists visited Taiwan … Continue reading Mainland individual tourists to Taiwan hits new high

China’s manufacturing PMI drops to 50.5 pct in January

Beijing – China’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector dropped to five-month low to 50.5 percent in January, according to official data released on Saturday. January continued December’s decline and marked the lowest factory activity since August 2013, … Continue reading China’s manufacturing PMI drops to 50.5 pct in January

UNWTO: International Handbook on Tourism and Peace launched with Austria

Vienna – Providing a unique overview of tourism as a tool in peace building and reconciliation efforts, the International Handbook on Tourism and Peace was launched with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and the Ministry … Continue reading UNWTO: International Handbook on Tourism and Peace launched with Austria

Air Asia receives Awards for Excellence 2013

Kuching – AirAsia received regional recognition at the 27th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2013 with two accolades- Best Asean Tourism Photo by AirAsia’s photojournalist Adam Lee and Best Asean Marketing & Promotional Campaign by the airline’s marketing team. The ASEANTA … Continue reading Air Asia receives Awards for Excellence 2013

Association of Corporate Travel Executives Joins IT&CM Events’ Partner Line-Up

Shanghai – The world’s renowned association for travel management professionals – Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has joined hands with IT&CM Events to develop and deliver the most relevant and applicable corporate travel management programme at Asia’s leading MICE … Continue reading Association of Corporate Travel Executives Joins IT&CM Events’ Partner Line-Up

China Reigns Among MICE Industry’s Top Buying Markets

Shanghai – The rapid expansion of China’s MICE market continues to draw more international companies to target the growing industry. According to a 2011 Global Meetings Procurement Agency HelmsBriscoe report, the value of China’s conference and events industry was estimated … Continue reading China Reigns Among MICE Industry’s Top Buying Markets

IT&CM China: International Buyers See Uptrend In Demand For The Greater China Region

Shanghai – Registrations for IT&CM China have spiked in recent months in the run up to this leading international MICE event in China. Spurred by growing interest in international buying demand for China and the other destinations in the Greater … Continue reading IT&CM China: International Buyers See Uptrend In Demand For The Greater China Region