Category: Asia Pacific

Expedia eyes to double Japanese hotels listing by 2020

As Japan is gearing up for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, online travel platform Expedia aims to double its hotel listing in the country. Mark Okerstrom, CEO of Expedia has confirmed that the online travel company is aiming to double Japanese hotels listings on its website to 22,000. Okerstrom also highlighted that the company could […]

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Nepal to boost tourism by showcasing varied range of food

In order to boost gastronomy tourism in the country, Nepal’s hospitality industry recently launched a cookbook and videos of 30 Nepali food items prepared by expert chefs. This is the first ever effort by Nepal tourism to attract visitors by promoting Nepali dishes and globalising Nepali cuisine. The campaign is part of the NTB’s ongoing […]

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Cambodia and India to strengthen tourism ties

Recently, officials from Cambodia and India met in Siem Reap to discuss cooperation in the tourism industry as part of a high-level dialogue mechanism. In order to strengthen the tourism ties and to promote India as a destination for Cambodian tourists ‘Incredible India Road Show’ was organised in Phnom Penh. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of […]

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Myanmar to develop caves to lure travellers

In order to welcome international travellers, the tourism authorities of Myanmar are planning to develop an ancient limestone cave, Hpa Baung, in Kyaikmaraw township, Mon state as an eco-tourism zone within a year. The tourism authority will also develop an artificial spring in the area as part of the eco-tourism site. The Hpa Baung limestone […]

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Thailand hotels gear up for the Indian MICE and weddings market

Thailand is aggressively positioning itself as a strong MICE and wedding destination, to take advantage of the expanding Indian market for these segments. According to a data by The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thailand welcomed 129,717 MICE travelers from India in 2017 which is an increase of 36% over the previous year. Cities […]

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Japan records USD 10.5 billion spending by international travellers

Japan encountered a robust growth in the foreign arrivals this fiscal year through March. According to Japan Tourism Agency, the figures had jumped 19.9% from the previous year to welcome 29.77 million international travellers. Spending by the foreign tourists in January to March period surged 17.2% from the previous year to JPY 1.13 trillion (USD […]

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China to develop Hainan to generate more tourism from the region

To lure more international travellers, Hainan province in China is getting tourism packages with best policies and insurances covering tourism, duty-free shopping and medical services. Known as China’s Hawaii, Hainan will become a “free trade port,” to boost the economy with the increase in the tourism industry. Hainan will also adopt more open duty-free shopping […]

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Thailand Government revises visa fees effective May 15

  The Royal Thai Embassy recently issued a statement to inform the travel trade that the visa application fees have been revised for all and will be effective from May 15, 2018, at all the Royal Thai Embassy and Royal Thai Consulates-General in India. According to it, the Transit visa will now cost INR 1900 […]

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Japan Tourism to launch its online training program by year end

Shruti Dugar | Kolkata Inbound travel to Japan was recorded at a landmark figure of more than 28 million, out of which 134,400 were Indian visitors, staging an increase of 9.3% over 2016. Indians travelling to Japan majorly constitute MICE and business travellers, but in 2017 about 40% of the Indian arrivals, amounted to leisure […]

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Maldives Tourism to go digital in its promotions in India

Akansha Pandey | New Delhi With over 1,000 islands, Maldives is more than just a sun and sea destination. Among Indians, it is extremely popular as a honeymoon, leisure and luxury travel destination. With time, experiential travel and active holidaying is on an exponential rise and niche activities such as diving, snorkelling, wellness, etc. are […]

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