Category: Asia Pacific


Laos considers regional single visa to increase tourism

Laos is planning to join the league of Cambodia and Thailand by introducing single visa scheme which will help to boost tourism in the region. A senior official at the consular department revealed that the government would hold discussion with Cambodia, possibly at the end of this month, to understand more clearly its experience with […]

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Japan to promote sake breweries as tourist attraction

The Japanese sake – an alcoholic drink inseparable to Japanese culture – has been slowly gaining global popularity, and the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) is keen on taking advantage of that popularity by promoting sake breweries to tourists who visit the country. The agency said that the initiative to promote “sake brewery tourism” will reinvigorate the industry and bolster […]

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TAT to promote motorbike tours in India

In a bid to tap the adventure sports segment in India, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is keen on promoting guided motorbike tours in the country. The bikes with a capacity of over 1,000 cc, like Harley-Davidson, Ducati, and BMW, are appropriate for such tours. TAT had invited eight journalists from various sports magazines and […]

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Singapore Tourism Board to organize Art Route

To celebrate the long ties between the Middle Eastern and Asian contemporary art, the Singapore Tourism Board will be organising the “Art Route” an exclusive art lunch event at Art Dubai Beach Brasserie, Mina A’Salam Beach. Hosted by the key persons of Singapore’s arts scene and U.A.E-based art patron Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, the “Art […]

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Hong Kong and Indonesia to develop cruise tourism collaboration

The governments of Hong Kong and Indonesia have decided to boost their collaboration in the cruise tourism sector to attract more cruise liners to both countries. “We will have a new cruise terminal in Hong Kong that will open in the middle of June and it will be able to berth the largest cruise ship […]

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Malaysia Airlines increases Colombo-Kuala Lumpur service

Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, offering daily direct flights between Colombo and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, is now introducing 3 daytime flights making it a total of 10 weekly flights between the two cities. Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Senior Vice President for South Asia and Middle East Azahar Hamid said, “With the […]

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Indonesia appointed official partner in ITB Berlin

Indonesia was appointed by the organizer of the world’s largest tourism exhibition, 2013 Internationale Tourism Borse (ITB) Berlin, as the official partner, paving the way for Indonesia to attract more foreign tourists. Deputy Minister of Tourism in Indonesia Sapta Nirwandar said that Indonesia had to lobby the organizer to get the prestigious status in the […]

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TAT, TAAI & Indigo Airline joined hands for Agents FAM Trip

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) along with Indigo Airlines organized trip for North East India Travel Agents who are from Kolkata, Manipur, Jamshedpur, Patna and Shillong to showcase new destination such as  Ayutthaya along with Hua Hin and Bangkok from 28th Jan-03rd Feb’13. The group comprises with 15 […]

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Thailand promotes wedding destinations in India

Tourism Authority of Thailand New Delhi, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts and Angsana Resorts & Spa have recently organized a Wedding Planner Presentation “Destination Weddings in Amazing Thailand” at the The Oberoi, New Delhi recently. There was potential wedding planner/organizer and media participated in the event. TAT update over all products & facilities for Wedding […]

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Philippines Tourism slogan promoted at Dubai

With folk dances and traditional performances, the tourism body of the Philippines government recently promoted the country at Dubai’s Global Village. The aim was to market the tourism slogan – It’s more fun in the Philippines. The slogan was rolled out in international markets by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) in 2012, the year […]

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