Category: Asia Pacific


Tourism Malaysia targets a million tourists from India

Tourism Malaysia is targeting about eight lakh tourists from India during the calendar year 2013 as against about seven lakh tourists’ arrival from the country last year. Amran Abdul Rahman, Director, Tourism Malaysia, said, “In the year ahead, Tourism Malaysia aims to promote high-end tourism like spas, eco-tourism, golf and exotic destinations”. Their predominant aim […]

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Macau woos Indian tourists at OTM Mumbai

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is showcasing its tourism products at OTM 2013 in Mumbai, marketing itself as the ultimate tourist destination with attractive displays and eye-catching exhibits to show off its top attractions. The staggering growth in India’s outbound numbers to the country continues to attract Macau industry representatives from aviation, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, entertainment and the meetings, […]

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Indonesia meets 8 million tourist target for 2012

  Indonesia exceeded its foreign tourist target of 8 million visitors last year, recording a 5% increase from 2011. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that 8.04 million foreign tourists visited to the archipelago in 2012, from 7.65 million in the previous year. The figure was in line with the target set by the Tourism […]

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Philippines showcases 7,107 islands at OTM

    The Philippines Tourism Marketing Office, India, which represents the Department of Tourism Philippines (DOT) in the Indian market, is showcasing its tourism products at OTM, Mumbai. This year, DOT is focusing on increasing awareness of its 7,107 islands among Indian travellers. While visiting OTM, Susan J Del Mundo, Marketing & Promotions, Tourism Promotion Board, Philippines […]

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Thailand Tourism says OTM is doing ‘very good job’

After successfully promoting wedding, filming and golfing to the huge Indian market, Thailand Tourism has now turned its focus towards adventure tourism. As part of this aim, Thailand Tourism is striving to break the notion that adventure trips are necessarily expensive: You don’t need to own a Harley Davidson to enjoy biking in the mountains, […]

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Okinawa showcased as focus destination at OTM

This year Okinawa was showcased as the focus destination at OTM, India’s leading B2B focused Travel Trade show. Okinawa is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It consists of 57 islands, which include the Miyako and Yaeyama groups, with the main island of Okinawa as the nucleus. Okinawa is famous for its coral reefs and marine animals living […]

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Sri Lanka targets 2.5m tourists in 2013, says OTM is the best platform

At its beautifully decorated large pavilion, Sri Lanka Tourism is showcasing its various tourism products to the biggest travel market of India, OTM Mumbai. While attending the grand inauguration of OTM at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai Upekkha Samaratunga told Travel News Digest, “India is number one destination for Sri […]

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Mad rush of travellers expected during Chinese New Year

The Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 10 this year, is expected to witness a mad travel rush among millions of people, with the bulk consisting of migrant workers and college students travelling home for family reunions. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important of traditional […]

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TAT organises huge Chinese New Year festivals

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has rolled out several celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year holiday in 2013. Bangkok’s famed Yaowarat Road is currently hosting the Chinese New Year Festival in China Town, and the Regional Chinese New Year Festival 2013 is taking place in major provinces across Thailand. TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said, “We expect […]

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Korea’s tourism income hits record high in 2012

  South Korea earned the highest income ever from tourism sector last year as the popularity of Korean culture attracted more foreign tourists, according to the data by the Bank of Korea (BOK). Korea’s income coming from foreign tourists’ spending touched a record high of $14.2 billion in 2012, up 13.6 percent from a year […]

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