Category: Asia Pacific

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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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Thailand celebrates the ‘Month of Love’

To mark the Valentine season this month, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is presenting a number of unique and memorable ways for wedding and honeymooning couples to either tie the knot or enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime. In recent years, Thailand has become one of the world’s most popular travel destinations for weddings and […]

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Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka up 58% in 2012

  Sri Lanka has been one of the most favorite destinations for Chinese tourists according to some recent statistics that recorded a 58% increase in 2012. The trend is on a constant rise with the help of new promotion initiative aiming to increase the number of tourists coming from the world’s fastest growing economy. At […]

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Hong Kong readies for cruise boom

  Cruising is getting increased interest in Hong Kong with Kai Tak Cruise Terminal’s first berth set to open in June. Eyeing the lucrative inbound cruise traffic, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has created new excursion programmes and will subsidise travel consultants to re-package their local tour offers. In another development, Hong Kong will […]

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Year of Snake celebrations trigger mass travel in China

Millions of Chinese are flocking to their homes for New Year celebrations later this week.

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Gambling boosts Macau economy

Macau, a special administrative region of People’s Republic of China, is poised to become the world's fastest growing economy this year, thanks to its gambling industry.

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Myanmar tourism up 54 percent

  The number of visitors flocking to Myanmar rose more than 50 percent last year compared to 2011, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Nearly 555,000 travelers arrived through the country’s main gateway last year, compared with about 359,000 in 2011, it said. “This is a very outstanding year for the industry. We have […]

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Tokyo flights hit by season’s first snowfall

Japanese airlines canceled some domestic flights this month day after Tokyo’s first snowfall of the season caused some highways and train services to close.

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Thailand’s tourist arrivals exceed 22 million

Thailand achieved record-breaking visitor arrival numbers in 2012, crossing the 22 million mark for the first ever time. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 22.3 foreigners visited Thailand in 2012, led by Chinese (2.7 million), Malaysians (2.5 million), Russians (1.3 million), Japanese (1.3 million), Koreans (1.1 million), British (870,164) and Germans (681,566). Tourism […]

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