Adventure travelers who are not afraid of a challenge will have the greatest time trekking the Himalayas. The range covers dramatic forested gorges, and snow-capped glaciers that will take your breath away.
The island nation of Singapore is an economically prosperous scenic “traveler’s paradise”. On the map it looks rather small, but in fact it has an intricate collection of attractions and it can take weeks to visit most of the small country’s primary attractions. It’s multicultural, prosperous, but a country with strict laws.
A move by China’s Fujian Provincial Tourism Bureau and the Xiamen Tourism Bureau to bump up travel to and from the coastal China city shows great promise. Launched as “Go to Amoy” in conjunction with Netherlands airline company KLM, the campaign pushes the direct 12 hour flight between cities.
News yesterday detailed an apparent buyout bid by French insurance company AXA, and the Chinese conglomerate Fosun International to control resort chain Club Med. According to reports the major shareholders offered something on the order of $719 million have been confirmed and supported by the Club Med management team.
Kathleen Tan has been named CEO of the AirAsia Expedia joint venture many believe could change the travel game, at least in Asia. According to the news, Tan will oversee Expedia, AirAsiaGo, and Backick businesses in Asia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
One of the world’s largest travel companies, JTB Group, has signed a deal with emerging tech company llusions Online to enhance the Japanese company’s World Travel eXchange system.
News from ITB Berlin yesterday saw the head of the world’s leading travel trade show, David Ruetz, projecting to a crowd in Singapore about ITB Berlin 2013. At a press conference Reutz presented facts and figures on this year’s event as well.
Mobile is the emerging trend worldwide, but nowhere more critical than for the Asia travel marketing. Coming next month Eye for Travel will present Social Media and Mobile in Travel Asia 2012, a conference aimed at profitability in this space.
travelmob, the unique Asia traveler accommodation portal, has announced having received a cool $1 million in seed funding. The round, led by Jungle Ventures and private investors, is intended to spur growth for the startup across Asia. Launched back in July, travelmob hooks Asia guests up with short term rentals across the region.
Last week Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announced their having launched their online booking tool CWT Online for China based business travelers. According to the company, the launch is an industry first OBT available in China. Powered by TravelSky, the tool is designed to make booking easier for pros in the region.
Situated Thailand’s largest Island, Patong Beach is a Phuket resort any visitor to this part of Asia simply must discover. And, what better way to enjoy this fascinating part of the world than at a chic boutique like BYD Lofts, our Monday places to stay focus? Check out one hidden gem set to make your Thai vacation all the more enjoyable. If you are planning travel to Phuket, a look at this luxury boutique stay can’t hurt.
An exclusive press release from Magnuson Hotels tells of their expansion into the Southeast Asia hospitality market. According to the news, the world’s largest independent hotel group adds the Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel in Bandung. A 450 room, four star hotel, the Grand Royal is situated in the center of Bandung, once referred to as “the Paris of Java.”
Meritus Hotels & Resorts has announced a campaign to celebrate, among other things, four decades of Meritus signature hospitality in Asia. These luxurious hotels are encapsulated in a new commercial campaign of extraordinary beauty and clarity.
In news from Singapore based Tiger Airways, the airline has proposed the purchase of 33 % of PT Mandala Airlines of Indonesia. The latter is currently undergoing financial restructuring according to Indonesian law. The restructured airline also announced plans to adopt the highly successful Tiger business model for future operations.
Agoda, the leading online booking portal in Asia, has announced a new iPhone application. Free for download, the app allows Agoda customers to view and book up-to-the-minute rates at more than 150,000 properties around the world.