Bangkok (Thailand) – July 18, 2018 ( – Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals. The awards […]

Phuket (Thailand) – July 14, 2018 ( – How to build a Yacht Charter Global Digital platform for Individuals to assist, facilitate, with wide Choice & High-Standard Service ? With Immediate booking & Large fleet Yachtside label with +150 Yachts available. Not just another one of the many digital companies out there’ trying to conquer […]

Phoenix, Arizona (United States) – July 12, 2018 (travelindex) – Following Best Western’s launch of the “Today’s Best Western” campaign and its “Behind the Brands” series, the company is this month highlighting its thriving dual-branded hotel concepts. Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ dual-branded concepts pair BW’s extended-stay hotel brand – Executive Residency by Best Western […]

Jilin (China) – July 12, 2018 ( – The Paris clock keeps ticking and we need bold imaginative actions to respond, Professor Geoffrey Lipman said in his keynote remarks. “The China Summer Tourism Program exactly meets that need, encouraging travel to areas like Jilin, where climate extremes are less intensive and where local populations will […]

Nakhon Phanom (Thailand) – July 5, 2018 ( – ​Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announces new data that shows how Airbnb is supporting healthy tourism in the Greater Mekong region. At the inaugural Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 in Nakhon Phanom, Mich Goh, Airbnb’s Head of Public Policy for Southeast Asia, shared that […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 4, 2018 ( – “We can no longer judge future performance from the past experiences,” Jeffrey Rogers, Director of Singularity University’s Faculty Development, announced on the first day of SingularityU Thailand Summit. The statement went against everything we knew – of action and repercussion, of causality, of the way the world […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 3, 2018 ( – On June 20, 2018, we met at the splendid Landmark Bangkok Hotel to discuss the hottest topics concerning everything digital in the travel industry and get in some quality networking. From dawn till dusk, our speakers and panelists shared the newest insights in areas such as smart […]

Nakhon Phanom (Thailand) – July 8, 2018 ( – Year after year, the Greater Mekong Sub-region is attracting more travellers. 2017 was no exception with record numbers registered for the members of the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Total international visitors arrivals reached last year 61.2 million (excluding Chinese Provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan). This represented a […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – July 4, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with Adara, the enterprise-wide data solution for travel brands, to empower its members with a comprehensive view of destination visitor data for more powerful and efficient marketing campaigns. As part of the […]

Macao (Macao SAR) – June 28, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 28, 2018 ( – Organized by Questex Hospitality Group, the Hotel Management Thailand Summit (HMT) 2018 has attracted international speakers and delegates to further discuss everything operational, commercial, and management in the hotel industry. HMT concluded on 7 June 2018 with over 160 participants in attendance at the JW Marriott Hotel […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 29, 2018 ( – Questex Hospitality Group, international conference producer, has concluded its two day Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC) on 5-6 June 2018 at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok. Positioned as the ideal platform to gain access to new hospitality projects in the region, APHIC welcomed over 120 hotel […]

Phuket (Thailand) – June 26, 2018 ( – International TV Host and celebrity Emcee (MC) Ms. Able Wanamakok has recently branched out into the coaching world as a public speaking coach. With over a decade’s experience working as a News Presenter with National Broadcasting Thailand (NBT), hosting national TV shows such as ThailandLarge as well […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 26, 2018 ( – Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, Vice President of Business of TCEB said that “Meetings and Incentives (MI) sector is a significant contributor to Thailand’s MICE industry, generating approximately 50% of the industry’s total revenue. The recent statistics in the first-half of this fiscal year show that MI sector delivered […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 25, 2018 ( – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is joining forces with the VATANIKA fashion collection to showcase the epitome of automotive luxury, the Rolls-Royce “Ghost” and “Dawn” models. The brand-new models, which have never before been unveiled, will be featured alongside a fashion show, held under the concept of “Strive for […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 20, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the founding of the Twin Cities World Tourism Association (TCWTA) will take place during PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) in Langkawi, Malaysia from September 12-14. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “PATA assists destinations around […]

Phoenix, Arizona (United States) – June 20, 2018 (travelindex) – Launched in Fall 2015, BW Premier Collection by Best Western is one of Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ fastest-growing brands, comprised of an exclusive, carefully curated collection of upscale properties around the world. As part of the “Today’s Best Western” campaign, which launched earlier this […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 15, 2018 ( – Fitness Innovations (Thailand) Ltd. (FIT®), the organizer of the Asia Fitness Conference (AFC), announced today that the “Asia Fitness Conference 2018 (AFC 2018)” is expected to attract over 1,500 fitness professionals, enthusiasts, facility owners and managers, nutrition and other related professionals in the region to experience 3 […]

Nakhon Phanom (Thailand) – June 15, 2018 ( – Hosted by the Thailand Ministry of Tourism & Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and the Provincial Government of Nakhon Phanom, in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), this year, from June 26-29, Nakhon Phanom will be the host of the 2018 Mekong Tourism […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 5, 2018 ( – R.HAAN, Bangkok’s newest fine dining spot from ‘Todd’ Piti Bhirombhakdi and Chef Chumpon Jangprai, has welcomed Mr. Santi and Ms. Aruni Bhirombhakdi, Mr.Bhurit and Ms.Nisamanee Bhirombhakdi, Ms. Preerati Bhirombhakdi, Ms. Woranuch Bhirombhakdi, other esteemed guests and medias from the dining industry for its grand opening on May […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 5, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts is celebrating after 17 of its properties in Asia (Southeast Asia & and Japan) achieved the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Reflecting the company’s proud commitment to guest satisfaction and service excellence, Best Western-branded hotels in seven countries – Indonesia, Japan, Laos, […]

Gangneung (Republic of Korea) – June 3, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Ms. […]

Chitose Airport, Hokkaido (Japan) – June 1, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened a brand new upper-midscale hotel at New Chitose Airport, the gateway to the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose, which is situated just 3.2 km from the airport terminal, welcomed its first guests on […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 1, 2018 ( – Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., the joint venture partner of ICONSIAM as well as the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Paragon and Siam Center, has just been presented the world’s most prestigious retail development award for the concept and “cutting-edge design” of its […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 1, 2018 ( – A record 475 delegates from 52 countries have turned up for the 4th UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism which opened today in Bangkok, the first time it is being held in Asia. The conference was attended by dozens of Thai restaurateurs, chefs, food and beverage executives and […]

Gangnueng, Gangwon Province (Republic of Korea) – May 28, 2018 ( – The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme “Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities”, opened in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17 with 372 delegates from 182 organisations representing 41 destinations attending the four-day event. Delegates […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – May 21, 2018 ( – As the old saying goes “There are fish in the waters. There is rice in the fields”, this saying truly reflects the greatness of Thailand, the kingdom of food. Thailand’s rich culture, art, and tradition that passed down from generation to generation have selectively created the unique […]

Krabi (Thailand) – May 19, 2018 ( – Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced that Maya Bay in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will not allow visitors during a much needed four-month rejuvenation period from 1 June to 30 September, 2018. The DNP announced at a […]