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  • Business Traveler Awards 2017 names Bangkok Best Leisure Destination in Asia Pacific

    Sept 18,Bangkok – The Business Traveler Awards 2017 named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure Destination in the Asia Pacific’ for the second straight year, marking a record sixth time Thailand’s capital city has received this prestigious international accolade. Ms. Sarima Chindamat, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office, was on hand to receive the award from the magazine’s representative, Mr. Willian Tang Tat Chi, a Hong Kong-born veteran fashion designer, at a ceremonial luncheon that took place on 8 September in Hong...

    Kerala launches ‘Responsible Tourism Mission’ project

    Sep 17,Kadakampalli Surendran, Minister of Tourism, Government of Kerala inaugurated ‘Responsible Tourism Mission’ project aimed at the development of local communities and growth of tourism to state. With the announcement of various Onam packages under Responsible Tourism mission to be available till September 30, Tourism Minister unveiled the promotional video and concept card of the festive theme “Nattinpurangalil Onam Unnaam, Onasammanangal Vangam (Let’s have Onam feast in villages and get Onam gifts). “Nattinpurangalil Onam Unnaam, Onasammanangal Vangam” project comprises of...

    More than 1300 delegates attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu

    Sep 15,More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assemblyin Chengdu, China. During the event, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and the impact of technology on tourism will centre the discussions. On the agenda of the Assembly is also the election of the Secretary General for the next four years. “China is...

    Phuket ready to host 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon this November

     14 September 2017,On September 13th at a “Phuket Governor Meet Press” session, hosted by Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong at Phuket City Hall, the progress of 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon(LPT) organization, this year comprising an inaugural LPT Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November and 24th annual LPT on Sunday 19 November, was previewed by government officials as well as members of the press. The race, comprising 1.8Km swim, 50Km bike and 12K run in Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” area as...

    Qatar Airways launches service to Adana, Turkey

    SEP 13,QATAR – Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the airline’s fourth route to the country. The new three-times–a-week service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and services to historic Istanbul’s two main airports. From 6 November 2017, Qatar Airways will operate an Airbus A320, with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class on flights...

    Air China launches Beijing – Athens non-stop route

    SEP 13,BEIJING – On 30 September 2017, Air China will launch a new non-stop route between Beijing and Athens. The service will be operated twice a week with Airbus 330-200 aircraft, reducing the journey time between Beijing and Athens to just 10.5 hours. Passengers travelling to Athens can enjoy convenient connections to Santorini, Zakynthos and other popular Greek tourist destinations. Athens is a city with an epic history and an unsurpassed and enduring cultural legacy. Even today, much of the city’s architectural heritage...

    Alaska Airlines names Diana Birkett Rakow VP of external relations

    Sep 12 SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines‘ board of directors has elected Diana Birkett Rakow vice president of external relations, leading the airline’s government affairs, corporate communications and community relations teams in Alaska, Hawaii, San Francisco and Seattle. Birkett Rakow succeeds Joe Sprague, a 17-year veteran of the airline, who left Sept. 1. Birkett Rakow recently served as vice president of public affairs, communications and brand management at Kaiser Permanente of Washington through its acquisition of Group Health Cooperative. With Group Health since...

    Tourism across Caribbean struggles following Hurricane Irma impact

    Sep 11 The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association has released its latest assessment of the impact of Hurricane Irma, reporting widespread disruption across the region. Among the worst hit was the island of Barbuda with its approximately 1,800 residents. The destination was severely impacted by the hurricane which passed directly over the small island, resulting in one fatality. The prime minister, Gaston Browne said 90 per cent of homes were destroyed. Barbuda’s hotel infrastructure was also damaged, but with less than...

    Sweet 16: Nadal beats Anderson for 3rd US Open, 16th major

    SEP 11,NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the US Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch — and that’s exactly what it was. His game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed first-time major finalist Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win his third championship at Flushing Meadows.   It is the No. 1-ranked Nadal’s second Grand Slam title of the year and 16th...

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