Thu, 11 Apr 2019 01:00
Marriott sets aggressive targets for expansion amid regional tourism boom
MARRIOTT International, a global hotel operator, is banking on the growth potential in the Asia Pacific region to meet aggressive business targets, said Rajeev Menon, the company’s chief operating officer for Asia Pacific excluding China.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:00
Myanmar Voyages gearing up for a ride on tourism boom
IN VIEW of the Asian Development Bank’s projection that tourism will become a key driver of Myanmar’s economic growth in the next two years, Myanmar Voyages Co, the leading destination management company (DMC) in the country, is boosting its readiness to cash in on the tourism boom, said the firm’s managing director Thet Lwin Toh in an exclusive interview with The Nation in Yangon.
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 18:44
International travellers drive tourism boom in Kingdom’s secondary destinations
Expedia Group, the global travel platform, on Tuesday revealed that international travellers had become the driving force behind the tourism boom in Thailand’s secondary destinations.
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:00
How China’s travel boom expands soft power and distributes $115 bn in hard cash
A VIBRANT economy boosts tourism, strengthens soft power - that zip file-like aphorism, when uncompressed, would unfold a fascinating story of a delicately interlinked travel ecosystem involving China and the rest of the world.
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 01:00
The secret behind Indonesia’s tourism boom
Since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo took office in 2014, Indonesia’s tourism industry has boomed.
Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00
Airlines ride high on tourism boom
EARNINGS posted by some of the country’s listed airlines point to a recovery in Thailand’s aviation industry in the first quarter of this year, including double-digit gains by pacesetter Bangkok Airways, amid a boom in tourist arrivals.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:52
‘Southbound’ visa policy gives Taiwan a tourism boom
The number of tourists from countries covered under the Taiwanese government’s New Southbound Policy who visited Taiwan between January and August registered 36-per-cent growth over the same period of last year.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:15
Patients take flight as medical tourism booms
Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say experts at Berlin's ITB travel fair.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:00
Glimpse into the life of pioneer family behind tourism boom
THAI tourism historian Chanin Donavanik knows the hotel business in Thailand well. As the son of Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, founder of Dusit Thani (Dusit International), Chanin spent his entire life involved in hospitality.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:00
New Zealand aircraft maker aims to ride Thai skydiving tourism boom
NEW ZEALAND-BASED Pacific Aerospace has entered the Thai aviation market by delivering its first aircraft to Freefall Thailand to cash in on the boom in skydiving tourism.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:00
Accor to ride Thai tourism boom with two new brands
ACCOR HOTELS is drawing up a plan to operate two new brands in Thailand to cope with growing tourism, Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, said.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 14:19
Tourism boom threatens Vietnam's 'Tonkinese Alps'
SAPA, Vietnam - At the top of Vietnam's Fansipan Mountain, throngs of giddy tourists wielding selfie sticks jostle for a photo op on the once-remote peak in the Sapa region, famed for its breathtaking views across undulating rice terraces.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:00
Tourism boom during Songkran defies drought
DESPITE punishing summer heat and a severe drought, the famous Songkran Festival still works its magic to lure throngs of visitors.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:00
The aftershock for the Thai economy
Re: "Tourism boom likely to offset export contraction", Business, August 17.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 01:00
Tourism boom likely to offset export contraction
THE FEDERATION of Thai Industries agrees with the National Economic and Social Development Board's (NESDB) assessment that the excellent performance of the tourism industry should be able to offset the contraction in exports.