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Thailand declares COVID-19 a dangerous contagious disease: what it means to tourists?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide clarification regarding the latest move by the National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) to declare the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a dangerous contagious disease.
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:11

Bring them Home!

The researchers showed that as more and more people migrate permanently abroad, they are increasingly turning to tourism as a way to retain social and emotional ties with their homelands.
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:10

Now & Next: top trending and emerging destinations revealed

TripAdvisor announces 2020 travellers’ choice best of the best awards for destinations.
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:09

Bawah Reserve introduces Elang Private Residence

Developed as the owner’s residence with a small village to accommodate family and friends, Elang offers an exclusive island experience for travellers who desire the utmost in privacy and sustainable travel.
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:02

Nordic Inspiration: Mantra Chatswood Sydney gets a multi-million dollar makeover

All of Mantra Chatswood’s 144 guest rooms have been rejuvenated and now combine the ultimate in guest comfort with a modern and homely Scandinavian style.
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:01

Six Senses Yao Noi reveals the all new Hilltop

The Hilltop’s innovative new look is inspired by the nest of the Oriental Pied Hornbills, a rare species of bird that makes its home on the island of Yao Noi.
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 02:00

Hotel markets throughout Asia Pacific show coronavirus impact

Pulling from Tourism Economics’ global top 20 for Mainland China outbound travel, STR analyzed 14 markets for a six-week period beginning with 6 January and ending with 16 February.
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 07:00

Machine learning key to growing Australia’s cruise industry, says GlobalData

Cruise tourism contributed $3.5bn to the Australian economy in 2018.
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 05:09

Coronavirus: Air Astana air ticket rule changes

Information for passengers arriving in Kazakhstan from Singapore, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau.
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 05:02

International campaign will help put Australia back on the travel list

This is the right time to be hitting the accelerator and encouraging our international visitors back to Australia.
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:53

Business Events Perth secures Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech conference for WA in 2021

For nearly 48 years, Business Events Perth has been securing business events for Western Australia and in 2018-19 generated around $153 million for the State’s economy in visitor spend.
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:48

Cairns Convention Centre boosts Business Development Team ahead of expansion

Smith returns to Cairns after spending the previous four years as Director of Client Services at Darwin Convention Centre.
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:41

2020 brings a new beginning for business events in Western Australia

Over the past 10 years, Perth has undergone a significant transformation, with an unprecedented investment in infrastructure, hotels and venue space creating a vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:52

Dream Cruises to voluntarily suspend operations of Genting Dream from Singapore

To safeguard the well-being of its guests and crew, Dream Cruises has also implemented various precautionary measures across its fleet.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:22

Ovolo Hotels searches for answers

The current economic downturn in Hong Kong due to social unrest and now the Coronavirus has been felt across all corners of the city including the retail, aviation and financial sectors, with the tourism industry being the hardest hit.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:15