China Airlines to Purchase 16 New Boeing 787-9 Passenger Aircraft
China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, announced the purchase of 16 Boeing 787-9 passenger aircraft fitted with the General Electric GEnx engine today (8/30). Deliveries are expected to commence in 2025 and the next-generation aircraft will become the mainstay of the medium-capacity wide-body fleet
Thailand launches digital travel pass to boost tourism industry
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), together with five leading corporations, has launched the TAGTHAi Pass, a Thai digital travel pass to bolster Thailand’s tourism industry. The corporations are AIS, TRUE, Kasikorn Bank, ThaiBev and Dusit Thani.
The summer vacation tourism of China sees upturn
Many domestic online travel agencies in China as of August 28th have posted their data of this year’s summer vacation.
Japan will raise daily entry cap and ease restrictions for tourism
Japan will raise its daily overseas arrival from 20,000 to 50,000 people starting Wednesday September 7. Travellers will also be exempted from taking a pre-arrival Covid-19 test if they are fully vaccinated (booster included) with a vaccine approved by the country.
Budget airline Thai AirAsia X to launch two Thailand – Australia routes
Budget airline Thai AirAsia X will launch two direct routes between Thailand and Australia in December. The airline will fly from Bangkok to both Melbourne and Sydney, beginning December 1 and 2 this year, respectively.
Royal Caribbean unveils line-up of holidays on Spectrum of the Seas for 2023-2024
Vacationers can set their sights on more ways to explore Asia and make lifelong holiday memories. Royal Caribbean International has released its line-up of holidays on Spectrum of the Seas for 2023-2024, and longer cruises are making a comeback.
Queensland launches fresh multi-million dollar tourism campaign
A brand-new multi-million dollar tourism campaign has been launched today hoping to lure southerners to book a holiday in Queensland. The “Seize the Days” campaign aims to generate over 6 million visitors to the sunshine state and inject over $ 4 billion into the tourism sector.
Thai tourism end-of-year target raised to 10 million
Thailand’s tourism scene is continually being reinvigorated, with the tally of foreign arrivals having now exceeded 4 million for the year according to Thai News agency NNT.
Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction Peak Tram reopens after 14 months
After being down for a year, one of Hong Kong’s most well-liked tourist attractions, the Peak Tram, has reopened with a fresh new design.
Da Nang, Vietnam Tourism Advances Digital Transformation
The Da Nang Municipal Department of Tourism recently coordinated with related units to organise a seminar on improving digital transformation capacity and smart lighting solutions at tourist accommodation establishments in 2022.
Shangri-La Group 2022 Interim Results
Commenting on the interim results, Shangri-La Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Lim Beng Chee, said, “The Group’s first half-year results for 2022 improved as travel rebounded in destinations where travel restrictions and entry requirements were relaxed. For destinations that have been open for longer, we are beginning to see corporate and MICE demand gathering momentum.
Vietnam’s planned hotel openings
Vietnam remains one of the top destinations in the world, with growth rates ranging from 50-75%. Since reopening its borders to foreign travel, Vietnam has welcomed over 954,000 international travellers in the first seven months of 2022, representing nearly a ninefold increase over the same period the previous year