Hong Kong Officials Target End to Hotel Quarantine in November
Hong Kong is targeting an end to hotel quarantine in November, ahead of a summit of global bankers and an international rugby competition, even as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases prompts health officials to push back on the plan
Thailand expects FTAs to touch 10 million in 2022
Thailand expects to get 400 billion baht (USD 10.9 billion) from Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in the second half of 2022. This is post easing of most Covid-19 restrictions and increase in the number of leisure tourists coming to the destination.
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road Reopens on 7 September 2022
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore, part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is pleased to announce the reopening of its newly renovated hotel that offers a unique locale in the ethnic district of Little India, ideal for both corporate and leisure guests alike.
Korean Air to launch Budapest route and resume flights to Dubai, Phuket and Chiang Mai
Korean Air will launch its inaugural flight to Budapest, Hungary from October 3. The airline will operate a 269-seat Boeing 787-900 once a week on Mondays departing from Seoul Incheon at 11:25 am and landing in Budapest at 5:05 pm. The return flight leaves the next day at 7:15 pm and arrives in Seoul Incheon one day later at 12:50 pm. There will also be an extra flight on Saturday October 29.
Malaysia Airlines inaugurates direct flight between Kota Kinabalu and Singapore
Malaysia Airlines marked another milestone in its network expansion plan by introducing a new direct flight between Kota Kinabalu and Singapore which commenced operations on 27 August 2022.
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.