The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) moved up the rankings and was voted 3rd best budget airline in Smart Travel Asia’s 2011 Best in Travel Poll. The airline ranked 4th last year.
A new online guide shows you how to have a great holiday using boutique hotels, guest houses, restaurants, shops and tour operators that all build positive change throughout Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Guangxi and Yunnan provinces of China.
Istanbul shot up 10 places in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings from 17th in 2009 to 7th in 2010, thanks to a combination of effective destination marketing, expanded facilities and widespread recognition of Istanbul as one of the world’s trendiest and most exciting cities.
Experience an iconic event that explores the abundance of opportunities in the tourism industry – within Asia and beyond. AHRA Conference 2011 is expected not only to provide valuable information and discussion but also to inspire the travel trade!
Asia’s role in spearheading the global recovery of travel and tourism is to be acknowledged by World Travel Awards as it prepares to host its 2011 Asia & Australasia Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 September. The awards programme, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’, noted that Asia has experienced double-digit growth in tourist arrivals during the first half of 2011, despite the impact of the tsunami in Japan and the on-going austerity challenges in Europe and North America.
The volume of foreign travel from Asia’s three main travel nations, China, Japan and South Korea, is growing again. Following a nine per cent decline due to the crises in 2009, in 2010 foreign travel from Asia increased by 17 per cent. This represents a total volume of 128 million individual journeys. Asia’s share of foreign travel now accounts for 18 per cent of the world total. With this increase Asia has consolidated its position as the second most important region on the foreign travel market. An evaluation by “IPK International – World Travel Monitor Company”, commissioned by ITB Berlin, reveals that Asia is exceeded only by Europe, with a 56 per cent share, as a source of foreign travel.
There’s a lot more to 2012 than the London Olympics, and from a Polish perspective, it’s the European Football Championships - UEFA EURO 2012 – that are getting people in that country excited right now. EURO 2012 will undoubtedly put to the test Poland’s ability to organise major international sports events – will the events planning industry be up to it? Well, if Poland’s track record of winning and running major conferences is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding ‘Tak’!
The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB), flew more than 555,000 Greater China passengers in the first half (1H) of 2011, posting a new record with year-on-year growth of 16% in the airline’s biggest international market. Mainland China passengers increased by 37% as the low-cost carrier boosted flight frequencies to a daily service between Manila and Shanghai, and three flights a week to both Guangzhou and Beijing.
Brand new package for tourism industry professionals includes the distribution of an unlimited number of press releases. The latest marketing package of Tourism-Review.com, the leading tourism news provider, focuses solely on the needs of travel trade marketers. As a part of the brand new promo package the travel companies, destinations or even hotels can now distribute an unlimited number of press releases.
World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, is poised to benefit from a number of transport improvements including a 50% increase in Docklands Light Railway capacity. DLR trains will increase capacity from two to three carriages increasing DLR capacity by 50% with trains continuing to run every two minutes and 30 seconds during peak periods.
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