Event Calendar

 WTM Connect Asia
18-20 May 2016, Penang Malaysia
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Korea World Travel Fair
09-12 June 2016, COEX Seoul, Korea
Visit KOTFA 2016

World Travel Fair
18-22 May 2016, Shanghai Exhibition Center
Visit World Travel Fair 2016

2016 Asia Pacific Ironman 70.3 Championship
07 August 2016, Cebu
Visit Asia Pacific Ironman 2016

Busan International Travel Fair
09-12 September 2016, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
Visit Busan International Travel Fair

Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE)
10-11 September 2016 Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney
Visit Australia Dive Expo

IFTM – Int’l French Travel Market Top Resa
20-23 September 2016, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris
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World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC)
20-23 September 2016, Belgrade, Serbia
Visit World Youth and Student Travel Conference

JATA Tourism Expo
22-25 September 2016, Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Hall, Japan
Visit JATA Tourism Expo 2016

IT&CM Asia & CTW 2016
27 – 29 September 2016, Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWold Bangkok, Thailand
Visit IT&CM Asia & CTW 2016

ITB Asia
19-21 October 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Visit ITB Asia

World Travel Market (WTM)
07-09 November 2016, London Excel, United Kingdom
Visit World Travel Market

IBTM World 2016
29 November – 01 December 2016, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Visit IBTM World 2016

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    ITB Asia 2016 announces dedicated MICE Day

  • PAL sets to operate flights between Manila and Saipan

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Travel Trade

ITB Asia 2016 announces dedicated MICE Day

SINGAPORE – ITB Asia 2016, the trade show, organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore), will take place from 19 – 21 October 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. New partnerships with Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), as well asmore

Marianas Visitors Authority opens office in Manila

In a move to further increase visitor arrivals to the Marianas Islands from key source markets, and to support the new PAL Express non-stop flights between Manila and Saipan, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) has opened its representative office in the Philippines. The office will be operated by AVIAREPS which also represent MVA in Japan,more

PAL sets to operate flights between Manila and Saipan

Philippine Airlines (PAL) formally announced yesterday to travel trade and media its 44th international destination – Saipan. Starting June 15, PAL will start its Manila-Saipan-Manila service to serve the needs of Filipino ‘kababayans’ who have long considered the flag carrier their ‘airline of choice’. “The service is much awaited by our countrymen working in the islandmore

Air New Zealand announces direct flights Manila-Auckland in December

Air New Zealand will further expand its Pacific Rim network with the launch of direct flights between Manila and Auckland, New Zealand from December. The new year round service will operate three times a week using Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a flight time of around 10 and a half hours in each direction. Air Newmore

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PAL sets to operate flights between Manila and Saipan

Philippine Airlines (PAL) formally announced yesterday to travel trade and media its 44th international destination – Saipan. Starting June 15, PAL will start its Manila-Saipan-Manila service to serve the needs of Filipino ‘kababayans’ who have long considered the flag carrier their ‘airline of choice’. “The service is much awaited by our countrymen working in the islandmore

Air New Zealand announces direct flights Manila-Auckland in December

Air New Zealand will further expand its Pacific Rim network with the launch of direct flights between Manila and Auckland, New Zealand from December. The new year round service will operate three times a week using Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a flight time of around 10 and a half hours in each direction. Air Newmore

Thai Airways mulls adding frequency in Manila

Thai Airways is looking at increasing its business in the Philippines to capture the growing outbound market, with the airline’s president saying to “at least maybe start off by increasing frequency” in Manila where it flies to Bangkok 10 times weekly. “It’s [the Philippines] one of the focus areas for sure because of the growth,”more

NAIA’s new transit lounge features capsule rooms

NAIA management and the group behind Networld Hotel formally opened the airport’s first-ever transit lounge at the fourth level of Terminal 3. The Wings Transit Lounge is operated by the Jipang Group of Companies, which is the concessionaire of three restaurants in NAIA, namely Le Amoretto, Let’s Chow Rice and Noodle Haus, and Kaishu Express,more

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Marianas Visitors Authority opens office in Manila

In a move to further increase visitor arrivals to the Marianas Islands from key source markets, and to support the new PAL Express non-stop flights between Manila and Saipan, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) has opened its representative office in the Philippines. The office will be operated by AVIAREPS which also represent MVA in Japan,more

Indonesian travel mart aims to boost foreign arrivals to 10 million

The Indonesian travel show TIME has opened on October 13 hoping to help increase the number of foreign tourist arrivals this year to 10 million tourists. Returning to Jakarta for its 21st edition, TIME has registered 93 buyers from 15 countries and 66 sellers from Indonesia along with invited media. The travel trade show, whichmore

Hong Kong Disneyland holds travel trade summit in 10th anniversary

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort marked its 10th anniversary this year by hosting the Disney Travel Trade Summit on September 9-10, bringing together nearly 300 travel trade partners and members of the press. Unveiled during the event was the resort’s upcoming 10th anniversary celebration program lineup, including the all-new theatrical performance Mickey and the Wondrous Book,more

Philippines’ largest surfing event prepares for 10th year

The biggest annual surfing event by volume in the Philippines, La Union Surfing Break, will hold its 10th edition in the last week of October, with organizers expecting at least 12,000 participants to celebrate and ride the famous waves of San Juan on October 30 to November 1. The event will open with a festivemore

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ITB Asia 2016 announces dedicated MICE Day

SINGAPORE – ITB Asia 2016, the trade show, organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore), will take place from 19 – 21 October 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. New partnerships with Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), as well as

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Insight Vacations introduces new president for Asia

Insight Vacations announced the appointment of Evon Ler as Insight Vacations’ president for Asia. Ler comes with a wealth of knowledge about the local regional markets and travel industry. She recently relocated back to Singapore from Hong Kong, where she was director of sales, South East Asia for Travelzoo. She has worked extensively across B2B

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