Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery a Mixed Picture, But Visa Easing and More Air Capacity Would Help

Experts convened by PATA also show that digitalisation, localisation, seamless travel payments and tourism aligned to values are redefining the new Asia Pacific tourism landscape   Bangkok, 2024-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — New consumer preferences and habits have emerged in the first half of 2024 in an Asia Pacific tourism sector which is recovering from… Read the full press release

New Wafaifo Resort Hoi An in Vietnam Now Open for Booking

The Wafaifo Resort, a 10-minute walk from Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam, will open its doors on 1 September   HOI AN, VIETNAM, 2024-May-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The Wafaifo Hoi An Resort in the ancient heritage capital of Hoi An in central Vietnam will open its doors to guests on 1… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Forum 2024 Concludes with Strong Focus on Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Integration

  Lijiang, China, 2024-May-6 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) 2024, hosted in Lijiang from April 23 to 25, successfully concluded with 270 delegates at both the welcome dinner and the opening ceremony. The forum was honored by the opening speech from H.E. Zhang Zheng, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism… Read the full press release

Lux Tented Camp in Thailand Announces Songkran Water Festival and Summer Promotions

New packages and rates from the luxury tented camp in northern Thailand include deals for Songkran water festival in April, the summer holiday period, families, couples and individual travellers   (PRESS RELEASE) CHIANG RAI, THAILAND, 2024-Apr-8 — /Travel PR News/ —  Visama Mae Chan luxury tented camp in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, has announced special… Read the full press release

Cardamom Tented Camp Joins Prestigious Global Conservation Network, Aiming for Highest Sustainability Standards

  (IN SHORT) Cardamom Tented Camp, a renowned conservation lodge in Cambodia, has recently become a fellow member of The Long Run, an esteemed international alliance dedicated to sustainable nature-based tourism. By committing to the rigorous standards of a Global Ecosphere Retreat (GER), the camp demonstrates its dedication to conservation, community engagement, and cultural preservation…. Read the full press release

Khiri Reach Partners with Wildlife Alliance for $15,000 Forest Reclamation Project in Cambodia: Commitment to Reforestation and Biodiversity Conservation

Khiri Reach, the 16-year old charitable arm of Khiri Travel, has joined Wildlife Alliance’s ambitious long-term One Million Tree initiative to reforest illegally cleared land in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains (IN SHORT) Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel, has committed $15,000 to the One Million Tree reforestation project in Cambodia’s Koh Kong and Sihanoukville… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Khao Lak Beach Resort Shines with Sustainable Christmas Tree Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles

  (IN SHORT) OUTRIGGER Khao Lak Beach Resort in Thailand has unveiled an elegant and sustainable Christmas tree in its lobby. This innovative Christmas tree is crafted entirely from recycled plastic bottles and adorned with twinkling lights and recycled ornaments. The tree represents the resort’s commitment to sustainability and its global conservation initiative, OUTRIGGER Zone…. Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Maldives Unveils Ultimate Barefoot Luxury with Lonubo Private Island Retreat

Barefoot luxury reaches new heights at Lonubo – an idyllic private island adjacent to OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort where guests can indulge in the epitome of serenity   (IN SHORT) OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort introduces a new level of luxury with the Lonubo private island retreat, located just 200 meters from the resort. Guests can… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels Offers Up to 40% Off in 2023 Cyber Sale for Dream Beachfront Getaways

Up to 40% off premium resort stays across all of OUTRIGGER’s global beachfront properties and early cyber sale access for DISCOVERY loyalty members (IN SHORT) OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has launched its 2023 cyber sale, offering up to 40% off resort and hotel rates at its global beachfront properties in locations like the Maldives, Thailand,… Read the full press release

Khiri Reach Receives 2023 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award for 16 Years of Community and Environmental Initiatives in Asia

Khiri Reach, the 16-year old charitable arm of Khiri Travel, wins in the Tour Operator-Travel Agent category   (IN SHORT) Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel in Southeast Asia, has been awarded the 2023 Skal Sustainable Tourism Award in the tour operator category. The award recognizes Khiri Reach’s 16 years of community and… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Eyck Zimmer Returns to the Maldives for an Epic Culinary Experience at OUTRIGGER Maafushivaru Resort

Experience Exquisite Culinary Delights as Eyck Zimmer Takes Centre Stage at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru in January 2024 (IN SHORT) Renowned international chef Eyck Zimmer, known for his excellence in haute cuisine, will be making a highly-anticipated return to the Maldives in January 2024. He will curate two exceptional five-course dining experiences at the OUTRIGGER Maldives… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel Introduces Diverse Travel Experiences Across Southeast Asia: From Off-the-Beaten-Track Markets to Sundown Kayaking

  SOUTHEAST ASIA BASED DMC ADDS EXPERIENCES IN “SIGNATURE”, “SELECT”, “WOW!”, “PERSONALITY”, “SUNDOWNER” AND “PICNIC” CATEGORIES (IN SHORT) Khiri Travel, a destination management company based in Southeast Asia, has introduced new travel products across eight countries in the region. These travel experiences are categorized into six groups: Signature, Select, Personality, Sundowner, Picnic, and Wow!, offering… Read the full press release

Staybridge Suites Bangkok Unveil Staycation Offers

Value-added Thonglor and Sukhumvit 24 “staycation” offers make an affordable, convenient base for Bangkok visits up to 31 December 2023   BANGKOK, 2023-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Staybridge Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit, in the city’s bustling Sukhumvit 24 area, has released a “Staycation Offer” starting at THB4000++ (THB4,708 net) per night. The rate includes breakfast… Read the full press release

Sign up for new Vietnam and Indochina Travel & Tourism Insights

Journalists, investors and stakeholders can sign up for free monthly Vietnam and Indochina-focused insight newsletter and specialist video interviews Vietnam, 2023-Oct-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Central Vietnam based Wafaifo Optimisers are behind a new insight newsletter and video channel dedicated to hospitality, hotel and tourism developments in the region. The co-founders of Wafaifo Resort Hoi… Read the full press release

New Luxury Tented Camp Announced in Chiang Rai, Thailand

The fully five-star Visama Mae Chan, which has a charitable purpose and will promote Lanna culture, will soft open 1 November   Thailand, 2023-Oct-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The Visama Mae Chan luxury tented camp in the mountains of Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, will open 1 November. The new property, with 10 luxuriously appointed… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa Announces Geoff Pearson as New General Manager

Hawaii, 2023-Oct-3 — /Travel PR News/ —  OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Pearson as the new General Manager of OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island. In this role, Pearson will assume the responsibility of overseeing the daily operations and management of the resort. His duties will encompass… Read the full press release

The Rising Importance of Empathy and New Technology in Culture & Heritage Tourism

Emotional connection, empathy and narrative storytelling in an AI age of declining attention spans dominated debate at the inaugural Global Leaders Summit of the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage   VALENCIA, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heritage tourism experts grappled with complex issues of presenting culture and heritage to tourists at an… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Office Promotes Inspirational Voices and Hidden Destinations

  BANGKOK, 2023-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has unveiled Mekong Voices and Mekong’s Hidden Gems – captivating interviews with local tourism pioneers, and insights into less travelled ‘hidden’ destinations. Both initiatives are hosted on the new MekongTourism.org website. Mekong Voices is a series of Q&A interviews with intrepid travellers,… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Appoints Two New Waikiki General Managers

At the helm of OHANA Waikiii East by OUTRIGGER is Kiana Beimes and at OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel is Cecilia ‘Ceci’ Hamao HONOLULU, 2023-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels is pleased to announce Kiana Beimes as General Manager of the OHANA Waikiki East by OUTRIGGER and Ceci Hamao as General Manager… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Office Promotes Internships to Plug Tourism Skills Gap

BANGKOK, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has launched the Mekong Tourism internship finder on MekongTourism.org. The initiative is designed to address labour challenges faced by the tourism industry and to be a useful tool for interns seeking entry into tourism. The internship finder is primarily aimed at young people… Read the full press release

New General Manager for OUTRIGGER Kaanapali Beach Resort

Edwin Torres to take the helm of the company’s newest beach resort on the island of Maui HAWAII, 2023-Sep-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, Edwin Torres will lead the beachfront OUTRIGGER Kaanapali Beach Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. As General Manager he will help OUTRIGGER hosts, their families and the community in the aftermath of… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Adds Kauai Beach Resort to Portfolio

  HAWAII, 2023-Sep-1 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels is pleased to announce the addition of Kauai Beach Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Located in the picturesque town of Lihue on the enchanting ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai, the resort is spread across 25 lush acres (10 ha) of beachfront property and showcases 350… Read the full press release

Rajan Datar to MC Summit on Culture & Heritage in Tourism

Valencia, 2023-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Rajan Datar, the award-winning TV broadcaster familiar to BBC UK and BBC World viewers, will MC opening and closing sessions at the inaugural Global Leaders Summit presented by the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage. The summit in Valencia, 24-25 September, will address issues and opportunities where… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels Rides a Wave of Expansion with Maui’s Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel in Hawaii

OUTRIGGER adds its footprint to the number one ranked beach in the United States   HAWAII, 2023-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has finalised its acquisition of the iconic Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, situated on the sands of world-famous Kā‘anapali Beach – recently ranked as the No. 1 beach in the U.S. and… Read the full press release

New Staybridge Suites Hotels in Bangkok Offer Top Value Longer Stay Packages

The two Staybridge Suites properties in Bangkok have announced great value limited period promotional offers for stays longer than seven or 15 days   Stay Longer and Save More in Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor BANGKOK, 2023-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor “Stay Longer & Save More” package, guests staying… Read the full press release

Khiri Campus Launched in Asia

Asia-based educational programme specialist for young people around the world takes over where GROUND Asia left off BANGKOK, 2023-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A new specialist ground handler and programme creator for young people around the world travelling with educational institutions has been launched in Asia. Khiri Campus today takes over from its predecessor, GROUND… Read the full press release

New Urban Resort To Redefine Central Vietnam’s Food & Beverage Offering

Working together for the first time, Andrew Joyce of B&B Ideas Group and Le Ha Hoang of ShapeUs Studio, are creating ambitious food, drink and ambience experiences at the new Wafaifo Resort, Hoi An HOI AN, VIETNAM, 2023-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A project is underway to redefine preconceived ideas about Vietnamese food, drink… Read the full press release

New Summit to Galvanise Policies on Culture and Heritage in Tourism

Early bird registrations are only available to 7 July for the new annual global leadership summit on culture and heritage in tourism   A selection of speakers who will exchange ideas at the inaugural summit on culture and heritage in tourism, which will take place in Valencia, Spain 24-25 September. Lewisham, Australia, 2023-Jun-29 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel Wins Twice at International Travel Awards in Dubai

  DUBAI, 2023-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Khiri Travel has won “Best Sustainable Tourism Company – Thailand” and “Best Destination Management Company – Thailand” at the 2023 International Travel Awards held in Dubai on 17 June. Award organisers, UAE-based Golden Tree, said: “Khiri Travel has shown itself as a brilliant representative of excellent services… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER ‘Zones In’ on Ocean Conservation

From clean-ups to coral planting, OUTRIGGER focuses on ocean health, this World Ocean Month   HAWAII, 2023-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — This June for World Ocean Month, OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has pledged to continue making a difference at its premier beach resorts worldwide. Activities connected to ocean health and conservation will take place… Read the full press release