PATA and Visa Empower Southeast Asian Tourism SMEs with Finance and Digital Skills Workshops

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has successfully concluded a series of finance and digital skills workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism sector across Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines. In partnership with Visa, these workshops aimed to enhance the financial management and digital literacy of tourism businesses, especially… Read the full press release

Marriott Announces Luxury Resort Expansions in Vietnam, Unveils Two New Brands

(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. is set to expand its presence in Vietnam with the signing of agreements to open three new luxury resorts. These developments include the debut of two new brands in Vietnam: Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc. Additionally, a third JW Marriott Hotel is… 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

Cebu Pacific Launches New Destination: Fly to Da Nang, Vietnam, with Piso Sale Promotion!

Manila, Philippines, 2023-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, is launching its newest destination—Da Nang, Vietnam—with its signature Piso Sale. Starting December 7, 2023, CEB’s Manila to Da Nang flights will operate thrice a week— every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flight will depart Manila from 7:30 PM… Read the full press release

IATA Announces Inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam to Drive Safer and More Efficient Aviation Operations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the inaugural World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, 19-21 September 2023 under the theme “Leadership in Action: Driving Safer and More Efficient Operations.” Vietnam Airlines will be the host airline. The event brings together the… 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

Mekong Region Travel Boosted by Re-imagined Website

BANGKOK, 2023-Mar-8 — /Travel PR News/ — ​ The official website of Mekong Tourism has been re-imagined with a range of dynamic new digital elements for a variety of visitors – from consumer travellers to academics and researchers, from journalists to sustainable tourism advocates. Managed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), the new-look… Read the full press release

New Hotel Industry Consultancy Launched in Vietnam

Apart from advising independent hoteliers on how to be profitable in a post-Covid travel era, Wafaifo Optimisers are also drawing on many years of big brand hotel experience to run their own ambitious hotel project   HOI AN, VIETNAM – 2023-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new hotel business consultancy, Wafaifo Optimisers, has been launched… Read the full press release

PATA and Visa team up to support small and medium-sized tourism businesses and informal workers for a more resilient future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to announce the start of a new collaboration with Visa to extend the Tourism Destination Resilience (TDR) Programme and continue to help build a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has painfully proven the importance for… Read the full press release

Traveling to Reunite: Agoda’s Survey Reveals Top Travel Goals for 2023

SINGAPORE, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For most of us, reuniting with friends and family is the main reason to travel in 2023. Agoda’s Travel Trends survey asked travelers to share their top travel goals for the new year, with reuniting with loved ones, wellness and food, arts & culture making the top three, and… Read the full press release

UNWTO unveils ‘Best Tourism Villages 2022’

Madrid, Spain, 2022-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — From Austria to Vietnam, 32 destinations from all around the world have been named as ‘Best Tourism Villages 2022’ by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The accolade recognizes rural destinations that are embracing tourism as a driver of development and new opportunities for jobs and income, while… Read the full press release

New Urban Resort and Hospitality Company Launched in Vietnam

The Wafaifo Resort, a five-minute walk from Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam, will be the first project for the ambitious hospitality consultancy firm   HOI AN, VIETNAM, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A new international hospitality brand and hotel called Wafaifo has been launched in central Vietnam. The company will open the… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of opened Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City Centre in Vietnam

Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City Centre is the first to offer the brand’s new ‘Plaza Workspace’ and WorkLife room in South East Asia Vinh Yen City, Vietnam, 2022-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies and Bao Quan Investment & Construction Joint Stock Company, have officially opened Crowne… Read the full press release

Virgin Australia code returns on Singapore Airlines flights

Singapore, 2022-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Longstanding alliance partners, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines, have resumed the sale of Virgin Australia codeshare flights to a host of destinations on Singapore Airlines’ global network. Effective immediately, the announcement sees customers able to book directly on for seamless travel between Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and beyond. The… Read the full press release

Dusit Hotels and Resorts launches limited-time offer on memorable stays at its renowned properties worldwide

The Live Life with Dusit campaign offers up to 25% discount on rooms and guaranteed late check-out at Dusit Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Available for booking from 25 October – 3 November 2022 at Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Dusit Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the continued return of global travel by… Read the full press release

London Gatwick welcomes Bamboo Airways’ new service to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

London, UK, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers across London and the South-East will benefit from a new connection from London Gatwick to Asia this winter, with Bamboo Airways launching flights to the popular Vietnamese destination Ho Chi Minh City. From there, passengers will also be able to connect onwards with Bamboo Airways to… Read the full press release

WTA announces World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2022 winners

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2022-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The finest travel brands in Asia and Oceania have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Vietnam. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City to find out who… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean unveils line-up of holidays on Spectrum of the Seas for 2023-2024

Holidaymakers Can Look Forward to Short Getaways and Longer Adventures With 3- to 12-night Cruises on Spectrum of the Seas   SINGAPORE, 2022-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — 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… Read the full press release

Vietnam will host face-to-face gathering of the famous forum in Quang Nam province 9-14 October 2022

Mekong Tourism Forum 2022

  QUANG NAM, VIETNAM, 2022-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 will return as a face-to-face event 9-14 October at Hoiana Resort & Golf (Hoiana), Quang Nam province, adjacent to Hoi An city, in central Vietnam. It will be the first in-person gathering of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) destinations… Read the full press release

The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 attracted 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022), with the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, officially began on Tuesday, August 2 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, attracting 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations (NTOs)…. Read the full press release

Emirates inaugurates services to Tel Aviv

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates has taken off to Tel Aviv, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Israel. Emirates flight EK931 departed with 335 passengers, including a VIP delegation and Israeli media onboard at 1220hrs local time. Emirates executives onboard included: Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer; Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi,… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Sun Hospitality Group to develop four hotels across two destinations in Vietnam

Four hotels with 2,709 rooms in Ba Na Hills and Quang Hanh’s Yoko Park MoU signed to bring Vignette Collection onsen-wellness resorts to Vietnam Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a strategic alliance framework agreement with long-term partners Sun Hospitality… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts signs three-hotel portfolio deal for Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express in Vietnam

Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express brands heading to vibrant mixed-use development Hoian d’Or near fabled UNESCO heritage site Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jun-01 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts is celebrating another major milestone in Central Vietnam after signing a landmark three-hotel portfolio deal in Hoi An with ConBap Ecological Tourist… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways invites football fans to secure all-inclusive travel packages for The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

With a successful Final Draw complete and groups set, fans are invited to secure their all-inclusive travel packages from Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ As Qatar Airways optimises its network to ensure fans can attend the FIFA World Cup™, the airline offers 5,000 bonus Avios to all… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts Inaugural Influencer Cup in Doha

Inaugural tournament was hosted at Stadium 974 from 28 to 29 March A nostalgic reunion of Qatar Legacy Ambassadors and FIFA Legends featured the likes of Cafu, Tim Cahill, and Marcel Desailly DOHA, Qatar, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — With excitement building ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, renowned international social media… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces a four-hotel deal in Vietnam with long-standing partner Sun Hospitality Group

Vietnam’s first large-scale onsen destination resort at Quang Hanh’s Yoko Park – and three hotels in Ba Na Hills – will open in 2026 Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, is proud to announce a four-hotel, 2,709-room portfolio deal in Vietnam with… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay its second Holiday Inn Resort to open in Vietnam

Towering new property at heart of mixed-use development set to transform Halong City Halong City, Vietnam, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Ha Long Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company to create a spectacular new resort in Halong City. Opening in 2023, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will be the second… Read the full press release

Fairfield by Marriott announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong in Vietnam

BINH DUONG PROVINCE, VIETNAM, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ —Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today (JULY 12, 2021) announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong, celebrating the brand’s debut in Vietnam. Located in the Binh Duong province and inspired by the beauty of simplicity and… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang, Vietnam, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is pleased to announce that it will manage a new luxury resort with branded residences in Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s most popular leisure destinations. The project is scheduled to open in 2024. Mandarin Oriental, Da Nang sits on a spectacular 30km stretch of… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces new weekly service with 18 megaships linking to Asia, including Saudi Arabia

Eighteen megaships call weekly, first-ever direct link to Middle East Oakland, Calif., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia.  A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today… Read the full press release