|The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)
AHIC has proven to be the Middle East’s annual meeting place for the region’s most senior hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors. It is the conference that connects business leaders from international and local markets to do deals across the region. It’s high time they were seen as enablers, not disruptors, and hospitality investors, developers, owners and operators alike have the chance in 2017 to capitalise on these for future growth, profitability and success. You too can accelerate change and embrace a new future. AHIC returns for its 13th year on 25-27 April 2017. Read more.
InterContinental Bali Resort launches ‘Rooms with a Soul’ where tradition meets luxury
InterContinental Bali Resort is renowned for showcasing the best of Bali, with the essential components of Balinese Hindu philosophies, imagery and symbolism prevalent throughout its design. The Resort follows the principles of ‘Tri Hita Karana’, which is the balance and harmony between the three sources of life – humans, nature and God, while the architecture also honours the sacred axis between the holy mountain and the sea. Read more.
The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The event, held in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain, was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Vice-President of Honduras, more than 40 tourism ministers and other senior officials from 57 countries. Read more.
TripAdvisor recognises Asia and the world’s top hotels with the 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards
TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, has announced the Asian winners of its 2017 Travellers’ Choice™ awards for hotels. Winners are Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Indonesia (ranked #1 in Asia and #2 in the world). Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia and Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam. Read more.
Qantas Sydney – Beijing flights take off in time for Chinese New Year
Qantas’ new flights to Beijing are helping power the Australia-China travel boom, marking the next step in the national carrier’s Chinese growth strategy. Read more.
WTTC announces Finalists for 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to announce the 15 Finalists for its 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2017 Finalists cut across five continents in the following categories: Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People. Read more.
Route Development for Destinations and Tourism
How can destinations and tourism authorities boost tourist numbers through route development? On 28th - 29th March 2017 ASM (Airport Strategy & Marketing) will be delivering their Route Development for Destinations and Tourism training course in Bangkok. Tourism authorities and destinations play an important role in route development. You will learn about the economic impact and benefits of new air services, how to collectively build a business case, what airlines are looking for from destinations, and how to negotiate with airlines and tour operators. Book now.