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11 Dec, 2016

Japan to build deep sea project to boost renewable energy in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Dec 10 (NNN-ANTARA) — Japan plans to develop a deep sea water project in Indonesia to produce renewable energy and electrify remote islands in the country, Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has said. “The technology will be developed in Morotai Island (in North Maluku) as one of 12 integrated fishery centers (SKPT),” Susi […]

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1 Dec, 2016

Call for Entries: The First ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame

By Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire Bangkok – Today marks the launch of the ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame (ATTHoF), the first global website to honour the achievements of the many industry veterans and stalwarts who elevated this robust and dynamic industry to its present heights. Click here more…

1 May, 2016

Can The Travel & Tourism Industry Think?

In 1998, Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, published a book called “Can Asians Think?” One review of the book says: “Asia's economies are poised to surpass those of more…

8 Dec, 2016

Anthony Wong, Group Managing Director, Asian Overland Services, Malaysia

Date and Place of Birth: January 13 1956, Kuala Lumpur Marital Status: Married with four children Education Master of Arts (Sustainable Tourism) (Honoris CAUSA) Presently Group Managing Director of Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd; AOS Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd; AOS Training Centre Sdn Bhd; AOS Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd; The Jungle more…

8 Dec, 2016

Daw Nyunt Nyunt Than, Director, Tourism Promotion, Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar

Date of Birth: 23 June 1944 Religion: Buddhist Marital Status: Married Education B.A. Honours (Psychology), 1965 (Yangon Arts & Science University) Diploma in Economic Planning, 1980 (Institute of Economic, Yangon) Diploma in French, 1984 (Institute of Foreign Languages, Yangon) Career 1966-1976  Township Trade Manager, Syriam Township, Ministry of Trade 1976-1984  Branch Manager, International Trade Department, Ministry of Trade 1985-1987  Manager more…

8 Dec, 2016

U Myo Lwin, General Manager, Tourist Burma

Date and Place of Birth: December 1941, Pyawbwe, Mandalay Education Rangoon Arts and Sciences University, Class of 1963, Studied Political science, English Literature, History Tourism Planning Course in Munich by CDG 1981. Religion: Buddhist Career After working as Deputy Director in International Trade Department, joined the then Tourist Burma in April, 1981. Tourist Burma was an more…

8 Dec, 2016

Virachai Vannukul, Managing Director, Air Siam

  Date and Place of Birth: July 21, 1934, Bangkok. Marital status: Married and separated Education Diploma of Higher Accounting 1950, The School of Accountancy, London Presidential MBA from Pepperdine University, California, 1978, graduated with honors. Second MBA (1985) and MA (1983) in Executive Management, Claremont Graduate University, California Second doctoral program, Ph.D. in Organization and Management more…

7 Dec, 2016

Sonny Aung Khin, Proprietor, Padonmar Restaurant Yangon

Date and Place of Birth: 10 December 1939/ Yangon, Myanmar. Marital Status: Single Education Bachelor of Arts – History, University of Rangoon, Myanmar - (1966) Career Sales Representative, B.O.A.C. (now British Airways), Rangoon – (1960-1970) Sales Manager, Air France , Rangoon –(1970-1976) General Manager, Skyline Travel Services, Bangkok – (1978-1992) Founder, Burma Cultural Tours, Bangkok – (1980-1992) Manager, Elephant more…

7 Dec, 2016

U Htay Aung, Minister of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar

Date of Birth: 12 June 1951, Yangon, Myanmar Marital Status: Married with one son Education Master Degree in Tourism Administration (George Washington University, U.S.A in 1991) Registered Lawyer and Higher Grade Pleader Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (Mae Fah Luang University, February, 2016) Career Joined the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in 1989 and worked his way more…

7 Dec, 2016

Daw Kyi Kyi Aye, Senior Tourism Advisor, Myanmar Tourism Federation

Date and Place of Birth: September 26, 1948, Mandalay, Myanmar Ethnic/Religion: Bamar, Shan, Mon, Rakhine/Buddhist Marital Status: Married with 2 Daughters Education: Master of Arts in Political Studies (1974), School of Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (1972-1974) Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Political Science, Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India more…

2 Dec, 2016

Why the Era of “Crisis Management” in Tourism is Over

Kuala Lumpur -- When ASEAN Crisis Communications officials convene for a special meeting in the Malaysian capital between 6-9 December 2016, one of the topics on the programme will be "How to Prevent and Pre-empt a Crisis". To be presented by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil, the talk on more…

1 Dec, 2016

Alwin Zecha, Executive Chairman, Pacific Leisure Group

Date and Place of Birth: Sukabumi West Java, Indonesia, 4 April 1936. Marital status: Married with one daughter and two sons Education From 1941 to 1950, attended Dutch Secondary, Chinese/Japanese School, Dutch/Indonesian Elementary in Indonesia. Thereafter went to the United States and did high school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1952. That was more…

1 Dec, 2016

Chinese low-cost airlines plan WiFi revolution

Beijing, CRIENGLISH.com - 2016-11-29 -- There are many things that air passengers on low cost airlines are happy to do without, but it looks like in-flight WiFi isn't one of them. Spring Airlines, Lucky Air, and another low-cost airline 9 Air, have announced they plan to make WiFi available on their more…

1 Dec, 2016

Chinese report: How big data reveals your behavior

Bejing, (chinadaily.com.cn) 2016-11-29 - Thirty-five billion words are exchanged by more than 700 million internet users in China each day, according to a new report examining the behaviour of Chinese netizens. The report by Sogou Input and Renmin University of China calculated that more than 12 trillion words were typed by more…

1 Dec, 2016

Sri Mulyono Herlambang, President, ASITA

Date and Place of Birth: 9 November 1930, Solo, Java He began his career in the Indonesian Air Force as Ensign First Air in 1951, followed by the School of Life Sciences Strategy (1952), USAF Flight School (1955), Staff College (England 1959). Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 27 more…

1 Dec, 2016

Kusa Panyarachun, Managing Director, World Travel Service

Date and Place of Birth: 30 December 1918, Bangkok Married Status: Twice married with one son Education Vachiravudhvidhayalai and Thepsirin High School 1938, Secondary School in Philippines and College in Williston Academy in USA for two years Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, Pennsylvania, USA in 1947 Career During World War II, worked with the USA military more…

1 Dec, 2016

Kurt Wachtveitl, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

  Date and Place of Birth: 31 July 1937, Munich Marital status: Married with three children: Inka, Kim, and Carla, two granddaughters and one grandson. Education A graduate of the Lausanne Hotel School in Switzerland, he studied Philosophy at the University of Madrid, as well as History of Art and Literature at the Dante more…

1 Dec, 2016

Jatuporn Sihanatkathakul, Managing Director, The Landmark Bangkok

Date and Place of Birth: July 24, 1941, Bangkok, Thailand Marital status: Married with 3 sons and one daughter Education Bachelor Degree in Commerce and Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University (1964) Honorary Doctorate in Tourism and Hotels, Dhurakijpundit University (1997) Honorary Doctorate in Tourism and Hotels, Sripatum University (2006) Career The Shell Company of Thailand, Internal Auditor (1964-1966) Managing Director, more…

1 Dec, 2016

Daisy Hadmoko, Editor/Publisher, Travel Indonesia Magazine

Date and Place of Birth: Maymyo, Burma. November 9, 1930. Education St Joseph's Convent, Maymyo 1935 to 1942. Evacuated to India in 1942 at beginning of Japanese invasion of Burma. High school: Simla, India, 1944. Faculty of Science, University of Punjab, Lahore 1945 to 1947. At outbreak of India-Pakistan partition riots. Returned to Burma. Kindergarten more…

30 Nov, 2016

Pradech Phayakvichien, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand

Date of Birth: April 29, 1949 Education: 1998-1999 - National Defense College, Bangkok 1973-1975 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA-M.S. (Urban Design) 1964-1969 - Silpakorn University, Bangkok-B.Arch. 1957-1964 - Vajiravudh College, Bangkok Career May - October 2012, Acting Rector of Silapakorn University May - October 2012, Acting Rector of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music 2011 - 2013: more…

30 Nov, 2016

Yavalaksana Pangsapa, President, ASEANTA

Date of Birth: 10 October 1936 Education: 1950 - Mater Dei High School, Bangkok 1950-1952 - High School at Ursula College, NSW, Australia 1952-1954 - Secretarial Courses at L.W. Chant, Sydney, Australia 1954-1956 - Cosmetology at New Berry College, Hollywood, California, USA Marital Status: Widow Career 1956-1958 Frank's Beverly Hills Company, California, U.S.A. 1958-1960 Trans World Airlines, Bangkok. 1960-1982  Director more…

30 Nov, 2016

Tony Bruggemans, CEO, Sahid Int’l Hotel Management & Consulting Corp, Indonesia

  Date of Birth: June 13, 1943 Education CERIA Brussels Hotel School Diploma. Fluent in French, English, German, Dutch and Afrikaans. Career Spent 14 months as Chef Intendant of the First Belgian Dutch expedition in the South Pole before immigrating to the United States. Spent 8 years in Hawaii as Food & Beverage Manager and more…

30 Nov, 2016

Capt Jothin Pamon-Montri, VP Flight Operations, Thai Airways International

Date of and Place of Birth: 22 December 1935, Bangkok Marital Status: Married, with one son, two daughters  Education: -Certificate (G.C.E.), Shoreham Grammar School, UK -Certificate, Air Services Training Hambe, UK and Embry Riddle, USA -Certificate, Commercial Pilot & Instrument Rating Multi-engine rating and ground instruction for air Transport License Training: -1976, Certificate “Intensive Advanced Management” conducted more…

30 Nov, 2016

Seree Wangpaichitr, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand

Date of Birth: 24 July 1939 Education - Bangkok Christian College - Chulalongkorn University, B.A. in Political Science (majoring in International Relations) - Training in Tourism Management at the School of Tourism Industry Management, University of Hawaii, USA - Training in Tourist Business Operations at the Pacific Asia Travel Association, San Francisco, California, USA - National more…

29 Nov, 2016

Dra Cri Murthi Adi, Director Marketing, Directorate-General of Tourism, Indonesia

Date and Place of Birth: April 2nd, 1932, Lumajang, East Java Religion: Muslim Education: 1953 – 1958 BA – English Literature, Gajah Mada University, Jogjakarta Indonesia 1959 – 1961 MAT – Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA Speaks fluent Dutch, English and French, and passive German, Japanese. Career 1962 Dept. of Education and Culture as Head of Foreign more…

29 Nov, 2016

Daniel Corpuz, Executive Director, Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation

Date and Place of Birth: 23 May 1952, Iloilo City, Iloilo Marital status: Married Education B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1968 - 1973 Tourism Management (Diploma with Distinction) Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management Salzburg, Austria, 1975 - 1976 M.A. in Urban Planning, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1980 more…

29 Nov, 2016

Gen. Chalermchai Charuvastra, First Head of the “Tourism Organisation of Thailand”

Place and Date of Birth: Not Available Date of Passing: 8 April 2009 Education: -Wat Thepsirin School in 1933 -Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in 1940 -Thai Command and General Staff College in 1947 -British Army Staff College, Camberley, England in 1949 -Thailand National Defence College in 1962 -Honorary Degree of Strategic Development, Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University in 2004 Professional more…

29 Nov, 2016

John M. Daniels, President Director, Bali Discovery Tours

Date and Place of Birth: August 16, 1953, Michigan, USA Education Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. B.A. Graduate 1975. Summa Cuma Laude. Phi Beta Kappa key recipient. Certified Hotel Administrator, American Hotel and Motel Association. Career Bali Discovery Tours – President Director - January 2000 to present Spice Island Cruises – Managing Director - April more…

29 Nov, 2016

Pornthip Hirunkate (Addie), Managing Director, Destination Asia Thailand

Date and Place  of Birth: 14 July 1952, Bangkok Education 1972: Holy Infant Jesus Commercial School, Bangkok 2009: Thai Institute of Directors, Director Certification Program Career 1974-1984  Tour Guide, Tour East  (Thailand) Ltd. 1984-1990  Incentive Tour-Coordinator, Tour East 1990-1992  Marketing Manager, Tour East 1992-1997  Country Manager, Tour East (Thailand) 1997-2001  General Manager, Destination Asia (Thailand) Ltd. 2001- Present:  Managing Director, more…

29 Nov, 2016

Elly Nurlaila Hutabarat, President, ASEANTA

Date and Place of Birth: 9 October 1944, Bogor, Indonesia Education University of Indonesia, majoring in Psychology, MBA Program for Executives, Jakarta, Indonesia Career Pantravel, President Ayu Berga, GSA for Saudia, Chairperson Pan Maritime Wira Pawitra (shipping company) Chairperson Intrareps (International Tourism Representatives), Chairperson Pan Convince (PCO), Chairperson Associations: Indonesia-Australia Business Council, President (2005 – 2007) PATA Indonesia Chapter, Chairperson ASEANTA, President more…

29 Nov, 2016

Niels Lumholdt, Senior VP Industry Affairs, Thai Airways International

Date and Place of Birth: 12 December 1932, Esbjerg, Denmark Education Completed high school in Copenhagen, Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota. Career Joined the American Express Company in Minneapolis right after graduation. Returned to Denmark in 1956, joining SAS as a sales assistant stationed in Copenhagen. Completing the SAS Management Training Programme, served as more…

29 Nov, 2016

29 Nov – World Marks Int’l Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

United Nations, 28 Nov 2016 (UN News Centre) - Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed on 29 November: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not just one of many conflicts in the region.  It is, in many ways, a long-standing, gaping wound more…