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22 Nov, 2019

New Survey Reveals Toxic Cultures and Negative Behaviors Are Prevalent in the Workplace

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)- November 20, 2019 – EVERFI, Inc., a social impact education innovator, today released the findings of a new survey revealing that toxic1 behavior, distrust, and resentment, as well as egregious conduct like harassment, discrimination, and bullying are prevalent in today’s workplace. However, survey data also reveals that workplaces in which employees live and […]

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15 Nov, 2019

How 1987 Visit Thailand Year Revolutionised Global Travel & Tourism

One of the world's greatest tourism marketing extravaganzas, 1987 Visit Thailand Year changed the face of global Travel & Tourism. While establishing Thailand's marketing genius, it also exposed the kingdom's management deficiencies. Today, as the country prepares to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai more…

18 Mar, 2019

June 14, 2019: First Forum on The Greatest Story in Global Tourism HiSTORY

Bangkok – At 0900 hrs on March 18, exactly 59 years ago, what was then known as the Tourist Organisation of Thailand opened for business. Its duty, in the words of Gen Chalermchai Charuvastr, its first Director-General, was to promote visitor arrivals by "creating a wholesome image" of the Thai more…

11 Apr, 2018

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Next Big Thing – Thailand Outbound Travel Report 2018

Bangkok -- Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil has made travel journalism history yet again by publishing the first report on the surging Thai outbound travel industry. The report is being made available FREE, thanks to support from Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat and Tourism Authority of Thailand more…

17 Jul, 2017

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Olive Tree – How Travel & Tourism can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Olive Tree is the first and only publication designed to help Travel & Tourism become a more enthusiastic part of the solution in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Free download. Click on any of the images below. ++++++++++ The Olive Tree Edition 16, November-December 2019 [caption id="attachment_58667" align="aligncenter" width="462"] Click on more…

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…

20 Nov, 2019

XPRIZE Announces US$10 Million Competition to Preserve Global Rainforests

LOS ANGELES, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Today, XPRIZE, which claims to be global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, officially launched the $10M Rainforest XPRIZE. Registration is now open for teams interested in participating in the four-year global competition that calls on innovators to more…

20 Nov, 2019

Coalition Against Stalkerware: Organizations Combating Domestic Violence Team Up With I.T. Security Companies

WOBURN, Mass., 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Today, ten organizations – Avira, Electronic Frontier Foundation, European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence, G DATA Cyber Defense, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, National Network to End Domestic Violence, NortonLifeLock, Operation Safe Escape and WEISSER RING – have launched a global initiative called more…

20 Nov, 2019

National Geographic Announces Best Trips of 2020

WASHINGTON, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - With the publication of its annual Best Trips list, National Geographic announces the 25 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2020. Within the list, 17 of the 25 destinations were nominated, researched, reported, and written in collaboration with National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 17 international more…

20 Nov, 2019

Tips to Maximize Every Charitable Donation and Avoid Scams During Giving Season 2019

JENKINTOWN, Pa., 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - In anticipation of Giving Season, the final weeks of the year when donors make approximately 40% of all annual donations, and #GivingTuesday (Dec 3), the philanthropy experts at National Philanthropic Trust, one of the top grantmaking organizations in the US, share key tips to more…

20 Nov, 2019

Communications Firm Reveals the Most Transparent Industries in the U.S.

ATLANTA, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Labrador, a global communication firm specializing in regulated disclosure documents, today announced the most transparent industries in the U.S. based on rankings determined in the inaugural U.S. Transparency Awards. The rankings, which compare the efficacy of corporate disclosure documents among the top S&P 250 companies by market more…

24 Oct, 2019

5 ways OpenStreetMap can help promote Secondary Tourist Cities in Thailand and ASEAN

Bangkok - The Tourism Authority of Thailand has recently introduced a series of incentives in order to promote Thailand's "secondary tourist cities" to help alleviate congestion in the prime tourist areas and better balance economic growth in the provinces. As these emerging destinations are in the early stages of tourism more…

4 Oct, 2019

Court clears way for Thai owners to terminate Peninsula Bangkok management contract

Bangkok - A Thai court has paved the way for the owners of the luxury riverside Peninsula Bangkok hotel to terminate the management contract on the basis of having delivered no returns to the Thai business family over the last 20 years. However, Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, the operators and more…

3 Oct, 2019

Independent Documentary charts Courageous Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War

LOS ANGELES, 30 SEPTEMBER 2019, PRWEB News - Kerry David of KDC Films has won yet another prestigious award with her powerful documentary, Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War. It One filmmaker’s journey to understand the complicated human/animal conflict and poaching crisis in Africa and Asia through more…

3 Oct, 2019

Travelers Risk Index: Cyber Threats Are Top Overall Business Concern

HARTFORD, Conn., 30 September 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced the results of the 2019 Travelers Risk Index, which found that cyber risks are the top concern among businesses of all sizes for the first time since the survey began in 2014. Of the 1,200 business more…

3 Oct, 2019

PATA Travel Mart 2019 slumps to all-time low

Bangkok - PATA's primary money-spinning event, the Travel Mart held last month in Astana, Kazakhstan, hit an all-time low in terms of both attendance as well as financial performance. According to an official PATA announcement, the Mart recorded "over 1,200 delegates from 63 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 347 sellers more…

2 Oct, 2019

On Int’l Day of Non-Violence, UN Chief deplores “loathsome rhetoric directed at minorities”

United Nations, UN News Centre, 02 Oct 2019 -- On Wednesday, the global community marks the International Day of Non-Violence, which this year coincided with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the global peace icon who led India to independence, Mahatma Gandhi. “His vision continues to resonate across the world, including more…

1 Oct, 2019

Singapore, Japan retain top spots in Henley’s Global “Passport Power” Index

LONDON, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the global economy transforms and centers of power shift, Asia's dominance appears to be unfaltering. Entering into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore retain a firm hold on first place on the Henley Passport Index, each with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 190 more…

1 Oct, 2019

New communications course to drive ASEAN’s tourism sustainability agenda

Bangkok – With funding support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, I am proud to launch a new communications training course and manual to help Thai and ASEAN Travel & Tourism executives more comprehensively understand the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build them into their respective corporate activities. The first more…

26 Sep, 2019

Indonesia calls for end to anti-Muslim hatred, incitement at OIC meeting

Jakarta (ANTARA) 25 Sept 2019 - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, chairperson of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Working Group meeting for Peace and Dialogue, highlighted the need to put a stop to hatred against Islam. "The trends of hatred, fanaticism, and intolerance against Islam continue to rise. more…

24 Sep, 2019

First OpenTech Summit in Bangkok can help Travel & Tourism regain control of its destiny

Bangkok – Travel & tourism IT executives seeking to break the stranglehold of the technology mega-corporations now dominating everything from booking engines to data-mining may find some opportunities at an OpenTech Summit to be held for the first time in the Thai capital on Oct 1-2. Funded by Thailand’s National Innovation more…

16 Sep, 2019

New WTO indicator finds services trade weakening into second half of 2019

Geneva, 16 Sept 2019, WTO media release - World trade in commercial services lost momentum through the second quarter of 2019 according to the WTO’s new Services Trade Barometer, launched on 16 September. The index’s reading of 98.4 is below the baseline value of 100, suggesting that services trade continued more…

16 Sep, 2019

India joins growing number of “democracies” on human rights violations list

Geneva -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet has painted a bleak picture of the global human rights situation. Although climate change is having a worldwide impact such as on indigenous peoples and environmental rights defenders, individual geopolitical flare-ups in many countries which are otherwise popular tourism more…

16 Sep, 2019

Grant Thornton survey: 62% of U.S. business owners see a recession looming

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 12, 2019 -- American businesses do not plan on treading water when the next recession hits, according to a new Grant Thornton LLP survey of more than 250 business owners and C-level executives conducted in late June 2019. Innovation will remain a top priority: At least half of more…

16 Sep, 2019

The Most Enriching Environmental Film Festival launched in Kuala Lumpur with Climate Action Theme

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2019 (KLEFF 2019) was launched at Taman Tugu today to celebrate the 12th installation of the film festival with the theme “Climate Action…Now!”. This year’s theme will explore the stories of people and organizations committed to taking climate more…

16 Sep, 2019

Have Your Say: The Rise and Fall of PATA

Bangkok - In 1994, exactly 25 years ago, this was the full membership list of PATA, excluding the chapter members. In 1999, exactly 20 years ago, PATA relocated its HQ from San Francisco to Bangkok to take advantage of the opportunities of a more…

13 Sep, 2019

Penang to host 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum October 15-17

George Town, 2019.09.05 - The 7th edition of the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) will be held from 15 to 17 October 2019. Touted as the largest and most diverse urban forum in Asia Pacific, this year it will be held in Penang, Malaysia. The forum is themed "Future of Asia and more…

13 Sep, 2019

UN launches new plan to ‘reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, counter hate and violence

United Nations, 12 September 2019 - In a landmark document that should be must-reading across the entire Travel & Tourism industry, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on Thursday launched a new plan of action to “counter hate and violence around the globe”. It goes right to the heart of more…

12 Sep, 2019

Minor Corp Chairman Bill Heinecke challenges value of “disruptive” technologies

Bangkok - Mr William Heinecke, Chairman and CEO of Bangkok-based Minor Corporation, has raised some serious questions about the growing influence and impact of OTAs, ride-sharing services and other “disruptive” technologies that the travel & tourism industry is going ga-ga about. Speaking at the Thailand Focus 2019 Forum organised by the more…

10 Sep, 2019

WAIC 2019 Closes with $1.39 Bn Commitment to Transform Shanghai into Global AI Tech Hub

SHANGHAI, 5 September 2019, PRNewswire - The second World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), which welcomed hundreds of global companies, start-ups and universities, ended on August 31 with the unveiling of several groundbreaking AI projects and international cooperation agreements, set to turn Shanghai into one of the biggest technological hubs in the country. [caption more…

10 Sep, 2019

Life360 Survey Finds 25% of Parents Wish the Internet Was Never Invented

SAN FRANCISCO, 4 September 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - More than 67% of parents surveyed believe that the digital age has made parenting more difficult, and 25% wish the internet was never invented, according to results from a survey released today by Life360, the leading safety and coordination service for families worldwide. To more…

10 Sep, 2019

PATA Foundation Chairman quits following “inquisition” by two Executive Board members

Bangkok - The Chairman of the PATA Foundation, Mr Peter Semone, has quit abruptly, less than a year before he was due to start an official process to hand over the baton. The shock resignation, the first of its kind in the Foundation's history, comes in the midst of a more…

9 Sep, 2019

AB InBev Targets Rising China’s Gen-Z with New Multi-Cultural “Smart Drinking” Strategy

SHANGHAI, 4 September 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) today celebrated the 12th year of its annual China smart drinking campaign by staging an awareness gala in Shanghai. Reinvented with a multi-cultural approach where heritage meets new lifestyles, this year’s campaign features a virtual character under its more…

9 Sep, 2019

New Study Reveals Growing Skills Gap Becoming “Serious Drag on Business Efficiency”

HOBOKEN, N.J., 4 September 2019, BUSINESS WIRE - Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB) that provides tailored services and technology solutions for university and enterprise partners, and Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm preparing leaders for disruptions in recruiting, development and employee engagement, today announced more…

9 Sep, 2019

“Colours of Africa” festival held in Bangkok to drive tourism, trade

Bangkok - Thousands of middle-upper income consumers from Thailand and tourists from all around the world were treated to a three-day “Colours of Africa” festival held in one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping malls over the 6 – 8 September weekend. The festival was intended to promote a better understanding of more…