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17 Feb, 2020

Expatriates left voiceless at Thai tourism crisis brainstorming session

Bangkok — When Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports organised the historic brainstorming session on February 13 to unite the Thai tourism industry in response to the coronavirus crisis, one vital sector was missing– the expatriate community. Although the meeting was called to brainstorm responses to the slump in visitor arrivals, conducting it entirely in […]

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10 Jan, 2020

Unmatched Lectures on Thailand: The Greatest Story in Global Tourism HiSTORY

Bangkok - This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International, the two founding pillars of what is now the kingdom's largest service economy sector and job-creator. This meteoric rise did not happen by chance. It was the result of a broad range more…

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 17, January-February 2020 [caption id="attachment_59308" align="aligncenter" width="458"] 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…

12 Feb, 2020

Overtourism is dead. Two landmark lectures to shape a New Future for Global Travel & Tourism

The coronavirus crisis is set to shake up the future of global travel & tourism. The world's largest service industry now has to rethink and revamp its entire business model. Overtourism is dead. Overexposure, over-confidence, over-building, over-optimism, over-indulging and over-hyping are the new risks and threats. The over-arching need of more…

12 Feb, 2020

Thai-Muslim Trade Association to go ahead with World Halal Fest 2020 in show of commitment, confidence

Bangkok -- The Thai Muslim Trade Association (TMTA) and CentralWorld Shopping Complex will organize a "World Halal Fest 2020" event between March 5th-8th, 2020, 11.00am. - 21.00 pm at the Central World Square under the theme of ‘Beauty in Diversity’. Although planning and preparations for the event have been impacted by more…

10 Feb, 2020

Science model predicts near-end of new coronavirus infections in China by February 23

SUZHOU, China, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ -- Based on publicly available data, a data model on a recently launched website set up by an ad-hoc group of scientists predicts the number of new, confirmed novel coronavirus cases in China to dwindle to almost nothing in under two weeks. "The current model more…

4 Feb, 2020

CDC and WHO’s Coronavirus Data now searchable via blockchain dashboard

ATLANTA, DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2020, PRNewswire/ -- Acoer, developer of blockchain-enabled applications, today announced that it is helping its healthcare and life sciences clients to easily track and visualize the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine. Built to interact in real-time with Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade distributed public ledger, more…

4 Feb, 2020

PATA CEO announces exit, leaving association facing 11-month transition in a critical period

Bangkok - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has come under fire for announcing the year-end departure of its CEO Mr Mario Hardy at a time when the regional travel industry is experiencing one of its worst crisis in history. Mr Hardy made the announcement in his CEO blog on February more…

3 Feb, 2020

Market overexposure overtakes overtourism as lead industry challenge

Bangkok - One welcome casualty of the corona virus crisis will be all further discussion of “overtourism”. This dreadfully humdrum topic has been overtaken by the much more serious threat of overexposure to any single market as a source of business. Virtually overnight, the pendulum has swung from one extreme more…

30 Jan, 2020

Report flags sharp divide in U.S. Wellness “Haves and Have-Nots”

NEW YORK AND MIAMI, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB - Today, researchers at the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI), revealed new US data from its recent study: “Move To Be Well: The Global Economy of Physical Activity” at a press conference in New York. The data shows a sharp divide between the more…

30 Jan, 2020

Top Trends for Incentive, Reward and Recognition Programs in 2020

WASHINGTON, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB - The Incentive Research Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its signature study, The IRF 2020 Trends Report. The report highlights key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2020. “The IRF 2020 Trends Report clearly demonstrates that more…

30 Jan, 2020

Report identifies 10 trends that will impact $4.5 trillion global wellness industry

NEW YORK, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB - The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) released its top 10 wellness trends for 2020, the new directions that the organization believes will have the most meaningful—not fleeting—impact on the $4.5 trillion global wellness industry. The trends emerged from the insights of the 550 experts from more…

30 Jan, 2020

Erasmus+ annual report released: A life-changing experience for 10 million young Europeans

Brussels, 28 January 2020, European Commission Press Release - The 2018 annual report on Erasmus+, published today, shows that over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in what turned out to be a life-changing experience for many of them. Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of more…

30 Jan, 2020

Five Places to Retire for the World’s Best Climate — InternationalLiving.com

BALTIMORE, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB - Climate is one of the most important considerations for retirees choosing where to settle overseas. In International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2020, the countries that claim the best climates in the world all offer a variety of options—from warm beach areas to higher-altitude regions more…

30 Jan, 2020

Sanctions and Money Laundering: Report charts future of financial crime compliance in 2020

NEW YORK, LONDON, AND SINGAPORE, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB - ComplyAdvantage, the regtech company transforming the compliance industry through data science and Machine learning to neutralize the risk of financial crimes, today released the ‘2020 Global Compliance Report.’ From regtech innovation to the ever shifting regulatory landscape, the report explores how technology more…

30 Jan, 2020

New Research Indicates Political Disinformation is Omnipresent in US Elections and Spreading to the Private Sector

MILFORD, MASS., 28 January 2020, PRWEB - Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a leading IT analyst, research, and strategy firm, today released new research examining disinformation—false information spread deliberately to deceive a person or group—as the US 2020 election nears. The results indicate that political disinformation is a major problem that frustrates more…

29 Jan, 2020

Flashback: The Thai who saved global Travel & Tourism from a much worse virus

Bangkok - As the 2019-nCoV coronavirus crisis enters its second month, there is much talk about the need to learn from previous crises and deal with it in an open and transparent way. Medical teams are being praised for their dedication and commitment. Public protection is the order of the more…

28 Jan, 2020

Thai tourism can convert the short-term coronavirus crisis into a long-term opportunity

Bangkok - There’s nothing like a good crisis to focus the mind. Natural disasters and economic and geopolitical crises also hurt tourism, but none trigger a call to action like a potentially life-threatening health scare. Thailand has experienced, and overcome, many crises over 60 years of tourism history. Although this, more…

24 Jan, 2020

Year of ASEAN Identity 2020 launched

Jakarta, January 21 (VNA) – The ASEAN Secretariat launched the Year of ASEAN Identity 2020 and presented awards for winners of the Year’s logo design competition on January 21. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy Secretary General in charge of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Kung Phoak said 2020 is chosen as Year more…

23 Jan, 2020

UN official outlines priorities to harness potential of Lao PDR’s young population

By Víctor Valdivieso, UNFPA Deputy Representative Vientiane, 22/01/2020 (KPL) The Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia, with over half (50.8%) of the population being between the age of 10 and 35 years (Lao Statistics Bureau [LSB], 2015). The age structure and demographic transition presents an advantageous more…

23 Jan, 2020

Thailand helps fund US$65.6 million road access to Luang Prabang

Vientiane, 17 January 2020 - (KPL) This week witnessed an inauguration ceremony held in Chomphet district, Luang Prabang, for newly built Road 4B stretching 114 km between Hongsa district of Xayaboury and Xiengmen district of Luang Prabang. The road was built with THB 2 billion, approximately over US$65.6 million, including 80% more…

23 Jan, 2020

Should Indian airports prioritise duty-free financial health over human health?

Editor’s Note: Both alcohol and cigarettes are known health hazards. But they are also major revenue spinners for private companies and governments. The Indian government wants to cap the sales of both at the airport duty-free shops. Airports Council International Asia-Pacific opposes the move because it “is inconsistent with the more…

16 Jan, 2020

B2B session at Thai outbound travel show hits all-time high

Bangkok - The 26th bi-annual Thailand International Travel Fair, an outbound show, began on Jan 15 with a business matching turnout of 159 suppliers, the highest ever. China was the top country represented with Japan coming in second and India third. The B2B networking session precedes the four-day event organised by more…

5 Jan, 2020

New Study Reveals Paid Family Leave Policies Lead To 20% Fewer Women Leaving The Workforce

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study funded by the March of Dimes Center for Social Science Research and conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), underscores the long-term effects of paid family leave on women's participation in the workforce. The analysis of states that have more…

28 Dec, 2019

Families Of Americans Killed And Injured By Terrorists Sue Eight Multinational Corporations For Allegedly Financing The Attacks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Two lawsuits were filed today on behalf of hundreds of Americans, including members of more than 100 Gold Star families, against eight multinational corporations and the Islamic Republic of Iran, both of which stand separately accused of supporting a campaign of terrorism in Afghanistan more…

28 Dec, 2019

Simplicity and Sustainability top Agoda Research Travel Trend Expectations for The 2020s

Singapore, (agoda media release) December 27, 2019 - Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda, the world’s fastest growing digital travel platform. With the continued more…

27 Dec, 2019

New Decade: 2020 eCommerce Industry Threats and Predictions

TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) December 26, 2019 - According to a recent report, retail e-commerce sales around are projected to grow to 6.54 trillion in 2022. But this immense growth comes at a cost, with an additional cost burden of $3.00 for every $1.00 in payment fraud paid by merchants, and more…

27 Dec, 2019

American Consumer Credit Counseling on Top Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

BOSTON (PRWEB) December 26, 2019 - Making better money choices allows consumers to strengthen their finances and avoid debt. Financial mistakes here and there may seem innocent, but they can add up quickly and lead to bad habits and financial disaster. To help, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) more…

26 Dec, 2019

Over $24 Billion Was Lost in 2018 Due to Payment Card Fraud Worldwide – Report

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 23, 2019 - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) reported that in 2018, $24.26 Billion was lost due to payment card fraud worldwide. The United States leads the world in credit card fraud with 38.6% of reported card fraud losses in 2018. Credit card fraud increased by 18.4% in 2018 more…

24 Dec, 2019

Visitors to Malaysia will now breathe cleaner air

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 – Visit Malaysia Year 2020 is set to get off to a great start with the announcement that all PETRONAS stations across Malaysia are now supplying a cleaner fuel with 10 times less sulphur content than the previous category. The new Euro 4M RON 95 fuel is more…

20 Dec, 2019

Top Thai developer MQDC to build Thailand’s first town purposefully designed for healthier, happier living

BANGKOK, Dec. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), one of Thailand's leading property developers, today, announced that it is increasing investment in its 48-hectare The Forestias development on the outskirts of Bangkok and expanding the project size from US$2.98 billion to US$4.14 billion to make it a more…

19 Dec, 2019

European MPs say digital revolution facilitating tax avoidance by large companies

Brussels, 17 Dec 2019, (European Union media release) - Europeans expect EU action to ensure multinationals pay fair taxes on EU soil, MEPs said during a plenary debate on 16 December. The discussion centred on international efforts led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to modernise corporate tax more…