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27 Mar, 2020

COVID-19: When Might We See a Recovery? Three Possible Scenarios

NEW YORK, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Given the high uncertainty on how the epidemiological trajectory of COVID-19 and the economic response to this crisis will develop over the next few months, The Conference Board has developed three scenarios for the development of the US economy through the remainder of 2020. Editor’s Note: The same […]

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23 Mar, 2020

Masterpiece Earth Summit 1992 speech by ex-UNWTO chief shows how Travel & Tourism bungled the agenda

Bangkok – The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) last week held a Global Tourism Crisis Committee meeting in preparation for the launch of a global guide for recovery. Some important-looking people were shown conducting their first virtual meeting. The press release promised a set of recommendations for recovery is to be released “in the coming […]

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20 Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupts UN Meeting Plans Around the World

United Nations, (UN SDGs Knowledge Hub) 19 March 2020 — The wave of postponements and cancellations of UN meetings around the world is affecting preparations for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, and the fifth UN conference on the least developed countries (LDCs), as well as efforts to reach […]

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20 Mar, 2020

Boracay “cesspool” shutdown goes viral, Planet Earth “cesspool” in clean-up mode

Bangkok – In April 2018, Philippines President Roderigo Duterte announced a shutdown of Boracay Island. His unprecedented move after describing one of the archipelagic country’s most popular tourist spots as a “cesspool” shocked the tourism industry and triggered widespread wailing about the loss of jobs and income. He stayed the course. When the island reopened […]

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10 Mar, 2020

Lively Halal Fest 2020 bucks cancellation trend, lights up Bangkok tourist district

Bangkok – At a time when public events are being cancelled and/or postponed worldwide, a grouping of young Thai-Muslim business leaders forged ahead with the World Halal Fest 2020, a long-planned event designed to promote Islamic cuisine, culture and commerce in Thailand. Attended by high-profile Thai politicians as well as business and religious leaders, entertainment […]

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4 Mar, 2020

This should make the Indian travel & tourism industry hangs its head in shame

The following Joint statement was issued by Amnesty International India, CIVCUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, FORUM-ASIA and FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) on 02 March 2020. Reproduced here verbatim, it should make the Indian travel & tourism industry hang its head in shame. A once proudly free, democratic and secular country, home to […]

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3 Mar, 2020

Global Trades Union calls for Workplace Safeguard Measures Against Coronavirus

Geneva, ITUC media release, 03 March 2020 — With some 90,000 people in dozens of countries currently infected by the COVID 19 virus, the International Trades Union Congress (ITUC) is calling for urgent measures to ensure that workers who show symptoms can take sick leave without fear of losing their jobs or their incomes, and […]

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3 Mar, 2020

Have Your Say: What should be the Travel & Tourism priorities in the post-Covid19 recovery era?

Bangkok – It is more than likely that the Covid-19 virus will be brought under control some time in the second quarter of 2020. A highly relieved global Travel & Tourism industry will swing into action to get business moving again. But should it revert to business as usual, or take a deeper look at […]

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2 Mar, 2020

OECD report on Covid-19 impact: Global economy faces gravest threat since financial crisis

OECD media release – Paris, 2 March 2020 – The coronavirus Covid-19 presents the global economy with its greatest danger since the financial crisis, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Covid-19 is spreading from China to other regions causing human suffering and economic disruption. It is raising health concerns and the risk of […]

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1 Mar, 2020

Industry Poll: Was cancelling ITB Berlin 2020 the right decision?

Bangkok – The last-minute decision to cancel ITB Berlin 2020 has caused mayhem in the global travel & tourism industry, with billions of dollars worth of lost business and cancellations, and incalculable waste of time for thousands of people. The official press release blamed the stringent health conditions imposed by Federal Ministry of Health and […]

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27 Feb, 2020

Healthy menu options will remain strong – 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the National Restaurant Association released its 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report which examines key factors impacting the restaurant industry including the current state of the economy, operations, workforce, and food and menu trends across segments from quickservice to fine dining. The report is an authoritative look […]

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27 Feb, 2020

Breathtaking photographs link African Wilderness to Buddhist Wisdom

Bangkok – Prominent Bangkok-based photographer David Lau has captured the grandeur of an East African safari in a catalogue of images exhibited in Bangkok between Feb 20-23. More than just proving his professional prowess, Mr. Lau has raised the value of his artistry to a more sublime level by including reflections from a well-known Buddhist […]

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25 Feb, 2020

Intensive Thai coronavirus prevention campaigns producing results

Bangkok – The number of new COVID-19 cases has remained unchanged at 35 in the nine-day period between Feb 17-25, official statistics show. Meanwhile, the number of recovered cases has risen from 15 to 21 in the same period, with not a single death. These figures below, compiled and distributed by the Ministry of Tourism […]

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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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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 the hour is for the […]

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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 the coronavirus crisis, the […]

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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 predicts a rapid decrease […]

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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, the Coronavirus HashLog dashboard […]

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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 3, after the Executive […]

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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 to another. Although it had […]

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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 “haves and have-nots” in […]

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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 professionals in the non-cash […]

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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 50 nations that gathered […]

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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 Life, Margaritis Schinas, said: […]

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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 that offer year-round spring-like temperatures. […]

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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 and politics are set […]

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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 voters and leaves them questioning […]

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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 day. Suddenly, Chinese tourists who […]

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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, too, will pass, it presents […]

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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 of ASEAN Identity to […]

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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 direction and great potential […]

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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% as loan and 20% […]

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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 Government’s fruitful efforts to date […]

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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 the Thailand Travel Agents […]

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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 of comprehensive policy shifts, marketing […]

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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 implemented paid leave policies […]

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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 that was led by al-Qaeda […]

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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 advancement of technology, revolutionary […]

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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 the rate of chargebacks increasing […]

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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) explains five money mistakes consumers […]

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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 and is still increasing. […]

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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 now already available at […]

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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 new, global prototype for a […]

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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 rules in line with […]

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18 Dec, 2019

Indigenous Languages Face Extinction as Two Vanish Every Month, U.N. General Assembly told

United Nations, Dec 17, 2019 (UN press release and meetings coverage) — Indigenous languages are in danger of extinction unless concrete measures are taken to protect them, speakers warned today, as the General Assembly convened a high‑level event marking the conclusion of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the […]

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18 Dec, 2019

Economic growth does not make “knowledge workers” healthier, happier or richer

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the busiest. With the decade coming to a close, what career goals are American knowledge workers focused on? The Work Resolutions Report by Zapier — Zapier Editorial Team / Published December 16, 2019 2020 is almost here and knowledge workers are thinking […]

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18 Dec, 2019

Conference to expose workings of Israeli Lobby in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home and Abroad” conference (IsraelLobbyCon) takes place all day on May 29, 2020, in Washington, DC, at the National Press Club ballroom. The conference will feature the following speakers: Gideon Levy is a columnist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. In his keynote speech […]

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18 Dec, 2019

Why the Shopping Experience adds to Festive Season stress

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 16, 2019 /CNW/ – At a time when holiday cheer should be at an all-time high, a majority of Canadians report that the busy holiday shopping season elicits feelings of stress. According to a recent survey commissioned by Staples Canada, 60 per cent of Canadians stated that they find holiday shopping […]

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18 Dec, 2019

Beware the Deadly Danger of Alcohol during the Festive Season

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Many of us look forward to celebrations during the holidays, yet it is also a time when some people are more likely to drink beyond their limits than at other times of the year. Some will suffer adverse consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes. […]

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17 Dec, 2019

How Israeli “fam-trips” help brainwash American decision-makers and the public

JERUSALEM, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A bipartisan delegation of Secretaries of State from across the United States are visiting Israel with the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Project Interchange. The program features in-depth discussions on cybersecurity policies and practices at the state, local, and federal level as it relates to business services, election administration, and […]

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17 Dec, 2019

Asian NGOs blast Modi government, Delhi Police for violent student crackdown

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 17 December 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) unequivocally condemns the irresponsible and unprofessional conduct of the Delhi Police and the Union Government in orchestrating violent attacks against protesting students of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia University on 15 December 2019. FORUM-ASIA believes these were deliberate attempts […]

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17 Dec, 2019

‘Seasons Cheatings’: AARP Survey Finds Many Retirees at Risk from Holiday Scams

WASHINGTON, 12 December 2019, PRNewswire – Consumer fraud schemes escalate each year during the holidays, and a new research report, “Seasons Cheatings,” from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Fraud Watch Network finds that a significant number of consumers are at risk of becoming victimized by common seasonal scams. Nearly 20% of those surveyed […]

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17 Dec, 2019

“Evolution of Attacks on Online Users” eBook Details Attack Strategies and Tips for Improving Defenses

SAN FRANCISCO, 12 December 2019, PRNewswire – Castle, the user-centric account security company, today announced the availability of Evolution of Attacks on Online Users eBook. The eBook provides research that illustrates four new tactics cyberattackers are using to successfully take over accounts and exploit users. Castle is continuously researching attacks to improve threat modeling for […]

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17 Dec, 2019

Hoteliers warned of impending recession

BOCA RATON, Fla., 12 December 2019, PRNewswire – As 2020 rapidly approaches and the hotel industry is wrapping up its 10th consecutive year of growth since the Great Recession, hospitality industry professional MaryJo Finocchiaro, Chief Financial Officer at BRE Hotels & Resorts, offered her opinion on the hotel macroeconomic outlook for the coming year and […]

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17 Dec, 2019

Agoda Reveals Most Popular Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 16, 2019. – With only two weeks until New Year’s Eve, digital travel platform Agoda.com reveals Tokyo, Paris and Las Vegas are the destinations-of-choice respectively in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America for travelers celebrating New Year’s Eve. In Asia Pacific, Tokyo steadfastly continues to be the most popular destination to ring in the […]

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12 Dec, 2019

Southeast Asia: Jurists launch report on increasing restrictions on online speech

Bangkok, December 11, 2019 — The Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today launched its report Dictating the Internet: Curtailing Free Expression, Opinion and Information Online in Southeast Asia at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT). The report looked at selected legal frameworks and case studies across ten countries in the region – mapping […]

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12 Dec, 2019

Destination Marketing Forum in Pattaya shows why PATA events are losing steam

Pattaya, Thailand — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum held in this, one of Asia’s historic beach resorts, between Nov 27-29 was sponsored and supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Thailand Exhibition and Convention Bureau (TCEB), Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Activity (DASTA) and Pattaya City. As all are government agencies, the entire […]

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10 Dec, 2019

Seven Ways To Stay Sober During The Holidays

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW/ – 1000 Islands Wellness & Treatment Centre knows that during the holidays, it can be hard to stay sober, especially if you’re just beginning the journey to sobriety. If you have plans for the upcoming holiday season and you want to avoid drinking or taking drugs, keep the following tips […]

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9 Dec, 2019

Injunction Order Passed Against Messe Berlin, Organisers of ITB India

MUMBAI Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — An injunction order has been passed against Messe Berlin, organisers of ITB Berlin, who recently launched ITB India. Fairfest Media Limited, organisers of the largest travel trade show in India – OTM Mumbai took Messe Berlin, a German State owned company to court for alleged breach of an NDA […]

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8 Dec, 2019

First Bangkok Literature festival explores future of Asia in an Age of Autocracy, Absurdity and Anger

Bangkok – If biodiversity, clean air and water, forests, wildlife, flora and fauna are important for human survival and global sustainability, what about democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, gender equality, ethnic and cultural harmony, peace and justice? Editor’s Note: I was the only travel trade journalist to cover this inaugural event. Click here to […]

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29 Nov, 2019

Head in the Cloud: Quebec City Museum Explores Human Impact of the Digital Revolution

QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 27, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – In the great history of humanity, the appearance of writing, the invention of printing and the Industrial Revolution have been powerful drivers of change. Today, the advent of digital technology is even more disruptive—a little frightening even—due to the creation of this gigantic “cloud” that processes huge […]

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26 Nov, 2019

FREE DOWNLOAD: How to Hire, Develop, and Inspire Gen Z: A Study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos

LOWELL, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)-November 25, 2019 –The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the final segment of a global study examining the attitudes of Generation Z1 – teenagers and early 20-somethings – in the workplace to reveal how employers worldwide can most effectively attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent within the next next-generation workforce. Completing […]

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26 Nov, 2019

With e-waste predicted to double by 2050, business-as-usual is not an option

September 19, 2019, United Nations University – A new report from the United Nations University-hosted Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, published together with UN Environment, has highlighted future e-waste scenarios. Under a baseline scenario, the amount of e-waste will more than double by 2050, to reach approximately 111 million tonnes per year. But the […]

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25 Nov, 2019

New Research Reveals Most Consumers Unaware of Financial Data Collection Practices

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Clearing House (TCH) released the 2019 Consumer Financial Apps and Data Privacy Survey that shows there is a growing disconnect between what consumers think they know about financial data collection practices and what they actually know. The 2019 survey findings show that 54% of U.S. banking […]

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25 Nov, 2019

Multi-Language Guidebook to Confront anti-Muslim bigotry by Travel Security Officials

WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/22/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., today published its “Know Your Rights” materials online in English, Arabic, Somali, Urdu, Farsi, Bengali, and Bosnian. CAIR’s online booklets offer civil rights advice for students, travelers and employees, as well as for those who encounter law enforcement authorities or are […]

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25 Nov, 2019

Human Rights Activist to be Deported by Israel

Washington, D.C. | November 24, 2019 | adc.org The targeting of human rights and peace activists by Israel continues to reflect the fact that it is indeed an apartheid state with complete disregard for international and human rights. Recently Israel has ramped up their denial of entry of peace activists and continues to move to […]

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24 Nov, 2019

Jaipur in Cross-hairs of Peace 4 Animals & Wildlife SOS “Refuse to Ride Elephants” Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Peace 4 Animals and Wildlife SOS have joined forces to launch the campaign “Refuse to Ride Elephants: End The Abuse” in India, which is aimed to raise awareness to the abuse and enslavement of the exploitative “elephant riding” tourism industry. While a pervasive problem throughout Asia, this campaign […]

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24 Nov, 2019

Peace 4 Animals & Wildlife SOS Launch “Refuse to Ride Elephants” Campaign in India

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Peace 4 Animals and Wildlife SOS have joined forces to launch the campaign “Refuse to Ride Elephants: End The Abuse” in India, which is aimed to raise awareness to the abuse and enslavement of the exploitative “elephant riding” tourism industry.  While a pervasive problem throughout Asia, this campaign focuses on the elephant riding industry in Jaipur, India, the epicenter of […]

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24 Nov, 2019

Pope Francis Meets Religious Leaders in Thailand, Urges Interfaith Cooperation

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (TNA) – To promote interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis on Friday met religious leaders at Bangkok’s, Chulalongkorn University, conveying a message for interfaith cooperation and mutual respect. In his address to the gathering at Thailand’s most prestigious university, Pope Francis said cooperation was needed more than ever in a world filled with complex […]

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24 Nov, 2019

Sabah Pygmy elephant conservation well underway

By Rohana Nasrah

The recent discovery of three Borneo pygmy elephant carcasses in the space of five weeks in Sabah has raised concern over the conservation of this endangered species, found only in this part of the world. This article looks at the efforts by the Sabah Wildlife Department to protect and conserve the unique pachyderms. KOTA KINABALU, […]

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24 Nov, 2019

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona Saddles Up for World’s Largest Horse Show

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 22, 2019- The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) is preparing for the return of the 65th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The world’s largest, family-friendly horse show runs Thursday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 23 and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of spectators. “More […]

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22 Nov, 2019

British Consumers Not Ready for AI and Want Higher Levels of Personalisation, New Study Reveals

READING, United Kingdom, 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE – UK consumers are not prepared for the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and want brands to focus on delivering a seamless, personal digital experience instead, according to the results of a global survey commissioned by Acquia, the open digital experience company. Only two in five (44%) […]

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22 Nov, 2019

Santa Creates Sensory-Friendly Memories for Children With Special Needs

NEW YORK, 18 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE – This holiday season, children with autism or other disabilities can enjoy a tradition that many families take for granted: visiting Santa Claus. “Santa Cares,” is a partnership between Cherry Hill Programs and Autism Speaks. Together, they are presenting an unprecedented 741 events in 581 shopping destinations across the U.S. […]

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22 Nov, 2019

Cybercriminals’ Holiday Traditions May Cost Consumers Hundreds of Dollars

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 19 November 2019, BUSINESS WIRE – Today McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced findings from its recent survey, A Christmas Carol: Scam Edition, revealing that nearly half (48%) of Americans have been a victim of or know someone who has been a victim of robocalling in 2019, making it the worst scam of the […]

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22 Nov, 2019

Survey Shows Nearly All U.S. Consumers Plan Majority of Holiday Shopping Online

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Leanplum, a leading multi-channel engagement platform, today announced the results of a new study* that shows consumers are shunning brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season with over 95 percent choosing to buy half or more of their gifts online. As shopping online and via mobile devices quickly becomes the […]

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22 Nov, 2019

Legacy Hotel, Airline and Rental Car Brands Lag Far Behind Digital Leaders in Travel and Other Industries, J.D. Power Finds

COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 20, 2019 — When it comes to customer satisfaction, many of the travel apps and websites created by legacy hotel, airline and rental car brands are lagging those of digital native online travel agencies (OTAs) and travel industry disruptors, such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. But that’s not all. According to […]

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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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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 create technology capable of identifying […]

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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 the Coalition Against Stalkerware. What […]

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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 editorial teams. With a goal […]

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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 help empower and encourage all […]

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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 capitalization trading on the […]

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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 Airways International in 2020, the […]

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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 development, they will need to […]

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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 also equity holders, says it […]

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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 the unique lens of […]

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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 leaders who participated in […]

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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 from 180 organisations and […]

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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 through the work of […]

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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 out of a maximum 227. […]

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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 of its kind in […]

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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. The political rhetoric that […]

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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 Agency and supported by […]

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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 to face strong headwinds leading […]

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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 destinations are worsening the problem. […]

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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 respondents identified innovation and innovation-related […]

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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 action to create maximum […]

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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 Rising Asia. Instead of rising to new heights, an organisation that had […]

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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 Pacific Cities: Transformative Pathways […]

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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 what this editor has termed […]

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