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Krabi hits record arrivals with China claiming lion's share PHUKET, MAY 29, 2017
Airport passenger arrivals into Krabi rose from 376,000 a decade ago to 2016's record high that eclipsed two million, according to the latest Krabi Hotel Market Update by C9 Hotelworks.
 
 
Singapore's five types of foodie travellers ZUJI
To eat or to take a pic, that was Zuji's question to 768 Singapore-based travellers in a recent poll to reveal insights their gastronomical preferences while travelling. The OTA uncovers five types of foodie travellers:
 
 
PATA: visitor forecasts 2017-2021 PATA
PATA takes a look at the expected future trends of travel demand for Asia-Pacific with its latest five-year forecast data of international visitor arrivals and receipts into the region.
 
 
APAC hits record 597 million inbound arrivals: PATA BANGKOK, MAY 18, 2017
Foreign arrivals into Asia-Pacific increased three per cent to 597 million in 2016, led by Asia with almost 436 million international arrivals (70 per cent), followed by the Americas with close to 147 million arrivals (34 per cent) and the Pacific with 24.5 million international arrivals (12 per cent), according to PATA's Annual Travel Monitor 2017 Early Edition.
 
 
Mother-daughter, father-son travel a trend to watch for Australian families SYDNEY, MAY 18, 2017
Results from a recent Virtuoso survey of 772 travel advisors show a strong trend towards mother-daughter and father-son getaways, reflecting greater demand for experiences and signalling "an important time for bespoke travel agents as they move from selling packages towards listening to (clients)".
 
 
Agents still wanted as Chinese get more involved in travel planning SINGAPORE, MAY 11, 2017
Amid burgeoning information and greater opportunities to travel, Chinese travellers are wanting more personalised holidays while still valuing support from travel service providers, according to Sabre's Evolving Chinese Traveller Study.
 
 
Bangkok most visited, Singapore draws highest spending in APAC BANGKOK, MAY 5, 2017
Bangkok remains the most visited destination in Asia-Pacific while Singapore continues to lead in total visitor expenditure, according to the latest findings from the Mastercard Asia-Pacific Destinations Index 2017.
 
 
Malaysia, Singapore once again top Muslim travel index JAKARTA, MAY 4, 2017
Malaysia and Singapore have topped the list of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and non-OIC markets respectively for the third consecutive year, according to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2017.
 
 
Myanmar's beach destinations to watch PHUKET, APRIL 26, 2017
Myanmar's four key beach destinations - Ngapali, Kawthaung, Ngwe Saung and Chaungtha - are emerging as up-and-coming tropical getaway spots in Asia, each with its own distinct characteristics.
 
 
North America, Europe higher up on APAC travellers' radar: Sojern SINGAPORE, APRIL 25, 2017
Travellers from Asia-Pacific are venturing to North American and European destinations in 2Q2017 compared to local and regional ones in 1Q2017, bucking the global trend of fewer travellers planning to visit major US cities this spring, revealed performance marketing engine Sojern in its Q2 Global Travel Insights report.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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