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Best Western steps up expansion with more regional offices Bangkok, March 3, 2015
BEST Western International yesterday announced the expansion of its regional operations offices in Thailand and Turkey.

Costa kicks off maiden world voyage from Shanghai Hong Kong, March 3, 2015
COSTA Cruises launched its around-the-world voyage from Asia with Costa Atlantica on March 1, departing from Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal at its homeport in Shanghai with nearly 1,000 passengers.

Terengganu wants ‘decently' dressed visitors Petaling Jaya, March 3, 2015
TERENGGANU will soon release guidelines to all Malaysian travel consultants and tourism offices in neighbouring countries, including Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, on the dress code preferred for visitors to the conservative Malaysian state, The Star Online reported on Sunday.

Lufthansa to begin flights to Maldives in the winter season Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, March 3, 2015
LUFTHANSA is looking to operate twice-weekly Frankfurt-Malé flights, via Airbus A340 aircraft with three-class configuration, from winter this year.

More stringent visa policy not deterring Australia-Vietnam joint cave promotion Louis Allen, Danang, March 3, 2015
IN AN unusual move, regions in Australia and Vietnam have formed a joint promotional venture to attract more tourists to their caves, the same time the Australian government has ramped up its requirements for tourist visas.

Bravofly Rumbo claims full ownership of Southlake, Texas and Amsterdam, March 3, 2015
SWISS-BASED OTA Bravofly Rumbo Group (BRG) yesterday completed its acquisition of Sabre Corporation's, following its binding offer for the business last December and fulfillment of the employee information and consultation process.

APAC to test new over-ocean aircraft tracking system Sydney, March 2, 2015
A NEW method that improves aircraft tracking over oceans has gone into testing in Australia, and will eventually reach Malaysia and Indonesia for trials.

New marketing push for secondary destinations in Greater Mekong Subregion Bangkok, March 2, 2015
THE Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is promoting secondary destinations and multi-country itineraries along key themes as part of its new marketing strategy and action plan.

Visa system, heritage sites take centre stage in India's tourism budget Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, March 2, 2015
THE Union Budget 2015-2016 unveiled two days ago, lauded as a sensible, pro-business one by economists, has drew a mixed response from the Indian travel industry.

NATAS, GfK collaborates on Singapore integrated travel report Singapore, March 2, 2015
A HOLISTIC report on the Singapore tourism sector will be launched this June to provide insights on consolidated and aggregated industry booking data. NATAS is the latest tourism stakeholder to join hands with marketing insights company GfK, having signed an agreement last week to provide the latter with live booking data on a weekly basis.

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