A press conference to announce the event was co-chaired by President of the Airports of Thailand Plc (AOT) Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, Chiang Mai Governor Supachai Iamsuwan, and Director of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau Jirut Israngkul Na Ayutthaya. A corner of Thailand's Chiang Mai province. Photo: chiangmai.bangkok.com They revealed that the event organizers, UBM Information, had given Thailand high marks for its readiness to organize the event and the potential of the country’s airports. They said the event will be held in May 2020 in Chiang Mai, adding that it will be an opportunity for Thailand to showcase its potential as a regional aviation hub. The Routes Asia Development Forum is an annual aviation event that takes place in different cities across the world. Over 2,000 attendees and representatives from 100 airlines, 200 airports and 50 tourism agencies are expected to participate in RA 2020. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Chiang Mai selected to host Routes Asia Development Forum 2020
The Hanoitimes - Travel to Southeast Asia is hot right now, you’re likely going to visit the main cities anyway, but there is a treasure trove of hidden gems to add along the way. Da Lat and Mai Chau have been named among the must-see and off-the-beaten-path Asian destinations for those wanting to take the road less traveled, according to a list released by Daily Hive, a leading digital publication with hyper-local focus. Mai Chau among Asia’s travel hotspots and their off-the-beaten path alternatives. A party town at heart, Nha Trang is still a must-visit location for many backpackers making their way through Vietnam. And while Dalat certainly isn’t unknown or uncrowded, it definitely has an alternative scene and unique atmosphere when comparing it to the rest of Vietnam. Head here instead if you want to check out the hillsides dotted with French-colonial villas, the mini replica Eiffel Tower, and widespread farmlands cultivating fruits and flowers. … [Read more...] about Da Lat and Mai Chau among Asia’s travel hotspots and off-the-beaten path alternatives
Annabelle Liang, Associated Press Updated 7:37 pm PST, Sunday, November 11, 2018 A currency trader works near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Monday ahead of key economic data, such as industrial production figures from China and Japan later in the week. less A currency trader works near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room ... more Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A currency trader works near … [Read more...] about Asia shares gain ahead of key data; oil recovers
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By Phat Dat  November 8, 2018 | 02:00 pm GMT+7 Ba Na Hills Golf Club was named Asia's Best Golf Course at the 2018 World Golf Awards in Murcia, Spain on November 3rd. Ba Na Hills Golf Club, built by Vietnam’s private firm Sun Group and managed by IMG, overcame numerous heavyweights to poll the highest number of votes from leading golf and tourism experts. It also won the award for Vietnam’s Best Golf Course. Tim Haddon, general manager of Ba Na Hills Golf Club, said: "We are proud to receive these prizes. Danang is an ideal golfing destination and Ba Na Hills Golf Club has been consistently bringing golfers a great experience exceeding their expectations." Ba Na Hills Golf Club bags Asia's Best Golf Course title, again. This is the third consecutive year that Ba Na Hills Golf Club has won at least one World Golf Award. In 2016 it was for the Best New Course in the Asia-Pacific at the Asia-Pacific Golf Summit in Thailand. In 2017 it won in two … [Read more...] about Ba Na Hills Golf Club bags Asia’s Best Golf Course title, again