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Bangkok (Thailand) – September 22, 2018 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels and Resorts has continued its incredible winning streak at the TTG Travel Awards, receiving the title as Asia’s “Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand” for an amazing 12th year in a row! The hotel group picked up this prestigious title at the 29th Annual TTG Travel […]

Seoul (Republic of Korea) – September 22, 2018 ( – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’, was launched today during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – September 22, 2018 ( – The 26th IT&CMA and 21st CTW Asia-Pacific kicked off today in Bangkok, Thailand and welcomed some 3,000 delegates, including over 500 hosted buyers and media, from more than 50 territories and countries over the course of the 3-day event from 18 to 20 September 2018. This year’s […]

London (Great Britain) – September 22, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new media partnership agreement with National Geographic Traveller (UK), the UK edition of National Geographic Traveler (US) — one of the most widely read magazines in the world. The UK magazine is one of 18 […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 22, 2018 (travelindex) – On the 14th of September 2018 at the biggest travel fair of the South-East-Asian Region, the PATA Travel Mart on the island of Langkawi (Malaysia), a new association of international twin cities was founded with the aim to support and foster exchange and face-to-face encounter of citizens. […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 22, 2018 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 18, held in Langkawi, Malaysia on September 14, saw the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) receive reward for its exemplary work in tourism industry marketing for the Pacific Asia region. Winning its second PATA Gold award, the MTCO was […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 16, 2018 (travelindex) – PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), hosted by Malaysia, has attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 389 sellers from 208 organisations and 33 destinations with local sellers comprising 32% of the total, along with 252 buyers from 241 organisations and 53 […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 16, 2018 (travelindex) – Travelindex in collaboration with Snap Productions launched their website at the PATA Travel Mart 2018 here in Langkawi today. A website devoted to providing travellers accurate information and inspiring stories about the Magical Island of Langkawi. The website is aimed to provide a comprehensive and current […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 16, 2018 ( – The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students’ Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA […]

Langkawi (Malaysia) – September 146, 2018 ( – For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups […]