Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Some Gems from The International Luxury Travel Market Asia
TMR’s Doug Gollan was at last week’s International Luxury Travel Market Asia in Shanghai. Here are some fascinating bits and pieces he amassed there.
Le Calvez Sets Expansion Goals for La Reserve
Veteran high-end hotelier Didier Le Calvez, who assisted supervise Oetker Collection s growth during his 6 years acting as corporate COO and president of Le Bristol in Paris, want to see La Reserve grow beyond its 4 existing areas (two in Paris and one each in Geneva and Saint-Tropez). In a unique interview with Travel Market Report, he said he thinks there are chances in London and New York.
Presently its city resort on the outskirts of Geneva is undergoing a total renovation of spaces occurring in 2 stages, with the first half completed this year, and the rest being available in 2017. Le Calvez is popular to the North American trade from his previous stints with The Plaza, Regent, Four Seasons George V, and helping Shangri-la open its flagship in the French capital.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Simpler travel, more study alternatives for Singaporeans heading to Australia
Travelling to Australia, whether for work or research study, will be much easier as a result of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Singapore and Australia, with talks concluding on Friday (May 6).
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, one of the 4 pillars of the CSP was strengthening people-to-people ties by helping with tourist, cultural exchanges and instructional chances.
In this location, both nations have concurred in principle on a customized multi-year visa contract to help with travel and entry of Singaporeans who have actually been pre-vetted by the Government.
An overarching memorandum of understanding (MoU) in between the Singapore Tourism Board and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will develop strategic instructions for more collaboration, consisting of sharing research, data and market insights.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Taipei, June 12 (CNA) As tourism between Taiwan and China continues to shrink, Taiwanese airline companies are turning their focus on Northeast Asia, offering 30 percent reductions compared with last summer.
Summer visitors to Tokyo can obtain round trip airfares of NT$ 4,988 (US$ 154) to NT$ 8,282 from Taiwan this year, compared to the summertime specials of NT$ 15,000 to NT$ 18,000 last years.
Civil Aeronautics Administration statistics show a 30 percent boost in the number of flights from Taiwan to Northeast Asia up until now this summer, compared to the very same period in 2014, and a 40 percent increase to Japan alone. If you are interested in Thailand tour you need to visit this www.365travel.asia .