PG introduces sealed sandbox flights

BANGKOK, 21 January 2022: Bangkok Airways will operate two special sealed-route flights daily from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Phuket, starting 1 February to support the Phuket Sandbox.   The special sealed-route flights from Bangkok to Phuket will use an ATR72-600...

Thailand brings back Test & Go

BANGKOK, 21 January 2022: Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved the resumption of the Test & Go entry scheme and the reopening of Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox schemes starting 0900, 1 February 2022, Thailand time, the Tourism...

Accor rolls out new hotels worldwide

PARIS, 19 January 2022: Many of the world’s most popular destinations – such as London, Doha, and Moscow – will welcome multiple new Accor hotels this year as the group adds more than 300 hotels to its portfolio this year. In the lifestyle segments of the global...

Vietjet resumes flights to Bangkok

HO CHI MINH CITY, 19 January 2022: Vietjet will relaunch services from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok starting 21 January, the airline announced this week. The airline will operate two weekly round trips every Friday and Saturday between Tan Son Nhat International...

Agoda clarifies reviewer privacy rules

CHIANG RAI, 19 January 2022: Some Thai hoteliers have a short fuse when guests post a scathing review of their stay experience on popular booking sites. They hit back with threats demanding the reviewer apologise and delete the offending post or face arrest for...

APAC hotel construction weathers Covid storm

SINGAPORE, 19 January 2022: Asia Pacific is the only world region showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of the fourth quarter last year, according to December 2021 data from STR. December 2021 (% changes in comparison with December...