Asia

Going round on cycles

Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:33

Adventure World has released its Exodus Cycling Asia catalogue, showcasing an array of active adventure holidays in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Adventure World has outlined the top ve Asian destinations for cycling explorers, from the diverse landscapes of Indonesia to the foodie heaven of Vietnam.

Fujian hosts New Zealand agents

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:15

The Fujian Tourist Administration invited a range of agents and industry to a special breakfast in the Crystal Ballroom at the Langham in Auckland last week as it looks to promote the Fujian Province in China and strengthen its New Zealand relationships.

Contiki puts Thailand on show

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:00

Contiki and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have created a 360° virtual reality and cinematic Thailand experience aimed at millennial travellers.

The activation is based on Contiki’s new Northern Thai Highlights trip, giving them the opportunity to see a more cultural, authentic side of Thailand. The four destinations on

The four destinations on show are Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi.

Best of Borneo

Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:48

Exotic Holidays’ recent agents’ famil to Borneo highlighted the best of nature, wildlife and culture on the world’s third largest Island.

Rainforests, an abundance of wildlife and a closer look at the ancient tribes of Borneo along with local markets, food stalls and a look at the history of Borneo completed the experience. 

Arriving in Kuching, Sarawak’s capital city, agents learned about the interesting history of the state and the influence of the White Rajahs, Sarawak’s founding monarchy.

The quad squad in Cambodia

Thursday, 11 May 2017 23:50

Exotic Holidays is promoting quad and mountain bike tours as a different way to experience Siam Reap in Cambodia.
Clients begin their tour with visits to Prasat Kravan, The Royal Baths, Banteay Kdei and Eastern Mebon. They will also visit Angkor Thom and explore Bayon temple and the Elephants Terrace. The day finishes with sunset at the Pre Rup mountain-temple.
The next day the tour heads into the countryside to visit a school and meet the locals. This will be followed by a visit to Senteurs D’Angkor where you’ll taste authentic teas and liquors.

Game on for Penang

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 01:52

As New Zealand opened its arms last week to about 25,000 athletes taking part in the 2017 World Masters Games, Penang stepped up to the plate to promote its own major sporting event.  
The Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG) Penang 2018 was officially launched at a function in Auckland on Friday. They are the first multi-sport Masters Games to be staged in Asia and will be held from 8 to

Taiwan workshops head to NZ

Sunday, 05 March 2017 21:57

On the back of February's successful six-day famil in Taiwan, tourism delegates from the destination are heading to New Zealand to further promote the country to agents.
The Taiwan Tourism Workshop will head to Auckland’s Stamford Plaza on 21 March and move on to Christchurch on 23 March.
The workshops are each open to around 40 agents. Presentations will be given by Taiwan Tourism Bureau and government officials and prizes, including a China Airlines flight to Taiwan, will be up for grabs.

Agents: ‘overcome the fear’

Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:36

The amount of consumers who say ‘I didn’t know we could do that’ convinces Penny Henderson, who represents Sundowners Overland and Tucan Travel in New Zealand, that many agents are still hesitant to promote and sell niche adventure experiences.
Henderson and Sundowners Overland Melbourne-based general manager Liz Anderson were constantly busy at Flight Centre’s Travel Expo in Auckland over the weekend, often with 14 or 15 people listening in at once.

Macao rises to challenge of bustling tourism industry

Monday, 20 February 2017 20:54

Macao is embracing its booming tourism industry with new attractions and improved infrastructure to complement a growing number of hotels, shops and eateries.  
Visitor numbers to the Portuguese enclave last year rose to 31 million. The number of New Zealanders visiting Macao grew by 1.2% in 2016 to 13,572.
Macao also last year welcomed the opening of Cotai hotel-resorts The Parisian and the Wynn Palace, which boosted hotel room numbers to more than 37,600 – an increase of 13.9% on 2015.

Philippines ‘gaining traction’

Monday, 20 February 2017 20:44

Philippine Airlines’ service to Manila (via Cairns) is gaining traction after operating for more than a year, says Didi Varata, area manager New Zealand with the carrier.
‘We have now established interest from Kiwis as well as VFR and ethnic groups (about 50 – 50).
‘We are strengthening Manila as a hub for our 44 international and 31 domestic destinations. Domestically we have four hubs – Manila, Clark, Davao and Cebu.’

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