by Bea Broda Hong Kong is an infinite paradise of dining choices, regardless of the preferences of your palate, offering superb cuisine from around the world and an infinite choice of restaurants. It is best described as a type of eclectic cuisine with extensive influences from Cantonese cuisine and parts of non-Cantonese-speaking China.Traditional Chinese, Read More

A very dangerous situation is continuing to unfold in the Philippines as Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, barrels through the nation. More than 30 million people have already been impacted by this cyclone. As many as 24 people died due to the typhoon, now a tropical storm, government and disaster relief officials said. Twenty-one, Read More

On Forum International’s “In Search of Wild Pandas” adventure, guests journey into the heart of China’s Qinling Mountains to watch the panda, as well as other endangered species, enjoy a protected but fragile environment. And that is only one of the highlights of Forum International’s Journey to Understanding in China, which explores one of, Read More

THE Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) has selected SITA, leading provider of air transport focused applications, communications and IT infrastructure, to provide a range of integrated airport systems, as part of the first phase of the new Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (GBIA) construction. GBIA will be the first international hub of China’s Civil, Read More

THE Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) ended their annual conference in Agra—the City of the Taj— Sunday, August 8. Celebrating their 20th annual meeting, Indian tour operators discussed various industry issues and problems of the industry, such as infrastructure, marketing and aviation.  They called for cooperation “with all segments of the travel industry, Read More

Letter from: Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X: Governor and Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province: Republic of Indonesia Dear friends, On behalf of the travel and tourism industry of Yogyakarta, I would like to extend a “royal” welcome to all participants to this year’s Royal Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo [TIME] 2004, the first time, Read More

THE largest airport in China opened in the southern city of Guangzhou Thursday, establishing a giant freight and passenger hub in the country’s manufacturing heartland to rival neighboring Hong Kong. Baiyun International Airport in the capital of Guangdong Province — dubbed the factory of the world which is responsible for over a third of, Read More

Our good-news heading tells the story in a nutshell!  Visitors are flocking to Hong Kong in greater numbers than ever. Arrivals have passed the 10 million mark at the year’s halfway stage for the first time ever. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced on 1 August that visitors to the region totalled 10,012,618, Read More

The Indian government announced it will install tourist police in New Dehli to ensure the safety of tourists. “To protect foreign tourists from harassment and cheating” are the main reasons why the measure is being implemented. The move comes after nearly four months following the killing of an Australian tourist near the Indira Gandhi, Read More

The Spring 2004 launch of The Korea National Tourism Organization’s Worldwide H2 (High Impact-High Profile) marketing campaign has already impacted Korea’s tourism industry with dramatic results. “This is a banner year for Korea with our August 2004 R.O.K.IN` THE BOAT event launching the high-profile Golf and Fish Korea customized travel package through JP Cone,, Read More