ITE HCMC 2023, the largest and most established travel event in Vietnam and Mekong sub-region, is scheduled to double in scale compared to last year, and will place from 7-9 September 2023 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.
A vibrant portfolio of hotels in sought-after destinations provides new opportunities for World of Hyatt members and is available to book on hyatt.com
The award-winning airline extends its holiday celebrations to its Premium Lounges in Bangkok, Beirut, London, Paris and Singapore Lounges
From Fashion Shows to Fine Dining, The Spirit of Revelry Shines with Celebratory Offerings for Luminaries and Tastemakers in the Glamorous Traditions of The House of Astor
Group business could be crucial to the wider travel recovery. Hotels and destination management organisations, as well as convention & visitor bureaus, are all looking to attract visitors.
Leading travel technology company Amadeus and Emburse, the global leader in spend optimisation, are joining forces through a strategic partnership to better address the business travel demands of global enterprises.
Hong Kong-based Greater Bay Airlines (HB) is expanding its international reach with its announcement to commence direct services to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
New research has confirmed most travel companies have seen growth in chargebacks over recent years, with disputes surging at a rate of around 30 per cent year-over-year, according to the global study with airlines and travel agents.
According to a recent study by Krungthai Bank, the count of internet users in Thailand has experienced a significant increase of 13.7 million individuals over the previous five years, culminating in a total of 61.2 million internet subscribers.
The usage of social media is increasing, with platforms like Facebook and Line topping the popularity charts.
The upcoming years are expected to witness a significant surge in online shopping, with its anticipated worth lying between 634-694 billion baht. The average growth rate is predicted to be around 6% per year. The most popular items include personal and household care products, food, and beverages.
Over a span of 5 years, there has been a rise of approximately 13.7 million Thai internet users, totaling to about 61.2 million people. There has also been a massive increase in social media interaction, with 52.3 million users, primarily utilizing platforms like Facebook and Line.
There has been a noticeable shift of various companies towards online platforms, supported by the average 12.4% annual increase in spending on online advertising during the previous five years. Meanwhile, traditional offline advertising has seen a steady 3% yearly decrease.
The rise in internet utilization is credited to the expansion of nationwide coverage by private sector service providers and the government’s commitment since 2019 to enhance internet accessibility. Thailand holds the fourth position in terms of fixed broadband internet speed, and ranks 15th for mobile internet. Almost 70% of Thais rely on mobile phones for internet browsing.
The most visited websites in Thailand include Google, YouTube, and Facebook. Thai consumers are increasingly inclined towards online shopping for goods and services, especially for personal and household care products, food, and beverages.
IATA will launch the IATA World Sustainability Symposium (WSS) in Madrid, Spain on 3-4 October.