What Can the Travel Industry Do to Fight Global Warming?

A global campaign to help the travel industry respond to climate change, reduce its carbon footprint, and move toward a Green Economy was launched at the Copenhagen Climate Summit Monday in Denmark. Called Live the Deal, it represents a new commitment to reducing the carbon footprint. “The targets and mitigation actions that countries develop and …

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Beijing Slips Shanghai the Mickey

Government officials and the tourism industry in Hong Kong breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when they learned that the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Beijing had mandated an area of only 116 hectares for Shanghai Disneyland – a far cry from the 400 hectares that had been widely reported in …

Malaysia Registers Highest Climb in Tourist Arrivals

Known for its sandy beaches, world class golf courses, mega shopping malls, thriving street markets, colonial hill stations, and yummy cuisine, multicultural Malaysia registered the highest increase in international visitors in September, according to figures released Wednesday by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The strong 25% growth in arrivals reflects the country's growing popularity …

Call for Travel Industry to Help Fight Global Warming

Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) have a role to play in fighting global warming. Bodies representing the travel industry are no exception. According to Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Greg Duffell, members of his body should lobby their governmental representatives in advance of next week’s COP15 climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Kyoto Protocol to …

Golf Tourism Grows in Southeast Asia

A leading Southeast Asian golf tour operator has reported a 23% increase in turnover for the 12-month period ending last month. The boost in golf holiday traffic runs counter to the largely sluggish demand in global tourism. It also belies the negative travel perceptions prompted by Thailand's ongoing political disquiet. Bangkok-based Golfasian has expanded its …

India by Private Jet

As the world's second most populous country, India has a civilization dating back to 3,200 BC, when the religion of Hinduism was founded. Several other religions – from Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism, now coexist in the land, which is noted for its geographical as well as its cultural and religious diversity. …

Pearl River Delta’s Top Eateries

It was standing room only as the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2010 was previewed to press at the Four Seasons Hotel which is, according to the guide, the most comfortable hostelry in town. Two of the hotel's F&B outlets – Lung King Heen, which serves Cantonese cuisine, and Caprice, which serves French – received …

Pairing Chinese Cuisine with Fine Wines

There is a common perception among foodies that fine wines and Chinese food don't mix. While it is true that at most meals the Chinese drink one of the country's many different types of tea, many Chinese people do frequently like to imbibe alcoholic beverages with their meals – especially when dining with friends and …