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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Asia/Pacific arrivals up 6.8% with South Asia leading the way


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Asia/Pacific arrivals up 6.8% with South Asia leading the way

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released preliminary results of international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 for April 2011. The figures show a year-on-year increase for the month of 6.8%, generating an additional 1.8-million arrivals. This result was partly affected by a comparison with the lower numeric base of April 2010, during which the volcanic ash crisis hampered air travel but also by the continuing strength of arrivals from South Asia and Southeast Asia. These factors offset recent weakness in the Japan outbound market and declines in arrivals from the Middle East.

The April result means that for the first four months of 2011, international visitor arrivals to the region grew by 5.4% year-on-year adding more than 5.5-million arrivals to the collective inbound count.

The latest month for which full figures are available, April 2011, shows that arrivals to South Asia surged by 24%, with many destinations in the sub-region reporting double-digit growth - Sri Lanka (+67%), Nepal (+34%), Maldives (+32%) and India (+18%). These robust results were due mainly to a strong rebound in arrivals from Europe and North America and the continued strength in the Asian and Middle East source markets.

Similarly for Southeast Asia where international arrivals grew by a healthy 15% in April in spite of the weakness in Japan, one of its key source markets in Asia. Intra-regional travel remained strong and overall growth for the sub-region was further boosted by the rebound in arrivals from Europe and the fast-growing China market. Arrivals to Thailand rebounded by 35% from a poor April 2010 when the destination was severely affected by political unrest. Double-digit growth in arrivals was also reported by Vietnam (+22%), Myanmar (+21%), Singapore (+17%) and Cambodia (+11%) for the month of April.

Conversely, growth in arrivals to Northeast Asia although remaining positive, was none the less sluggish at 4% for the month, largely as a consequence of the sharp 63% decline in arrivals to Japan. The remaining destinations in the sub-region all recorded positive growth - China (+4%), Hong Kong SAR (+20%), Korea (ROK) (+3%) and Macau SAR (+11%). However, it was evident that slower growth into most of these destinations was in part caused by the decline in the number of outbound trips from Japan.

Travel demand to the Pacific grew overall by 5% in April, year-on-year, assisted by the UK-led recovery in arrivals to Australia (+8%) and New Zealand (+5%). Arrivals to Guam (–14%), the Marshall Islands (–15%) and the Northern Marianas (–18%) however showed significant declines due in large part to the substantial decreases in arrivals from their main source market of Japan.

Kris Lim, Director of the Strategic Intelligence Centre, PATA, said: "Positive growth in foreign arrivals continues for many Asia/Pacific destinations. The March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant safety issues are still impacting Japan's tourism sector."

The latest results from the JNTO for May 2011 showed some small signs of recovery with lower negative growth of inbound and outbound travellers when compared to previous months. Lim added: "We believe that Japan will gradually see more improvement through the second half of the year."

PATA also revealed that intra-regional flows within Asia are still the main driving force as they expanded at double-digit growth rates for the first four months of the year. Increases in arrivals from the Pacific and Europe, especially France and the Russian Federation, also continued to support tourism growth in the Asia/Pacific region.

 

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Malaysia: the meat in a South East Asian sandwich


Myanmar perhaps is rotten onion of that sandwich :P


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Malaysia: the meat in a South East Asian sandwich

Australians have been told to get to Malaysia now as the 2011 Tourism Malaysia Roadshow rolled into Sydney last night.

Tastefully introduced as the 'meat in a South East Asian sandwich' (with Thailand and Indonesia as the bread, and Singapore as the salad), Malaysia is hoping the nation's alluring attractions, combined with the strength of the Aussie dollar, will draw even more tourists from down under to its shores.

"There's never been a better time to get to Malaysia," Tourism Malaysia international marketing deputy director (Americas, Europe, Oceania) Syed Muhadzir Jamallulil told e-Travel Blackboard.      

Following a presentation by Tourism Malaysia on updates to the NTO's Australian website, its new Facebook page, and the new on-line agent training programme, were short briefings on regional destinations such as Sabah and Sarawak, various properties around the country, and Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines.   
 
Attendees were also updated on the latest offerings to Malaysia from Intrepid Travel and Qantas Holidays.

Held in the Tea Room of the QVB, guests of the exclusive event were given the opportunity throughout the night to win several prizes, with two lucky winners taking home generous airfare and accommodation packages. The Roadshow moves on to Melbourne tonight.

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ေက်ာက္မ်က္ေၾကာင့္ ဟိုတယ္မ်ား လူျပည့္ၿပီ

ေက်ာက္မ်က္ေၾကာင့္ ဟိုတယ္မ်ား လူျပည့္ၿပီ

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ခ်င္းမိုင္ (မဇၥ်ိမ) ။      ။ ေက်ာက္မ်က္အထူးေရာင္းခ်ပြဲကို ဇူလိုင္လထဲ ျပဳလုပ္မည္ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ တက္ေရာက္မည့္ ကုန္သည္မ်ားက ႀကိဳတင္ဘြတ္ကင္ လုပ္ထားေသာေၾကာင့္ ေနျပည္ေတာ္ရွိ ဟုိတယ္မ်ားမွာ ထိုကာလတြင္ အခန္းလြတ္ပင္ မရွိေတာ့ေၾကာင္း ဟိုတယ္လုပ္ငန္းရွင္မ်ား ဥကၠ႒ ဦးခင္ေရႊက ေျပာသည္။

" ဟိုတယ္က အခန္းေတြ ယူလို႔ကို မရေတာ့ဘူး။ အကုန္အျပည့္ပဲ။ မူလက ေဒၚလာ ၃ဝ ေလာက္ ယူတာ၊ အခု ၁ဝဝ ေပးငွားလည္း မရေတာ့ဘူး။" ဟု ဦးခင္ေရႊက မဇၥ်ိမကို ေျပာသည္။

ဇူလိုင္ ၁ ရက္ေန႔မွ ၁၃ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ေက်ာက္မ်က္ျပပြဲကို gemက်င္းပမည္ျဖစ္ရာ ရတနာကုန္သည္ ေပါင္း ၆၇ဝဝ ဖိတ္ၾကားထားသည့္ အနက္ ၅ဝဝဝ ခန္႔ လာေရာက္မည္ဟု ျပပြဲ က်င္းပသူမ်ားက ခန္႔မွန္းထားၾကသည္။ ေနျပည္ေတာ္တြင္ လက္ရွိ ဟုိတယ္အခန္း ၃၀၀၀ ခန္႔သာရွိသည္။

ကုန္သည္မ်ား အဂၤါေန႔မွစ၍ ေရာက္ရွိလာၾကၿပီး အခ်ဳိ႕က လံုးခ်င္း အိမ္ယာမ်ားတြင္ ငွားရမ္း ေနထိုင္ေလ့ရွိၾကသလို အနီးနားရွိ ၿမိဳ႕မ်ားသို႔ သြားေရာက္ တည္းခိုရသည္။ သမၼတ ဦးသိန္းစိန္က ေက်ာက္မ်က္ျပပြဲ စီစဥ္ထားမႈႏွင့္ ခရီးသြားျမႇင့္တင္ေရး ျပခန္းမ်ားကိုလည္း ယေန႔တြင္ စစ္ေဆးသည္။
 
ျမန္မာ့ခရီးသြား လုပ္ငန္းဘုတ္အဖြဲ႔ (Myanmar Tourism Board) က ဦးေဆာင္ၿပီး ဘုတ္အဖြဲ႔ဝင္ အသင္း ၁၁ ခုကလည္း ေက်ာက္ေရာင္းပြဲကို မွီ၍ ခရီးသြားျပခန္းမ်ား အပါအဝင္ ျပခန္း ၁၁ ခုျပဳလုပ္မွာ ျဖစ္သည္။

၂ဝ၁ဝ ခုႏွစ္ ႏိုဝင္ဘာပြဲတြင္ သန္း ၂ဝဝဝ ခန္႔သာ ေရာင္းခ်ခဲ့ရာမွ ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ မတ္လအတြင္းက က်င္းပသြားသည့္
၄၈ ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ေက်ာက္မ်က္ရတနာေရာင္းပြဲမွ အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ သန္း ၂၄ဝဝ ခန္႔ရရွိခဲ့ေၾကာင္း အစိုးရက ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည္။

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Spotlight on PTM 2011

 

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September 6-9, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Join PATA

PATA Travel Mart 2011

 

Building the Business at PTM

Maximise Your Brand Exposure to the Indian Market
Boost your company profile among 1,200 industry professionals by using sponsorship options at PATA Travel Mart. Sponsorship opportunities include promoting your brand at the high-traffic networking lounge, hosting a delegate coffee break or lunch, branding the media lounge and more. Drive your brand message home. E-mail PTM@PATA.org.

Have you registered for the PATA Travel Mart yet?  Profit from India's purchasing power at PTM.

- India's outbound travel has averaged annual growth of 12% over the last five years.
- Foreign inbound arrivals are already up by 11.5% so far this year.

Get your share of this growth. Register today.

For further enquiries, email PTM@PATA.org or visit www.pata.org/mart for more information.

Take Home Deeper India and China Outbound Insights
Make sure your company is getting its share of the China and India outbound revolution. Find out how during PATA Travel Mart in New Delhi on September 6. PATA's Strategic Intelligence Centre will be working with leading research members to create an information-rich half day interactive seminar on the latest trends and expectations of India and China's tourists. Register here.

PTM Brings in Business from Latin America
PATA has appointed Interamerican Network to source and vet PTM buyers from Latin America. The company has offices in Brazil and Argentina. It already has close links with Asia through working with Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Dragon Air. June 30 is the deadline for sellers to register for PTM and ensure their pre-matched appointments with qualified buyers from around the world. Join PTM in New Delhi, September 6-9, for unparalleled networking and contracting opportunities at Asia Pacific's premier travel trade show.

Boutique Opportunities at PTM
PATA Travel Mart has adapted its format to acknowledge India's heritage. To showcase luxury and boutique hotels such as former palaces, royal lodges and colonial hill stations, PATA has created a dedicated luxury and boutique hotel pavilion at the Mart for the first time.

More Efficient Seller-Buyer Meeting Sessions for PTM
At PTM this year there will be three streamlined meet-the-buyer sessions, including sessions for late buyers and American buyers, Asia and Pacific buyers, European and African buyers. "It will be a tighter and more focused format to better help sellers do business with target buyers on site," said Sheila Leong of PATA events department.

Preferential IHT Ad Rates for PTM Seller Companies
The IHT is offering preferential advertising rates for all companies attending PTM – plus and four weeks' free subscription. Are you maximising your brand exposure at PTM?

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Destination Worldwide
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