Why families with kids are rushing off to Pattaya this summer

Why families with kids are rushing off to Pattaya this summer

No kidding, Pattaya is way more than a famous party place for adults. Thailand’s eternally popular seaside town has a surprising side to it that makes it a wonderland for families with children; packed with wholesome family fun – as I was amazed to discover recently. Know more about these new attractions, some you’re probably hearing for the first time,...

Slave Island in Colombo is where the colonial and the modern coexist

Slave Island in Colombo is where the colonial and the modern coexist

By Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai As a train whistles out of Kompannavidiya Railway Station in Colombo 2, it passes by a road in its immediate vicinity- where traditional, colonial and contemporary public spaces stand next to each other as silent sentinels connecting history with modernity. It is the Justice Akbar Mawatha, stretching from Kompannavidiya Railway Station on the one side...

Maldivian Tourism Minister takes up fall in tourist arrivals with Chinese envoy

Maldivian Tourism Minister takes up fall in tourist arrivals with Chinese envoy

Male, February 15 (newsin.asia): Maldivian Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer met Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong last Sunday to discuss the declining number of tourists from China after the Maldivian government declared a State of Emergency on February 5. The Maldives Marketing and Public and Relations (MMPRC) said in a tweet that discussions were about the potential impact of the recent decline in...

Crisis does not deter travel writers from giving the thumbs up to Maldives

Crisis does not deter travel writers from giving the thumbs up to Maldives

Male, February 8 (newsin.asia): Following renewed political turmoil this week in the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen declared a countrywide 15-day state of emergency on Monday, prompting travel alerts by the U.S., U.K., Australia, China, and India during the island nation's high tourist season. But this isn't a straight-forward travel alert, points out Laura Dannen Redman Digital Director of Conde Nast Travel...

Indian tourist arrivals in Maldives increased 24% in 2017

Indian tourist arrivals in Maldives increased 24% in 2017

Male, February 6 (Avas): Maldivian Tourism Ministry statistics confirm Indian tourist visits had reached 83,019 by end of December 2017 while a year earlier, in 2016 ,Maldives was visited by a total of 66,955 Indian holidaymakers - marking a 24% increase. Maldivian authorities expect Indian arrivals to go up to 100,000 by 2018 end. On average Indian tourist count per...

India’s woman cross country biker Sana Iqbal dies in a road accident

India’s woman cross country biker Sana Iqbal dies in a road accident

Hyderabad, October 24 (TNIE): Indian cross-country woman biker, Sana Iqbal, who had taken up the fight against suicide and depression by spreading awareness through her bike rides, died in a car accident on the outskirts of Hyderabad early on Tuesday. Twenty-nine-year-old Sana and her husband were travelling to Tolichowki on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Narsingi when their car...

Maldivian officials expose baseless propaganda about rising Islamic extremism

Maldivian officials expose baseless propaganda about rising Islamic extremism

Colombo, September 10 (newsin.asia): Top Maldivian officials say that the on-going international propaganda about Islamic radicalism in the country is not based on facts. It is manufactured to bring down the government of President Abdulla Yameen by destroying the tourist industry, which is the main prop of the Maldivian economy, says Imjad Jaleel, Chief Communication Strategist in the Office of...

Shangri La’s Hambantota resort – truly one of the finest in Asia

Shangri La’s Hambantota resort – truly one of the finest in Asia

Colombo, June 21 (newsin.asia) - Overlooking the pristine southern coast of beautiful Sri Lanka and framed by swaying king coconut trees, Shangri La's Hambantota Resort and Spa which was unveiled in June 2016 is truly a luxurious getaway. The luxury resort spans 58.8 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka and boasts 300 spacious luxury rooms, including 21...

At Colombo’s Shangri-La hotel, even job interviews are pleasurable

At Colombo’s Shangri-La hotel, even job interviews are pleasurable

Colombo, May 7 (NIA) - Shangri-La hotel Colombo, which aims to revolutionize concepts of pleasure and hospitality in the Sri Lankan capital when it opens its doors later this year, has devised a unique recruitment process to ensure that its staff are not only competent, alert and willing to take the initiative, but are hospitable, cheerful and even entertaining. Testing for...

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