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Pacific Asia Travel Association fills first official Foundation Ambassador position

BANGKOK, Thailand - The PATA Foundation, is delighted to announce that Ms. Pansy Ho, Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings Limited, has accepted the role as the Foundation's first official Ambassador. Announced during the closing ceremony of the second annual Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) on September 19, in Macau, Ms. Ho, who is also the Vice Chairman, Secretary-General of GTEF, graciously accepted the honorary title.

Eco Trailblazers Awarded Top UN Prize for Inspirational Environmental Action

New York, 18 September 2013 (UNEP media releases) - Pioneers and trailblazers whose work has had a significant and positive impact on the environment were given the United Nation's highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth Award, at a ceremony hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Museum of Natural History in New York, Wednesday.

TAT: Tourism industry yet to be affected by flooding

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says the flooding situation in Thailand has yet to affect the tourism industry.

The 3rd "Con" throwing festival in Dien Bien Province

(TITC)-From Oct. 25th -27th 2013, the 3rd "Con" throwing (throwing a sacred ball through a ring) festival will be held at 3 places in Dien Bien Phu City (Dien Bien Province) including Provincial Conventional Centre, Gymnasium, and City's square.

(TITC) - International arrivals to Vietnam in Sep. 2013 estimated 614,827 arrivals, increasing by 28.9% over the same period last year. Total international arrivals in the first nine months of 2013 reached 5,490,274 representing a 9.9% growth over the same period last year, achieving 76.25% of the target of receiving 7.2 million international arrivals in 2013.

Vinh-Vientiane flight route promoted

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) and the Nghe An People's Committee have joined hands to open a flight route between Vinh and the Lao capital Vientiane, which is expected to begin operation in the end of 2013.