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In this exclusive interview, filmed in February 2020, Jim Jones, CEO of North Wales Tourism, tells us how 2019 ended, how that compares to 2018 and what targets they have for 2020. We discuss visitor arrivals, spending, and why Jim feels that Conwy has potential as a tourism destination for tourists from overseas. Jim tells us where the international visitor arrivals are coming from, why he has spent so much time trying to build Japan as a key source market, what they are doing to address language issues, how they use technology to promote the destination and what it is about North Wales that he believes will appeal to tourists from Asia. All that and much, much more in the interview.
Saving elephants in Thailand and beyond - exclusive interview with John Roberts of GTAEF. In this exclusive interview, John gives us an update on the status of elephants in Thailand, what the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) does, as well as how the year 2019 ended and what they have planned for 2020. John tells us what Jungle Bubbles are, who is staying in them, how many elephants people can expect to see, whether they are safe, and how they plan to expand this rather unusual idea. All that and much, much more in the interview.
Surf Snowdonia, now called Adventure Parc Snowdonia, was born in 2008 when an aluminum works with over 100 years of history was purchased and turned into the world's first inland surf lagoon with a handful of glamping pods for people who wanted to stay. Since then, the site has expanded enormously and will soon be home to Hilton's second hotel in Wales, with the other Hilton being in the capital, Cardiff.
The venue cymru in Llandudno, North Wales, recently completed phase one of a multi-million GBP renovation and expansion project. In this exclusive interview you will learn what type of events venue cymru can now handle, what trends they are seeing, how the international expansion of airports such as Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff has helped the business, and whether there is still more work to be done.
Exclusive FHD video interview with Mr. Cyng Goronwy O Edwards, Mayor of Conwy, North Wales. In this interview, Goronwy tells us about new developments that are happening in the area, including a new Hilton hotel, how Conwy uses sport to promote the destination, and why North Wales is fast becoming known as the adventure capital of Europe.
Exclusive interview with Brid Collins, General Manager of The Quay Hotel and Spa in Deganwy, Conwy, north Wales. In this interview, filmed at the hotel on 7 February 2020, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sits down with Brid to ask her more about the hotel and north Wales as tourism destination.
Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones is one of the most positive, forward thinking and inspirational people I have ever had the good fortune to meet and interview. I genuinely wish there were more people like him promoting sustainable living, protecting heritage and helping create new and sustainable tourism experiences and initiatives, not just in north Wales - but around the world.
In the county of Conwy in north Wales, the Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard has seen its business grow rapidly since it opened in 2016. Today, the vineyard, located in the hamlet of Llangwstenin, has the capability of producing up to around 10,000 bottles per year and this could well increase to 20,000 in the near future.
Aerobility has two simulators, a small fleet of aircraft, a dedicated and passionate team, and impressive dreams of expanding the admirable work they do to not only other parts of the UK, but the world as well. To learn more about Aerobility's plans for 2020 and beyond, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com visited their headquarters at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire and sat down with Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mike Miller-Smith MBE.
Despite the strength of the Thai Baht, many would argue that Thailand still represents excellent value for money as a destination, and with approximately 39.77 million people visiting the country in 2019, the numbers seem to suggest that many agree. So how has the strong Baht, Brexit and other UK-related issues impacted Thailand's tourism industry? So how has the strong Baht, Brexit and other UK-related issues impacted Thailand's tourism industry?
Khun Chiravadee Khunsub, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand - UK, Ireland and South Africa tells us about TAT's plans for the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2020. Filmed at TAT's office in London on 8 January 2020, Khun Chiravadee tells us when and where TTM+ 2020 will take place, why that city was chosen, what the theme will be this year, and how many buyers and sellers are expected to attend. Khun Chiravadee tells us how many buyers from the UK will be going and how those buyers will be chosen.
Simpson Marine is one of Asia's largest yacht dealers. With offices around the region, Simpson Marine recently appointed Howard Prime as the new Country Manager for Thailand, based in Phuket. Simpson Marine represents some of the biggest names in yachting, including Sanlorenzo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Fairline Yachts, Beneteau, Lagoon, Aquila and Viking, to give them an enviable portfolio that caters to a variety of wealthy clients and their different needs.
Seaplanes in Thailand? In this interview, filmed at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show on 21 November 2019, Dennis Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane, tells us more about the company, why they were attending the boat show, what being in 'Development Phase' really means, when they hope to be fully operational and what exactly it is the company will do once they are. We discuss the types of seaplanes the company will operate, whether they already have the planes here in Thailand and how they have been configured.
On the first day of the IATA Airline Industry Retailing Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Yanik Hoyles, IATA's Director of Industry Distribution Programmes, to ask him about NDC (New Distribution Capability). Yanik tells us how the certification levels within NDC, such as Level 4 and @scale, differ from one another, why they are important, what needs to be done to go from one level to another, and so very much more.
Exclusive interview with Rakesh Narayanan, VP and RGM South Asia & Pacific, Sabre Travel Solutions - Airline Sales. In this interview, filmed at the IATA Airline Industry Retailing Symposium in Bangkok on 29 October 2019, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Rakesh to update us on the latest industry trends and developments.
Robert Albert founded Routehappy in 2011 in New York, USA. The company was acquired by ATPCO in February 2018 and fully integrated in February 2019. In this interview, filmed on 29 October at the IATA Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) in Bangkok, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks Robert to give us an update on the company, NDC, NGS and the industry in general.
IATA was in Bangkok, Thailand last week for the second annual Airline Industry Retailing Symposium. Around 45 people from IATA joined hundreds of high-level delegates who had flown in from around the world to network, share ideas and learn the latest ideas, trends and solutions in airline retailing and distribution.
It has happened to most frequent travellers at one time or another, you arrive at your destination only to find that the baggage you checked-in a few hours earlier somehow missed the flight. How does that happen, are more bags being delayed or lost now than in previous years, and what technology can airports and airlines use to minimise, or even eradicate, this problem? Those are just some of the questions that Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com put to Peter Drummond, SITA's Portfolio Director Baggage.
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Retailing Symposium 2019 in Bangkok,
Nine HD Videos from Cambodia Travel Mart 2019,
HD Videos from Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019, HD
Videos from Mekong Tourism Forum 2018,
Videos from Sabre's Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) APAC 2016,
HD Videos from AAPA's 60th Assembly of Presidents 2016 in Manila,
from the ATF 2010,
Videos from the ATF 2011,
HD Videos from ATF 2012,
Videos from ATF 2013,
HD Videos from ATF 2014,
HD Videos from ATF 2015,
HD Videos from ATF 2016,
HD Videos from the Singapore Airshow 2010,
HD Videos from Asian Aerospace 2011,
HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2012,
HD Videos from Farnborough 2012,
HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2014,
Videos from the Hua Hin Kiteboarding World Cup 2010,
HD Videos from Hua Hin in August 2010,
HD Videos from Rest Detail Hotel in Hua Hin,
HD Videos from King's Cup Elephant Polo 2012 in Hua Hin,
HD Videos from JATA Tourism Forum & Travel
HD Videos from JATA Tourism Expo 2016,
HD Videos from Hong Kong Cricket Sixes 2012,
HD Videos from the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2010,
HD Videos from the 2010 Bintan Triathlon,
HD Videos from the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai,
HD Videos from WTM 2011 and
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