Asia-News - If you want to travel, it is important that you keep informed with the latest information related to the places you will visit, the options you have at your disposal and the companies that offer you the best plans. We have gathered a series of press releases with the newest information on this subject, so just take a look at them. en-us Expansion planned for the Furama Resort Danang Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:30:59 CST The Bac My An Tourism Joint Venture Company, the major investor in Furama Resort Danang, is to invest $10 million to expand the five-star resort to meet the increasing demand for local and international tourists, especially to prepare for the APEC Vietnam 2006. Under the plan, Furama Resort Danang will build 100 more hotel rooms, increasing the current number of rooms to 300. The new rooms are expected to be completed in early 2008. Gulf Air appoints new General Manager Ireland Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:29:21 CST Gulf Air has appointed James Harrison as the new General Manager for Ireland. Connexion by Boeing enhances in-flight Internet offerings Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:29:00 CST Connexion by Boeing has made enhancements to the pricing and service of its real-time high-speed Internet and entertainment services to airline passengers in flight. Christchurch, New Zealand Increases Presence at AIME 2006 Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:28:28 CST Christchurch, New Zealand is increasing its presence at AIME 2006 as delegate numbers from Australia increase and the city looks to attract more international business events. Hotel Padma Bali launches Chinese New Year promotion Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:27:27 CST The Hotel Padma Bali is offering travellers a special promotion for Chinese New Year. Air India orders 68 Boeing Aircraft Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:26:53 CST At a signing ceremony held today at Air India's headquarters, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan Mulally and Air India Chairman and Managing Director V. Thulasidas formally announced an order agreement for 68 airplanes. The order, placed with Boeing in December 2005, is valued at more than $11 billion at list prices and deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2006. Avian Flu: UNWTO calls for Caution Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:26:24 CST While the latest outbreak of avian flu in Turkey is not expected to have a serious impact on tourism in the country or the immediate region, the tourism industry must not underestimate the threat and needs to keep preparing for the worst should it occur, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said on Wednesday. Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation releases 2006 targets Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:25:45 CST Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, today outlined the company’s strategic plans for 2006. Highlights include the launch of a major new airport/ATC finance and development conference with Airports Council International in Singapore later in the year (supported by CAAS), further expansion of the Centre’s information/data services offering and a push by the consulting unit for further airline restructuring assignments. Disney Veteran Bill Ernest Promoted to lead Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:24:57 CST Bill Ernest, a 12-year Disney veteran has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Ernest, who is currently Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Operations, will report to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo, and replaces the group’s outgoing Managing Director Don Robinson, who has been named President of Baha Mar Resorts in Nassau, Bahamas. Jet Airways' Chief Operating Officer to retire Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:24:21 CST Jet Airways' Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Peter Luethi is to retire at the end of his three year contract at the end of April 2006 when he will relocate to USA.