2016 Articles Archive

2016 Articles Archive

Tourism New Zealand gets new chief executive

Stephen England-Hall will commence his role as chief executive of Tourism New Zealand from early April 2017. He will join the tourism marketing organisation after...

Sampermans appointed GM of The Peninsula Bangkok

Joseph Sampermans has returned to The Peninsula Bangkok as general manager, having been with the property as director of F&B nearly a decade earlier. A...

Sean Menke becomes Sabre’s new president, CEO

Sean Menke will succeed Tom Klein as president, CEO and board member of Sabre, effective December 31, 2016. Since joining Sabre in October 2015, he...

Japan luxury market poised for growth

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto A new crop of high-end accommodation options in Japan is changing the country’s image as a limited luxury destination, providing a...

New OTA touts lower commissions ahead of 1Q2017 launch

Hotel booking engine Traveliko is seeking to offer a new OTA solution for hotels that returns them pricing control and rebalances travel business ethics...

Erawan Group places expansion hopes in Hop Inn

Hop Inn Mae Sot Thai hotel developer Erawan Group, driven by the fast-growing middle-class in Asia-Pacific, has taken an aggressive stance to expand its mid-scale,...

Four Seasons to come Kuala Lumpur’s way in 2018

A Four Seasons hotel is set to rise in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle district in early 2018 to become the second Four Seasons property...

Global Muslim travel market worth US$138 billion and growing

Muslim travel contributed over US$138 billion to global GDP in 2015 and accounts for more than 10 per cent of tourism spend worldwide, according...

Steps to ease NAIA congestion leave much to be desired

Ninoy Aquino International Airport The implementation of recommendations by the Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (ACAP) has eased runway congestion at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino...

New hotel openings: December 12-16, 2016

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week Best Western Hula Hula Ao Nang Resort The company’s first property in Krabi features a total of...

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