2016 Articles Archive

2016 Articles Archive

Airport services company DragonPass opens APAC hub

PROVIDER of airport lounge, limousine and concierge services DragonPass has recently opened a Singapore office to better serve its South-east Asian business partnerships and...

Staff cuts at Maldives airline as Chinese traffic decline

A DROP in Chinese arrivals and delays in launching new routes has forced Mega Maldives Airlines to shed jobs. It has reduced its fleet from...

Lure of a bucolic town

Can Yangshuo seek a place among busier rivals in South China Karst? Prudence Lui finds out Nestled among karst peaks and rivers, Yangshuo is already...

Expedia shifts focus to better serve China outbound

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia EXPEDIA is switching gears to better serve the Chinese outbound market following the sale of its majority stake in OTA...

Japan invests in ports to lure more cruise operators

Cruise ship at Hakata Port. Photo credit: Japan Tourism Agency THE Japanese government is planning to attract more cruise operators by further investing in ports throughout the...

New awards lend power to homestay experiences

THE inaugural ASEAN Homestay Standards Award to be presented this Friday will honour 40 quality homestay operators from South-east Asia who will be able...

UN to hold sustainable tourism conference in Beijing

THE United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the government of China will be organising the First World Conference on Tourism for Development, with...

Thomas Cook India offers Airbnb inventory

Credit: Stephanie Toh on Facebook CLIENTS of Thomas Cook India heading overseas can now choose from Airbnb’s stock of apartments, rooms, castles, boats, manors, tree...

Calls for ASEAN to be a single MICE destination

WHILE ASEAN has been extensively marketed as a single destination for leisure travel, the same cannot be said for MICE, prompting buyers to call...

SriLankan Airlines axes flights to Paris, Frankfurt

IN A reversal of an earlier decision to continue flights to Paris and Frankfurt, SriLankan Airlines has announced plans to suspend both sectors this...

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