2016 Articles Archive

2016 Articles Archive

Marriott brings JW, Edition brands to Singapore

Craig S. Smith, APAC president and managing director, Marriott International (left); Kwek Leng Beng, executive chairman, City Developments Limited THE handing over of operations of...

TCEB intensifies MICE backing for Khao Yai

Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa’s Atta Lakeside Resort Suites THIS year, the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TCEB) is heavily promoting Khao Yai as a...

No backing for backpacker tax

The tourism industry is concerned that the controversial tax will discourage working holidaymakers to visit Australia when implemented. The Australian tourism trade is worried that...

Not just a surfer’s paradise

Major malls in the Gold Coast are undergoing extensive renovations to show tourists that the destination offers more than just the sun, sand and...

Qatar Tourism’s new corporate brand, website go live

Screenshot of QTA's new website THE Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has launched a new corporate brand and web portal, unifying its leisure and business branding...

Thailand confident in smashing 2016 arrival targets

Yuthasak Supasorn DESPITE recent setbacks, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is confident that arrival targets set for this year will be surpassed. Based on the...

Noku Kyoto unveils special hot spring package

Noku Kyoto's Deluxe room NEWLY-opened upscale boutique hotel Noku Kyoto is now offering an onsen package in collaboration with Kyoto’s renowned hot spring hotel Sumiya...

Airbnb soars, faces headwinds in Japan

JAPAN is the fastest growing market in the world for Airbnb, but operators of hotels and inns there said they are not concerned about...

Singapore tourism receipts sees 12% hike in 1H2016

Tourists at Universal Studios Singapore Tourist spending in Singapore for the first half of 2016 rose 12 per cent year-on-year to S$11.6 billion (US$8.3 billion) while...

Let’s catch ‘em all in tourism

Unless you live under a rock, it’s almost impossible to miss the hype Pokémon Go has unleashed around the world in the last two...

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