2016 Articles Archive

2016 Articles Archive

New Sofitel hotels to open in Singapore, KL

Artist impression of Tanjong Pagar Centre SINGAPORE and Kuala Lumpur will be welcoming a new Sofitel property in 4Q2016 and 2H2016 respectively. The 222-key Sofitel Singapore...

Centara now known as Central Hospitality International

CENTARA Hotels & Resorts has rebranded and is now known as Central Hospitality International (CHi). While its hotel brands, products and services remain unchanged, the...

Muslim-friendly Rayani Air takes flight

RAYANI Air, Malaysia’s newest airline, began operations last month with services linking Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi and Kota Bharu. The full-service carrier is positioned as...

Malaysia agents bemoan new e-visa process

MALAYSIA has introduced e-visa facilities for travellers from China since January 2, 2016, but the process has proven troublesome as applicants risk losing their...

Kuoni India brand to be abandoned

FAIRFAX Financial Holdings, which owns Thomas Cook India, will discontinue the Kuoni brand name in India in the coming months. Fairfax had earlier acquired Kuoni...

Newsmaker: Urhammer preps Contiki for the future

WITH no prior experience in the travel industry, Casper Urhammer took on the top job at Contiki Holidays over a year ago and now plots...

Travel business outlook for 2016

Travel companies in Asia-Pacific are generally optimistic about their business prospects in 2016, with the outbound market expected to remain a bright spot SINGAPORE By Paige...

It’s for the kids

Nothing motivates more than building a legacy for the kids, which is why Outrigger Enterprises Group is buying resorts globally and creating a space for itself. President and CEO David Carey talks to Raini Hamdi

Seeking authenticity in travel

Experiencing all the different facets of a country, not shunning one for the other, will make for a fuller appreciation of a destination. The...

[Sponsored Post] Airbnb is new platinum sponsor at CTW Asia-Pacific

CORPORATE Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific announced today Airbnb’s debut at the 2016 Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia Pacific, held from 27-29 September 2016 in...

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