2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

JNTO to open another office in SEA in Manila

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is in the midst of setting up a new office in Manila, with the Philippines having risen as its 10th...

Thomas Cook’s China JV targets tenfold increase in coming year

Thomas Cook China, a joint venture between Thomas Cook and Chinese investment conglomerate Fosun, is gunning for a tenfold times increase in customer numbers...

Check-in and baggage drop now possible outside airports

Amadeus and Off Airport Check-In Solutions (OACIS) have joined forces to launch what they say is the world’s first pop-up check-in service, which enables...

Sabah launches rural tourism charm offensive

Sabah Tourism Board has begun promoting rural tourism and will ramp up the effort in 2018 for its top source markets Brunei, South Korea,...

ITB Asia conference attempts to unravel the future of travel

Under the theme of The Future of Travel, the conference component of ITB Asia 2017 will spotlight artificial intelligence and OTAs, as well as...

New hotels: Pan Pacific Yangon, Travelodge Sukhumvit 11 and more

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

Pavilions expands to Hokkaido and Lisbon

Hong Kong-based Pavilions Hotels and Resorts has announced two developments in Hokkaido, Japan, part of plans to introduce a series of hotels and residences...

Making South Africa a coveted destination

With Asia accounting for 10.2 per cent of total traffic and a 30.3 per cent growth in 2016, South African Tourism is optimistic the...

Good food pursuits

Swanky restaurants in integrated resorts have been luring international visitors to the territory. But to be positioned as a gastronomic capital, the destination must not forget its local cuisine. By Prudence Lui

Plugging the funding gap

Prudence Lui looks at how government aid and subsidies can go a long way to help travel trade members stay relevant in a fast-changing climate

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