2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

China’s rural tourism efforts lift villages out of poverty

Rural villages in China are reporting unprecedented growth spurred by a nationwide initiative of poverty alleviation through rural tourism, with footfalls in remote attractions...

New airlines, predominantly Chinese, set to land in Cambodia

A string of new airlines is set to fly to Cambodia in the near future, paving the way for more regional traffic, particularly Chinese,...

Sri Lanka to hold ground-breaking Chinese mass wedding

In an effort to position Sri Lanka as a wedding destination, local authorities are preparing to hitch 75 to 100 couples from China saying...

Tohoku increases efforts to woo Muslim visitors

To promote tourism to Tohoku, a region of Japan’s Honshu Island, Japan's Reconstruction Agency has launched a Muslim-friendly Tohoku campaign. The campaign is aimed at...

IATA says infrastructure should be priority in Philippines, not taxes and...

IATA has called on the Philippine government to tackle the more pressing issue of airport infrastructure, and abandon proposals to increase aviation taxes in...

Dream on

Dream Cruises’ inaugural vessel, Genting Dream, said it is the first mega luxury cruise ship to homeport exclusively in Singapore. This marks the first...

Nicholas Emery promoted to MD of Regent Beijing

Regent Hotels Group has promoted Nicholas Emery from general manager to managing director at Regent Beijing. He first joined Regent Beijing as general manager...

Yunnan cleans up its act

While an ongoing tourism industry clean-up in Yunnan has presented difficulties to tourism players used to the old ways of conducting business, they are...

Langkawi heightens courtship of European travellers

Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) is stepping up efforts to grow arrivals from Europe, which had earlier been hit by Malaysia Airlines' suspension of most...

Malaysia proffers more lesser-known destinations to Chinese visitors

Encouraged by improved air links between Malaysia and China, Tourism Malaysia is stepping up efforts to tap tourist traffic from second- and third-tier Chinese...

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