2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Amadeus reports growth in revenue, travel agency bookings

Amadeus recorded €3.69 billion (US$4.27 billion) in revenue in the first three quarters of the year, up 8.9 per cent, with growth seen across...

A familiar face helms Thai tourism but Kobkarn will be missed

Thailand’s Cabinet reshuffle on November 24 sees the return of former minister of tourism and sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, to the role, replacing Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul...

Myanmar National Airlines hops on twin-destination drive

An application to run flights lining world heritage sites in Myanmar and Cambodia has been lodged as part of a bid to boost tourism. Myanmar...

Short-term rental start-up brings home US$3m in seed funds

GuestReady, a PropTech startup in the urban short-term rental management space, has closed US$3 million in seed funding and will be acquiring Easy Rental...

Malaysia, Singapore once again top Muslim travel index

Malaysia and Singapore have topped the list of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and non-OIC markets respectively for the third consecutive year, according to...

Making his own mark at Capella Hotel Group

Capella Hotel Group is now headquartered in Singapore after its founder, legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, sold the group to the Kwee family. Its new CEO, Nicholas Clayton, is his own man eager to make his own mark.

Event: Ananda Festival, Bagan

Ananda Temple The Ananda Temple in Myanmar's Old Bagan comes to life as villagers and monks flood into its grounds to celebrate its namesake festival,...

Expedia tips voice as the biggest disrupter in travel

Expedia Inc predicts that voice will trump over chatbots and artificial intelligence as the biggest disrupter in travel in the near term. The company, which...

Chinese visitors stoke duty-free brands’ interest in the Philippines

Philippine tourism secretary Wanda Teo is optimistic that more global premium brands would increase their duty-free retail presence in the country in anticipation of...

Support from an old hand

Expectations are high for Myanmar’s minister of hotels and tourism Ohn Maung, whose decades of practical experience as a hotelier and tour operator dates...

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