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...

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...

IHG shocks with Asia regional HQ shift to Europe, Smits leaving...

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a new operating region that combines Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa (EMEAA) to be based in the...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Hotel robotics get government boost in Singapore

Singapore is accelerating the adoption of hotel robotics, with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) yesterday announcing a line-up of partnered hotels and solution providers...

Finally, Timor Leste border crossers get flights to Indonesia

Starting mid-November, Garuda Indonesia will launch four-times weekly chartered flights between Kupang city in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara and Dili in Timor Leste, the...

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