2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Scowsill now leads AR and VR firm EON Reality

After recently concluding his six-year tenure as WTTC chief, David Scowsill has been appointed CEO of EON Reality, which provides augmented and virtual reality...

Taking the technology route to reach out to the Chinese

Tourism suppliers are focusing their marketing efforts on a growing new breed of technologically savvy millennial travellers from China, by catering to their needs...

Mapletree acquires full ownership of Oakwood Worldwide

Oakwood Premier Incheon Singapore-based Mapletree Investments has acquired Oakwood Worldwide in full after its initial purchase of a 49 per cent stake in its Asia-Pacific...

New facilities give The Strand Yangon urban resort shine

The Strand Yangon is moving into the final stage of an 18-month revamp, which will see the 31-key icon get new facilities and repositioned...

Work underway to alleviate Kyoto’s ‘tourism pollution’

Tourism officials in Kyoto are implementing initiatives to address complaints about tourist overcrowding, termed by local media as “pollution by tourism”. Over 56.8 million tourists...

The Sanchaya appoints new director of sales

Jared Green has been named The Sanchaya's director of sales. Prior to joining the property on Indonesia's Bintan Island, the Australian spent two years in...

Aviation roundup: LOT Polish Airlines, AirAsia, Thai Vietjet, and more

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes.

Aviation roundup: Scoot, Jet Airways and Jetstar

Here’s our weekly roundup of route updates, airline codeshares and partnerships.

Ah Meng joins durian feast for Singapore Zoo’s 44th anniversary

The Singapore Zoo yesterday celebrated its 44th anniversary with a scrumptious durian feast organised for its animal icon Ah Meng and her friends. Orangutans Ah Meng,...

Localyokl to bring independent guiding set-up beyond Australia

Australian startup Localyokl, which offers immersive guided experiences à la Airbnb Experiences, is planning to expand its services into Asia-Pacific. "We're expecting the company to...

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