2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Singapore Airlines first Asian carrier to offer US TSA Precheck

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has become the first Asian carrier to partner the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer customers travelling from US airports...

More China, India, Australia flights on the horizon for Indonesia

Shortly after Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism announced a sharpened focus on boosting seat numbers into the country, new pipeline routes were revealed from its...

IATA to roll out next generation BSP

The most extensive and ambitious modernisation of BSP (Billing & Settlement Plan) since it was created in 1971 is set to be rolled out. The...

Khiri wants to avoid overtourism with new series tours

Khiri Travel has announced its Asia Creative Series – eight new travel routes in South-east Asia with an emphasis on people and locations that...

New Courtyard by Marriott to open in Nha Trang

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Hon Tam Nha Trang Sea Joint Stock Company to open Courtyard by Marriott Nha Trang Hon Tam...

Hong Kong airport gets HK$7bn upgrades

A HK$7 billion (US$897.5 million) enhancement and expansion project has gotten underway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), scheduled for completion in 2020. Fred Lam,...

Toronto-based travel consultancy opens HK office

Toronto-based consultancy Bannikin Travel & Tourism has launched a satellite office in Hong Kong to service destinations and tour operators targeting the Asian adventure...

Flat rate for tourism tax, Malaysians exempted

The Malaysian government yesterday announced a review of the controversial tourism tax by imposing a RM10 (US$2.33) flat rate per night, per room on foreign tourists...

Travelport offers APAC agencies mobile app to assist ‘always-on’ travellers

Following its launch in the EMEA region, Travelport's new mobile product Trip Assist will be rolled out in Asia-Pacific, with a showcase at the...

Majestic Dream ferry plies between Singapore and Batam, Bintan

Majestic Fast Ferry has launched its 11th and newest vessel, Majestic Dream, which can accommodate 317 passengers, including eight in business class. It will serve passengers travelling...

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