2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

A new era of glamour has been ushered in for the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver which has completed massive renovations.

Agents sold on standardised sales periods in Malaysia

Inbound agents are hopeful that the government’s recent decision, which limits the number of sales periods to four times annually, will maintain the uniqueness...

Japan, New Zealand deemed ‘safer’ in a VUCA world: Virtuoso

The potential travel disruptions caused by geopolitical situations, which has been termed VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) by international travel agency network Virtuoso,...

Thai outbound agents see demand for UK shift to Italy, Russia

Following a decline in bookings for the UK in the wake of recent terror attacks, some Thai agencies are hoping to cushion the impact by...

United’s new SIN-LAX route drives interest in US holidays

With increasing flight options connecting Asia to the US, United Airlines’ new direct Singapore-Los Angeles route could encourage more travellers to head across the...

Hotel residences in SEA headed for massive oversupply

New completed hotel residence units in South-east Asia will represent a massive 83 per cent rise over existing supply between 2018 and 2020, with Danang, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and Bintan the top pipeline project locations, according to C9 Hotelworks.

Klook nets US$30 million funds to boost expansion, services

Tour, activity and attraction booking platform Klook has raised US$30 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital China, which will enable the...

PATA, Equator Learning roll out online agent learning modules

PATA has teamed up with travel trade engagement specialist Equator Learning to launch an initiative that allows members to create online learning modules for...

HomeAway homes in on Japan’s Setouchi area with DMO

Vacation rental platform HomeAway has entered into a partnership with Setouchi Brand Corporation, part of the largest regional DMO in Japan, to drive inbound...

U-Fly Alliance aims to spread wings beyond North Asia

U-Fly Alliance, the first LCC alliance in the world, expects to have 10 members by year-end and has ambitions to expand beyond its North...

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