Picking up the marketing slack

With details of the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign remaining scant, Malaysia’s travel trade is hardly resting on their laurels but ploughing bullishly ahead with their own promotional efforts.

Cashing in on tourism boom

Thailand’s tourism boom has caught the attention of some of the country’s biggest companies, which have set up offshoots to ramp up investment in the hospitality sector.

Too many (unregulated) rooms?

In spite of increased tourist arrivals to the country, hotel occupancies in Malaysia have fallen. Much of the blame has landed on the influx of short-term rentals, a sector which remains unregulated.

A different look at Thailand

Thailand wants to introduce new areas and provinces to the world, and keep the country a preferred destination for new and repeat visitors alike.

Adapting to the future

Intelligent retail promises a future of predictive and customised bookings, changing the ways that travellers shop and buy their trips and holidays. But that also means big changes are necessary for travel agencies in their thinking and strategy to remain relevant and survive an ever-evolving wave of technological disruption.

The changing face of Cambodia’s tourism

As Cambodia continues its aggressive pursuit for the yuan and arrivals from China continue to rise exponentially, questions are being raised about the impact on the country’s overall tourism landscape.

Bringing back the Europeans

Sarawak is lining up a series of campaigns and partnerships to entice Europeans back to the destination, which has been impacted by a slew of cuts in air services in the last few years.

Melaka entices the world

Eager to meet its tourism goals, Melaka is reinventing itself with new attractions and world-class events; positive first quarter results show its initiatives are working.

Dark clouds over Hong Kong’s future

As the Hong Kong economy heads towards a perfect storm of escalating China-US trade war and worsening domestic political unrest, the uncertainty of what comes next is keeping many businesses on the edge. The question is no longer about whether tourism would be affected, but how deep this crisis would cut the once-thriving sector.

Rolling out the welcome mat

For a sector more used to western guest preferences, hospitality players in Mauritius are working hard to adjust their offerings and roll out efforts to woo the up-and-coming Asian market.

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