The big lure of little lodges

Myanmar’s rising collection of eco-lodges, which are tapping a new breed of eco-conscious travellers, are helping to lift communities out of poverty while preserving cultural traditions. By Marissa Carruthers

No end in sight

The Covid-19 outbreak that has shut down much-needed Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka has thrown yet another spanner into the works for the destination’s global marketing campaign launch, which has been delayed for years. Feizal Samath reports

A family affair

Pamela Chow finds out fun is the name of the game as Singapore welcomes more family-friendly attractions and activities, updated for a new generation of parents and kids.

In search of zen

As more people expect to maintain their wellness routine at home and abroad, hotels and resorts are tuning up their facilities and services to better cater to health-conscious guests, discovers Mimi Hudoyo

Onward march to recovery

South-east Asian tourism authorities and stakeholders are taking swift action to patch the leak in tourism business brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak, and choosing to keep their eyes on the road to recovery.

Beating the economic slump

Despite economic headwinds, domestic tourism is keeping India’s hotel industry afloat, aided by GST rate cuts and the liberalisation of e-visa regime, reports Rohit Kaul.

Embracing quiet charms

Riding on the growing trend of experiential travel, Shikoku is touting its lesser-known experiences such as yuzu picking and runcations, writes Pamela Chow.

SE Asia’s most wanted

The tourism landscape in South-east Asia is constantly evolving, with travel trends moving towards sustainable tourism and slow travel. Hear from ASEAN NTOs and industry stakeholders which of the region’s game-changing destinations should make it to our watchlist for 2020.

Combating Delhi’s smog crisis

As hazardous levels of air pollution in Delhi casts a pall over inbound tourism, Indian tour operators are finding ways to fight the confidence crisis in the face of falling arrivals and flight of tourists to other cities in the country, writes Rohit Kaul.

The quality approach

Japan is leveraging the marketing wave of the recently concluded Rugby World Cup and the upcoming Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to attract more longhaul visitors with higher spending. Pamela Chow speaks to industry stakeholders to find out what their plans are.

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