Philippines laments shortage of multi-linguistic guides

There is a shortage of multilinguistic guides in the country, in spite of certain growing inbound markets.

Singapore brings greying takes to life

Tours with a twist are taking tourists into the heart of Singapore’s disappearing industries, in line with the destination’s new brand.

Langkawi goes from sleepy to sexy

Langkawi cements its luxe credentials with upscale products, while festivals emerge as the music to the ears of high-spending Europeans

Singapore: Retail paradise lost?

Singapore is losing its shine as a shopping haven, inbound veterans tell Pamela Chow

Developing new Bali’s

Indonesia wants to develop 10 new Bali’s. Problem is, investors still can’t get enough of the real one.

LCC wand on Mindanao

A string of airlines has come and gone in trying to link the Philippines with Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Two new lionhearts are AirAsia and Cebu Pacific. Can they make it and usher in peace and prosperity to Mindanao?

Making South Africa a coveted destination

With Asia accounting for 10.2 per cent of total traffic and a 30.3 per cent growth in 2016, South African Tourism is optimistic the...

Good food pursuits

Swanky restaurants in integrated resorts have been luring international visitors to the territory. But to be positioned as a gastronomic capital, the destination must not forget its local cuisine. By Prudence Lui

Plugging the funding gap

Prudence Lui looks at how government aid and subsidies can go a long way to help travel trade members stay relevant in a fast-changing climate

Maldives: a paradise redefined?

When a luxury destination goes downmarket, will a broader audience and brand presence equate to a better bottom line? S Puvaneswary takes this question to the Maldives

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