Tourism in 2020: what lies ahead?

In the current climate of global economic slowdown, geopolitical risks and trade tensions, what does the year ahead have in store? We ask travel industry chiefs to give their take on how South-east Asia’s tourism sector is shaping up in 2020.

Truly, madly, deeply

TTG Asia’s team of editors, journalists and designers may have their fingers on the pulse of a fast-paced and ever-changing travel industry, but they also know how to have fun and laughter at work and in their personal lives. Read on to find out what made their most memorable and creative experiences this year.

Sun, sea and senses

Cruise lines are no exception to the battle of rolling out more immersive, multisensory products. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting features that is transforming the cruise experience for a new generation of experiential travellers

Going the experiential mile

These days, hotels are no longer about offering a bed and breakfast. From safari excursions to purpose-built communal spaces, travellers are increasingly seeking out authentic and culturally immersive experiences, and hotels are answering the call.

Riding the experiential wave

At the inaugural SG Tourism Leaders Engagement Series, organised by TTG Asia Media and PATA Singapore Chapter in November, three leading travel experts in Asia-Pacific examine the effects of experiential travel on the industry and how companies are responding to the shift towards authentic and immersive travel.

Where excitement lies

Spanking new developments or game-changing tourism offerings aimed at breathing new life into familiar touristy destinations are changing the region’s tourism landscape. TTG Asia rounds up a list of to-watch destinations in Asia-Pacific for 2020.

Shaping the future of travel

Four industry experts tell us where the tourism industry is headed as fierce competition, smart design and a growing wave of eco-consciousness continue to transform the travel landscape

Up-close and personalised

Indonesia’s growing midscale hotel segment is fusing lifestyle elements and customisation into their offerings to meet consumers’ demand for experiential travel.

Beyond the shiny surface

Demand for experiential offerings is growing among travellers to Singapore, spurring inbound tour operators, hotels and resorts to serve up a new breed of tours and activities.

Much ado about branding

In this roundtable discussion, travel experts from across Asia-Pacific examine and debate the value of hotel branding as travellers gravitate towards unique accommodation experiences amid an increasingly complex hospitality marketplace burgeoning with new lifestyle brands.

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