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.
As Lombok’s events calendar heats up, the island is racing to cement its position as a sports and entertainment destination. Mimi Hudoyo zooms in on the island’s new and upcoming infrastructure projects and development works.
The list of midscale accommodation is growing in Singapore, as hotel chains leap at the opportunity to tap this under-served segment in the destination.
With sexual exploitation and modern slavery still rearing its prevalent head in the Asia-Pacific, authorities are joining forces with the tourism sector to stem the tide of human trafficking.
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.
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.
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.
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.