Wider access on the horizon

How will Indonesia’s lifting of cabotage restrictions shape the future development of South-east Asia’s cruise industry? In a bid to boost arrivals, the Indonesian government...

A matter of location

Mimi Hudoyo examines why having more hotels is not the answer for some destinations in Indonesia The Indonesia Ministry of Tourism is focusing on developing...

When dynamism meets heritage

Its economic prowess aside, Shanghai is also a powerhouse in tourism, tapping its unique blend of western and oriental influences, old and new to...

Have a peach and scoot off

WHEN low-cost carriers (LCCs) burst onto Asia’s aviation landscape about a decade ago, they were initially greeted with scepticism due to restrictive bilateral air...

Riding the wave of technological change

Technology has disrupted the global travel landscape like a tsunami force, but how can industry players retool their organisations to compete in the next-generation...

What’s old is new again

A crop of new hotels are setting up camp in heritage buildings, breathing fresh life into conserved sites, reports Pamela Chow

Bali evolves

More than just a beach, Bali has evolved as a full destination, creating opportunities for investors beyond just resorts, reports Mimi Hudoyo e As Bali matures...

Pioneering new routes from sky to sea

Airline and cruise executives in the region recount their most exciting new destinations and ports of call this year. Scene of Yangon, Myanmar Bangkok Airways Peter Wiesner,...

Hard lessons from paradise

The six-month forced closure of Boracay was a clear lesson in sustainable tourism management for the Philippines. Now, six months since its reopening, Boracay’s comeback also brings up pointed questions about what was done right and issues that remain unresolved

Luxury Manila

Big brands enter, but is that enough? New upmarket hotels that will rise over Manila’s skyline over the next five years will drive the demand...

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