Melaka entices the world

Eager to meet its tourism goals, Melaka is reinventing itself with new attractions and world-class events; positive first quarter results show its initiatives are working.

Dark clouds over Hong Kong’s future

As the Hong Kong economy heads towards a perfect storm of escalating China-US trade war and worsening domestic political unrest, the uncertainty of what comes next is keeping many businesses on the edge. The question is no longer about whether tourism would be affected, but how deep this crisis would cut the once-thriving sector.

Rolling out the welcome mat

For a sector more used to western guest preferences, hospitality players in Mauritius are working hard to adjust their offerings and roll out efforts to woo the up-and-coming Asian market.

Venturing farther afield

To stimulate greater international visitor traffic, the provinces of Gyeonggi and Gyeongsangnam are beefing up offerings and stepping up transportation connections with nearby gateway cities

Making smart moves

Hong Kong’s smaller hotels and boutique properties are catching up on digital transformation, rolling out automated solutions in areas from operations to smart rooms to enhance the guest experience.

Keeping it fresh

It’s a game of constant rejuvenation and innovation for Asia’s integrated resorts (IR). Here, we take a look at the latest attractions coming up at existing as well as upcoming IRs in the region.

Making sustainable tourism work

In the face of an overtourism crisis, a growing number of industry players are becoming more attuned to manage tourism in a responsible manner. But it’s not just about the environment, as the human side of the equation should not be neglected.

Cultural awakening

A slew of revitalised and new cultural projects opening across the city is stoking Hong Kong’s ambitions of becoming a global cultural destination.

The rising star of Indian Ocean

Not content to be viewed as a sybaritic playground for holidaymakers from Europe, its traditional feeder market, Mauritius now wants to lure more Asian visitors with its rich fusion of culture, nature and history.

Keeping the Tiaki promise

The private and public sectors in New Zealand have pledged to the Tiaki Promise – a commitment to care for the land, its people and upholding the sustainability of the country as they conduct their tourism-related businesses.

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