Thailand profits from booming South Korean inbound

SOUTH Korean inbound arrivals to Thailand are expected to hit 1.22 million this year, representing a 20 per cent year-on-year increase, and contributing 40 billion...

Global hotel sales on the uptrend

GLOBAL hotel transaction volume, which plummeted to a ten-year low of US$10 billion in 2009, continued on the path to recovery last year, with...

Singapore has Asia’s most expensive hotels

DESPITE a two per cent drop in average room rates, Singapore hotels are still the most expensive in Asia, according to the latest Hotel...

Sentosa reports higher volume of international visitors

SINGAPORE’s Sentosa Island welcomed 19 million guests in 2011, a 7.3-per cent increase over the year before. Outside of the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) integrated...

Earthquake takes a toll on Japan inbound

JAPAN registered a sharp decline in international arrivals in 2011, which can be attributed to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as well as...

Trafalgar records twofold increase in forward bookings

TRAFALGAR, which specialises in European and North American guided vacations, has reported a twofold increase in 2012 forward bookings out of Asia and Singapore,...

Endorsements, show presence key for incentive biz

WORD-of-mouth endorsements and participation in trade exhibitions are crucial to securing incentive business, according to the latest Incentive Travel Survey Report released by The...

Singapore sets another year of tourism records

SINGAPORE earned an estimated S$22.2 billion (US$17.8 billion) in tourism receipts for 2011, while 13.2 million overseas visitors were recorded for the year—both new...

Travel experts want streamlined ancillary distribution

TRAVEL companies around the world are keen to sell ancillary airline products but seek a more efficient booking process, preferably through the GDS, according...

International tourism on a high

INTERNATIONAL tourist arrivals grew by 4.4 per cent to 980 million in 2011, up from 939 million the year before, according to the latest...

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