Hopes high as Malaysian trade awaits details on zero-rated GST

With the Harapan Coalition now in power, Malaysia's travel trade is looking forward to the promised reduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Customised, in-depth travel catches on with new-gen Chinese

A new generation of Chinese travellers is placing experiences at the forefront, driving a stronger demand for in-depth, customised travel in Europe with their...

Kempinski to open first Singapore hotel at The Capitol, unveils Asian...

Perennial Real Estate Holdings has appointed Europe-based luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore at Capitol Singapore, the first...

Integrated transport modes to shape a connected travel future

Seamless transportation is set to play a bigger role in shaping and influencing growth of tourist destinations, industry players forecasted at PATA Annual Summit,...

Hotel booking portal dangles zero commission offer

Online travel booking engine Traveliko, which was launched in early 2017 to offer a flat 10 per cent commission rate for hotels, is now...

Dubai links arm with Tencent to court Chinese travel market

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has signed an MoU with Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), an agreement expected to see Chinese...

Surabaya attacks spur heightened security at Asian Games, trade recovery efforts

Security will be stepped up at the upcoming Asian Games, taking place in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2, in the...

With a new government, Malaysian hotels urge review of tourism tax

With the Malaysian cabinet set for a refresh following Mahathir Mohamad's landmark election victory and return to the post of prime minister, the country's...

It takes a village to raise community-based tourism

Local communities and villages in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming more active parts of the tourism value chain, a step forward for the global...

Cebu Pacific Air deepens Japan presence with first branch office

Cebu Pacific Air has opened its first branch office in Japan to serve as the hub for all its activities and business transactions in...

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