Singapore agencies in digital overhaul, powered by transformation programme

Four travel agencies in Singapore are making strides in their digital transformation journeys, following the conclusion of an accelerator programme that developed and tailored technology...

Alibaba pumps US$5m into Taiwan instant booking app FunNow

FunNow, an instant booking app for activities in Taiwan, has raised US$5 million in a Series A funding round led by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund,...

Japan, Singapore rugby events to get a boost from new partnership

The Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) and JTB have inked a 12-month partnership to promote rugby tourism to Japan and Singapore. The two entities will cooperate...

Gaw Capital acquires Melbourne complex for A$157 million

Announcing its second hospitality acquisition in two months, Gaw Capital Partners is purchasing the Bell City mixed-use development in Melbourne for A$157 million (US$114...

WIT Singapore: travel industry through the looking glass

At this year’s WIT Singapore 2018 Conference, taking place at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre from October 15 to 17, attendees will...

Sri Lanka scraps controversial minimum room rates

The Sri Lankan government has announced the removal of a nine-year-old minimum room rates scheme for hotels in Colombo, a move that is expected...

Bookings opened for world’s first undersea villa at Conrad Maldives

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is now taking bookings for what is believed to be the world’s first undersea villa for stays starting in November. The...

Oceania sails into new chapter with largest upgrading initiative to-date

Oceania Cruises has unveiled OceaniaNEXT, its most extensive product and service enhancement initiative to-date, which will kick off with a US$100 million upgrade of...

How to survive the world’s longest commercial flight

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has partnered US wellness brand Canyon Ranch to introduce a new level of comfort and relaxation to ultra-longhaul travel. The programme will...

Red Planet Japan to open its seventh hotel in Japan

Red Planet Japan has acquired a land plot in the Nagarekawa district of Hiroshima for a Red Planet hotel, set to open in the...

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