TMC partners Giglifeasia to launch festival travel packages

TMC The Appointment Group has entered into a partnership with Singapore-based Giglifeasia.com to launch a new travel package product targeted at music festival goers in Asia. The...

Mövenpick expands, debuts residences brand in Thailand

From left: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ Holger Jakobs, vice president sales & marketing Asia; Bruno Huber, vice president operations; Jens Reichert, vice president development...

Thailand leverages allure of street food to bring in FITs

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) intends to officially include Thai street food as a tourism offering to generate more FIT demand, in line...

NCL opens trade contact centre in Hong Kong

Norwegian Star Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has opened a contact centre in Hong Kong dedicated to assisting members of the travel trade in the region. A...

Egencia restructures, forms globally aligned company

Christophe Peymirat Expedia’s corporate travel outfit Egencia has reorganised internally to break down divisions by geographic region, forming two global organisations in its wake. Instead of...

Singapore’s iconic Raffles Hotel to undergo refurbishment

The iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore will be undergoing restoration works from next year, more than 25 years after its last refurbishment. The national monument will...

Korean airlines no longer levy fees for early cancellations

SOUTH Korea's airlines have been ordered to abolish fees for international flights that are cancelled three months ahead of the departure date, effective from...

TripAdvisor, Viator halt ticket sales to hundreds of animal attractions

TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator will cease ticket sales to hundreds of wildlife entertainment products, months after supporters of nonprofit World Animal Protection signed...

Ratings scheme implemented for tourist sites in Cambodia

Venues visited by tourists in Cambodia will receive a rating based on their quality of service, a move welcomed by agents there. The country’s Ministry...

Agents condemn clamp down on tours to North Korea

Travel agents specialising in North Korea are condemning plans by the US and South Korea governments to halt tourism into the reclusive state. They intend...

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