South Korea arrivals plunged in 2015

THE number of foreign visitors to South Korea tumbled nearly 7 per cent in 2015, with the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

Shangri-La at the Fort set for March opening

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila's deluxe room THE 576-room Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila is set to open its doors come March 1 at the...

Dorsett appoints Australia, New Zealand GSA

HONG Kong-based Dorsett Hospitality International has named Hotel Representation Australia (HRA) as its general sales agent (GSA) for the Australia and New Zealand markets,...

Austrian Airlines pilots get mobile flight planning tool

AUSTRIAN Airlines has enabled the use of real-time mobile flight planning technology in its cockpits, a world’s first. The tool, named eFlight Manager, is developed...

JNTO offices to debut in seven destinations

THE Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) plans to open new promotional offices in seven new destinations before the end of fiscal 2016, namely in...

Onyx accelerates APAC expansion plan

(Seated from left) Laith Pharaon, owner of Singapore Hospitality Holdings; Yuthachai Charanachitta, owner of Onyx Hospitality Group It aims to open 46 properties in key...

GTA to take flight in Iran as sanctions lift

Woman on the street in Tehran BUSINESS for Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA) has grown more than twenty fold in Iran since it started trading in...

Indonesia claims over 10 million arrivals last year

INDONESIA’s Ministry of Tourism claims visitor arrivals reached 10.4 million in 2015, surpassing the nation’s target of 10 million. A media statement from the Ministry...

Vanguard Hotels says goodbye to front desks

VANGUARD Hotels in the Philippines plans to get rid of the “terribly outdated” front desk system from its hotel lobbies. Instead, a mix of self...

No travel restrictions recommended as Zika spreads

INTERNATIONAL tourism bodies are in agreement with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) stand that there should be no hard restrictions on travel to areas...

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