Maldives lowers 2016 arrivals target

Arrivals at Malé International Airport THE Maldives has adjusted downwards its arrivals target of 1.5 million to 1.4 million this year, matching last year’s goal,...

SkyTeam launches retroactive loyalty points crediting

AIRLINE alliance SkyTeam is now offering a self-service online crediting tool that allows its frequent flyer programme members to retroactively claim miles from one...

New hotel openings: October 3 to 7, 2016

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin Thailand has opened its first Radisson Blu resort in Hua Hin. The...

Asia’s first GLō hotel to open in 2019

BEST Western Hotels & Resorts’ newest brand, GLō, will make its Asia debut in Na Jomtien, Thailand in 2019. GLō Na Jomtien will be located...

Technology will take centrestage at ATF 2017

NEXT year’s Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), held alongside the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), will feature a “one-of-a-kind” tech hub that showcases the latest solutions...

A third of Accor’s revenues won’t be from rooms, says CEO

Sebastien Bazin ONE-THIRD of AccorHotels’ revenues in the future will not be from traditional room and F&B sales, said its chairman & CEO Sebastien Bazin...

Samui’s growing airlift a boon for hotel occupancy

AN increase in flight connectivity to Thailand’s resort island of Samui has greatly benefited hotels there, especially those in the lower-tier segments, according to...

Onyx marks entry into Laos with three Amari hotels

THAILAND’s Onyx Hospitality Group is set to enter the Laotian market with the signing of three properties by developers Tang Charoen Group. All three hotels...

Europe plans major networking meet with Chinese agents

THE European Commission will be hosting tourism suppliers in Europe to meet up with China’s outbound agents at an event held alongside the inaugural...

Etihad, TUI in talks to form new airline group

TUI and Etihad Aviation Group are in discussion to create a new European leisure airline group focused on point-to-point flying to connect key tourist...

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