Israel targets Indian travellers with marketing offensive

THE Israel Ministry of Tourism has tripled its marketing budget for India to US$3 million this year on the back of record year-on-year arrival...

Tourism unaffected as MERS sparks concerns in Thailand

INBOUND agencies in Thailand are seeing no discernible impact on either arrival numbers or bookings following reports that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

Amadeus integrates air, ground booking display

AMADEUS and content aggregator AccesRail have extended their partnership and now allows bookings of flight and ground transportation from a single screen with its...

Thailand hotel occupancy rates reach new heights

(From left) Jesper Palmqvist, area director Asia-Pacific, STR Global; Clarence Tan, senior vice president Asia, Middle East and Africa, InterContinental Hotel Group; and Kenneth...

CWT makes three key appointments

CARLSON Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has made three key appointments to its executive team, effective from February 1, 2016. CWT’s current president for Europe, Middle East...

New unified cruise brand for ASEAN region

ASEAN member countries are collaborating on a new brand – Cruise South-east Asia – aimed at promoting the region as one unified cruising destination. The...

Hong Kong arrivals slip 1.7 per cent in 2015

ARRIVALS in Hong Kong dwindled last year, dropping 1.7 per cent for the January-November block compared to the same period in 2014. The mainland Chinese...

Disruptive technologies pose no threat to Thai hotels

WHILE disruptive technologies from the likes of Agoda and Airbnb have created headwinds for the US and western European hotels in recent years, Thailand’s...

Ecotourism summit debuts in Malaysia

THE first Malaysia Ecotourism Summit and the 6th World Ecotourism Conference, expected to draw participation from 100 delegates to Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa...

JAL, ANA consider abolishing fuel surcharges

TWO of Japan’s major airlines will likely decide to abolish fuel surcharges in February on the back of plunging oil prices. Both Japan Airlines (JAL)...

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