Inebriated SriLankan Airlines pilot likely to be stripped of licence

A SENIOR SriLankan Airlines captain risks losing his licence after he failed a breathalyzer test last week just before take-off of a flight to...

Airbnb for the disabled to offer Carlson Rezidor properties

CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group has partnered with Accomable to distribute their inventory on the online platform. Accomable is a sharing economy accommodations provider catered to...

Storm hits Hokkaido after typhoon rips through Tokyo

Narita International Airport A POWERFUL storm has made landfall in Hokkaido, triggering warnings of floods, landslides and waves in Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Before hitting Hokkaido’s southern...

Global travel to grow despite terrorism, economic challenges: WTTC

THE GDP of the global travel industry is predicted to continue to register strong growth despite the surge in terror attacks and headwinds coming...

BLTM 2016 sees strong showing from corporate, luxury buyers

THIS year’s Business and Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM), to be held from October 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, will feature hundreds of buyers...

Business travel from US, Europe to Asia soars in 1H2016

CORPORATE travel from the US and Europe to Asia has seen staggering growth so far this year, according to latest findings by business airliner...

New Philippine tourism secretary conducts ‘reality check’

Wanda Tulfo Teo THE first order of business for the Philippines’ newly appointed Department of Tourism (DoT) secretary are housekeeping matters affecting the daily operations...

Trade welcomes two new vocational institutes in Cambodia

TRAVEL industry players have welcomed a government initiative to create more tourism vocational training centres in Cambodia. In a bid to improve hospitality service standards...

Thailand to double visa-on-arrival fees next month

VISITORS to Thailand will need to pay increased visa-on-arrival fees starting September 27. The fee currently costs 1,000 baht (US$28.8) and will be doubled to...

South Korean travellers shun Europe as threats mount

Incheon International Airport SOUTH Korean tourists are turning their backs on Europe this year, frightened off by terrorist attacks in major cities and the attempted...

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