Pandaw offers new luxury cruise

The Laos Pandaw PANDAW Cruises has unveiled a new ship with accompanying 14-night itinerary, to set sail upon the Upper Mekong from Vientiane to Jinghong,...

Indian outbound to fall as rupee weakens

AGENTS in India are cautious about outbound travel demand as the national currency depreciated to 68 rupees against the US dollar from 61 rupees...

Philippines signs ASEAN open skies agreement

THE Philippines has finally agreed to the ASEAN Open Sky Policy, paving the way for full third, fourth and fifth freedom rights for ASEAN...

Days Inn debuts in Indonesia

WYNDHAM Hotel Group has opened its first Days Inn-branded hotel in Indonesia, the 119-room Days Hotel & Suites Jakarta Airport. The hotel is situated 5.3km...

HNA launches Beijing-Calgary route

HAINAN Airlines is set to launch the world’s first direct service between Beijing and Calgary on June 30. The thrice-weekly flight (with plans to increase...

US$8.5 billion in hotel investments expected in 2016

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group is projecting for 2016 US$8.5 billion in hotel investments in the Asia-Pacific region, down from US$9.2 billion in 2015. Scott...

PATA study shows peace a boon to tourism

PATA has published a research report examining how peace, democracy and ending geopolitical and ethnic conflicts can facilitate tourism growth. How Travel & Tourism Benefits...

TripAdvisor debuts instant booking in Asia

TRIPADVISOR has expanded its instant hotel booking tool into nine more countries – Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and...

Virtuoso opens APAC office

US-BASED luxury travel agency Virtuoso opened a regional office in Sydney last week, serving to further strengthen its growth in the Asia-Pacific market. David Kolner,...

Bed and breakfast programme debuts in Myanmar

KAYIN State in Myanmar has become the country’s first state to offer a bed and breakfast (B&B) programme, in reaction to the area’s growing...

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