Malaysia takes to Weibo to court Chinese travellers

THE Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) and social media network Weibo are collaborating on a campaign to help meet Malaysia’s arrival targets this year. As...

Airbnb to surpass Uber by 2019

SHARED space providers including Airbnb and WeWork will surpass ride-sharing providers Uber and Lyft by 2019 in terms of revenue, according to new data...

Website to demystify Japanese love hotels for foreigners

LOVEINN Japan, said to be the first English-language website dedicated to Japanese love hotels, has been launched. Its hotel booking function is expected to...

Large proportion of TripAdvisor reviews suspicious, university researchers warn

Rob Law, professor in Hotel and Tourism Technology Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University A “large and considerable proportion” of online hotel customer reviews...

JacTravel launches wholesale site for agents

THE JacTravel Group has lived a new accommodations wholesale site for agents, www.totalstay.com, with a bookable inventory of over 100,000 hotels worldwide. The portal is a...

Google on the verge of launching travel app

Screenshot of Google's email invite GOOGLE will be releasing a test version of its own travel assistant app next week to a select group of...

Xiaomi devices to come pre-installed with Wego app

TRAVEL search engine Wego is partnering with China’s leading smartphone maker Xiaomi to have its travel app pre-installed in half a million new android...

New app helps travel professionals Get Da Job

TRAVEL industry recruitment specialists ACI HR Solutions has unveiled a new app geared towards helping professionals in the trade prepare for the interview process. The...

Days between booking flight and travel day

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HotelQuickly overhauls app, rejigs strategy

HAVING extended its booking window from 48 hours to seven days last year, last-minute room booking app HotelQuickly has embarked on a brand rejuvenation...

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