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Airbnb wants to be ‘for everyone’ with new categories, premium tiers

For a startup that began in 2007 with just two air beds, Airbnb has gone a long way – and a lot more ambitious...

Trade steps in to help as Konsortium Express suddenly closes

Konsortium Express & Tours, an agency in Singapore specialising in bus trips to Malaysia, has abruptly closed down and ceased all its services. In a...

Look who’s back, and not at Sabre

Former president and CEO of then Abacus International, Robert Bailey, will be back in the GDS business as chief strategy officer of Travelport, effective...

Travel experts reign in an era of information overload, says Kuoni

While today's travellers love browsing the web for ideas and inspiration, there is a swing back to "real expertise" when it comes to booking,...

Banyan Tree Phuket villas are half price – for trade only

For a limited time, travel industry professionals can enjoy 50 per cent off Banyan Tree Phuket's pool villas as the resort extends the offer...

Cryptocurrency for travel industry finds DMC taker

As a new cryptocurrency touted to potentially revolutionise the travel industry readies for launch, ICS Travel Group has hopped on as an early integration...

New hotels: Rosewood Phnom Penh, Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali and more

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

A virtual dining experience, 6,300km apart

Distance proves no barrier as the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) last night hosted media and influencers from both countries at a simultaneous virtual dinner...

Shinta Mani Hotels gets corporate DOSM

Sophie Couturier has been appointed corporate director of sales & marketing by Shinta Mani Hotels, managed by Hospitality Management and Development Asia (HMD Asia). Based...

Small towns, big dreams

FITs and small groups are the target of bureaux hailing from lesser-known destinations in Japan.