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Alipay rolls out paperless tax refunds in South Korea

South Korea will have its first paperless mobile tax refund solution with a partnership between Alipay and Global Tax Free (GTF), a tax refund...

Singaporeans look farther afield for holidays and spending

Outbound travellers from Singapore are coming to tour planners with higher budgets and interest in farther-flung destinations, revealed travel agencies at the National Association...

Another strong quake jolts Lombok

Lombok was yesterday rocked by a series of earthquakes, the fourth major one in three weeks. The first measured 6.3 on the Richter scale shortly...

Diethelm nabs trade veteran as UK sales rep

Diethelm Travel Group has appointed industry expert David Carlaw as its UK sales representative. The trade veteran has been in the travel industry for more...

Trump’s trade war with China hits US tourism

US president Donald Trump’s tit-for-tat trade war with China appears to have caused a significant slump in Chinese visitors to the US that could...

TAT ramps up campaign against waste with tourism players

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched an initiative with stakeholders to cut down tourism-related waste by "up to 50 per cent" by 2020. It...

Taiwanese hotel drops Marriott over China naming row

Marriott International, which previously suffered backlash in China for listing Chinese territories as countries, is now finding itself on the wrong side of a...

Waterfront ambitions on the rise

Hong Kong’s harbourfront is undergoing a facelift, bringing new ‘mini destinations’ to the city and injecting a new vibrancy and character to the tourism scene through events and festivals, reports Prudence Lui.

Inaugural Experiential Marketing Summit co-locates with Singapore Gifts Show

TTG Events has partnered the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) to launch the first EMS Experiential Marketing Summit (EMS), taking place in conjunction with...

Ayana Komodo Resort hires cruise director, ops manager

Ayana Hotels has appointed Thomas Demesmaker and Ricardo Ferreira as cruise director and operational manager respectively at the 205-room Ayana Komodo Resort, opening on...