2011 Articles Archive

2011 Articles Archive

Hong Kong ramps up Taiwan promotions

THE NEWLY opened Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) office in Taiwan is rolling out a series of promotions to lure Taiwanese travellers to the...

Asian Development Bank extends Myanmar a helping hand

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) is considering rendering assistance to develop Myanmar’s tourism industry, most likely through its Sustainable Tourism Development Project (STDP), which...

Thailand to discontinue tourist-friendly initiatives

THAILAND will not extend two of the seven tourism stimulus policies it launched in the last two years in a bid to restore travellers'...

Malaysia aims for hole-in-one with golf tourism

WITH the Malaysia Golf Tourism Association teeing off yesterday, the country will pursue more high-yield tourists and increase revenue from the sport by 15...

Travel Corporation to absorb expanding Italy hotel tax

THE TRAVEL Corporation will absorb the cost of a hotel tax recently started in Florence, as well as a soon-to-be-introduced hotel tax in Venice. ...

Singapore gets new city boutique hotel

THE 70-room Innotel Hotel will officially open this week, adding some relief to the city-state's shortage of mid-tier properties. Located in the downtown Dhoby Ghaut...

Ritz-Carlton opens in India in 2012

INDIA will see the arrival of a Ritz-Carlton in 2012, even as the brand continues to plant flags across Asia, targeting 15 new hotel...

Melbourne nets largest medical event in Australia

MELBOURNE has secured the right to host the International AIDS Conference in 2014, which would be the largest-ever medical conference to be held in...

Virgin swaps MAS for SIA

VIRGIN Australia will be dissolving ties with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) as it seeks regulatory approval for its recently forged alliance with Singapore Airlines (SIA)...

Lion Air starts Kuala Lumpur flights

LION AIR began daily flights on its Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta route on June 29. The budget airline is using its new Boeing 737-900ER that can...

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