2011 Articles Archive

2011 Articles Archive

Cha-Am diversifies

THE TOURISM Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Cha-Am office plans to reach out to alternative source markets this year, to boost 2010's one million...

CNN’s Richard Quest defends the role of media in crisis reporting

EVEN if it may negatively impact tourism, news presenter Richard Quest made a case for media's responsibility to accurately report what is happening on...

Macao Dragon runs out of steam

MACAO Dragon, which runs regular scheduled ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau, has abruptly revealed liquidation of its assets and termination of all...

CTC buys into MISA Travel

SINGAPORE’s Commonwealth Travel Corporation Services (CTC Travel) has completed a merger with MISA Travel, a local OTA. As part of the deal, CTC, a...

Quality Australian tourism players to be recognised with TQUAL mark

AUSTRALIA has launched a national trademark known as the TQUAL mark, which gives its stamp of approval to reputable tourism operators. Launching the trademark and...

Zhejiang in pursuit of Europe

ZHEJIANG province in China has introduced an eight-day tour itinerary to help boost the number of European visitors. “It’s a market with big potential,”...

So Sofitel Singapore owner eyes legacy, not money

SOFITEL Luxury Hotels ends its nine-year search for a hotel in Singapore with a deal worthy of popping a Cristal back at the corporate...

Partners to help Indonesia in China drive

THE INDONESIA Ministry of Culture and Tourism is pooling resources and leveraging on partnerships to make its presence felt in China despite its small...

SA Tours gives its side of story

SA TOURS is taking a stand against the allegations made by members of a 10-pax tour group who failed to board their flight to...

Kansai draws a younger crowd

AN INCREASING number of young adults from Singapore are heading to the Kansai region for free-and-easy holidays, according to Japan National Tourism Organisation executive...

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