2012 Articles Archive

2012 Articles Archive

Gallery Hotel embarks on first major renovation

THE 12-year-old Gallery Hotel Singapore has completed the initial phase of its first major refurbishment project, with guestrooms being the key beneficiary of the...

PATA calls for more human capital development, rolls out academy

HUMAN capital is one of the strongest assets of the Asian tourism industry but it must be effectively developed to meet its full potential,...

New Vietnam Airlines flights spur Indonesians’ wanderlust

INDONESIA outbound operators are seeing stronger traveller interest in Vietnam for the year-end holidays, following the introduction of direct flights to the destination. Industry sources...

Emirates takes off for Phuket

EMIRATES has added Phuket to its international network with the launch of non-stop, daily services to the Thai destination this week. Operated by a three-class...

AirAsia ramps up frequencies to Australia, Taiwan, China

AIRASIA X will increase its services from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Taipei and Chengdu from May 1, 2013. With this change, daily flights to Melbourne...

Changing travel patterns expected in 2013: Cimigo

WITH global economic woes casting a pall over the travel industry, Asian travellers would likely adjust travel plans than cancel them altogether, said Daisy...

ASA justifies membership fee hike with inflation adjustments, better programmes

THE Association of Singapore Attractions (ASA) is planning to beef up its member programmes from next year on, as it moves to raise membership...

Suntec signs Penang deal as AEG goes over the moon with...

SUNTEC International on Tuesday inked the deal to design, market and operate the Penang Waterfront Convention Centre (PWCC), about the same time AEG Ogden...

Indonesia guns for health tourism

INDONESIA’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and Ministry of Public Works have signed an agreement for cooperation in developing the country’s health tourism...

International tourism hits one billion mark

ONE billion tourists travelled the world in 2012, setting a new record for international tourism, according to UNWTO. The agency noted that the one-billionth tourist...

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