2012 Articles Archive

2012 Articles Archive

Skyscanner expands Asia-Pacific operations

ONE year after unveiling its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore (TTG Asia e-Daily, June 28, 2011), travel search site Skyscanner has moved to a larger...

Manila airport ratchets down domestic focus

SEEKING to alleviate congestion at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Philippine Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC) is taking steps to tone...

South Korea records strong ASEAN arrival growth

TOURISM cooperation between ASEAN and South Korea took a turn for the better in 2011, with the latter implementing measures that paved the way...

Have Stilettos will travel

THE FIRST travel agency in Singapore for women travellers only has opened. Its name? Stilettos Travel, of course. The company offers Asian programmes, but will...

Tourism Australia to open Indonesian office, roll out second version of...

TOURISM Australia will up the ante in Indonesia by establishing a physical presence in the market by year-end and by spending significantly more money...

Kuala Lumpur-Samui rivalry hots up

BANGKOK Airways’ daily Kuala Lumpur (KL)-Samui flights from March 31, along with its aim to seal Malaysia Airlines (MAS) as its latest codeshare partner...

Wego searches for wider audience, Symes steps down

WITH a new CEO on-board, Singapore-based travel search engine Wego.com yesterday announced its plans to go global with the launch of 34 new country...

Tourism infrastructure upgrades top Penang’s agenda

THE PENANG state government is ramping up its efforts in tourism infrastructure development in an attempt to even out its revenue obtained from the...

Beijing grants three-day visa-free access

FROM January 1, 2013, tourists from 45 countries will be allowed to enjoy a 72-hour visa-free stay in China’s capital. According to an announcement on...

Pegasus Capital rounds off Six Senses acquisition

US-BASED private equity fund manager Pegasus Capital Advisors has acquired all resort and spa management contracts and related intellectual property rights of Bangkok-based Six...

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