2012 Articles Archive

2012 Articles Archive

Qantas lays off 400, raises international fares

QANTAS has dealt the industry a painful one-two punch as it seeks to restructure its operations and tackle rising fuel costs, slashing 400 jobs...

Malaysia ponders restoring VOA for Indian travellers

MALAYSIA is considering reinstating its visa on arrival (VOA) facility for Indian nationals to keep up with the rising number of Indian visitors to...

Shanghai’s room rates fail to keep pace with supply

SHANGHAI'S comparatively low room rates to other Asian cities remain a bugbear for the city's hoteliers, but are helping to boost demand for the...

Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

QATAR Airways is to join oneworld, becoming the first of the three major Gulf carriers to sign for a global airline alliance. Qatar Airways CEO,...

Pan Pacific tweaks brand websites for greater customer, mobile engagement

PAN Pacific Hotels Group will introduce revamped websites for both its Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts and Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts brands in 2013. The...

Luxury Travel opens Danang office to tap tourism boom

LUXURY Travel Vietnam will launch a new office in Danang on June 1, in anticipation of an influx of visitors to the coastal city. Pham...

AirAsia charts path from regional to global airline network

LOW-cost brand AirAsia is morphing into a global player by connecting its shorthaul and longhaul networks, and entering into joint ventures to establish multiple...

Wego strengthens Indonesia footing with Valadoo stake

IN A bid to enhance its Indonesian hotel and flight offerings and provide more locally relevant deals, Wego has made a strategic investment in...

Radisson seeks to paint Asia-Pacific Blu

CARLSON Rezidor Hotel Group will roll out the latest iteration of its Radisson Blu brand campaign, Turning the World Blu, across Asia-Pacific during the...

KLM transforms Manila services, adds Taipei

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch on March 25 a daily nonstop service from Amsterdam to Taipei using a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The flight...

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