2012 Articles Archive

2012 Articles Archive

MAS initiates route cull

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) kicked off on January 6 the first in a series of pre-determined route cuts with the termination of twice-weekly services between...

Global hotel transaction volume to hold steady

DESPITE the continuing economic uncertainty, global hotel transaction volume is expected to hold steady in 2012, to again reach upwards of US$30 billion in...

Sri Lanka ends 2011 with 30 per cent growth

ARRIVALS in Sri Lanka rose 30 per cent last year to 855,975 and officials are expecting 925,000 visitors this year. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau...

Sofitel opens India flagship in Mumbai

ACCOR opened last week the Sofitel Mumbai BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex), the group’s flagship Sofitel property in India. Developed in partnership with local realtor Shree...

IHG to unleash homegrown Chinese offering

INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) will launch a new upscale hotel brand in China by the middle of the year and is planning to eventually...

Philippines finally unveils new brand

THE PHILIPPINE Department of Tourism (DOT) has revealed a new international tourism brand for the country, incorporating a revamped slogan, It's more fun in...

Indonesia tightens leash on local airlines

INDONESIAN airline operators are feeling the heat from a new set of government measures implemented since January 1 to raise industry service standards. Local airline...

Thailand goes niche to cushion longhaul slump

THE TOURISM Authority of Thailand (TAT) has decided to focus on promoting its niche tourism offerings as it adjusts its marketing strategy in anticipation...

Maldives makes U-turn on spa ban

THE MALDIVES government has placed a moratorium on its controversial ban on spa and massage facilities in the country’s resort hotels, pending a Supreme...

SIA makes northern summer adjustments

SINGAPORE Airlines will be making several frequency adjustments to its Northern Summer operating schedule (March 25 to October 27, 2012) to match capacity to...

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