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2012 Articles Archive

2012 Articles Archive

CWT acquires mobile technology firm

CARLSON Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has acquired WorldMate, a San Francisco-based mobile travel technology company, which will operate as a subsidiary. Douglas Anderson, CWT president and...

Ferrer leaves Pacific World, Hotelbeds grows in Asia

MANUEL Ferrer has officially left Pacific World as managing director overseeing Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, but he continues to serve TUI...

USA launches new campaign to beef up inbound numbers

BRAND USA, an organisation responsible for promoting international travel to the US, has launched a new campaign – Discover Like Never Before – to...

High prices, poor service plague Sanya

SANYA may boast a massive surge in new tourism infrastructure, but some event specialists have decided to bypass the destination due to its high...

Japan’s Gifu prefecture promotes self-drive tourism

THE GOVERNMENT of Gifu prefecture in Japan has unveiled two new expressway toll passes targeted at foreign self-drive tourists. Introduced in partnership with the Toyota...

Future burns bright for Asian LCCs

ASIAN low-cost carriers (LCC) have managed to grow their footprint significantly in the past decade, but there is room for them to expand their...

Subic Bay sails ahead with regional cruise hub aspirations

IN its bid to become a regional cruise hub, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is negotiating with three international ships to include the...

Illegal tour guides pose threat to Singapore’s image

AS SINGAPORE continues to receive record numbers of overseas visitors, the emergence of illegal tour guides is fast becoming a bugbear in the country. Licensed...

Civic District to be groomed for arts and culture

PLANS to revitalise Singapore's Civic District are being made now, with the Urban Redevelopment Authority calling on local and international consultants to pitch for the...

Etihad to buy 24% stake in Jet Airways

ACCORDING to a source within India's Ministry of Civil Aviation, Jet Airways is set to sell 24 per cent of its stake to Etihad...

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