2013 Articles Archive

2013 Articles Archive

Company behind Tussauds eyes Singapore attractions market

MERLIN Entertainments, the British company responsible for the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museums, has the Singapore attractions market in its cross hairs. According to Singapore’s...

Hertz publishes first car rental guide in Asia

HERTZ has produced its first Global Car Rental Guide for Travel Agents in Asia, with the aim to boost knowledge and encourage car rental...

Book-now-and-pay-later model most popular with online shoppers

ASIAROOMS.COM'S survey on online accommodation bookings has found that travellers prefer to pay for their rooms upon checkout rather than at the point of...

Loh Lik Peng sells Hotel 1929

HOTEL 1929 has been sold for S$35 million (US$27.5 million) but will continue to be operated by the same entity, controlled by Loh Lik...

Peter Gautschi dies in car crash in Myanmar

HOTELIER and philantropist Peter Gautschi has passed away, the industry still in shock over his sudden, tragic death on June 6 in a car...

Question mark on Orizonia’s Asian outbound ops

SPANISH travel group Barceló Viajes may have acquired its rival, Orizonia, but the buyout will not include any of its former Asian outbound operations. Speaking...

Risk management, data security, mobile to top corporates’ agenda: HRG

HRG group commercial director, Stewart Harvey, said: “All clients demand a level of control to ensure their corporate duty of care responsibilities are met....

Food dictates holiday choices of Singaporean, Malaysian men: Wego

SINGAPOREAN and Malaysian travellers select their destinations based on local food experiences, according to travel site Wego's recent snap poll. For almost 60 per cent...

Dusit expands reach to Yunnan’s Kunming

DUSIT Fudu Hotels and Resorts has entered into an agreement with Yunnan Jingdian Real Estate Group to manage a 72-villa hot spring resort at...

Uzbekistan Airways plots Singapore route

UZBEKISTAN Airways is planning to mount direct flights between Singapore and Tashkent late this year. Revealing this at its inaugural roadshow in Singapore yesterday, Uzbekistan...

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