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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Poland reaches out to Indian trade with online programme

POLAND Tourism is developing an online specialist programme for Indian travel consultants, set to launch in March 2014. “The online specialist programme will educate Indian...

Shilla Stay brand launched with new Dongtan hotel

SAMSUNG Group affiliate and hospitality company The Shilla has unveiled the Shilla Stay Dongtan, the first property under its new Shilla Stay brand. Shilla Stay...

Typhoon Haiyan shuts down travel to Visayas

TOURISM is at a standstill in Cebu, Bohol, Boracay and other areas as super typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Visayas this morning, whipping a...

CEB charts direct Phuket services

CEBU Pacific (CEB) has announced it will commence a new thrice-weekly direct service linking Manila and Phuket on August 16. Phuket-bound flights depart at 20.00...

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