2013 Articles Archive

2013 Articles Archive

Biman relaunches New Delhi, Hong Kong routes

BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines will resume operations to New Delhi and Hong Kong next month, having suspended its services to these two cities last year...

AirAsia picks October for launch of Indian operations

CHENNAI-BASED AirAsia India is likely to start domestic services this October with initial flights to South Indian cities such as Bengaluru and Kochi. The LCC,...

India-Slovenia flights to increase with Air India, Adria Airways deal

SLOVENIA-BASED Adria Airways yesterday inked a codeshare pact with Air India, weeks before the planned launch of a jointly operated New Delhi-Ljubljana service. The agreement...

Aman debuts in Vietnam with Amano’i

AMANRESORTS has expanded its South-east Asian footprint with the launch of its first property, Amano'i, in Vietnam. Situated north-east of Ho Chi Minh City on...

Olympics to give Tokyo’s hotel industry a leg-up

TOKYO hoteliers have reason to cheer according to a new study, which found that Olympic host cities enjoy long-term positive effects on RevPAR. According to...

Tourism Malaysia introduces voluntourism packages

TOURISM Malaysia is making its first concerted effort to woo volunteer tourists, namely travellers who wish to contribute to the community or to the...

Alain Guernier passes away

VETERAN hotelier Alain Guernier passed away last Saturday (November 23, 2013) in China after a nine-month fight with bladder cancer. “I was at his bedside...

India’s growth slows

THE fluctuating rupee has hit Indian outbound, with some Asian sellers reporting discouraging figures this year. The Traveller Malaysia director/general manager, Jessica Koh, has seen...

PATA muscles up local reach

EXPANDING its presence in new countries and reviving inactive chapters will be the key focus for PATA in 2014. During the PATA Chapter Colloquium held...

Johor sees spike in international travellers

THE Malaysian state of Johor has become a hive of tourism activity of late, with Malaysian inbound travel consultants reporting stronger arrivals to the...

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