2013 Articles Archive

2013 Articles Archive

Accor hails ‘record-breaking’ year in Indonesia, strengthens upscale offerings

ACCOR will be opening 17 hotels across Indonesia, including Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and Makassar, next year and at least 11 more in 2015. With 73...

Qatar Airways plots increase in seat capacity to India

QATAR Airways will likely be able to increase soon its weekly capacity to India, where it is hoping to go up from 24,800 to...

East African countries to issue common visa

THE East African Community comprising of Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi is finalising plans for a single-destination visa for tourists to the region,...

THAI Smile flies direct to Luang Prabang

THAI Smile will launch a direct service between Bangkok and Luang Prabang in Laos on December 15. THAI Smile will operate four roundtrip flights weekly...

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...

Goa boosts airport capacity, slashes fuel tax

GOA International Airport opened a new integrated 64,000m2 terminal last week, adding to high-season capacity with its handling of 1,000 international chartered flights. Goa accounts...

Refurbished The Scarlet reopens

FOLLOWING a five-month renovation, Singapore's luxury boutique hotel, The Scarlet, has reopened. The 80-room four-storey heritage building property located in the heart of Chinatown features...

Pattaya welcomes Centara Grand Modus Resort

THE five-star Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya soft-opened on December 1, 2013. The resort, the third property under the premium Grand brand of Centara Hotels...

Post-disaster Philippines introduces more appropriate campaign

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) has temporarily suspended the international brand campaign It's More Fun in the Philippines, and unveiled a new one called...

Global passenger demand to soar by 2017, Asia-Pacific strongest: IATA

AIRLINES can expect a 31 per cent rise in passenger numbers to 3.9 billion by 2017 – an increase of 930 million over 2012's...

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