2015 Articles Archive

2015 Articles Archive

Qantas adds Asian services to feed growing demand

TO meet the growing demand on the Singapore-Perth and Hong Kong-Sydney routes, Qantas will be increasing the number of services on both from December...

Other chains composed amid new goliath

THE spectre of a new giant in their wake from the Marriott-Starwood merger has not sent other hotel chains trembling in trepidation – or...

Plan in place to address Singapore’s hospitality manpower crunch

Credit: 123rf THE Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) have launched a Sectoral Manpower Plan (SMP) to improve the skills and...

International adventure and culture tour operators stick by Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal - Credit: 123rf.com Thursday, April 30, 2015 with PATA Foundation's reaction ADVENTURE and culture tour operators say it...

Guam gets new Dusit Thani resort and convention centre

Lobby Lounge area at Dusit Thani Guam Resort. Credit: Dusit Thani Guam Resort DUSIT International is bringing its homegrown brand of Thai hospitality into...

Kobe Bussan diversifies into hospitality with New York property

JAPANESE supermarket operator Kobe Bussan will branch out into the international hotel sector by opening a Japanese-style property in New York City in 2017. The...

2017 declared year of sustainable tourism

YEAR 2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. In a statement by the...

Investigation confirms missile from Ukraine destroyed MH17

THE Dutch Safety Board has confirmed that the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, which killed all 298 people onboard...

Influential Indonesia hotelier Poul Bitsch dies

THE travel trade in Indonesia has lost one of its most active and influential players with the passing away of Poul Bitsch, president director...

Trade advises caution in Sri Lanka’s push for open skies

SRI Lanka is planning to adopt an open skies policy to boost tourism numbers as it guns for 2.5 million arrivals in 2016, but...

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