2015 Articles Archive

2015 Articles Archive

Absolute to bring Travelodge hotels to Thailand

(From left) Bernardo Godinez, director of Absolute Hotel Services, Aw Cheok Huat, chairman of Travelodge Hotels Asia, Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Absolute Hotel Services...

3 groups of travellers you should be targeting this summer

SUMMER is here and the timing is ripe for travel marketers who want to make the most of this peak season to engage customers. In...

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...

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...

New prices for Hong Kong Disneyland admission tickets

HONG KONG Disneyland Resort has adjusted its general admission ticket prices and will dish out special trade offers until January 10, 2016. A one-day ticket...

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...

FAA downgrades Thailand’s aviation safety rating

THE US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Thailand a lower Category 2 rating based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards,...

Lotte Group diversifies into car rental

SOUTH Korea's Lotte Group will in May complete its acquisition of KT Rental, a major domestic company in the car rental sector, for about...

Trade bullish on Chinese outbound travel growth

Guangzhou International Airport. Credits: 123rf DESPITE a contraction in Asia's biggest economy in July and August, coupled with the global economic slowdown, the Chinese outbound...

Hong Kong’s hotel industry loses Hari Harilela

VETERAN hotelier and philanthropist Hari Harilela passed away at age 92 on December 29, 2014 at his home in Hong Kong, survived by his...

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