2015 Articles Archive

2015 Articles Archive

JAL, ANA trim ticket surcharges as fuel prices dip

FALLING aviation fuel prices have prompted Japan's two main airlines to revise their fuel surcharges, a move that could boost inbound traffic at a...

Alison Taylor now leads Starwood’s sales strategy

STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced that Alison Taylor has started her new role as senior vice president of Starwood's Sales Organization. She will...

Capacity upgrade planned for Colombo’s international airport

SRI Lanka is doubling capacity at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from the current seven million to 15 million passengers by 2020, in a move...

Thai carriers spared EASA blacklist

THE much-anticipated European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) decision has revealed that Thailand’s carriers were spared from being included in its list of airlines banned...

Philippines trains sights on France, Spain

SPURRED by the EU's recent decision to lift its ban on Philippine carriers, the Philippines is now keen to court travellers from France and...

Benjamin Bahn named Preferred’s VP global sales for APAC

PREFERRED Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Benjamin Bahn as vice president of global sales for Asia-Pacific. In his new role, Bahn will...

Kempinski files complaint against former CEO for alleged fraud

KEMPINSKI Hotels has filed criminal charges against its former president and CEO, Swiss-born Reto Wittwer, for alleged fraud and professional misconduct. Filed in Switzerland, Wittwer...

Malaysia Tourism Council gets US$269k grant for tourism development

MALAYSIA Tourism Council (MTC) has been given a RM1 million (US$269,000) grant by the government to hold programmes and development projects to attract more...

Celebrity Cruises dangles more short sailings to whet Asians’ appetite for...

TO achieve a stronger footing in the growing Asian cruise market, Celebrity Cruises is expanding its collection of short sailings in the region come...

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...

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