2015 Articles Archive

2015 Articles Archive

Overland visits to Myanmar on the rise

MORE visitors to Myanmar are entering by land crossings, according to the country's travel authorities. According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, about two...

Fujita Kanko accelerates expansion in South-east Asia

PUTTING its foot to the pedal is Fujita Kanko, set to open two new overseas offices in Bangkok and Jakarta this month alone. The 60-year...

Philippines plans multi-city roadshow in India

THE PHILIPPINE Department of Tourism (DoT) will be organising a multi-city roadshow for the trade in four cities in India, visiting Nagpur, Chandigarh, Lucknow...

Dusit International and Japan’s Prince Hotels enter strategic partnership

IN A marriage between two of Asia-Pacific's established hotel companies, Thailand's Dusit International and Prince Hotels Japan have tied up in a marketing alliance. Aiming...

Shangri-La opens doors to new hotel in China’s Nanchang

CHINA'S north-eastern city of Nanchang yesterday welcomed the launch of a new Shangri-La property. Located on the west bank of the Ganjiang River in Honggutan,...

Travel trade decries biometric data collection for UK

INDIAN tour operators have expressed concern over the government's decision to make biometric data collection for UK tourists beginning March 14, saying it will...

Amadeus beefs up IT portfolio with Itesso acquisition

IN AN effort to expand its hotel IT portfolio, Amadeus has acquired Dutch property management system provider Itesso. Amadeus aims to bring together central reservation...

Visa glitch put dent in Malaysia’s Chinese visitor numbers

THE social visit pass, extended to Chinese tourists to Malaysia, has hit a bump in implementation since its October 1 launch date, with travel...

Princess Cruises lands in East Malaysia, Brunei

CARNIVAL Corp’s Princess Cruises will call at Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei for the first time through its upcoming 2016/2017 homeporting season. The 2,678-guest Sapphire Princess...

The best time to book air tickets to stretch your dollar

Credit: wirojsid THREE is the magic number when it comes to how far ahead Singaporean travellers should book air tickets, though the destination also matters. According to...

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