2015 Articles Archive

2015 Articles Archive

New proposed passenger levy at Haneda airport irks trade

JAPAN'S travel industry has expressed shock at news that the transport ministry is planning to impose a new levy on travellers using Tokyo's Haneda...

SLH kicks off agent loyalty programme

SMALL Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has launched a travel agent rewards initiative named Small Luxury Heroes. Agents can register on SLH’s website to receive...

Lower airport tax for travellers transiting at Changi

TO FURTHER help airlines and travellers cut costs, Changi Airport Group (CAG) will lower its service charge for passengers transiting in Singapore as of...

Garuda cancels Sumatra flights as haze thickens

GARUDA Indonesia has cancelled 11 flights to and from cities in Sumatra yesterday due to the haze.
 These return flights include those on the...

50 top restaurants in Asia named

THE 2015 list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was revealed at an awards ceremony in Singapore early...

STB introduces new fund to invigorate visitor experience

THE Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched a S$10 million (US$7.1 million) fund for the development of tour and technology initiatives. Named the Experience Step-Up...

Tourism the winner from 2 major sporting events hosted in Australia

THE AFC Asian Cup and ICC World Cricket Cup hosted in Australia in January and February to March respectively, provided a major boost to...

NokScoot takes off for Seoul, Nanjing in May

THAILAND-based longhaul LCC NokScoot, a joint venture between Thailand's budget Nok Air and Singapore's no-frills Scoot, will spread its wings to China and South...

Shenzhen welcomes first Marriott hotel

MARRIOTT Hotels has opened the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan, sited on the 43rd to 60th floor of the SCC Building. The 340-room property is a...

Malaysia eyes South Asian destinations other than India

MALAYSIA is stepping up promotional activities in other South Asian markets beyond India to increase tourist arrivals from the region. As per the latest statistics...

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