2015 Articles Archive

2015 Articles Archive

‘Emotional robot’ Pepper serves guests on Costa ships

COSTA Group, in partnership with French company Aldebaran, a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank, will be making available humanoid robots named Pepper to...

Paris hotels reeling from terror aftermath

HOTEL bookings in Paris are down this holiday season in the wake of last month’s series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. Wholesale hotel...

JAL suspends Narita-Paris flights from January

JAPAN Airlines (JAL) is suspending daily flights from Tokyo's Narita International Airport to Paris after demand fell roughly 60 per cent in the aftermath...

Red Planet Surawong opens in Bangkok

RED Planet Hotels has opened the Red Planet Surawong in Bangkok, the budget chain’s fifth property in Thailand. The 201-key hotel features in-room working desks...

Emirates to screen Star Wars series in-flight

EMIRATES will be screening the entire Star Wars movie series on their in-flight entertainment system in January. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977); Star Wars:...

STB names new agency partner

THE Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has appointed advertising firm TBWASingapore as its global agency partner for two years with effect from April 1, 2016....

Thailand Travel Mart moves to Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre AFTER 14 consecutive sessions held in Bangkok, the annual Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) will be relocated...

Accor ‘humbled’ to get Raffles but industry is watching

THE realisation that AccorHotels will be managing Raffles Hotels & Resorts, one of the most iconic luxury brands, is starting to hit home, and...

Starwood CEO quits; Heinecke hits out at mergers

FIRST one out at Starwood Hotels & Resorts is its CEO Adam Aron, with new CEO of the combined Marriott/Starwood merger Arne Sorenson hinting...

Traditional Japanese hotels get government aid

Ryokan Kurashiki. SMALL inns and hotels across Japan have welcomed a government initiative to provide subsidies for facility upgrades aimed at catering to the soaring...

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