2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Costa neoRomantica sails into Asia

From April 26 to October 8, Costa Cruises will base its newly restyled Costa neoRomantica ship in Asia to offer new itineraries covering destinations...

Expedia to power Thomas Cook’s city breaks and hotels-only sales

Expedia has become the preferred hotel provider for Thomas Cook's city and domestic holiday business. As part of the new partnership, Thomas Cook's primary websites,...

Interest in Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry high, but safety unknown

With the ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin – the first on the Gulf of Thailand – scheduled for launch in February, tour...

Mixed-use model drives Regent’s global expansion

Taipei-based luxury hospitality company Regent Hotels Group has unveiled a trio of mixed-use developments comprising hotel and branded residences in Vietnam, Indonesia and Montenegro. In...

Philippine travel agencies allowed to continue passport processing

In response to strong resistance from the trade, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is unlikely to push through with plans to bar...

AirAsia unveils new bundling options for corporate travellers

AirAsia is launching MyCorporate, a suite of three bundle options aimed at business travellers with a choice of Fare Only, Corporate Lite and Corporate...

The dreary side of competition

S Puvaneswary looks at price slashing, depleting margins in Malaysia’s competitive inbound sector Intense competition from new entrants, along with weakening bookings from most major...

New M’sian cruise trade association on recruitment drive

The Malaysia Cruise Industry Association (MCIA), launched last week with 30 founding travel agent members involved in the business, is ramping up its recruitment...

More touring options to take off with new Cambodia airline

The launch of JC International Airlines, which started operations in Cambodia this month with daily flights connecting Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville...

Minor Hotels hires area GM for Vietnam

Minor Hotels has appointed Pieter van der Hoeven as area general manager for Vietnam. Based out of Anantara Hoi An Resort & Spa, van der...

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