2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Management changes at Khiri Travel

Khiri Travel has announced lateral movements and promotions in its management. Effective December 1, Stefan Scheerer, assistant general manager at Khiri Travel Myanmar, will move...

Tourism, trade boards tell a Singapore story about passion

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) have launched a unified brand, Passion Made Possible, to market Singapore internationally...

Amadeus redefines ‘distribution’, builds new open travel platform

Amadeus has dropped the word ’distribution’ in its lexicon, in favour of ‘travel channels’, and is building a new Amadeus Travel Platform to tap...

Volcanoes could be Malaysia’s hot new tourism product

The Malaysian Tourism and Culture Ministry (Sabah), along with Universiti Malaysia Sabah, is exploring the possibility of introducing volcano tourism in Tawau, which shares...

Pop culture pilgrimage, mates escape on the up: Booking.com

Booking.com has released eight travel trend predictions for 2018, among which are an increase in pop culture-inspired travel and friends-based getaways. According to booking.com, television shows, films, sport and...

3 lessons travel marketers can take away from Japan

When it comes to travel marketing, it is not always about the numbers, Russell Young, managing director, Asia Pacific, Sojern, says.

New hotels: citizenM Taipei North Gate, Santa Grand Hotel Boat Quay...

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week. citizenM Taipei North Gate Asia's first citizenM has arrived with the opening of citizenM Taipei North Gate,...

Maldives: a paradise redefined?

When a luxury destination goes downmarket, will a broader audience and brand presence equate to a better bottom line? S Puvaneswary takes this question to the Maldives

IHG CEO says he’s not de-prioritising AMEA

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) CEO Keith Barr said he is not de-prioritising AMEA with his move to create a new mega region that combines...

Brad Calder named GM of Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives

Crown and Champa Resorts has appointed Brad Calder as general manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort Maldives and Kudadoo Private Island, opening February 18, 2018. Calder...

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