The Covid-19 outbreak that has shut down much-needed Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka has thrown yet another spanner into the works for the destination’s global marketing campaign launch, which has been delayed for years. Feizal Samath reports
As more people expect to maintain their wellness routine at home and abroad, hotels and resorts are tuning up their facilities and services to better cater to health-conscious guests, discovers Mimi Hudoyo
South-east Asian tourism authorities and stakeholders are taking swift action to patch the leak in tourism business brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak, and choosing to keep their eyes on the road to recovery.
Despite economic headwinds, domestic tourism is keeping India’s hotel industry afloat, aided by GST rate cuts and the liberalisation of e-visa regime, reports Rohit Kaul.
The tourism landscape in South-east Asia is constantly evolving, with travel trends moving towards sustainable tourism and slow travel. Hear from ASEAN NTOs and industry stakeholders which of the region’s game-changing destinations should make it to our watchlist for 2020.
As hazardous levels of air pollution in Delhi casts a pall over inbound tourism, Indian tour operators are finding ways to fight the confidence crisis in the face of falling arrivals and flight of tourists to other cities in the country, writes Rohit Kaul.
Japan is leveraging the marketing wave of the recently concluded Rugby World Cup and the upcoming Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to attract more longhaul visitors with higher spending. Pamela Chow speaks to industry stakeholders to find out what their plans are.
In the current climate of global economic slowdown, geopolitical risks and trade tensions, what does the year ahead have in store? We ask travel industry chiefs to give their take on how South-east Asia’s tourism sector is shaping up in 2020.