On a road to tourism victory

The Belt and Road Initiative is spinning off benefits for China’s travel and tourism industry, whether they be high-profile events or interest in secondary destinations

The luxury sector keeps growing and growing

Shanghai heats up with the arrival of more luxury brands, but what about hotel rates?

Reminders in boom times

The surge in visitor arrivals into the country is coming as an urgent call to preserve the very things that endear Vietnam to both its residents and guests.

A time of robust growth

Despite the many hotels coming onstream, the hotel market in Vietnam is far from saturated, with the luxury segment growing and hotel supply spreading out to emerging destinations

Partnerships for a healthier sector

The medical tourism sector is proving to be good business therapy for hotels located in the vicinity of major hospitals in Asia.

The fighting spirit of independent chains

CEOs of independent hotel groups aren’t afraid of Airbnb or new soft brands launched by global hotel chains. In fact, they seem energised by the increased competition.

Making cybersecurity a priority

As travel businesses increasingly rely on digital information systems and other online processes, cyberthreats are rearing their ugly heads with costly consequences. Unless the right measures are taken, few are exempt from the risk of a security breach, not even smaller-scale companies

Giving credit where it’s due

IATA’s new initiative is touted to introduce greater flexibility and transparency in payment for travel agencies, but agents are split over these benefit claims.

Harbouring ambitions in South-east Asia

As more cruise ships sail into the region and get bigger than ever before, how are ports across South-east Asia stepping up to handle growth?

Rising expectations for a growth sector

A reviving economy and intensified destination marketing efforts could drive the hospitality market to better performance this year. S Puvaneswary speaks to hoteliers

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