Hotels and OTAs need each other, but the scales of their symbiotic relationship often appear tilted in favour of OTAs in the latter’s aggressive growth path in the past decade. As hotels big and small now seek to assert greater control of their distribution channels and commission structures, how will their love-hate relationship with OTAs evolve in the next phase?
As Cambodia’s tourism landscape matures, more locals are taking the lead and devising innovative tours to give visitors a true taste of the country and help them discover outlying areas, while driving social and economic change at the same time. By Marissa Carruthers
From north to south, Bali is seeing a flurry of new developments and plans, all with the aim of uncovering new markets and opportunities for the popular island destination, writes Mimi Hudoyo
As the global airline industry puts a stronger emphasis on the passenger experience, TTG Asia looks at how major carriers in Asia-Pacific are reinventing their products and services at every step of the air travel journey
Now that Belitung has become a hot domestic destination, the next step is for the destination to step up its pursuit of the international market. Does Belitung have what it takes to attract more foreign visitors to its shores? Tiara Maharani finds out
Sri Lanka was one of the world’s hottest holiday destinations until the Easter Sunday bomb attacks dealt a devastating blow to country’s fast-growing tourism sector and travellers began shunning the Indian Ocean island in droves. Can Sri Lanka’s tourism sector make a comeback from this setback? Feizal Samath assesses the situation