Waterfront ambitions on the rise

Hong Kong’s harbourfront is undergoing a facelift, bringing new ‘mini destinations’ to the city and injecting a new vibrancy and character to the tourism scene through events and festivals, reports Prudence Lui.

Keeping the amusement

Asia’s integrated resorts are not just casinos with auxiliary facilities attached, but destinations offering seamless leisure and entertainment attractions. Here’s a look at how they continually reinvent the wheel to stay ahead of the curve

Room surge a competitive boon

Myanmar’s hotel space has gone from being under-supplied to the other extreme, driving room rates down to more competitive levels.

Taking off with NDC

As the technology surrounding IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) slots into place, initial scepticism in the industry is now giving way to significant acceptance among the three major GDSs and most of its airline members. TTG Asia takes a look at where the travel sector is today with NDC adoption, and what its trajectory and future will be.

Build and they will come

More hotel rooms are coming to the UAE, but growing visitor numbers and new demand generators are expected to keep the market buoyant.

Affordability leads the way

Midscale hotel brands are rising in popularity as a new generation of budget-conscious travellers seek to unlock greater value than ever from their hotel stays. TTG Asia gets travel agents to shed light on the latest affordable hotel trends, plus a look at new offerings in the segment.

Modest offerings in the spotlight for UAE

Less flashy than Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the south but no less rich in culture, history and adventure offerings, the UAE’s northern emirates now draws a critical mass of tourists from China and India, with Muslim countries in Asia coming up on the radar too.

Smart airports take flight

The era of robotics, biometric check-in and augmented reality has arrived in airports, promising to make the passenger travel experience more efficient and comfortable. Here’s a look at the latest technologies in Asia-Pacific airports, and new innovations ahead.

To the big four and beyond in Myanmar

While the four ‘must-visit’ destinations in Myanmar remain sought after, attractions are emerging off the beaten path and promising to sustain tourist interest.

Window of opportunity opens for Malaysia

In Malaysia, the interim period between the zero-rating of Goods & Services Tax and the implementation of a new Sales & Service Tax is presenting tremendous lures for travellers seeking a good deal. But the critical test for Malaysia as a destination choice begins after the three months.

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