Top 2019 picks for SE Asia

Inbound travel agents from the 10 ASEAN member countries pick the hottest adventure, nature and culinary attractions that are on their radar this yearCanoei

Up-close and personalised

Indonesia’s growing midscale hotel segment is fusing lifestyle elements and customisation into their offerings to meet consumers’ demand for experiential travel.

Beyond the shiny surface

Demand for experiential offerings is growing among travellers to Singapore, spurring inbound tour operators, hotels and resorts to serve up a new breed of tours and activities.

Much ado about branding

In this roundtable discussion, travel experts from across Asia-Pacific examine and debate the value of hotel branding as travellers gravitate towards unique accommodation experiences amid an increasingly complex hospitality marketplace burgeoning with new lifestyle brands.

Fast-track development

As Lombok’s events calendar heats up, the island is racing to cement its position as a sports and entertainment destination. Mimi Hudoyo zooms in on the island’s new and upcoming infrastructure projects and development works.

The changing face of Cambodia’s tourism

As Cambodia continues its aggressive pursuit for the yuan and arrivals from China continue to rise exponentially, questions are being raised about the impact on the country’s overall tourism landscape.

Up in arms against human trafficking

With sexual exploitation and modern slavery still rearing its prevalent head in the Asia-Pacific, authorities are joining forces with the tourism sector to stem the tide of human trafficking.

Too many (unregulated) rooms?

In spite of increased tourist arrivals to the country, hotel occupancies in Malaysia have fallen. Much of the blame has landed on the influx of short-term rentals, a sector which remains unregulated.

Cashing in on tourism boom

Thailand’s tourism boom has caught the attention of some of the country’s biggest companies, which have set up offshoots to ramp up investment in the hospitality sector.

Filling the void

The list of midscale accommodation is growing in Singapore, as hotel chains leap at the opportunity to tap this under-served segment in the destination.

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