The rising star of Indian Ocean

Not content to be viewed as a sybaritic playground for holidaymakers from Europe, its traditional feeder market, Mauritius now wants to lure more Asian visitors with its rich fusion of culture, nature and history.

Keeping the Tiaki promise

The private and public sectors in New Zealand have pledged to the Tiaki Promise – a commitment to care for the land, its people and upholding the sustainability of the country as they conduct their tourism-related businesses.

Soaring airfares, sinking demand

Indonesia’s tourism sector buckles up for continued turbulence as domestic airfares remain high, hurting demand for air travel within the country. By Mimi Hudoyo

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

A thriving & contested marketplace

The symbiotic and tenuous relationship that OTAs have with airlines and hotels is now shaping up in the hot emerging sector of in-destination experiences. What does the future hold in this newfound alliance between tour operators and OTAs? By Xinyi Liang-Pholsena

A whole new world

A swathe of new developments and visitor attraction efforts are reframing the Middle East – traditionally regarded as transit hubs – into desirable holiday spots, with the Asian market a prime target

A balancing act

Although overcrowding at popular tourist sites is not yet causing major problems for some tourism players, it is not too early to start dispersing traffic to lesser visited areas.

Rising ambitions

Hotels in the historic Macau Peninsula strive towards the success seen in the buzzier Cotai

The changing face of OTA-hotel relationships

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?

The smart, experiential airport of the future

A new model for airports has emerged. Some of the world’s most cutting-edge aviation gateways are rethinking the customer experience by transforming their spaces into attractions in their own right and incorporating digital solutions that extend passenger engagement beyond the confines of arrival and departure halls.

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