Inbound travel agents from the 10 ASEAN member countries pick the hottest adventure, nature and culinary attractions that are on their radar this yearCanoei
With details of the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign remaining scant, Malaysia’s travel trade is hardly resting on their laurels but ploughing bullishly ahead with their own promotional efforts.
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.
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. By Rosa Ocampo
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.
As the Hong Kong economy heads towards a perfect storm of escalating China-US trade war and worsening domestic political unrest, the uncertainty of what comes next is keeping many businesses on the edge. The question is no longer about whether tourism would be affected, but how deep this crisis would cut the once-thriving sector.
More hotel rooms are coming to the UAE, but growing visitor numbers and new demand generators are expected to keep the market buoyant.