Seeds planted for new niche

Tourism stakeholders contemplate upselling strategies, tax holidays and a template to grow its budding farm tourism niche

New developments coming ashore

With sweeping changes afoot for Sentosa and its surrounds, expectations are high that the new developments will step up the destination’s appeal to a wider market segment and extend visitors’ length of stay

A Tokyo revival

Premium quality, new luxury attractions and emerging markets are bringing back the well-heeled to city A night view of the city from Conrad Tokyo LUXURY hotels...

Growing appreciation for nature

Juxtaposed against the steely skyscrapers of nearby Kuala Lumpur, Selangor state has emerged as an up-and-coming destination that can offer travellers what they crave for nowadays – a large dose of local culture coupled with unique rural experiences

Staying fit to outrun competition

Changing customer behaviour and new competition drive established players to revamp their game in order to stay fit. Raini Hamdi interviews Preferred, Design and...

Affordable luxury rooms (part 2)

The space between economy and luxury is hotting up as a string of new mid/upscale hotel brands hits the region and jostles to be...

Playtime for all

Attraction operators are clearly not worried about theme park fatigue in Asia, with more set to make their debut in the coming year Officially opened...

The power of tourism

PEEK INTO THE FUTURE: In this section, Raini Hamdi asks industry leaders to pen their thoughts on what the future will bring. Here is...

High ambitions for alpine glory

South Korea is not yet a top-of-mind winter sports destination, but industry members hope that the 2018 Winter Olympics will showcase the country's finesse...

Keeping a watchful eye

Austerity measures continue to bite the corporate travel market, which has become more prudent in spending and is driving a harder bargain in the...

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