A renewed vigour

Millennials are good news for resorts trying to fill rooms, but they also book more last minute and stay for briefer periods

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

Making room for all

Serviced residences are no longer exclusively targeting the extended stay market, as the sector responds to shifts in market demand for shorter stays and smaller units.

From exclusivity to inclusivity

Traditional luxury markets are not weaning for the Maldives as the destination opens up to more visitor and accommodation segments

Sea of opportunity in selling cruises

With cruise ships, itineraries and on-board experiences becoming more diverse than ever, cruise industry leaders say travel advisors in Asia can do more to tap the lucrative opportunities that a burgeoning cruise market brings

Hard lessons from paradise

The six-month forced closure of Boracay was a clear lesson in sustainable tourism management for the Philippines. Now, six months since its reopening, Boracay’s comeback also brings up pointed questions about what was done right and issues that remain unresolved

Navigating Brexit chaos

The prolonged uncertainty over Brexit has agonised the travel sector and left business leaders in limbo. Bright spots are few, but the trade is hopeful that Asia, with its strong value proposition, could be a winner arising from Brexit’s shambles.

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

Holding steady

While limited four-star inventory downtown could drive rates up, some foresee the trade war and China’s slowing economy to exert a greater price pressure

Positive connections

Connectivity enhancements open up extended itineraries to more destinations beyond the territory, which could be just what agents need to grow longhaul business

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