Wasted opportunity for Indonesia: delegates

Whelan: flight access is crucial A SNAP poll conducted among 16 buyers and sellers who attended the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Manado revealed that...

LCC wand on Mindanao

A string of airlines has come and gone in trying to link the Philippines with Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Two new lionhearts are AirAsia and Cebu Pacific. Can they make it and usher in peace and prosperity to Mindanao?

Old capital, new ways

Not wanting to be perceived as merely a cultural destination, the Chinese capital is diversifying its products to attract wider tourist segments, writes Prudence...

Encounters of the Middle East

Asian DMCs are eager to tap the lucrative Arab market, which is growing in quantity and quality The Philippines Marianne Carandang New developments The emergence of high-end resorts...

In pursuit of high-end tourism

Already a popular destination among domestic travellers attracted to its cultural heritage sites and scenic spots, what else does Leshan need to attract the...

A whiff of the wellness market

Despite Asian spas becoming more holistic, outbound travel agencies say the regional wellness market remains miniscule for them. Direct bookings are a reason. There...

Beating the economic slump

Despite economic headwinds, domestic tourism is keeping India’s hotel industry afloat, aided by GST rate cuts and the liberalisation of e-visa regime, reports Rohit Kaul.

Middle man’s not dead yet

From Left to Right: Mark Flower, Director of commercial, South-east Asia InterContinental Hotels Group,Budi Tirtawisata, CEO, Panorama Group and David Shackleton, COO, Dusit International Despite...

When passion drives purpose

Travel operators and hoteliers in Singapore are crafting novel tours and products to build upon the country’s new destination branding

Preserving for posterity

Round up of the 37 sites in South-east Asia that sport the UNESCO World Heritage label. Plus, agents weigh in on the state of tourism at these sites and other locations they think should make the cut

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