An Italian yin and yang

As the segment of sophisticated and free independent travellers from Asia grows larger, destinations that were once aspirational have become banal for this lot,...

Vision for the future 45 views

We ask 45 industry leaders to share their visions of the travel and tourism sector. In response, we hear what excites them about the future and what they would like to change to bring their visions to life

Cosying up to boutique residences

Serviced apartments are scaling down in size as discerning travellers increasingly seek intimate accommodation. TTG Asia gives a low-down on what chains and independents...

Dusk till dawn in Bangkok

Bangkok city at twilight. Credit: 123rf LAST night I was three blocks away from where the tragic bomb blast exploded at the Erawan Shrine in...

The real Muslim travel niche

Tourism suppliers should not write off Muslim millennial travellers. Raudha Zaini, who spearheads the Mastercard-CrescentRating research project which launched at the Halal-In-Travel Summit during ITB Asia, tells Yixin Ng why

Overpricing comes under fire

Jacked-up entrance fees for foreign visitors are also hurting local travel operators Tourists and tourism players in Sri Lanka are lamenting the country’s tiered pricing...

Saying ‘I do’ to destination weddings

It’s an auspicious year for Chinese nuptials, and tying the knot overseas is now in vogue  WEDDINGS Holding a destination wedding is a rather new...

An open letter to the ambassadors of nations represented in Thailand...

In the wake of recent political developments in Thailand, I feel compelled to write to address what I believe to be gross misinterpretations of...

The lure of simplicity

Bells and whistles may define a new crop of resorts, but some hoteliers contend that barefoot luxury remains the Maldives’ strongest suit

The business of protection

With insolvencies and bankruptcy filings on the uptick among travel businesses in recent years, is the trade seeing enough protection against such risks from...

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