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

Asia’s thrills and spills

As some countries anticipate new openings, others see familiar faces upping their game with the help of technology, new rides and attractions. TTG Asia reporters find out what this all means to the travel trade

Making most of social media

In the age of social media, many destinations have yet to fully develop ways to engage with today’s travellers in meaningful and potentially lucrative ways.

Dipping into experiences

Hotels in Singapore are jumping on the tours and activities bandwagon, seeing opportunities to lure guests and connect with them on a deeper level.

New lifestyle in making

Lifestyle hotel brands are an emerging trend in Asia’s hospitality sector, as hospitality operators big and small and even players from outside the field roll out new brands to accommodate the changing preferences of millennials and Gen Z.

Personalisation for good measure

Growing demand for personalisation in travel has put DMCs and travel operators’ expertise into sharper focus, but at the same time the tailor-made wave has opened up new concerns for players and even put traditional industry relations under question.

Growing midscale appeal

An expanding middle-class and greater cost control in business travel are fuelling growth in India’s mid-market hotel segment

Seeking out wellness in China

China is making great efforts to develop health and wellness tourism, leveraging its traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts specialities

Getting back up again in Kerala

Tourism in flood-battered Kerala is rebounding, but the promotional momentum gained while driving its recovery is not about to slow

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