When beautiful turns ugly

A look at the fallouts of unbridled development – and lack of regulation – on Boracay and other once-pristine spots in the Philippines. Will lessons be learnt from Boracay’s demise?

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Fishy business in Asia’s aquariums

Asia’s aquariums are pulling out the stops to present guests with more than giant fish tank displays. Can conservation and animal welfare interests co-exist with their pursuit of the next visual and entertainment height? TTG Asia reporters find out

Demystifying Muslim millennials

The Muslim millennial isn’t unlike other millennials, it appears, and the global travel trade is taking heed. By S Puvaneswary

‘Small is better’ mantra dead for luxe chains

Famed bespoke luxury resort operators Six Senses and Aman are pivoting as the ‘small is better’ mantra has died. Bill Barnett, managing director, C9 Hotelworks based in Phuket, thinks this is “a profound shift”, based on the strategies of the two bespoke groups

To the big four and beyond in Myanmar

While the four ‘must-visit’ destinations in Myanmar remain sought after, attractions are emerging off the beaten path and promising to sustain tourist interest.

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

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

How ‘hidden automation’ is a game-changer for travel agents

Think beyond robot butlers in hotels. ‘Hidden automation’ can help travel agencies save millions of dollars and significantly improve service outcomes. Kulpreet Singh, managing director EMEA & APAC for UiPath Robotic Process Automation, shows how

Stuck in a constant price rut

Hotel room rates in prime tourist locations in Thailand have been suffering due to an oversupply.

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