Demystifying Muslim millennials
The Muslim millennial isn’t unlike other millennials, it appears, and the global travel trade is taking heed. By S Puvaneswary
Hotel investments of the future
Giovanni Angelini, founder, Angelini Hospitality, and former CEO and managing director of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, looks at the evolution of hotel investments and the shape of future hotels
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?
Our eight best picks of new product innovations
Read our roundup of eight hottest travel developments and products
The changing face of Cambodia’s tourism
As Cambodia continues its aggressive pursuit for the yuan and arrivals from China continue to rise exponentially, questions are being raised about the impact on the country’s overall tourism landscape.
‘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
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
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.
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
Malaysia’s charm offensive in the Middle East
Malaysia takes its push for more arrivals from the Middle East a notch higher. S Puvaneswary looks at the plans in store