Venturing farther afield

To stimulate greater international visitor traffic, the provinces of Gyeonggi and Gyeongsangnam are beefing up offerings and stepping up transportation connections with nearby gateway cities

Keeping it fresh

It’s a game of constant rejuvenation and innovation for Asia’s integrated resorts (IR). Here, we take a look at the latest attractions coming up at existing as well as upcoming IRs in the region.

Cultural awakening

A slew of revitalised and new cultural projects opening across the city is stoking Hong Kong’s ambitions of becoming a global cultural destination.

Rising ambitions

Hotels in the historic Macau Peninsula strive towards the success seen in the buzzier Cotai

The rising star of Indian Ocean

Not content to be viewed as a sybaritic playground for holidaymakers from Europe, its traditional feeder market, Mauritius now wants to lure more Asian visitors with its rich fusion of culture, nature and history.

A whole new world

A swathe of new developments and visitor attraction efforts are reframing the Middle East – traditionally regarded as transit hubs – into desirable holiday spots, with the Asian market a prime target

The changing face of OTA-hotel relationships

Hotels and OTAs need each other, but the scales of their symbiotic relationship often appear tilted in favour of OTAs in the latter’s aggressive growth path in the past decade. As hotels big and small now seek to assert greater control of their distribution channels and commission structures, how will their love-hate relationship with OTAs evolve in the next phase?

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

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.

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