Raising Langkawi’s profile

When it comes to luxury offerings, Langkawi checks many boxes. Yet the number of high-yield visitors is not at the level it can be, according to the Langkawi Development Authority, which is pulling out all the stops to change this

The quest for high-yield clientele

While TAT says it wants to focus on quality, a planned, coordinated approach is needed. By Raini Hamdi With slower growth from Europe due to...

Laguna Phuket beefs up events

Laguna Phuket, which already plays host to several public events each year, such as the Laguna Phuket International Marathon, the Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest and...

Luxury Manila

Big brands enter, but is that enough? New upmarket hotels that will rise over Manila’s skyline over the next five years will drive the demand...

It’s a bleasure

Even in meetings, travellers want more playtime, causing a blurring of business with pleasure or leisure – i.e. bleasure – and forcing meeting organisers...

When crisis hits

Heightened concern about safety has compelled inbound companies within Malaysia to implement more stringent guidelines to ensure travellers are in good hands Recent incidences revolving...

Rising ambitions

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

Sun, sea and sand for all

With multi-generational family vacations on the rise, beach resorts that cater to a wider variety of guests, ages and interests are becoming more valued...

Going worldwide

After suffering a fall in regional arrivals among other setbacks in recent years, Hong Kong’s inbound tourism is stepping up on destination promotion efforts...

Hotel consolidation: Businesses should cast a wider net

2015 was a year of consolidation for the hotel market – we saw three major hotel group consolidations: Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood, AccorHotel’s acquisition...

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