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.
China is making great efforts to develop health and wellness tourism, leveraging its traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts specialities
Robot bellboys, facial recognition technology and fully automated check-ins are becoming a norm among hotels in China
As travellers seek authentic experiences more than ever, what key trends are Asia’s leading inbound agents keeping an eye on for 2019, what are the opportunity areas, and what challenges lie ahead?
Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant are names that have recently become familiar to many people throughout the world. Many of us call upon them from time to time to help us with mundane tasks such as web browsing and Internet searches, making phone calls, checking weather information or playing music.
Ahead of the PATA Travel Mart in Kazakhstan, Mario Hardy, the association's CEO, finds himself back in the capital city of the former Soviet republic, where he discovers an intriguing blend of modernity and remnants from the past, a museum he calls the most fascinating site he has visited in a long while, and more.