Blockchain technology, while still in its infancy, is touted to shake up the travel industry. Yixin Ng takes a look at how travel businesses are using blockchain to resolve the industry’s pain points, and whether this technology is as revolutionary as it’s made out to be
As the technology surrounding IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) slots into place, initial scepticism in the industry is now giving way to significant acceptance among the three major GDSs and most of its airline members. TTG Asia takes a look at where the travel sector is today with NDC adoption, and what its trajectory and future will be.
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?
As some countries anticipate new openings, others see familiar faces upping their game with the help of technology, new rides and attractions. TTG Asia reporters find out what this all means to the travel trade
Amid a domestic travel slump, Indonesian hotels are finding cheer in more international air services linking up the country to new markets. By Mimi Hudoyo
The symbiotic and tenuous relationship that OTAs have with airlines and hotels is now shaping up in the hot emerging sector of in-destination experiences. What does the future hold in this newfound alliance between tour operators and OTAs? By Xinyi Liang-Pholsena
Travel agencies are keen to capture the rapidly growing customer base on mobile with their own apps. Prudence Lui, Caroline Boey, Paige Lee Pei...
When asked what they foresee as their biggest challenge this year, it’s clear that the growing tentacles of online platforms is the elephant in the room for many inbound agents across Asia. Other bugbears include geopolitics, which affects their market mix, and a lack of destination marketing wherewithals.
After years of pursuing growth by the numbers, the global travel industry is finally getting a grip of the problems that mass tourism brings. Industry leaders tell Xinyi Liang-Pholsena why the sector needs to act now
Serving as South-east Asia’s most iconic waterway, the Mekong River is the lifeblood of the countries it flows through. However, fears are being raised that the rampant construction of dams will take a toll on the environment and tourism, writes Marissa Carruthers.