Changing fortunes

The days of inflated room rates in Yangon are over, as new hotels have opened up to ease the severe room crunch. Xinyi Liang-Pholsena...

Overpricing comes under fire

Jacked-up entrance fees for foreign visitors are also hurting local travel operators Tourists and tourism players in Sri Lanka are lamenting the country’s tiered pricing...

Villas in vogue

Increasing visitor numbers to the island, combined with the trends of experiential and generational travel, are turning villas and residences into a growth market...

Dilemma of development

When is development stumbling? Bali debates the way forward as it balances the desires of hotel investors against the threat to its nature and...

Making old new again

While Langkawi has long been the state’s crown jewel for tourism, Kedah state government now wants its other attractions to be recognised in their...

Indonesia’s Toraja wakes up from hibernation

Peace has descended and Toraja is luring tourists back with agro-tourism and cultural experiences. Toraja in South Sulawesi is striving to put itself back on...

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...

Cost-light and local boutique hotels

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