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...

Future of Thai aviation clouded by new passenger charges

Maunu von Lueders, regional vice president, Asia Pacific, IATA BY 2016, traffic within the Asia-Pacific region will represent 33 per cent of global passengers, up...

Giants join in

It isn’t just creative, independent hotel developers who are conjuring up pretty properties. Some mega hotel companies have also joined in, courting business travellers...

Rouble trouble

Hit by plummeting oil prices and economic sanctions imposed by the West, Russia’s currency turmoil is roiling the region’s tourism industry too Russia’s political and...

A very healthy prognosis

Medical tourists are flocking to India as it offers quality care at little cost MEDICAL tourism in India is flourishing. According to the Federation of...

ASEAN’s progress report for tourism

Taking office in January for a five-year term, the new ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh will see the birth of the ASEAN Economic Community...

Opinion: The recent hotel fire in Bangkok

Andrew J Wood President, Skål International Thailand ANDREW J Wood, president, Skål International Thailand has raised several points regarding the recent blaze at Grand Park Avenue...

The lure of Arabia

Asian travellers no longer regard the UAE as just a transit stop or business travel location, enticed by an expansion in its mid-market hotel...

Divided over investment rules

Indonesia's fragmented governance policy is weighing on tourism investment, just as the sector is picking up steam The multivalence of regulations and taxation imposed by...

What hospitality leaders are saying about the Thai coup

Massive protests. Election results nullified. Prime minister(s) deposed. Martial law. Coup. Curfews. These are the types of events that are supposed to turn a...

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