Agents reveal their most unusual customer requests

From locating the most obscure shrine in Japan to flying in a top pastry chef to bake an Instagram-inspired cake, no order is too tall...

Threatened treasures

Smart urban policy planning with an eye on preserving Yangon’s colonial-era and heritage buildings will determine the city’s future – and tourism appeal, writes...

Respect for animals in tourism

Raini Hamdi rounds up good animal welfare practices in the travel sector. Buffalo audits elephant camps Buffalo Tours has completed an audit of 38 elephant...

No threat from sharing economy

Vacation rentals have not infringed on growth of traditional travel players in China. The rise of sharing economy in China has given birth to homegrown...

Treatments on the fly in Asia

TTG Asia examines the state of health and medical tourism in four thriving markets in South-east Asia THE PHILIPPINES What started out as wellness tourism –...

Hotspots to watch

From Kerala to Phu Quoc, here’s a look at destinations that have made Asian travel experts’ wow list for 2019.

Facing the rate challenge

The Chinese are returning to Hong Kong, but this is not relieving agents of challenges they face with dynamic room rates, finds Prudence Lui.

5 make-or-break factors for rail success in APAC: Amadeus

Amadeus has identified five make-or-break factors which have the potential to shift the future prospects for rail in Asia-Pacific. 1. Capturing customers old and new Rail...

Watching costs of travel

Corporate travel in Asia stays buoyant but interest in policy compliance and cheaper options heightens as prices rise Courtesy of Park Hotel Group Despite an anticipated...

A renewed vigour

Millennials are good news for resorts trying to fill rooms, but they also book more last minute and stay for briefer periods

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