An Italian yin and yang

As the segment of sophisticated and free independent travellers from Asia grows larger, destinations that were once aspirational have become banal for this lot,...

Healing the world through music

TTG Asia’s very own Feizal Samath, a veteran concert organiser, discovers that it’s possible to combine charity shows with tourism American musician Bob Livingston (left)...

Stimulate your local visitor economy with Google Maps

Google has begun to allow users in Australia to add pins and markers to its Google Maps application, presenting a golden opportunity for travel...

Visitors kept at bay

Greater access to Sai Kung is needed for agents to better promote this hidden gem in Hong Kong. It appears the Hong Kong UNESCO Global...

Sun shines on resorts

Resorts are said to be more popular these days for MICE because people want more playtime even when they meet. Raini Hamdi looks at...

The psychology behind the click

To better understand how and why people pick vacations, Expedia gets into the head of its potential travellers – literally. Utilising eye-tracking and facial-movement sensors,...

A taste of finer things

Already renowned as a food destination with myriad dining options from hawker fare to celebrity restaurants, Singapore’s Michelin debut is just the icing on...

More clubs for the singles

Suddenly, everyone wants to represent independent hotels. Raini Hamdi asks them why and guides you to a few new names. The traditional players meanwhile...

Opinion: It’s time for tourism in ASEAN to grow up

Willem Niemeijer CEO & Co-founder Khiri Travel Group AS AN operator of innovative tours in Thailand and the Mekong region for 18 years, I say it's time...

Securing the unchained

Independent properties such as boutique hotels are gaining favour with travellers, and GDSs are leveraging this trend GDSs are fine-tuning their hotel content towards a...

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