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...

Whetting appetites

More Asian travel firms are offering local food tours, hoping that what is currently a starter becomes the entree in future While culinary tourism continues...

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...

The power of tourism

PEEK INTO THE FUTURE: In this section, Raini Hamdi asks industry leaders to pen their thoughts on what the future will bring. Here is...

Changing perceptions

Persistent doubts over rewards and reputation are causing Singapore millennials to shy away from a tourism career. Yixin Ng finds out what needs to...

Home Sweet Hotel

First published in Status Quo in August 2014, this essay is part of the recently released collection of essays by Bill Barnett, Collective Swag,...

The leisure side of Guangzhou

The local trade wants to prove that Guangzhou is more than just a busy transport and commerce hub, with plenty of attractions that will...

Battling for tourism dollars

In the post-war era, a new chapter of economic and tourism development is unfolding in Sri Lanka’s Jaffna. When the 500-seater train from Colombo pulls...

In swoops the Falcon Route

When Qantas Airways (QF) announced a new 10-year alliance with Emirates (EK) (TTG Asia e-Daily, September 6, 2012), no one was surprised, as the...

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