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Asia/Singapore Saturday, 2nd March 2024

Entering the nerve centre of travel

Gracia Chiang gets a behind-the-scenes peek at the Amadeus Data Centre in Germany, which powers over a billion transactions a day  The Amadeus Data Centre...

Web channels taking flight

GDSs and travel consultants watch out. Full-fledged airlines are finding more direct routes to Internet-savvy travellers From left: Lawrence Chai, Vice president, commercial systems, Malaysia...

Wholesome wholesale

An expansion of B2B players in Asia is making the wholesale market more wholesome, providing OTAs and brick-and-mortars greater service, product, availability and pricing...

Swiss in tactical mode

New strategies target Asia-Pacific as traditional markets falter, writes Raini Hamdi The mighty Pilatus and Lake Lucerne, Switzerland (photo by Michael Faes) Switzerland Tourism, which opened a...

South America heats up

Aided by growing air access, at least one country is in hot pursuit of Asians, says Gracia Chiang With Machu Picchu as its star attraction,...

Tangled alliances

It once appeared inevitable that any airline with a decent network would eventually join one of the three airline coalitions – Star Alliance, SkyTeam...

Full-service airlines stay strong despite headwinds

From left: A Qatar Airways cabin; SIA’s in-flight entertainment system; Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Airbus A380-800; Qatar Airways’ A320 Although the world’s economic centre of gravity...

Luring the bargain hunters

As Asians’ love for shopping keeps cash registers ringing at outlets worldwide, travel consultants are becoming more creative too. Clockwise from left: Chic Outlet Shopping’s...

Home-grown habitation

Tour operators around the region pick their favourite local economy hotels and highlight their edge over international competitors.  Hotel 81 Tony Aw Senior inbound manager Hong Thai Travel Why...

Opinion: Asian airlines ride the storm

David Brett President, Amadeus Asia-Pacific THE latest figures released from IATA may sound alarm bells for the global travel community. Though passenger demand for July was...

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