Social media travel bookings yet to take off: PhoCusWright

TRAVELLERS are clearly engaging in social media platforms, but the influence of these digital networks on the buying decision is less clear, according to...

Hotel rates rise across Asia: Hotels.com

THE latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) has revealed that hotel room rates are soaring across most of Asia, as the region continues to...

S’pore Grand Prix holds longhaul markets spellbound

THE magic of the Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Grand Prix has cast a wide spell, drawing visitors even from recession-hit markets such as the...

Hong Kong’s shorthaul arrivals jump, others shaky

VISITOR numbers to Hong Kong may have leapt by 13.8 per cent year-on-year to 4.4 million in July, but several markets saw negative growth,...

Singapore tops for Asia-Pacific business travel: Accor

SINGAPORE has emerged as the top business travel destination in Asia-Pacific for 2012, based on results from the second annual Accor Asia-Pacific Business Traveller...

Russians, Britons trump Germans in the luxury stakes

TRAVELLERS from Germany are relatively more modest in their choice of hotel than holidaymakers from the UK or Russia, according to a study by...

Long weekends irresistible for Singapore outbound

TRAVELLERS from Singapore are choosing to venture farther abroad during long weekend vacations this year, with many of their trips being secured last-minute, according to...

Pricier rooms in Australia’s key cities

AUSTRALIA'S major hotel markets are on a positive growth trajectory, with hotel occupancies and room rates on the rise. Refurbishment has also picked up...

Asian hotel investors flock to Australia

AROUND A$1.4 billion (US$1.48 billion) was splashed out on Australian hotel and resort acquisitions during the one-year period till June 30, 2012. Led by...

Phuket hotel investments on track for record year

INVESTMENT in Phuket’s hotel property sector is expected to exceed 10 billion Thai baht (US$315 million) for the first-time ever in 2012, according to...

Tried and Tested

Hot Deals

What to Buy Now