The Philippines’ travel ban on Taiwan doesn’t make sense

The Philippines has placed a ban on arriving Taiwanese citizens as a precaution against the transmission of Covid-19 within the country. The move would have been...

Who’s spreading the chills?

The ongoing Novel Coronavirus outbreak is scary. It is scary not so much because of the widespread cases of confirmed infections, which as of Wednesday...

Let the Maharaja go

India’s national carrier, Air India’s proposed disinvestment is lurking for a long time now. The heavily debt-ridden airline is finding no buyers, with its...

Is sustainable tourism sustainable?

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, bringing tremendous economic benefits to destinations. But as the world becomes more accessible, tourism...

Experiences are new social currency

People are placing greater value in experiences over possessions than ever before. According to the Next Big Thing consumer futurist, Will Higham, people are...

Be disruptive, or be disrupted: Lessons from Thomas Cook’s fall

Thomas Cook did a great job transitioning from trains to planes to bricks, but the world’s oldest travel agency failed to make the jump to clicks in today’s highly dynamic operating environment until it was too late.

Have tech, will travel: can travel startup unicorns fly in SE...

In just a few years since its 2012 launch in Malaysia, Singapore-based ride-hailing giant Grab has expanded to eight countries and become South-east Asia’s...

The art of not planning: Is there a price to spontaneity...

If Google gets any more powerful than it is now, the sheer amount of data the tech goliath has on users can easily influence the way travellers seek out information and plan their trips.

The future of touring, unique experiences vs traditional tours

Experiences has become a buzzword of late in the travel industry, with many tour suppliers and operators slapping the term on every possible activity...

Experiences arms race heats up as long tail of tours &...

Tours and activities have been one of the longest tails in the travel industry, as the sector’s slow rate of online adoption is encumbered by challenges including fragmentation of small disconnected suppliers and buying habits of travellers...

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