Oyo moves into upscale segment in India

Oyo Hotels & Homes, more associated as a budget and economy hospitality chain, will soon foray into the premium accommodation space when it opens...

Brisbane puts forth 2031 vision to boost tourism economy

More than 500 operators, investors, industry, local councils and government partners have joined forces to deliver a bold new 12-year vision to encourage visitors...

OTAs must rethink merchandising and retail flows for future growth: Amadeus

As the online travel market continues to rapidly evolve and grow, OTAs in Asia-Pacific looking to remain competitive must embrace merchandising and reinvent retail...

Hilton to open first Cambodia hotel in Phnom Penh come 2022

Hilton has signed a management agreement with real estate development group GFC Company to operate a new hotel in Phnom Penh. Part of a mixed-use...

Fairmont Maldives unveils new underwater art installation

After the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi was ordered by the Maldives' government last August to remove "anti-Islamic" human-like sculptures within the Coralarium —...

South Korean firm leads consortium to acquire US hotels under China’s...

A consortium led by South Korea’s Mirae Asset Global Investments (MAGI) has agreed to buy 15 hotels in the US from China's troubled Anbang...

YTL seals deal to bring AC Hotels by Marriott into Malaysia

Marriott International has signed a landmark agreement with YTL Hotels to bring AC Hotels by Marriott, a design-led lifestyle brand, to Malaysia. Under the agreement,...

Centara adds three new hotels to Phuket portfolio

Thai hospitality group Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed management agreements for three new hotels owned by Maikhao Dream Company in Phuket’s Mai Khao...

Traveloka rolls out insurance services aimed at Indonesians

Indonesia's OTA unicorn Traveloka has launched insurance products under Traveloka Protect, which is aimed at capturing Indonesia's largely untapped insurance market. Traveloka Protect offers two...

Malaysia’s passenger service charge reduction draws opposing views

The Malaysian government will reduce the passenger service charge (PSC) for international flights from RM73 (US$17) to RM50 at all airports in Malaysia, except...

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