Travel and tourism players display solidarity following Christchurch attacks

Travel and tourism players are showing solidarity in light of the unfortunate attacks at two Christchurch mosques last Friday. Air New Zealand has capped one-way...

Lombok earthquake triggers deadly landslide

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck East Lombok yesterday has triggered a landslide in the island's north, claiming the lives of at least two tourists...

Philippines mulls cruise tourism development plan amid Boracay concerns

The Philippines may have to revisit its cruise tourism development plan amid the ongoing overtourism challenge in Boracay, as the destination looks at reducing...

Similan Islands gets green light to limit daily visitor numbers

Thailand's Similan Islands National Park, a popular diving and snorkelling spot in the Andaman Sea, has been given the green light by the Supreme...

Sri Lanka and Maldives: an Indian Ocean pairing that works well...

With Sri Lanka and the Maldives in close proximity to each other, just 50 minutes apart by flight time, tour operators are now seeing...

Garuda’s new Nagoya service likely to benefit corporate over leisure segment

Indonesia's outbound agents are hopeful that Garuda Indonesia's new four-times weekly direct service between Jakarta and Nagoya – launching on March 23 – will...

Cebu to host PATA annual summit this year

PATA Annual Summit (PAS) will take place in Cebu from May 9-12, 2019. Hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism, the four-day event will be...

Singapore’s retail scene in dire need of reform to curb plateauing...

Amid discussions of Orchard Road’s rejuvenation pipeline, Singapore’s retail players have expressed the need to reform local shopping offerings by providing a more “experiential”...

FAA reverses stance to ground Boeing 737 Max planes

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by US airlines or in US...

Bangkok Airways takes codeshare, FC routes to strengthen Indochina market position

Linking up secondary destinations and opening access to more beaches in South-east Asia remain focal points for Bangkok Airways as it seeks to entrench...

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