PATA officers and executive board to take extended term

PATA officers and the Executive Board will have their term extended until the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Leshan, China from September 3...

Booking.com, Expedia and Trip.com face competition law breach probe

Three major OTAs, namely, Booking.com, Expedia.com, and Trip.com, have agreed to remove parity clauses in their contracts with accommodation providers that hinder market competition and deprive consumers...

Sri Sutra Travel to debut new online booking platforms for multiple...

Malaysia-based Sri Sutra Travel is set to launch this May a series of booking platforms aimed to help government bodies, corporate organisations, commercial businesses...

APTRA urges governments in APAC to aid travel retail

The US$36 billion duty free and travel retail industry in Asia-Pacific, which employs some 320,000 people across the region, is at risk of being...

Spending drought threatens travel agencies

The coronavirus pandemic adding on to the global economic woes has impeded travel, severely impacting consumer spending for 2020, and posing critical risks to...

Thai hospitality staff locked out of government wage aid by absence...

Thailand has set clear lockdown policies in all provinces to combat the spread of Covid-19, but the same cannot be said of the authorities' decision on hotel closure. Without a firm official directive for all hotels to close, millions of hotel employees will be left with no governmental support in this crisis.

Singapore steers cruise recovery efforts in Asia

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is rolling out a host of measures and initiatives to support cruise companies operating in Singapore, tiding one of...

Diamond Princess certified fit to sail after deep clean

Diamond Princess, which was caught in a web of negative headlines after Covid-19 infections were found among its guests and was subjected to a...

Asia’s branded hotel residences market booms

Hotel branded residences in Asia is flourishing, having seen a strong upward trajectory over the past two years, with the region now accounting for...

Possible Idul Fitri exodus ban adds to Indonesia tourism industry’s woes

Indonesia's trade is eyeing a longer, bleak future as the government mulls over a plan to ban this year's Idul Fitri mass homebound exodus...

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