Singapore shuts non-essential businesses in near-lockdown

Starting Tuesday, April 7, Singapore will lock down all non-essential businesses for at least one month, announced the city-state's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong...

Thailand’s Chonburi and Phuket order hotel closures

Thai provincial governments have toughened up measures to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country by ordering temporary hotel closures. The Thai Hotels Association...

Chiang Mai smog casts pall over businesses

Thailand's northern region has been hit with toxic levels of air pollution due to forest fires on Wednesday, especially in the Chiang Mai province,...

Philippines’ tourism sector urges government aid; plots recovery

Philippine tourism players are joining a chorus of travel businesses and bodies worldwide calling on government to suspend taxes and extend further relief to...

SriLankan Airlines implements pay cut

SriLankan Airlines is effecting a pay cut for all staff as it suspends all flights from April 8 to April 21, in response to...

PATA unveils crisis resources to support tourism players

PATA’s April 2 launch of its Crisis Resource Center and Tourism Recovery Monitor marks its inclusive strategy to “protect tourism” by extending help to...

SG travel companies diversify for survival

The current economic climate may present the least attractive time to launch new businesses, especially in the travel and tourism space, but two tourism...

Accor creates €70m fund to help staff and partners affected by...

French hospitality group Accor has unveiled a €70 million (US$76 million) ALL Heartist Fund to assist its most vulnerable staff, partners and medical workers...

Hotel occupancy in Singapore surge with guests in isolation, displaced Malaysian...

Hotels in Singapore that have been designated as facilities to house citizens on stay-home notice (SHN) are keeping hospitality alive for the new demographic...

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...

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