A Hotel Indigo will rise atop Sydney’s City Tattersalls

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed an agreement with City Tattersalls Club (CTC) to open a Hotel Indigo in Sydney, as part of a 49-story...

Emirates to trial IATA Travel Pass in April

Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to trial the IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers securely...

Thomas Cook India targets luxury cruisers with Arctic and Antarctica expeditions

Thomas Cook India and its group company, SOTC Travel, have launched luxury cruise holidays to the polar extremes of the Arctic and Antarctica, targeting...

Philippines bets on dive tourism as sector struggles to stay afloat

The Philippines, an archipelago home to more than 300 dive sites, is banking on marine and diving tourism to be a lifeline to save...

Covid third wave hits tourism recovery in Japan

Tourism businesses in Japan have hit another speed bump in their road to recovery from coronavirus, following a further suspension of the government's Go...

WTTC projects over 100m tourism jobs recovered in 2021

Strong summer holiday bookings on the back of global vaccination rollout and widespread pre-departure testing could see more than 100 million jobs return to...

Malaysia agents use Covid downtime to upgrade offerings

Gripped by a second lockdown, with interstate travel off the cards, tourism players in Malaysia are using the downtime to develop new products and...

Centara starts 2021 with trio of signings

Thailand's Centara Hotels & Resorts has expanded into two new destinations with the signing of hotel management agreements for a trio of resorts: one...

Quarantine rules continue to stifle Thailand’s inbound tourism

While Thailand's border remains open to all visitors, a mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement continues to keep international tourists at bay. In December 2020, the Thai...

Latest stimulus brings little relief for Malaysian hoteliers reeling from MCO...

Hoteliers in Malaysia have been left disappointed by the insufficient assistance given to the hard-hit tourism and hospitality sector in the latest stimulus package...

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