Alipay, WeChat Pay now open to international tourists

Chinese payment giants Alipay and WeChat Pay have both opened their platforms to international travellers in China for the first time. To use Alipay app...

New boutique ship to sail Upper Mekong River in Laos

Lotus Cruises will launch a boutique 14-cabin ship, Mekong Muse, in the Upper Mekong River in Laos come October 2021. The new ship will offer...

Search and rescue efforts underway for Lion Air crash

The cause of Lion Air JT 610 crash yesterday remains unknown as search and rescue operations continue around Tanjung Pakis, Kerawang, West Java. The ill-fated...

With new country leaders in place, Sri Lankan trade calls for...

Sri Lankan tourism industry leaders, in the wake of the election of a new executive president last week, are urging the new administration to...

Amadeus reports growth in revenue, travel agency bookings

Amadeus recorded €3.69 billion (US$4.27 billion) in revenue in the first three quarters of the year, up 8.9 per cent, with growth seen across...

AAPA appoints new head, urges tighter aviation standards

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) has appointed Singapore Airlines Group’s (SIA) Subhas Menon as its incoming director general with effect from March...

Indonesia makes deeper push into halal tourism boom

Despite having the world's largest Muslim population, Indonesia has yet to effectively tap the halal tourism boom, something the trade hopes to change as...

Boutique tour operators mushroom in Singapore amid experiential travel wave

The red-hot experiential travel trend is fuelling the rise of young tour operators in Singapore, as the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS)...

Nepal eyes tourism growth amid deepening ties with China

Friendly intergovernmental relations, visa-free entry, and growing air connectivity have been key drivers of the Chinese travel boom to Nepal, but the South Asian...

Philippine tourism experts step in to solve SEA Games chaos

Philippine tourism stakeholders have taken it upon themselves to troubleshoot the logistical nightmare that plagues this year’s South-east Asian (SEA) Games, with reports of...

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