Airline ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 widens

The airline ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone has continued to spread, with carriers in Australia, Asia and Europe placing the phone on...

International community shows support for New Zealand tourism after Christchurch shootings

Barely two months after the Christchurch shootings, Tourism New Zealand has seen no impact on visitor arrivals and is resuming destination marketing activities. The destination...

North Borneo Railway train cancels journey at midpoint

Steam train from North Borneo Railway A locomotive from North Borneo Railway was unable to complete its journey yesterday due to a missing bolt pin. The steam...

KSL exec succeeds Carey as CEO in Outrigger shakeup

After 30 years of leadership at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, David Carey will step down as CEO and transition into a lead role on...

Indonesia plans Rp3.5 trillion to turn Lake Toba into ‘classy destination’

The Indonesian government has allotted Rp3.5 trillion (US$250 million) of the national budget for tourism development in the Lake Toba Area, North Sumatra. Speaking at...

APG now Vietnam Airlines GSA in six more countries

AIRLINE distribution intermediary APG and Vietnam Airlines have entered into another GSA agreement in six additional countries. The partnership will see APG providing full sales...

Trade optimistic as Duterte takes the helm

Rodrigo Duterte RODRIGO Duterte, the strongman of Davao whom Filipinos voted in as their new president on Monday’s election, may well foster a more robust...

Air taxi trials prepare for take-off in Singapore

Come 3Q2019, Singapore will commence test flights for Asia’s first self-flying taxi service, featuring electrically powered short-distance aircraft operated by German company Volocopter. Volocopter’s CEO...

Carnival’s China JV sails off; two Costa ships to be transferred

Carnival Corporation has formally launched its cruise joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), under the name CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping, which will...

Lufthansa appoints APAC VP

GERMANY’s flag carrier Lufthansa has appointed Dieter Vranckx as vice president sales Asia-Pacific with immediate effect. In his new role, Vranckx will be responsible for...

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