New safety rules for snorkelling in Great Barrier Reef

Following a spate of tourist deaths on the Great Barrier Reef last year, snorkellers identified as “at-risk” will soon be required to wear floatation...

Dispelling rumours, Indonesia government says no plans to close Komodo park

Komodo National Park will remain open throughout the year, according to a statement from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry issued earlier this week,...

Hyatt to develop luxury hotel at Japan’s historic racing circuit

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Towa Real Estate, an affiliate of Toyota Group, to develop a 120-key hotel at...

STB, JTB team up to promote Singapore as key destination for...

Tourists watching the lightshow at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Japanese travel giant JTB have signed an MoU to promote...

Ctrip set to acquire Skyscanner for US$1.7 billion

China’s Ctrip has signed a definitive agreement with Skyscanner for the acquisition of all of its shares at an estimated value of 1.4 billion...

Singaporeans look farther afield for holidays and spending

Outbound travellers from Singapore are coming to tour planners with higher budgets and interest in farther-flung destinations, revealed travel agencies at the National Association...

CWT names new global supplier management VP in APAC

Wai Mun Wong is the new vice president, global supplier management, Asia-Pacific of Carlson Wagonlit Travel CARLSON Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Wai Mun Wong...

Swiss-Garden International hotels get revamp

Malaysia-based Swiss-Garden International Hotels, Resorts & Inns will roll out extensive refurbishments to the tune of RM50 million (US$12 million) at six of its...

Hilton’s luxury brand LXR to check into Kyoto

Hilton has partnered real estate company Tokyu Land Corporation (TLC) to open a new LXR Hotels & Resorts property in Kyoto, Japan, marking the...

St Regis to make Australia debut in Melbourne

The St Regis Melbourne will rise in 2022 as the luxury brand's first in Australia, adding to the growing crop of new hotels that...

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