International tourist arrivals could plunge up to 80% in 2020: UNWTO

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a 22 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals in 1Q2020, and could result in an annual decline of...

Malaysia targets luxe shoppers as retail spend soars

With shopping now a bigger driver of tourist spend than ever before in Malaysia, a luxury-dedicated component of the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival was...

Qatar partners VFS Global to launch improved visa processes

QATAR Airways and the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has signed a partnership agreement with visa processing services provider VFS Global to launch a new...

Penang a hot port for call for Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has announced that it will continue to feature Penang as a port of call for its homeporting seasons out of Singapore for...

Philippines-China flights soar on back of improved bilateral relations

Chartered flights to connect Guangxi province to Davao, Cebu and Clark are the latest in a series of new services mounted in support of...

Philippines Airlines owner Lucio Tan’s wife named as vice chair

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has appointed the wife of majority owner Lucio Tan as its new vice chairman, said a report by The Philippine Star. A...

Luxury Escapes owner goes pure travel with brand swap

Australian e-commerce business Lux Group will become a pure travel business headlined by flash deals site Luxury Escapes, following the acquisition of local competitors...

SriLankan Airlines scraps plans to cut Europe flights

INDUSTRY players in Sri Lanka are elated that SriLankan Airlines will not be scrapping all flights to Europe, a move earlier considered due to...

European agents welcome 2018 as EU-China Year for Tourism

Chinese tourists taking a picture at the Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, Belgium THE European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has thrown its support behind the...

[SPONSORED POST] More than 100 associations to tackle impact of digital...

Leaders of international associations and more than 100 association professionals here and abroad are slated to gather at the fourth annual summit of the...

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