Frasers residence opens in Geneva

SINGAPORE’s Frasers Hospitality has opened a new serviced residence, Fraser Suites Geneva, in Switzerland. Sited within the shopping and business district of Rue Du Marche,...

IHG goes on deal spree in western China with 10 projects...

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed 10 new deals under seven of its brands in western China. The 10 hotels will sit under the InterContinental,...

Spykerman takes over from Jegge at Worldhotels

Christina Spykerman has taken over the role of executive vice president Asia-Pacific of Worldhotels from Roland Jegge, who has decided to have some ‘me’...

Malaysia’s new tourism minister backs tax; hotel groups to appeal

After reviewing the tourism tax, Malaysia's Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi has decided the flat rate of RM10 (US$2.47) per room per...

Visitors stranded as China convenience visa policy abruptly ends

The Gongbei Port of entry. The city of Zhuhai in Guangdong is a major border crossing between Macau and China VISITORS from Thailand, Malaysia and...

Growing China market comes into focus for Hotelbeds

Hotelbeds Group has announced its intention to step up commitment to China, now its fastest-growing source market and fifth biggest globally, up from 22nd...

Monthly closure, online ticketing kick in at Mount Ijen

Mount Ijen, located in the East Java regencies of Banyuwangi and Bondowoso, will from January 2019 onwards close every first Friday of the month. The...

Taiwan cracks down on unlicensed rentals

Taiwan's tourism stakeholders are on a relentless campaign to clamp down on the unlicensed rentals, with "non-supportive platforms" facing fines – and now also...

Chinese cancellations pour in amid Maldives political crisis

Some resorts in the Maldives were reporting cancellations from Chinese tourists on Tuesday despite assurance from the government that the country remains safe for...

Komodo set to get new diving resort

THE 50-villa Sudamala Komodo Villas & Dive Resort will be the first locally owned and operated luxury resort on Indonesia’s Sebayur Island when it...

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