Superior products, experiences drive consumer loyalty better than financial rewards: EAN

Asia-Pacific travel brands are driving loyalty by improving their product offering versus creating membership programmes, according to Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and Points’ new...

Philippines enhances pandemic support for tourism stakeholders

The Bicameral Conference Committee of the Philippines has approved the allocation of 10 billion pesos (US$206 million) for the tourism industry under the Bayanihan...

Marriott to open dual-branded property in Vietnam

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Vietnam-based real estate firm Masterise Homes to develop a dual-branded residential and officetel project in the heart...

Sabre adds 63,000 hotels to inventory with Expedia partnership

A PARTICIPATION agreement between Sabre Corporation and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) has boosted the hotel inventory offered by the GDS. Travel agents can now find...

Finnair adds capacity on Tokyo, Hong Kong routes

Finnair flights from Helsinki to Tokyo and Hong Kong will see added frequencies in the summer season next year. Four additional weekly flights will be...

To entice SE Asians, Atout France finds inspiration in Leonardo da...

France's Loire Valley region, which will in 2019 commemorate 500 years since the Renaissance with a year-long celebration, will take centre stage in Atout France's international...

Maldives to welcome travellers with minimal restrictions from July 15

Maldives will reopen her borders come July 15, welcoming travellers with neither compulsory quarantines nor swab tests upon arrival. The announcement came on Tuesday from...

Khon Kaen picked as host city for PATA Destination Marketing Forum

The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018), formerly known as PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum, will be held in Thailand's north-eastern city of...

United’s new SIN-LAX route drives interest in US holidays

With increasing flight options connecting Asia to the US, United Airlines’ new direct Singapore-Los Angeles route could encourage more travellers to head across the...

Philippine travel agencies allowed to continue passport processing

In response to strong resistance from the trade, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is unlikely to push through with plans to bar...

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