Smart hotels on the rise in Singapore

Recent initiatives by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are spurring technology take-up in the hospitality sector at an unprecedented rate, with hotels in the...

ASEAN travel associations work towards a closer partnership

The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Board has made an unusual move of bringing together several travel industry associations at ATF 2018 to facilitate a...

Amadeus redefines ‘distribution’, builds new open travel platform

Amadeus has dropped the word ’distribution’ in its lexicon, in favour of ‘travel channels’, and is building a new Amadeus Travel Platform to tap...

What’s left of Swiss hotel chains when Movenpick goes to Accor?

Once they were arch-rivals. Privately, Swissotel called the other one “that ice-cream hotel chain”, while Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, older and bigger, found Swissotel...

Fate of Malaysia Airlines hangs in balance

The Malaysian government will be conducting a study to decide the fate of ailing national carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS). National sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional...

Mt Agung update: Bali industry steps up care for stranded passengers

Amid mounting flight cancellations and an extended airport closure, Indonesia's tourism minister Arief Yahya is urging the travel industry in Bali and Lombok to...

Paradise in limbo as state of emergency extends in Maldives

It was supposed to be the idyllic resort destination, welcoming an influx of visitors particularly during the Lunar New Year period, but tourists are...

Former Shang EVP in new startup selling hotel ancillaries

Former Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts’ executive vice president South-east Asia Cetin Sekercioglu has laid down his corporate suit and is developing an online platform...

Water park competition heats up as Blue Tree Phuket prepares to...

The water park battle in Phuket is about to get more intense as a number of new players are entering the marketplace, among them...

Vietnam’s ‘crazy’ growth keeps hotel investors guessing

While hotel investors do not believe that the bubble will burst for Vietnam despite an imminent 43 per cent increase in the number of...

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