SilkAir goes farther with new Boeing aircraft

Update : SilkAir has clarified that it is not the first Asian airline to operate the aircraft. SilkAir has introduced the Boeing 737 Max 8 into...

Singapore Sevens to hit town as family-friendly event

The HSBC World Singapore Rugby Sevens is pushing beyond its sporting roots to become a family-friendly festival that hopes to pull in travellers from...

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...

Fast boat services in Lombok area suspended due to high waves

Access by fast boat between Bali and Lombok, as well as between Lombok and the three Gilis, has been suspended as the sea around...

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...

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...

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...

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