Overheard: Tourist deposits crab in resort’s safe

A tourist from China has been fined US$300 for hiding a crab in his room safe at a resort in the Maldives' Ari Atoll. Avas...

Goa to launch new travel booking portal

THE Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will soon be launching a multi-lingual e-portal for travellers to book tourism products found within India. Travel agents...

Indonesian hotel groups hungry for expansion

A trio of Indonesian-based hotel management companies – Archipelago International, Tauzia International Management and Artotel Group – last week unveiled their latest expansion plans...

Myanmar seeks avoidance of tourism pitfalls in sustainable development

Tafook island in Myanmar's south As Myanmar's Ministry of Hotels and Tourism gears up to launch a campaign to promote its southern “virgin” archipelago, union...

Steppe by step, Central Asia gains popularity among Singapore travellers

More Singaporean travellers are ticking Central Asia off their bucket list as the region enjoys greater accessibility and connectivity to the city-state. The past year...

SIA chief to chair IATA board, Finnair CEO named as oneworld...

Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong will become chairman of the IATA board of governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion...

Philippines limits cruise ship and air arrivals into Boracay

Bent on implementing the new tourist carrying capacity in Boracay, the Philippine government has imposed limits on the size and number of ships, as...

Amazon rolls out flight booking service in India

Amazon has partnered with online travel and activities platform Cleartrip to launch a domestic flight booking option, a new service that highlights the e-commerce...

Indonesia to turn former mine areas into tourism destinations

The Indonesian government is breathing new life into Tanjung Gunung and Sungailiat by declaring these former mining areas on the eastern coast of Sumatra's...

Scoot, Tigerair to merge under one brand come July 25

The integration of Scoot and Tigerair under a common brand and operating licence is expected to be complete by July 25.   Thereon, the Scoot website, www.flyscoot.com,...

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