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...

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...

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...

Lombok urges tourists to come back as it begins post-quake recovery

As Lombok begins picking up the pieces following the recent string of devastating earthquakes the trade is adamant to show that most parts of...

SIA’s premium passengers get free Wi-Fi

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has introduced complimentary Wi-Fi to passengers travelling in first and business class, as well as its Suites cabin, joining several other...

Agung’s eruption worse than Bali bombing, say hoteliers

Hoteliers in Bali say the impact of Mount Agung's eruption is larger than the 2002 Bali bombing, and are crying for more efforts and...

Asiatravel says it can weather the storm

Asiatravel.com Holdings (Asiatravel) believes there is a turnaround opportunity for the company and assures creditors it is committed to settling its debts when the sources...

NSW opens retail travel store in Shanghai with Ctrip

Destination NSW has opened a retail store in Shanghai in collaboration with Chinese OTA giant, Ctrip. “Never before have we opened a retail travel store...

Hua Hin feels winds of change with new international air link

Hopes are high that Thailand’s oldest beach town, Hua Hin, will soon become a bigger draw for overseas visitors as it gets a much-anticipated...

Finally, Thailand comes out of closet and rolls out carpet for...

Long perceived as a top destination for LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual plus) travellers in Asia, Thailand has quietly been pursuing this niche market...

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