Orchard Hotel revamp whisks heritage property into experience age

The heritage Orchard Hotel has completed its multimillion-dollar renovation, spanning 260 guest rooms, the lobby, two dining establishments and MICE facilities. The 40-year-old property last...

CWT names new global supplier management VP in APAC

Wai Mun Wong is the new vice president, global supplier management, Asia-Pacific of Carlson Wagonlit Travel CARLSON Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Wai Mun Wong...

Maldives kicks off dedicated tourism campaign for SE Asia

The Maldives will be embarking on an expo in Malaysia – in partnership with AirAsia – this week as part of a long-awaited campaign...

In Okinawa, Miyako readies to say konnichiwa to the world

Some 300km south of Okinawa, a small island known mainly to the Japanese is rising up on the maps of foreign tourists, buoyed by...

Plans in place for Muslim-friendly Philippines

THE Philippines hopes to court more Muslim travellers by having at least 50 establishments in Manila, Cebu, Boracay and Davao to become halal-compliant by...

Centara to debut in the Middle East with two hotels

Centara Grand West Bay Hotel, Doha CENTARA Hotels & Resorts will debut in the Middle East with two properties scheduled for opening in Doha and...

South Korea agencies turn to SE Asia amid Chinese booking slump

Gyeongbokgung Palace in spring South Korea’s missile-shield spat with China is casting a pall over inbound tourism, causing a sharp plunge in Chinese group tour...

Billionaire owner’s daughter takes charge at Philippines Airlines as Bautista retires

Following the retirement of Philippine Airlines' president and COO Jaime Bautista, Vivienne Tan, the daughter of the airline's owner, will step up to the...

Global travel to grow despite terrorism, economic challenges: WTTC

THE GDP of the global travel industry is predicted to continue to register strong growth despite the surge in terror attacks and headwinds coming...

Barack Obama to headline WTTC Global Summit 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced that the 44th US president, Barack Obama, will be a guest of honour and keynote speaker...

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