India eases e-visa rules, adds two new categories

The Indian government has from April 1 eased visa regulations, allowing tourists coming into the country on e-visa to stay for up to two...

Raja Ampat’s plan to claim deposit on cruise ships sparks outcry...

Aimed at protecting the ecosystem, the Raja Ampat administration in West Papua intends to tighten regulation on cruise tourism by rolling out a circular...

New facilities at Swissôtel Merchant Court after 18-month revamp

Swissôtel Merchant Court in Singapore has completed an extensive renovation that saw a complete refurbishment of all its 476 rooms and suites, added meeting...

Marriott brings Fairfield into Japan, with 12 hotels in the works

Marriott International has entered into a long-standing collaboration with Japanese real estate developer Sekisui House to open 12 Fairfield by Marriott hotels across five...

Star Wars invades Legoland Malaysia Resort

Lego Darth Vader at Lego Singapore's office IN recognition of Star Wars Day on May 4, Legoland Malaysia Resort in collaboration with the Lego Group...

Park Inn by Radisson sets foot in Jeddah

Radisson Hotel Group has established the first Park Inn by Radisson property in Jeddah, bringing its portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced...

Troubled Sri Lanka halts free VoA scheme due to roll out...

Sri Lanka has suspended a free visa-on-arrival (VoA) scheme which was to roll out on May 1 and benefit nationals of 39 countries after...

Marked increase in India’s visa fees could deter M’sians from visiting

India has hiked the tourist visa fees for Malaysians to RM462.60 (US$156.30) since July 1, leading some trade members to speculate that leisure outbound...

Thai trade upbeat as key markets surpass expectations

Chinese tourists waiting for boat at Koh Larn off Pattaya coast Thailand's tourism is expected to keep its growth momentum in 1Q2017, which industry players...

Review fraudster on TripAdvisor gets jail time

A pivotal legal ruling in Italy saw a persistent online review fraudster sentenced to jail, prompting reviews site TripAdvisor to emphasise its stance against...

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