Why Steven Pan sold Regent

When Steven Pan fought off some 20 suitors eight years ago to become the new owner of Regent Hotels & Resorts, he had high...

STA Travel shuts down

Tour agency STA Travel, which has three retail outlets in different universities across Singapore, has ceased operations, after its parent company in Switzerland filed...

Bali speeds up vaccine rollout, eyes July reopening to foreign tourists

The Indonesian government is speeding up vaccination efforts in Bali in hopes of achieving herd immunity quicker and reopen the island's borders to international...

Malaysia extends partial lockdown until June 9

Malaysia has extended its conditional movement control order (CMCO) for another four weeks until June 9, announced prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin in a live...

Vietnam to resume select international flights

Vietnam is further easing restrictions as it reopens its borders to select destinations deemed to have handled the coronavirus well. At the latest meeting of...

With Chinese invasion, Sihanoukville falls off radar for Europeans

Mass construction of tourist infrastructure and the Chinese visitor invasion are driving European travellers away from the Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville, industry players claim. Recent years have...

Thailand seeks travel bubble with Singapore

Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports is exploring plans to open up a travel bubble with Singapore. Tourism and sports minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn was quoted...

Malaysia announces US$4.8b stimulus, no more blanket MCO

Malaysia’s prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has unveiled a fresh RM20 billion (US$4.8 billion) economic stimulus package – one year after the country imposed its...

Marina Mandarin Singapore to be rebranded as Parkroyal on Marina Bay

Marina Mandarin Singapore will be rebranded into Parkroyal on Marina Bay, following the signing of a hotel management agreement between Singapore-based property company UOL...

Thailand launches vaccine passport, inoculation drive for hotel staff

Thailand inches one step closer to reopening its international borders with the launch of a coronavirus vaccine passport on Thursday, and the continued rollout...

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