Shilla Stay opens business hotel in Seoul

SHILLA Stay has opened its eighth property in South Korea in Seoul’s digital district of Guro. Spanning 25 floors with three room categories – standard,...

Indonesia campaigns for more India travellers

INDONESIA’s tourism ministry has stepped up efforts to market Indonesia to travellers from India and improve flight connectivity between the two countries. With a hefty...

Hong Kong still world’s most popular city destination

HONG KONG has emerged as the top city destination in the world for the sixth consecutive year with 27.8 million international visitors in 2014,...

STB sets sights on Myanmar arrivals

THE Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is eyeing Myanmar as an emerging source market and has announced plans to lure more arrivals. Sherleen Seah, area director...

Minor acquires Portugal’s Tivoli hotels

MINOR Hotel Group has acquired Portugal’s Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, marking its entry into Europe and Latin America. The 294.2 million euro (US$320..6 million) transaction...

Singaporeans travel most to Bangkok during Lunar New Year

TRAVEL search engine Kayak.sg has found that 49 per cent of all searches for February departures are for travel on February 5 and 6, the start...

Singapore second most vacation-deprived nation in APAC

SINGAPORE is the second most vacation-deprived nation in the Asia-Pacific and third most vacation-deprived globally, a study commissioned by Expedia finds. The Vacation Deprivation Report...

Mövenpick sticks to single brand strategy

WHILE most international hotel chains command multiple brands to target different market segments, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is sticking to a single brand growth...

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...

Dragonair to be renamed Cathay Dragon

CATHAY Pacific’s sister airline Dragonair will be rebranded as Cathay Dragon to better position itself for the mainland China market. The rebranding will see a...

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