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...

Agents sceptical as Malaysia unveils visa-free entry for Chinese visitors

CHINESE travellers to Malaysia will not require a visa between March 1 and December 31 this year for stays of up to 15 days,...

Best time to book flights for Singapore travellers

TRAVEL search engine Skyscanner has analysed flight data from the last three years to find out the best times to book flights for the...

APAC airlines soar in 2015

AIRLINES operating in the Asia-Pacific recorded a 7.9 per cent increase in international passenger traffic to 276.3 million people in 2015, according to preliminary...

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