China outbound show slowest growth since 1997

OUTBOUND traffic from China increased only 2.4 per cent in 1Q2016 (30.2 million) from the same period in 2015 (29.5 million), the lowest growth...

Likely boon coming for Japan’s home sharing sector

THE Japanese government has proposed sweeping changes to laws governing tourist accommodations that has the home sharing sector particularly upbeat. Deregulation of Japan's hotel sector...

Rich Chinese millennials show spending firepower but Asia stands to lose

RICH Chinese millennials have an average household travel spend of 420,000 yuan (US$65,000) per year and are set to go on more trips in...

Singapore gets its first bungy tower

RENOWNED bungy operator AJ Hackett International has broken ground for the construction of a 50m-tall bungy tower on Sentosa Island, the first of its...

Parkroyal Yangon to groom Myanmar’s hospitality staff

Jean-Marc Poli, general manager, Parkroyal Yangon PARKROYAL Yangon and the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute (SMVTI) have signed a MoU to support the training of Myanmar’s...

Singapore millennials prefer direct flight bookings

MOST millennial travellers in Singapore favour booking flights via airline websites rather than from OTAs and metasearch engines, according to a recent study by...

Bandung an easy sell for first-time buyers

A tea plantation in Bandung FIRST-TIME longhaul buyers attending the West Java Travel Mart (JTX) 2016 last week say that Bandung and the surrounding area...

New hotel openings: May 23 to 27, 2016

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week The Langham, Haikou Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group is set to open the 249-key The Langham, Haikou...

Japan to fund new cruise facilities in Okinawa

Motobu Port to get new cruise docking facilities. Photo credit: Japan Tourism Agency OKINAWA’S tourism players have welcomed news that the Japanese government is to fund...

Chinese agents unsure as destination Cuba opens up

Havana, Cuba's capital CUBA made its debut at the Beijing International Travel Expo last week, in light of Air China’s thrice-weekly Beijing-Montreal-Havana flight launched last...

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