Over 60 homegrown brands take centre stage at Design Orchard

Design Orchard will open its doors on January 25 to groom local fashion and lifestyle brands for success on the global stage, as well...

AccorHotels, Qatar Airways team up on loyalty programmes

AccorHotels and Qatar Airways have linked arms to allow points conversion between their respective Le Club AccorHotels (LCAH) and Privilege Club loyalty programmes. Privilege Club...

Thailand eyes new horizons in Latin America for LGBT tourists

Thailand is starting to court LGBT tourists from Latin America, seeing huge opportunities particularly from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Columbia. Jefferson Santos, representative to...

Growing trans-Pacific routes lift North American demand to SE Asia

Khiri Travel's Richard Brouwer North American travel into South-east Asia is looking set to grow as Asian carriers open up more routes linking the regions. Richard...

New chief development officer, AMEA for IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Rajit Sukumaran as chief development officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Sukumaran brings with him over...

Shorthaul repeat visitors a boon for Noku Roxy

UPMARKET boutique hotel Noku Roxy, which only opened in Kyoto last November, is seeing a strong 70 per cent forward reservation rate at the...

Yogyakarta Marriott marks brand’s debut in Indonesia

Having soft opened last November, the 347-room Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel is in its early days seeking volume in order to gain visibility in the...

Stranded Malaysians give Singapore hoteliers much needed uplift

Malaysia's surprise movement control order, enforced on Wednesday at the stroke of midnight, has brought struggling Singapore hotels some relief from the current business...

Minor Hotels brings Swiss medical aesthetics to Thailand

Minor Hotels has entered into a partnership with Clinique La Prairie to operate the Swiss health clinic's first aesthetics and medical spa outside of...

Expo 2020 Dubai to “adjust” preparations

Organisers of the Expo 2020 Dubai, the global trade fair that is set to take place this October, said on Sunday that they will...

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