Smart hotels on the rise in Singapore

Recent initiatives by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are spurring technology take-up in the hospitality sector at an unprecedented rate, with hotels in the...

Maldives may reopen borders by July

Preparations are underway for the Maldives to resume tourism by July after a prolonged shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, government and industry officials...

SilkAir goes farther with new Boeing aircraft

Update : SilkAir has clarified that it is not the first Asian airline to operate the aircraft. SilkAir has introduced the Boeing 737 Max 8 into...

Thai long-stay visa announcement draws mixed trade reactions

The Thai Cabinet's decision on Tuesday to in-principle approve a special long-stay tourist visa has drawn criticism about the programme's limited true benefit to the country's devastated travel and hospitality industry, although some have acknowledged it as good first step to international tourism recovery.

India extends ban on international flights till April 30

The Indian government has extended the ban on international commercial passenger services to and from India until April 30. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation...

Thai Airways files for bankruptcy protection to rehabilitate its business

The Thai cabinet on Tuesday approved the ailing state enterprise Thai Airways International (THAI) to file for bankruptcy protection at the Central Bankruptcy Court...

Singapore Sevens to hit town as family-friendly event

The HSBC World Singapore Rugby Sevens is pushing beyond its sporting roots to become a family-friendly festival that hopes to pull in travellers from...

Fast boat services in Lombok area suspended due to high waves

Access by fast boat between Bali and Lombok, as well as between Lombok and the three Gilis, has been suspended as the sea around...

Amadeus redefines ‘distribution’, builds new open travel platform

Amadeus has dropped the word ’distribution’ in its lexicon, in favour of ‘travel channels’, and is building a new Amadeus Travel Platform to tap...

ASEAN travel associations work towards a closer partnership

The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Board has made an unusual move of bringing together several travel industry associations at ATF 2018 to facilitate a...

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