Room shortage in KL as SEA Games rolls into town

As the 29th SEA Games and the 9th ASEAN Para Games are set to take place in Kuala Lumpur later this week, inbound agents are considering...

Dusit sets up global sales office in Mumbai

Thailand-based Dusit International has launched a new global sales office (GSO) in Mumbai to manage sales across all market segments including leisure, MICE and...

Discover the World ups the game in Thailand

Having recently undergone a change in management and refreshing its stable of brands represented, GSA company Discover the World is looking to intensify sales...

Alliance formed among four LCCs

CHINA’S HNA Group has formed an airline alliance with Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, West Air and HK Express as its founding members. Headquartered in Hong...

Airbnb allows users to pay less upfront for bookings

Airbnb is introducing Pay Less Up Front, which allows guests to pay only for part of the trip at the time of booking –...

HNA launches Beijing-Calgary route

HAINAN Airlines is set to launch the world’s first direct service between Beijing and Calgary on June 30. The thrice-weekly flight (with plans to increase...

Ctrip empowers MakeMyTrip in mobile, accommodations

Gupta: Mobile first, web second FLUSHED with funds from Ctrip International’s US$180 million investment in it, MakeMyTrip (MMT) is surging ahead with the goal of...

Tourism Malaysia steps in after Lufthansa stepped out

TOURISM Malaysia will be increasing destination promotion efforts in Germany following the loss of direct air connectivity between Malaysia and Germany on March 1. Lufthansa’s...

China inbound tourism falls short of full potential: WTTC

Chinese tourists are spending drastically more overseas WHILE outbound travel from China still shows no sign of slowing down and Chinese expenditure on outbound travel...

137 Pillars eyes 20 hotels in the next five years

Christopher E. Stafford THAILAND’s Wongphanlert family is spinning off a new luxury boutique hotel management company, 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts, from their first hotel,...

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