No travel restrictions recommended as Zika spreads

INTERNATIONAL tourism bodies are in agreement with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) stand that there should be no hard restrictions on travel to areas...

More turboprop air links a boon for secondary destinations

Cebu Pacific ATR aircraft at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR foresees a spike in demand for smaller aircraft in Asia-Pacific, fuelled by...

Tepid increase expected for 2017 travel prices

TRAVEL prices are predicted to inflate only marginally next year as geopolitical and economic uncertainty weigh in. Latest research by the Global Business Travel Association...

Laurens van den Oever named CMO of ForwardKeys

LAURENS van den Oever will fill the role of chief marketing officer of travel intelligence company ForwardKeys starting August 1, 2016. Van den Oever, who...

China top source market for APAC travel as Japan slides

CHINA will continue to contribute the largest share of tourists to the Asia-Pacific region this year, according to a report by MasterCard. The MasterCard Asia...

Jetstar Japan to make China debut with Shanghai flight

Jetstar Japan will be flying to Shanghai from Tokyo Narita four-times weekly beginning January 23, 2017. This is Jetstar Japan’s first service to mainland China,...

Finnair finds rosy growth prospects in Asia

Asia remains a key growth market for Finnair, as the carrier plans to step up frequency and capacity on key routes to match demand...

Lion Air gets slapped with suspension of new route permits

INDONESIA will stop issuing new route licences to Lion Air, a sanction imposed on the airline for its numerous flight delays. “We have warned (the...

Luxury travellers in Japan on the rise

THE luxury outbound segment in Japan is strong and growing, with this profile of travellers expecting a greater degree of personalisation than ever before. Speaking...

Premier Inn makes Indonesian debut in Surabaya

UK's largest budget hotel chain Premier Inn has rolled out its expansion strategy in South-east Asia by launching its first Indonesian hotel in Surabaya,...

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