Training hotel opens in Xiamen University

Students from Xiamen University welcome officiating guests to the ceremony A NEW hotel dedicated to training hospitality students at a tertiary level has been unveiled...

Marriott-Starwood merger brings greater convenience to agents

JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao'an MARRIOTT International completed its US$13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts last Friday, making it the largest hotel company...

Chinese visitors lead record tourism surge in Gold Coast

Gold Coast Australia’s Gold Coast welcomed a record one million-plus tourists in the 12 months to September 2016, increasing 16.2 per cent from the previous...

Bali’s first Mumbai flight lifts prospects for Indian market

Indonesian trade players are sanguine about AirAsia X Indonesia’s new Mumbai-Bali service launched on May 19, which marked the first LCC service between both...

Philippine trade bemoans loss of passport income

Philippine travel agents are no longer allowed to process passports, a move that impacts their income and may even worsen the already tedious process...

Myanmar forbids visitors from Bagan temples

MYANMAR’s Ministry of Culture has banned visitors from ascending Bagan’s temples and pagodas, save for five of the largest ones, namely Pya Thet Gyi,...

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...

SIA signs up for Amadeus’ full revenue management suite

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) is set to adopt the full suite of Amadeus Revenue Management solutions, including the Amadeus Altéa Network Revenue Management, an origin...

MATTA president refutes claims Kuala Lumpur is unsafe

Hj Hamzah Rahmat THE Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) president Hj Hamzah Rahmat has refuted suggestions that crime and a conservative image...

Business travel segment upbeat despite sagging economy

Singapore ranks among the cities with the highest average room rates HOTEL room rates for corporate bookings continue to rise significantly even as economic sentiment...

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