What’s left of Swiss hotel chains when Movenpick goes to Accor?

Once they were arch-rivals. Privately, Swissotel called the other one “that ice-cream hotel chain”, while Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, older and bigger, found Swissotel...

Malaysia restarts interstate travel between RMCO states

Following a nearly two-month ban, domestic travel has been given the green light to resume with the Malaysian government lifting its ban on interstate...

Hoteliers push back at Thailand’s shift to target high-end tourists

Thai hotel industry professionals are concerned that the government’s plan to shift its focus away from mass tourism and backpackers to high-spending travellers could...

Paradise in limbo as state of emergency extends in Maldives

It was supposed to be the idyllic resort destination, welcoming an influx of visitors particularly during the Lunar New Year period, but tourists are...

Indonesia plans Covid-19 ‘green zones’ in Bali, five-year visas to drive...

Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has embarked on an aggressive effort to initiate tourism recovery, including proposing a soft loan programme worth...

Fate of Malaysia Airlines hangs in balance

The Malaysian government will be conducting a study to decide the fate of ailing national carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS). National sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional...

Singapore lifts travel ban for five South Asian countries, eases restrictions...

Singapore will reopen its borders to some travellers from five South Asian countries and Myanmar from Wednesday (October 26), as well as ease measures...

Water park competition heats up as Blue Tree Phuket prepares to...

The water park battle in Phuket is about to get more intense as a number of new players are entering the marketplace, among them...

Mt Agung update: Bali industry steps up care for stranded passengers

Amid mounting flight cancellations and an extended airport closure, Indonesia's tourism minister Arief Yahya is urging the travel industry in Bali and Lombok to...

Former Shang EVP in new startup selling hotel ancillaries

Former Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts’ executive vice president South-east Asia Cetin Sekercioglu has laid down his corporate suit and is developing an online platform...

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