Asiatravel.com aims to make virtual travel fairs a reality

Seow (left) and Boh. “Virtual reality and augmented reality are two aspects that will penetrate the travel space next,” said Seow. SINGAPORE-based Asiatravel.com aims to make virtual travel...

Iran to get first international five-star hotel

WITH international sanctions against Iran lifted, the country is set to receive its first five-star foreign-run hotel, the Gran Meliá Ghoo, a resort property...

China gets 13 new Finnish visa centres

FINLAND hopes to ease access for mainland Chinese travellers with the setting up of 13 new visa centres across the country. By spring 2016, new...

Study shows luxury travellers have diverse needs

Papas: Luxury travel can be better understood ONGOING studies by MyTravelResearch.com shows that the luxury travel segment consist of a diverse mix of consumers with a broad...

Arrivals in APAC led by intra-regional travel

FOREIGN arrivals in Asia-Pacific averaged a year-on-year growth of 5.2 per cent in 2015 to reach a total of more than 455 million travellers,...

Emirates not bailing out SriLankan Airlines

EMIRATES has stated that it is no longer interested in investing or managing another airline again, citing an unsuccessful partnership with SriLankan Airlines that...

Japanese DMC Zenses targets luxury market

Photo credit: The Ryokan Collection JAPAN’s H.I.S. and R Project have joined forces to form a new luxury DMC named Zenses: Japan Ultimate Experience, targeting...

Editor’s Picks from TTG Asia, March 4, 2016

The latest issue of TTG Asia has many features and insights you won’t want to miss. Here are three picks from the print for...

UN to hold sustainable tourism conference in Beijing

THE United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the government of China will be organising the First World Conference on Tourism for Development, with...

TripConnexion links travellers and agencies with global site

FRANCE-based TripConnexion has unveiled the English language version of its travel search engine, allowing agencies to sell directly to travellers worldwide via the portal...

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