Short-term rentals given the axe in Singapore

Home-sharing platforms like Airbnb face an uncertain future as the Singapore government passed a legislation last week enforcing a pre-existing guideline by the Urban...

AirAsia launches venture capital fund to build startup base in SE...

AirAsia’s digital venture arm, RedBeat Ventures, has established a global venture capital fund, RedBeat Capital, alongside a strategic partnership with 500 Startups, a startup...

Singapore courts sports fans in latest tourism campaign

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched its next promotional campaign under the Passion Made Possible brand, with the latest theme courting global fans...

Aviation roundup: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Dragon and more

Here’s our weekly roundup of new air routes, updated frequencies and codeshare news.

New hotel openings: June 20 to 24, 2016

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week Pan Pacific Hanoi Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) is set to debut the Pan Pacific brand in...

Beyond Jakarta, travel to rest of Indonesia spared effects of unrest

As Jakarta continues to be gripped by riots and demonstrations opposing president Joko Widodo’s re-election, agents are recommending limited travel to the Indonesian capital for the time being while inbound demand to other destinations in the country appear unaffected.

UK threat level raised to critical after Manchester attack

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has raised the UK’s terror threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’, the highest the nation has seen in a...

HKTB, Cathay Pacific extend reach into tech-savvy India with Klook partnership

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Cathay Pacific have partnered Klook, an in-destination travel booking platform giant, to woo Indian travellers. This represents a...

Japan declares state of emergency for seven prefectures

Seven Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo, entered a month-long state of emergency at midnight on April 7, as part of the government's efforts to stem...

Go Vacation expands into Cambodia

Bangkok-based DMC Go Vacation has announced its expansion into Cambodia, with full-scale inbound tour services for travellers launched since November 1. Experienced tour operating veteran...

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