Eight LCCs form Value Alliance – but where are Jetstar and...

EIGHT budget carriers yesterday formed the world’s largest and first ever pan-regional LCC alliance. The Value Alliance’s founding airlines are Cebu Pacific (including subsidiary Cebgo),...

Sabre touts ability to find lowest fares globally

ACCORDING to Sabre, its air shopping platform returned the lowest fares globally when compared to other leading GDSs. The finding was the result of research...

More consolidation expected in China’s package tour market

Chinese travellers pose for a photo in Brussels, Belgium CHINA’s packaged tours industry will continue to consolidate, according to a study by Morgan Stanley Research,...

Philippines tourism collaborates with top travel influencers

Various shots from Philippine destinations from Jaypee Swing (@JaypeeSwing) and Rod Ruales (@ninjarod) that were also featured on @BeautifulDestinations THE Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) is...

Amadeus now supports bidding for better seats

AMADEUS has partnered with Plusgrade to enable the bidding of preferred seating arrangements on flights via the Altéa Suite. After purchasing an airline ticket, passengers...

GTA’s Travel Bound now features ArrivalGuides content

GTA has partnered with destination content provider ArrivalGuides to brings its content onto GTA’s Travel Bound retail agent website. The ArrivalGuides destination content covers close...

Orbitz inventory now available on Amadeus GDS

TRAVEL agents can now get access to Orbitz Worldwide products via Amadeus’ GDS after Expedia, parent company of Orbitz, entered into a new global...

Malaysia takes to Weibo to court Chinese travellers

THE Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) and social media network Weibo are collaborating on a campaign to help meet Malaysia’s arrival targets this year. As...

Airbnb to surpass Uber by 2019

SHARED space providers including Airbnb and WeWork will surpass ride-sharing providers Uber and Lyft by 2019 in terms of revenue, according to new data...

Website to demystify Japanese love hotels for foreigners

LOVEINN Japan, said to be the first English-language website dedicated to Japanese love hotels, has been launched. Its hotel booking function is expected to...

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