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Former UNWTO chief named advisor to Adventure Travel Trade Association

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has appointed Taleb Rifai, former secretary general of the UNWTO, as a special advisor to the organisation. In his...

Princess Cruises records strong Asian growth, pushes on with agent engagement

Princess Cruises is seeing energetic adoption among Asian travellers since it began homeporting in this region six years ago, with almost 400,000 Asian guests...

Meet Greet, Accor’s new responsible economy brand

Accor has introduced Greet, touted as a new community-based, responsible and non-standardised economy brand that seeks to serve travellers looking to make a positive...

PATA adventure mart heads to Sabah next year

Sabah is keen to showcase its abundance of culture and nature offerings to the trade when the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020...

Global air traffic growth keeps aircraft order high in the next 20 years: Airbus

Driven by global air traffic growth, Airbus has forecasted the number of passenger and freighter aircraft fleet will more than double to almost 48,000...

Mandarin Oriental to open new hotel in Nanjing come 2022

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a deal to manage a luxury hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in China. Slated to open...

New hotels: InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, Conrad Tianjin, and more

TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.

Discovering Bukit Bintang’s hidden side

S Puvaneswary enjoys a guided walking tour that uncovers the hidden gems of Bukit Bintang’s centre – its back lanes, street art and local food – that brought to life the area’s 200-year history.

TAT rolls out campaign highlighting SE Asia’s pop culture

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting local cities with the launch of its latest Experiencing ASEAN Pop Culture campaign, which is also...

Adapting to the future

Intelligent retail promises a future of predictive and customised bookings, changing the ways that travellers shop and buy their trips and holidays. But that also means big changes are necessary for travel agencies in their thinking and strategy to remain relevant and survive an ever-evolving wave of technological disruption.