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Thailand’s Kata Group plots growth on back of southern airports’ expansion

With the expansion of southern Thailand's airports, Kata Group's founder and president, Pramookpisitt Achariyachai, alongside son and heir, Pariyawit Achariyachai, who recently assumed the...

Hotelbeds rolls out B2B destination marketing services

Hotelbeds has launched a B2B service for destination marketing organisations (DMOs) globally, which the company claims will help "to drive incremental tourism arrivals". Leveraging the...

Airbnb teams up with TAT to push travel beyond big cities

Airbnb has partnered the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to launch the Beyond Big Cities website that is aimed at promoting travel to lesser-known...

DFS T Galleria to set sail on Dream Cruises ships

Genting Cruise Lines has partnered retail provider Starboard Cruise Services and luxury travel retailer DFS Group to launch the first-ever DFS T Gallerias, a...

Amadeus Ventures to invest in APAC’s travel tech startups

Global travel technology firm Amadeus has unveiled plans to expand its startup investment programme, Amadeus Ventures, by investing in early stage travel technology startups...

Qantas centenary celebrations take off with ‘double sunrise’ London-Sydney test flight

Qantas, which began its 100th year of operation on Saturday, kicks off its year-long centenary celebrations with the landing of a direct London-Sydney research...

Oakwood promotes Roy Liang to regional GM role

Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore general manager Roy Liang has been promoted to regional general manager, overseeing Oakwood's properties in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. In this...

Singapore’s Katong Joo Chiat comes alive with new art & heritage trail

To celebrate Singapore's art and heritage, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will be launching a series of art-related activities on November 16, 2019. In Katong...

AirAsia starts sales of other airlines’ tickets as it aims to be one-stop travel...

An airline selling seats on other carriers is unheard of, but AirAsia began doing that by expanding its online offerings to include the sale...

New travel platform BlackBook touts largest hotel inventory with flexible rewards system

Singapore-developed integrated travel management platform BlackBook, which "seeks to solve traveller pain points", will be available worldwide by December 2019. Offering the largest hotel inventory...