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JNTO and SIA ink tourism promotion pact as Japan sprints towards 40 million mark

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to further promote travel and tourism to Japan...

Asian travellers are embracing alternative payment methods

Travellers around the world are increasingly paying for their travel with alternative payment methods such as e-wallets and bank transfers, more often than cards...

Glowing and growing

Wellness tourism is entering a robust state of growth, having ballooned into a multibillion-dollar global industry and bringing a convergence of sectors from airports to accommodation.

Anantara’s new luxury cruise boat to set sail later this year

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort has unveiled plans to roll out a second luxury cruise vessel, Manohra River Song, by end this year to capitalise...

Ebix buys Yatra for US$338 million, creating India’s largest travel company

US software services firm Ebix has announced the acquisition of India's Yatra Online through a merger deal with an enterprise value of US$337.8 million. Following...

Inflight connectivity: To monetise or not to monetise?

Chris Rogerson, vice president, Asia-Pacific, Inmarsat Aviation, discusses what makes free inflight Wi-Fi worth the hefty investment: loyalty, data and ancillary revenue opportunities.

Yotel to plant flag Down Under with Melbourne debut

UK-based hotel group Yotel will debut in Australia when its first property in Melbourne launches come 2022. Yotel Melbourne will be a 244-room property located...

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay, and more

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

Fight for better health in St Regis Bangkok’s new boxing ring

The 229-key St Regis Bangkok has launched a new wellness programme incorporating Thai boxing (Muay Thai) with the addition of a boxing ring to...

A balancing act

Although overcrowding at popular tourist sites is not yet causing major problems for some tourism players, it is not too early to start dispersing traffic to lesser visited areas.