News Archive

SriLankan Airlines implements pay cut

SriLankan Airlines is effecting a pay cut for all staff as it suspends all flights from April 8 to April 21, in response to...

PATA unveils crisis resources to support tourism players

PATA’s April 2 launch of its Crisis Resource Center and Tourism Recovery Monitor marks its inclusive strategy to “protect tourism” by extending help to...

SG travel companies diversify for survival

The current economic climate may present the least attractive time to launch new businesses, especially in the travel and tourism space, but two tourism...

Accor creates €70m fund to help staff and partners affected by Covid-19

French hospitality group Accor has unveiled a €70 million (US$76 million) ALL Heartist Fund to assist its most vulnerable staff, partners and medical workers...

Hotel occupancy in Singapore surge with guests in isolation, displaced Malaysian workers

Hotels in Singapore that have been designated as facilities to house citizens on stay-home notice (SHN) are keeping hospitality alive for the new demographic...

137 Pillars names Anne Arrowsmith corporate GM

Anne Arrowsmith has been promoted to corporate general manager for 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts, which owns and manages two luxury properties in Thailand. In...

The big lure of little lodges

Myanmar’s rising collection of eco-lodges, which are tapping a new breed of eco-conscious travellers, are helping to lift communities out of poverty while preserving cultural traditions. By Marissa Carruthers

Pushing for change

Fazal Bahardeen, the founder & CEO of pioneering halal travel consultancy CrescentRating, is on a mission to raise awareness around halal tourism among industry stakeholders. He tells Karen Yue that the world is a more welcoming place today for Muslim travellers but several travel pain points still remain.

An industry with heart: Poor in business for now but rich in generosity

The travel and tourism community, as I know it, is hardly greedy and selfish. We seek humour in tough situations and we reach out to lift one another, even if we are competitors in the business.

PATA officers and executive board to take extended term

PATA officers and the Executive Board will have their term extended until the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Leshan, China from September 3...