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Worst air pollution blankets Chiang Mai but tourism impact minimal

Chiang Mai's current poor air quality is raising concerns on the potential impact on tourism as Thailand's Songkran water festival approaches, although other business...

Smailing rebrands leisure division to emphasise flexible itineraries

Smailing Tour has rebranded its leisure division into Smailing Xperiences and introduced greater flexibility for customers at a time when travellers can more easily...

JAL, Travelport join forces to launch GDS tailored for Japanese market

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Travelport Worldwide will establish a joint venture to take ownership of Travelport Japan KK and JAL's fully owned subsidiary, Axess...

Low-key launch of anticipated Boeing aircraft amid 737 Max trouble

It was a quiet unveiling of world's longest passenger plane for Boeing amid trouble with the 737 Max 8, whose new MCAS system is...

Most adventure tour operators still rely on travel agents for sales: ATTA

While one may expect that technology has made it easier for people to book their own travel, 87 per cent of tour operators working...

Shangri-La presents first standalone restaurant at Jewel Changi

The Shangri-La Group will launch its first standalone F&B outlet outside of a hotel setting with Shang Social opening at Jewel Changi Airport this...

Oakwood accommodation management platform gets match score, more personalisation

Oakwood is launching the next generation of its accommodations management solution, with updates and enhancements including a new Match Score and interface. The enterprise-level competitive...

Fusion names new VP for operations

After more than three decades in the hospitality industry, including 20 years managing hotels in Thailand, Samir Wildemann has now joined the Fusion hospitality group in Vietnam as vice president of operations.

Hospitality veteran joins Edsa Shangri-La, Manila as resident manager

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila has named Chi Angeles-Ofiana its resident manager. Ofiana brings 26 years of solid experience in hotel operations, having began her career at...

Blossoming Indonesian demand for sakura tours beyond Japan

Indonesian outbound agents are seeing a budding interest in sakura tours outside Japan, a trend driven by cost as well as the growing number...