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Philippines turns to dive tourism for sustainable development

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DoT) reaffirmed its commitment towards sustainable tourism development initiatives in the Philippines, particularly in the development and promotion of...

Qantas launches airline price guarantee for distribution platform bookings

Qantas has introduced a price guarantee of up to five days when agents shop and book using the Qantas Distribution Platform. Called the Price Guarantee...

The time is now

With the official launch of APOLA (Asia Pacific Outdoor Lodging Association) in January 2024, Tim Sargeant, founding member and co-founder & CMO Explorar Hotels & Resorts, shares how the new association will support the Asia-Pacific outdoor hospitality scene in enhancing local communities and championing the cause for sustainable environmental practices throughout the region

Expedia to shed jobs globally as part of restructure

Expedia will reduce its global workforce by about 1,500 as part of its transformation and resource assessment. In a statement, Expedia assured that “the business...

Swiss-Belhotel International to expand in Indonesia

Swiss-Belhotel International is set to launch several new properties in Indonesia this year, adding to its current portfolio of 81 hotels and resorts across...

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong unveils luxury family offerings

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong has revealed a luxury family-friendly haven with the transformation of its 45th floor that specially caters to families. The 45th floor...

Iran welcomes Singapore travellers with no visa requirements

Singapore nationals can now enter Iran for tourism without the need for a travel visa, and remain in the destination for no more than...

Hiroshima hits Singapore market with stronger promotions

A cuddly yellow bear has been tasked with flying Hiroshima’s flag in Singapore over the weekend, as the Japanese destination seeks to deepen its...

Japan sees record spending by tourists in 2023

Spending by international visitors to Japan reached record levels in 2023, despite the number of inbound travellers reaching only 79 per cent of the...

Japan sees lower number of Chinese visitors over Lunar New Year

Japan welcomed fewer Chinese tourists than expected over the recent Lunar New Year, despite the country’s previous popularity during the period and this year...