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Expedia tackles easy cancellations, insurance on-the-go with brand makeover

Hoping to shed its image as merely a travel bargain-hunting platform and restore duty of care to travellers, booking giant Expedia has announced a...

Runway to a smart, sustainable and safe restart

The airline industry may be bruised and battered but it continues to perform a crucial role in salvation efforts throughout the pandemic. It needs to now heal itself, and a host of conditions must be in place for recovery to happen. Subhas Menon, director general, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, reviews what's needed.

Goodwood Park Hotel presents a refreshed experience

Goodwood Park Hotel, a heritage and architectural icon in Singapore's shopping district, has completed its revamp to present a series of transformed guest rooms...

Trip.com Group lists on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Trip.com Group has become the first global travel group to be dual-listed on both the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the US NASDAQ stock exchange. The...

Cross Hotels & Resorts signs third hotel in Pattaya

Cross Hotels & Resorts, owned by Flight Centre Travel Group, has inked a hotel management agreement with Thailand's Kasetsinn Co. to open Cross Pattaya...

Archipelago takes luxury brands to Saudi Arabia

A new hotel management contract between Archipelago International and Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) will bring the former's Royal Alana and Alana brands to...

Delhi begins week-long lockdown to curb Covid-19 surge

Delhi has imposed a week-long lockdown from April 19 to contain a spike in Covid-19 cases, which has put the Indian capital's health system...

First trans-Tasman bubble flight takes off

New Zealand welcomed back its first international visitors from Australia with a 250m by 12m "Welcome Whānau" (family) banner spread out on a grass...

Israel to allow vaccinated tourists from May 23

Israel will begin reopening its doors to vaccinated groups of foreign tourists through a phased approach from May 23, 2021, more than a year...

British Airways appoints Noella Ferns as APAC head of sales

Noella Ferns has been appointed as head of sales, Asia Pacific, by British Airways. Based in Hong Kong, she will be responsible for all sales...