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Singapore steps up agency support Singapore steps up agency support

SINGAPORE 17 November 2017: Singapore Tourism Board and National Association of Travel Agents Singapore announced, Thursday, new initiatives to help travel agents meet the changing demands of travellers and tackle manpower-related challenges. They are follow up measures to the Travel Agents Roadmap introduced in August 2016. The latest measures were... [Read full story]

Singapore airfares fall Singapore airfares fall

SINGAPORE 17 November 2017: CWT Solutions Group, the consulting division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and CAPA identified that the Average Ticket Price (ATP) for Singapore on several key business routes has decreased over the past year. Airfares between Singapore and destinations such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and New York fell more than 5%... [Read full story]

Grand launch for visit year Grand launch for visit year

BANGKOK, 17 November 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand kicked off, Thursday, its ambitious “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” campaign with a spectacular procession through the heart of Bangkok. The opening ceremony, held at Siam Discovery Mall, was presided over by General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. The aim... [Read full story]

Changi T4 a snapshot of the future Changi T4 a snapshot of the future

SINGAPORE, 17 November 2017: Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 4 is the model airport of the future for low-cost carriers, according to AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes. The founder and CEO of the airline said AirAsia would use data from its operations at Changi T4, which boasts the Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system, as an ongoing case... [Read full story]

WTM  recognises responsible tourism WTM recognises responsible tourism

LONDON 17 November 2017: WTM London 2017 closed touting a responsible tourism theme for its final day with the  show recognising the best across six categories in its sustainable tourism awards. Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana won best in carbon reduction category. Grootbos in South Africa was best for accommodation. [Read full story]  Read More →

Flydubai spends a bundle with Boeing Flydubai spends a bundle with Boeing

DUBAI, 17 November 2017: Boeing on Wednesday announced an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of USD27 billion, hailing it as the “largest-ever single-aisle jet order” from a Middle East carrier. The announcement, made at the Dubai Air Show, came just hours after rival Airbus said it had... [Read full story]

Airbus lands biggest contract Airbus lands biggest contract

PARIS, 17 November 2017: Airbus announced its biggest-ever order on Wednesday, signing a deal to supply 430 of its medium-range A320 family of aircraft to US investment firm Indigo Partners, at a list price of USD49.5 billion (42 billion euros). “An order for 430 aircraft is remarkable,” said Airbus chief operating officer, John Leahy. “But... [Read full story]

British tourist wins tattoo case British tourist wins tattoo case

COLOMBO, 17 November 2017: Sri Lanka’s top court. Wednesday, awarded compensation to a British woman arrested for sporting a Buddha tattoo, saying the nurse was subjected to “horrifying and scandalous treatment” by local authorities. Naomi Michelle Coleman was detained in prison in 2014 after touching down in Colombo, where police... [Read full story]

Full throttle for Air Race 1 Full throttle for Air Race 1

BANGKOK, 16 November 2017: Thailand revs up to host the prestigious Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017,  17 to 19 November, at U-Tapao International Airport. The airport is part of the Royal Thai Naval air base in Sattahip, Chon Buri province, which is quickly emerging as an international airport for flights to regional destinations, particularly China. Air... [Read full story]

Amari expands in Sri Lanka Amari expands in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, 16 November 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group will launch a brand-new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo. Owned by Winil Holdings, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based Winil Gems Group, the new Amari Colombo will be located in the Kollupitiya commercial district of the capital. Close to government buildings, embassies, bus and train... [Read full story]

Sherwood Suites targets leisure travellers Sherwood Suites targets leisure travellers

HO CHI MINH CITY, 16 November 2017:  Sherwood Suites, an apartment-only property close to downtown Ho Chi Minh City, celebrates its grand opening last week. The new 20-storey property with 157 units  positions itself as a new choice for travellers by offering five-star hotel service with a range of self-contained suites and apartments. The property... [Read full story]

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Travel Deals

White Christmas at HK Disneyland

HONG KONG, 17 November 2017: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Christmas. “A... 

Ascott deal for SQ loyalty members

BANGKOK, 16 November 2017: Ascott properties around the region are offering Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent... 

Emirates promotes early bird bookings

SINGAPORE, 15 November 2017 – Emirates says it is giving travellers a heads start on planning and grabbing the... 

Travel Logs

Trade show headaches for newcomers

BANGKOK, 13 November 2017: You could say the travel industry is spoilt for choice, but the vast array of trade... 

ITB Asia’s poor carbon footprint

BANGKOK, 6 November 2017: Travel shows are embracing technology fast and it shows in the reduction of paper waste. ... 

Housekeepers hassled and underpaid

BANGKOK, 24 October 2017: Equality in the hotel workplace still remains a big issue with far too few women taking...