AirAsia’s Omar shifts role to digital

December 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

SEPANG, Malaysia, 14 December 2017: AirAsia’s board has approved senior leadership changes, in line with the AirAsia Group’s new digitalisation strategy.

AirAsia’s chief executive officer, Aireen Omar, will be promoted to deputy group CEO – digital, transformation, corporate services.

Her appointment signals AirAsia’s a management strategy to turn an aviation company into a digital corporation. Read more

Wyndham wins Lombok project

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Indonesia, News

LOMBOK, 7 December 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group takes its brand to Indonesia’s  Lombok Island with a scheduled opening in mid-2018.

The all-suite Wyndham Lombok Sundancer Resort is owned by PT Wisata Bahagia Indonesia.

It awarded the management contract to PT Wyndham Hotel Management, an Indonesian subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group. Read more

Sabre extends CAL partnership

October 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 30 October 2017: China Airlines confirmed a partnership with Sabre Corporation last week that will see the airline upgrade operational systems and processes.

The  partnership will provide China Airlines with Sabre AirCentre Movement Manager solution, which provides operations controllers with the capability to monitor the status of flights, making the overall network more efficient.

“We are excited to expand Sabre’s relationship with China Airlines as their chosen technology partner for this solution,” said Sabre Airlines Solutions, Asia Pacific, vice president & regional general manager Dasha Kuksenko. Read more

Centara joint venture with Dubai group

October 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

BANGKOK, 3 October 2017:  UAE-based master developer Nakheel and  Centara Hotels and Resorts, Monday, concluded the formation of a joint venture company and signed a management agreement for their 600-room beachfront resort and waterpark at Dubai’s Deira Islands.

The joint venture, cemented by Nakheel Chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, and Centara Chairman of the Board, Suthikiati Chirathivat, at a signing ceremony at Centara’s headquarters in Bangkok, will deliver a family lifestyle destination at Deira Islands, Nakheel’s new, 15.3 sq km waterfront city.

The resort will also be managed by Centara, a group that already musters over 14,000 room keys across 67 hotels and resorts in Asia and the Middle East. Read more

Phoenix Voyages review performance

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

CAMBODIA, 3 August 2017: Phoenix Voyages Group held its annual sales and department managers annual meeting recently, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Phoenix Voyages Group sales and management teams came from the group’s offices in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Korea.

Reviewing the company’s results for the past year the event was designed to strengthen team spirit and revisit a destination that figures in the group’s tour content. Read more

Dusit signs hotel in Bahrain

July 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Middle east, News

BANGKOK, 18 July 2017: Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, a hotel, scheduled to open in Manama, the country’s capital, next year.

Dusit International has embarked on a strategy to balance its portfolio to have half of its operations outside of Thailand by 2022.

The new hotel will be the company’s first hotel in Bahrain. The opening will help to position Dusit for further expansion within the GCC region, where it already operates five hotels, with another five confirmed in the pipeline. Read more