asia pacific

  • Hilton turns to sustainable travel to upgrade environmental responsibility

    Published on : Monday, May 28, 2018

    Hilton on May 25 declared that it will eliminate the usage of plastic straws across its managed hotels in Asia Pacific by end of 2018, and transition away from plastic bottles used at its conference and event spaces. This decision …

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  • Pre-arrival online check-in launched by Avani Hotels

    Published on : Tuesday, May 22, 2018

      Avani Hotels & Resorts will now  offer online check-in prior to arrival giving opportunity to the modern travellers to start exploring their destination as soon as possible and expedite the check-in process at any Avani Hotels & Resorts property …

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  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers appoints senior management

    Published on : Friday, May 4, 2018

    Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, the longest operating Sheraton hotel in Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce the appointment of Allwyn D’souza, Joyce Wong and Bernard Kam, the hotel’s new Resident Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing and Director …

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  • Business events increases visitation to Asia-Pacific through incentive reward travel programes

    Published on : Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Melbourne’s international reputation for attracting and delivering incentive reward programs for the Asia- Pacific market was strengthened with the arrival of Hong Kong incentive group, AIA Hong Kong, into Melbourne and regional Victoria last week.   A major coup for …

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  • Marriott International diversifies with more ladies taking leadership roles

    Published on : Friday, March 9, 2018

    Marriott International that is an internationally leading hotel company declared on the occasion of International Women’s Day that it plans to expand its diversity.   It also plans to include initiatives across the Asia Pacific by motivating more women to …

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  • Marriott International awards Aon as Best Employer

    Published on : Monday, February 26, 2018

    Marriott International’s commitment to excellence in the workplace has seen the company named a 2017 Best Employer in Asia Pacific by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). Marriott International was also …

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  • STB forecast tourists to spend $27.1b in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Tourists will be spending $27.1b to $27.6b in 2018 as forecasted by the Singapore Tourism Board with  a 1-3% improvement from 2017.     It is expected that Singapore will be welcoming 17.1 million visitors.     The board stated …

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  • Middle East and Africa sees 10.5% growth of air travel in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Analysis by ForwardKeys, the company that helps forecast future travel by analysing around 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that flight bookings for travel to the Middle East and Africa grew by 10.5% in 2017 and that growth …

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  • OTM Mumbai concludes with overwhelming responses

    Published on : Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    OTM Mumbai, the largest travel trade show in the Asia Pacific region concluded on an optimistic note. 1000+ sellers from 50+ countries and 27 states networked with 10,000+ trade visitors, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, between 18th to 20th January.   …

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  • UNWTO declared international tourists reach 1.3 billon, highest in seven years

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer international tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable seven per cent in 2017 to reach a total of 1.3 billion.   It was above the sustained and consistent trend of four per cent …

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  • Amadeus launches @flightbot where travellers can purchase flights in real-time at the best prices

    Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    The use of mobile messaging has been on the rise amongst travelers, with six out of the top ten most used mobile apps being messaging apps. To cater to the ever-growing market demand and the digitally savvy traveler, Amadeus has …

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  • Asia Pacific airlines showed strong demand in 2017 traffic result

    Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

    According to the preliminary figures revealed by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showing the number of international passengers flying on key carriers in November has seen a robust demand in both international air passenger and air cargo markets, …

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  • AccorHotels has a strong flight with Airbnb factor in Australia

    Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017

    AccorHotels in Asia Pacific is feeling Airbnb’s impact and for this they are planning for the new market strategy not having the premium rates.     In Australia, AccorHotels isn’t deleting plans for new properties because of the growth of …

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  • Amadeus earns three top Employers Certifications across Asia Pacific for 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Business transformations are inevitable for companies looking to keep up the pace with the rise of digital disruptors and rapid technology change. Employee engagement and development, performance management, and attracting and retaining top talent are some of the biggest challenges …

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  • Social media, reviews inspire Thai travel plans

    Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017

    While planning tours, Thai travellers tend not to get influenced with images of travel brochures and their glossy presentation, as well as the Instagram feeds of celebrities.   Instead nearly 43% of respondents have claimed in a study that they …

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  • Local, foreign players boosted Thai hospitality segment this year

    Published on : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    This year Thailand’s hospitality segment has been witnessing a strong tourist growth that has enabled several local and foreign players of this region’s leading hotel chains to leverage the rising number of international travellers.   This has led to a …

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  • Singapore airfares on favorite routes witness a decline by 5% in 2017

    Published on : Monday, November 20, 2017

    There is a good demand for air travel services that has managed to keep the airfares down.   The airfares for essential business routes and favorable tourist destinations including New York, Jakarta, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur had declined to over …

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  • Report says Japanese tourists biggest foodies, Aussies most adventurous in Asia-Pacific region

    Published on : Friday, November 10, 2017

    A recent report with an aim to simplify the trends among travellers in the region of Asia-Pacific has revealed that Japanese travellers are actually Asia-Pacific’s biggest foodies while Aussies are most adventurous.   In addition Chinese tourists are always seeking …

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  • STR strengthens partnership with PATA

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    STR, a data bench marking and analytic specialist, has renewed its preferred partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia …

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  • Tourists rush for London as low pound beats terror fear

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    Of late the recent terror attacks in London are surpassed surprisingly by the lowering valuation of the pound while foreign tourists have been pouring into the capital.   Bookings for international arrivals in London remain robust and are about 14% …

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