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Thailand Tourism Body Needs More Than Marketing Prowess as It Turns 60

Thailand Tourism Body Needs More Than Marketing Prowess as It Turns 60

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It’s one of the most astute destination marketers around, but the Tourism Authority of Thailand is facing a different test of skills as it turns 60 years old next year. Will it be as artful in developing “responsible tourism” for the kingdom?

3 weeks ago

China Inflames Cross-Strait Relations With a Taiwan Visa Ban

China Inflames Cross-Strait Relations With a Taiwan Visa Ban

Dandan Li, Bloomberg

China's travel ban is the latest move to unofficially sanction Taiwan's tourism economy. It's a perfect example of the way travel is used as a geopolitical tool.

3 weeks ago

Sri Lanka Will Offer Visas on Arrival to Boost Tourism Recovery

Sri Lanka Will Offer Visas on Arrival to Boost Tourism Recovery

Associated Press

Sri Lanka needs all the help it can get to help boost its tourism recovery, and simplifying the visa process is a smart move to welcome more visitors.

3 weeks ago

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The Future of Business Travel in Asia Is the Future of Business Travel — Period

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5 months ago

Hong Kong Tourism Starts to Feel Impact as Pro-Democracy Protests Rage On

Hong Kong Tourism Starts to Feel Impact as Pro-Democracy Protests Rage On

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Major Hong Kong hotels expect to report lower earnings for the year but believe that the city will retain its global standing as one of the world’s biggest tourism hubs in the long term.

3 weeks ago

Genting Malaysia Settles $1 Billion Theme-Park Dispute With Disney and Fox

Genting Malaysia Settles $1 Billion Theme-Park Dispute With Disney and Fox

Tien Hin Chan, Bloomberg

Licensing deals can get messy, and this one nearly fell through in a major way. Genting Malaysia dodged a bullet here and seems well on its way to recovery.

3 weeks ago

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The timing for global hotel chains to expand their presence in China has never been rosier. It's not just the sheer size of the domestic travel market but also the learnings that can be had from a country that has emerged as a technology trailblazer.

3 weeks ago

Dubai’s Emaar to Develop $11 Billion Project at New Beijing Airport

Dubai’s Emaar to Develop $11 Billion Project at New Beijing Airport

Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

Faced with a slump in property prices back home, Dubai’s Emaar heads to China where it has signed a deal with Beijing’s second international airport to develop a residential and leisure development at the site. Possibly we will see an Address hotel in China after all.

4 weeks ago

New Lionsgate Indoor Park in China Has a Hunger Games Theme for Adults

New Lionsgate Indoor Park in China Has a Hunger Games Theme for Adults

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Props to Lionsgate World for inventing a theme parks aimed at a date night crowd rather than kids. Guests can flee murderous wasps themed after the popular Hunger Games books and shows. Hopefully they can have fun without forming any murderous love triangles.

4 weeks ago

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hello, modern world of corporate travel and expense management, where words such as “compliance” are unfriendly and strange. Hello as well to Western investors — such as Silicon Valley's Accel — that are starting to find the Asian market irresistible.

1 month ago

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India’s Growing Travel Market

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India’s Growing Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Most countries are still prejudiced against the Indian passport. That's a shame. Indian travelers are a legitimate, growing source for the global tourism industry. Thailand understands that; Australia not yet. Maybe it'll take a cricket match to change that.

1 month ago

#BoycottJapan Trending in South Korea, Impacting Travel

#BoycottJapan Trending in South Korea, Impacting Travel

Heejin Kim and Jihye Lee, Bloomberg

It's not the first time political tensions in north Asia have an impact on travel. Remember China's curb on trips to South Korea in 2017? Now Japan's tourism industry can expect a fall in arrivals from South Korea, where Instagrammers are flagging their flight cancellations for others to follow.

1 month ago