Articles tagged “asia monthly”

Tourism

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Morocco uses its latest campaign to promote a “true experience” of the destination with a funky twist. However, campaigns such as these need to be backed by tourist-friendly policies.

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Mergers and Acquisitions

Oyo Expands Vacation Homes Strategy With Europe Acquisition of Direct Booker

It seems like it's business as usual for Oyo as it goes ahead with its acquisitions and alliances, all's still quiet on the IPO front.

Oyo Expands Vacation Homes Strategy With Europe Acquisition of Direct Booker

Airlines

Japan’s Airlines Hope Hawaii Demand Will Offer Lifeline

Japan won’t have real recovery until conditions allow it to safely drop its barriers to entry, but in the meantime nothing takes the mind off of your troubles like many, many trips to Hawaii.

Japan’s Airlines Hope Hawaii Demand Will Offer Lifeline

Tourism

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

The continued focus on tourism in the Middle East has helped the region navigate its way through the unchartered landscape of Covid. Qatar is leading the way on recovery.

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

Hotels

Indian Boutique Hotels Won’t Turn Back on All Those New Domestic Tourists

The bright side of Covid for many Indian luxury boutique hotel operators has been the discovery of a domestic clientele, who previously formed a very small share of the pie.

Indian Boutique Hotels Won’t Turn Back on All Those New Domestic Tourists

Tourism

UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Faces Hard Balance Between Tourism Ambitions and Sustainability

Even as it calls itself a nature-based emirate, Ras Al Khaimah is keen to earn the reputation of being a leading meetings, incentive, conference and event hub. The emirate is adopting a measured approach with a controlled pipeline of sustainable development to help strike a balance.

UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Faces Hard Balance Between Tourism Ambitions and Sustainability

Tourism

Thailand Drops Test Requirements Just as It Plans to Woo Indian Tourists

After a great deal of will they or won't they, Thailand has finally decided to simplify travel for visitors. But in the absence of some of its most important source markets, like China and Russia, the country has its sights set on Indian tourists.

Thailand Drops Test Requirements Just as It Plans to Woo Indian Tourists

Tourism

Asia Tourism CEO Offers 3 Ways to Invest for a Green Recovery

As travel moves to the next stage of recovery and resilience, investment will be key to unlock this phase. With sustainability as the key driver of choice, these investments will need to make local communities active stakeholders.

Asia Tourism CEO Offers 3 Ways to  Invest for a Green Recovery

Tourism

Will Rising Visa Fees Stifle a Full Travel Recovery?

Destinations taking baby steps towards travel recovery should look to turn entry barriers into opportunities. Governments should reflect and review their pre-Covid traditional visa policies to make way for technology-enabled progressive approaches and the visa fee, though small, plays its part in determining travel decisions.

Will Rising Visa Fees Stifle a Full Travel Recovery?

Tourism

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

As it prepares to host Middle East's first-ever FIFA World Cup, Qatar expects the event to offer unique marketing potential to place the destination firmly on the tourism map. But for a country whose pre-Covid arrivals stood at 2.1 million in 2019, a goal of 1.5 million tourists for the two months of the tournament sounds overly ambitious.

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future