Articles tagged “asia monthly”

Tourism

Japan’s 35 Million Tourist Bonanza in 2024: Great for Business, Not So Much for Overtourism

The weak yen has definitely boosted Japan's tourism industry, but as the country rides this wave of visitors, it’s going to be a tightrope walk — balancing the economic gains with the realities of overtourism.

Japan’s 35 Million Tourist Bonanza in 2024: Great for Business, Not So Much for Overtourism

Hotels

Taj-Parent IHCL Ventures Into Branded Residences with Chennai Launch

As more people in India are seeking upscale living options that blend luxury with convenience, IHCL is leveraging its strong brand and hospitality expertise, to step into this space to meet these evolving demands.

Taj-Parent IHCL Ventures Into Branded Residences with Chennai Launch

Tourism

North Korea’s Benidorm-Inspired Resort Town Planned for May Opening, But Who’s Going?

Fancy a trip to North Korea's seaside resort town?

North Korea’s Benidorm-Inspired Resort Town Planned for May Opening, But Who’s Going?

Tourism

The Travel Corporation Asia CEO on The New Face of Group Tours

When you think of group tours, do rigid schedules, crowded buses, and a lack of authentic experiences come to mind? Nick Lim, The Travel Corporation's Asia CEO, talks about how they have changed that perception.

The Travel Corporation Asia CEO on The New Face of Group Tours

Tourism

Thailand Reveals 2025 Tourism Targets After Visa-Free Expansion

In the fiercely competitive tourism landscape, where every destination is racing to attract more visitors, Thailand knows it has to move quickly and decisively. That's why it's no surprise the country is already set with its tourism strategy for 2025, looking to get ahead of the curve.

Thailand Reveals 2025 Tourism Targets After Visa-Free Expansion

Tourism

South Korea Adds NewJeans as Tourism Ambassadors to Ride K-Pop ‘Hallyu’ Wave

For those asking, ‘What's Hallyu?’ you’re clearly not young enough! The Korean wave is huge, and the tourism ministry is make sure that it taps into this craze to attract foreign visitors.

South Korea Adds NewJeans as Tourism Ambassadors to Ride K-Pop ‘Hallyu’ Wave

Tourism

Singapore Airlines’ Travel Experiences Arm Tackles Payments With New Partnership

By 2024, Asia’s travel and tourism revenue is projected to hit a whopping $326 billion. To cash in on this boom, travel providers need to tackle Asia’s patchwork of payment options.

Singapore Airlines’ Travel Experiences Arm Tackles Payments With New Partnership

Short-Term Rentals

StayVista’s Co-Founder Thinks Indians Are Finally Ready to Embrace Alternative Stays

Indian travelers now seek flexible accommodation options, and the alternative stay industry is racing to keep up with the demand. StayVista claims to bridge the trust gap that has historically plagued the sector.

StayVista’s Co-Founder Thinks Indians Are Finally Ready to Embrace Alternative Stays

Tourism

Nepal’s Travel Industry Hopes For Gains As China Pledges to Send More Tourists

Nepal finds itself strategically sandwiched between India and China, balancing economic ties with China’s tourism initiatives while navigating India's regional influence and aviation restrictions.

Nepal’s Travel Industry Hopes For Gains As China Pledges to Send More Tourists

Tourism

Is This the Comeback of Sri Lanka’s Tourism? $1.5 Billion Revenue Suggests So

Through a combination of targeted promotions, improved airline services, and strategic visa policies, Sri Lanka is inching closer to its goal of attracting 2.5 million tourists this year.

Is This the Comeback of Sri Lanka’s Tourism? $1.5 Billion Revenue Suggests So