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Articles tagged “asia monthly”

Tourism

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

The Taj Mahal is many things to many people. However, some sectors in India are now keen to rewrite the monument's history. Already beset by problems of overcrowding, pollution, apathy and infrastructure, the Taj can do with some rewriting of its present, not its past, to secure its future. Much of India's tourism trade is riding on it.

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

Online Travel

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Keen to Split Company in Dual New York Listings

Capital A is keen to push ahead with its "Hollywood" debut on the New York Stock Exchange, according to full-of-gusto CEO Tony Fernandes. Traveloka is also keen for an IPO debut in the U.S. The New York Stock Exchange is surely the place to be for Asian superapps.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Keen to Split Company in Dual New York Listings

Airlines

Saudi Arabia Will Pay Airlines Incentives to Connect Kingdom to Global Cities

Saudi Arabia's latest move to offer financial subsidy to carriers to connect its lesser-known destinations to global cities definitely speaks volumes about its intent to woo 100 million tourists a year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Will Pay Airlines Incentives to Connect Kingdom to Global Cities

Online Travel

Indonesia’s Traveloka Looks to Raise Over $200 Million

As Traveloka drops off from the once-hot special purpose acquisition company race, a $200 million funding would stand the travel tech unicorn in good stead, in case it decides to take the conventional IPO route.

Indonesia’s Traveloka Looks to Raise Over $200 Million

Online Travel

Oyo Rating Downgraded by Fitch Amid Profit Concerns

Not too concerned about the Fitch downgrade, Oyo would rather look at the silver lining — a projected 80 percent growth in financial year 2023. The rating revision is in line with more modest expectations for Oyo's IPO.

Oyo Rating Downgraded by Fitch Amid Profit Concerns

Media and PR

New Philippines Tourism Campaign Gives Props to Local Workers

The Department of Tourism Philippine's newest video is the epitome of "talk about creative advertising" — performers mold their bodies into birds, mountains, waterfalls, and oceans to remind tourists that there are workers behind every tourism experience, and that they deserve recognition.

New Philippines Tourism Campaign Gives Props to Local Workers

Online Travel

What Agoda’s New Tech-Heavy CEO Will Mean for the Booking Holdings Business

Agoda's new CEO appointment highlights the need for online travel agencies to be continually reinventing experiences from a technology point of view. If only the company would now balance it out by bringing in someone who understands the hoteliers’ perspective.

What Agoda’s New Tech-Heavy CEO Will Mean for the Booking Holdings Business

Tourism

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

At a time when every destination in the world is throwing its doors open to foreign tourists, accommodation-strapped Qatar may have to deny entry to ticketless tourists when the World Cup kicks off in the country in November.

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

The Sri Lanka tourism chief’s resignation letter has enough warning signs for the country’s tourism industry. Now, if only someone is listening.

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

Tourism

6 Questions for a Top Seera Group Exec on Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Goals

Seera Group is confident that Saudi Arabia could welcome 100 million tourists a year by 2030 and commends the country's efforts to change its image at a brand level. However, it'll be some time before the perception changes overseas.

6 Questions for a Top Seera Group Exec on Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Goals