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Articles tagged “asia monthly”

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

Tourism

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

As football fans from around the world make a beeline to catch their favorite stars in action, Doha becomes the top trending destination. However, being the most geographically-compact World Cup host comes with its own set of challenges.

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

Tourism

Chinese Outbound Travel Will Look Like This When It Eventually Returns

Prepare now or get left out when the Chinese outbound tourist wave returns in 2023, says China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. Considering the country's staunch zero-Covid policy, the timeline seems a little too good to be true.

Chinese Outbound Travel Will Look Like This When It Eventually Returns

Tourism

Saudi Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

With a goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, Saudi Arabia realizes that it will have to promote itself aggressively as a leisure destination. A trillion dollars looks pretty aggressive.

Saudi Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy