Articles tagged “asia pacific”

Navigating the Patchwork Recovery of the Asia-Pacific Hotel Business

Navigating the Patchwork Recovery of the Asia-Pacific Hotel Business

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Second waves of coronavirus will continue to dictate the staggered hotel recovery across the Asia-Pacific region. But the return of group business travel, even in a region that doesn't depend on it, will govern when pricing goes back to 2019 levels.

2 months ago

Thailand to Launch Tourism Marketing Campaign With a Theme of Trust

Thailand to Launch Tourism Marketing Campaign With a Theme of Trust

Chayut Setboonsarng, Reuters

Thailand plans to launch later this year a tourism marketing campaign positioning itself as a trusted destination, especially for Asian tourists, after the pandemic. Many tourism marketers will be eying similar efforts.

4 months ago

Travelzoo to Exit Asia-Pacific as Coronavirus Proves Too Much

Travelzoo to Exit Asia-Pacific as Coronavirus Proves Too Much

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Businesses in the times of coronavirus are damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Travelzoo’s decision to exit Asia-Pacific when signs of recovery are being spotted in China is a good example of that.

6 months ago

Recession Possible for Tourism-Dependent Singapore Due to Coronavirus: Prime Minister

Recession Possible for Tourism-Dependent Singapore Due to Coronavirus: Prime Minister

Reuters

Coronavirus is looking like it may take an unprecedented hit on the travel industry, and tourism-dependent economies like Singapore's stand to lose the most.

7 months ago

Coronavirus Threatens to Spread During the Lunar New Year Travel Rush

Coronavirus Threatens to Spread During the Lunar New Year Travel Rush

Emily Wang, Dake Kang, and Yanan Wang, Associated Press

As a busy travel period in Asia kicks off, there are fears that the coronavirus could result in a repeat of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s — or worse. Fortunately, it looks like the Chinese government is responding with more urgency this time.

8 months ago

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Will 2020 Be the Year APAC Finally Embraces Managed Travel?

Will 2020 Be the Year APAC Finally Embraces Managed Travel?

Travelstop + Skift

Companies across APAC have embraced business travel as a way to fuel ambitious growth and generate eye-popping revenues. Now, companies are formalizing their corporate travel policies and using software solutions to better manage travel spend and drive efficiencies. With tools like Travelstop gaining market share, next year could be the tipping point for professionalized business travel booking in Asia.

10 months ago

Travelzoo Places Bet on Social Media Marketing in China

Travelzoo Places Bet on Social Media Marketing in China

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In traditional business logic, the big beat the small. But in Asia-Pacific today, fast companies beat the slow ones. It's an open question whether Travelzoo can rev up its metabolism enough there to thrive.

11 months ago

Asia Is the Fastest Growing Region for Events

Asia Is the Fastest Growing Region for Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Some of the bigger destinations on the list are obvious, but there is a lot of movement among smaller, less high-profile cities. In many ways, this movement comes down to what investments a destination makes into infrastructure and experiences.

1 year ago

Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Half a Billion New International Trips in Next Decade: Skift Research Forecast

Seth Borko, Skift Research

With 500 million additional new international trips expected over the next decade, it's unlikely that the average traveler in 2029 will look like the traveler of today.

1 year ago

What Zuji’s Suspension for Missed Payments Means for Asia’s Online Travel Pioneers

What Zuji’s Suspension for Missed Payments Means for Asia’s Online Travel Pioneers

Raini Hamdi, Skift

All is not well with Zuji, a pioneer in the online travel space in Asia-Pacific. An ownership that is more adept at aviation than running an OTA may be an issue, but it’s clear the entry of global OTAs flush with marketing wherewithal and expertise is making it difficult for the pioneers to compete.

2 years ago

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Investors Show Little Patience for Travelzoo’s Asia-Pacific Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There's nothing wrong with a company investing and pivoting, as Travelzoo is doing yet again. There is something wrong when a company controlled by a founder doesn't reboot with new leadership.

2 years ago

Expedia Hedges Its Asia Bets With Brands, Affiliates and Investments

Expedia Hedges Its Asia Bets With Brands, Affiliates and Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

After a slew of acquisitions in 2014 and 2015, Expedia is focused on investing and executing. A sustained and rationally exuberant approach may work better in various markets in Asia Pacific this time around than previous efforts.

2 years ago