Articles tagged “asia”

How Millennials and Chinese Consumers Will Change Luxury Travel

How Millennials and Chinese Consumers Will Change Luxury Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Even if you think you've heard enough about millennials and Chinese consumers, it's worth keeping an eye on how both are reshaping the luxury travel industry — especially as brands are looking to target them in the coming years.

1 week ago

Why Cathay Pacific Wants to Take On Low-Cost Carriers Without Creating Its Own

Why Cathay Pacific Wants to Take On Low-Cost Carriers Without Creating Its Own

Brian Sumers, Skift

Like many airlines, Cathay Pacific underestimated the digital revolution and the threat of low-cost competition. It is playing catch up, and its recent financial results have not been pretty. But Cathay Pacific has an excellent brand, and it serves a lucrative home market. It should be OK.

1 month ago

A Look at Asia’s Complex and Evolving Events Market

A Look at Asia’s Complex and Evolving Events Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Asian destinations have been a big beneficiary of the global business travel boom. This has created complexity, however, for North American and European event planners as they look to hold events in more diverse locations.

3 months ago

Local Expertise Makes the Difference in Asia Meetings Market

Local Expertise Makes the Difference in Asia Meetings Market

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

With Asia becoming a more popular meetings destination for Western organizations, events professionals need to understand local capabilities and cultural nuances. Often, local assistance on the ground can be the difference between success and failure.

3 months ago

How a Restored Raffles Hotel Will Target a New Generation of Luxury Travelers

How a Restored Raffles Hotel Will Target a New Generation of Luxury Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

How do you update an iconic hotel without losing its charm? That's the challenge currently facing interior designers working on Raffles Singapore.

3 months ago

Asia Was the Driver of Global Aviation Growth in 2017

Asia Was the Driver of Global Aviation Growth in 2017

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Economics and population growth mean that India and China are quickly becoming of the powerhouses of the aviation industry. It won't be too long before more European and North American airports drop out of the top 20.

3 months ago

Air India Still Searching for a Savior as Potential Buyer Drops Out

Air India Still Searching for a Savior as Potential Buyer Drops Out

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Where does Air India go from here? The country's government is desperate to shift it off the books but the fact that a successful airline like IndiGo won't touch it, says a lot about the state of the company.

3 months ago

Boeing’s Newest Dreamliner Is More of a Regional Aircraft Than Its Predecessors

Boeing’s Newest Dreamliner Is More of a Regional Aircraft Than Its Predecessors

Brian Sumers, Skift

Earlier Boeing 787 Dreamliners revolutionized aviation, allowing airlines to open sexy new long-haul routes. The 787-10 probably won't do that, but it's still an impressive aircraft.

4 months ago

Cathay Pacific Gets a Boost From Business Class Revival

Cathay Pacific Gets a Boost From Business Class Revival

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

A $161 million annual loss isn't anything to shout about, but at least Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg, who only joined the business 10 months ago, can claim things are trending in the right direction. The next challenge is proving that the airline can deal with the threat coming from mainland China.

4 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Asian Upscale Travelers Are Creating a Luxury Tipping Point

Travel Megatrends 2018: Asian Upscale Travelers Are Creating a Luxury Tipping Point

Raini Hamdi, Skift

2018 will see greater numbers of Asian luxury travelers, but also greater challenges to meet more complex needs. As these travelers want to play in Asia, new high-end agencies are entering, while old ones are restructuring, creating new luxury divisions, or launching new luxury brands.

5 months ago

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Airlines really need to step up their training programs if they are to avert the looming crisis.

5 months ago

Boeing and Airbus Salivate Over Growing Asian Air Market

Boeing and Airbus Salivate Over Growing Asian Air Market

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The first 787 model was the 787-8. The Airbus A380 is technically the A380-800. Do you think the manufacturers put all those lucky 8s in their models just by chance?

5 months ago