Articles tagged “asia”

UK Aviation Regulator on Alert in Case Thomas Cook Rescue Plan Collapses

UK Aviation Regulator on Alert in Case Thomas Cook Rescue Plan Collapses

Michael Msika, Bloomberg

Time is ticking and Thomas Cook needs to secure its new financing sooner rather than later.

3 days ago

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Chan Tien Hin, Bloomberg

It sounds like talks are at a very early stage, and given Malaysia Airlines troubled history, we shouldn't necessarily expect a firm bid.

3 days ago

Seven of the Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in Asia

Seven of the Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in Asia

David Flynn, Executive Traveller

If you've got time to kill in one of these airports, there are certainly worse ways to while away the hours.

2 weeks ago

Australia’s Uluru Sees Bright Future From Visitors Interested in More Than a Rock

Australia’s Uluru Sees Bright Future From Visitors Interested in More Than a Rock

Raini Hamdi, Skift

All roads lead to Uluru, even after October 26 when a ban to climb "The Rock" is put into effect. Customers are changing, a reason why it should all be rock-steady for the red desert in Australia's Northern Territory long after the ban is enforced.

3 weeks ago

TravelSky’s Performance Offers a View of China’s Slowing Air Travel Market

TravelSky’s Performance Offers a View of China’s Slowing Air Travel Market

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New data from China's travel tech giant TravelSky shows that the country's pace of air travel growth slowed in the first half of the year. But the country remained the fastest-growing region in the world in terms of aviation and traveling.

3 weeks ago

Hong Kong Plummets on World’s Safest Cities List

Hong Kong Plummets on World’s Safest Cities List

Sybilla Gross, Bloomberg

It's no surprise that Hong Kong plummeted to 20th place, from 9th, glven the pro-democracy protests that are striking a deep blow to its image.

3 weeks ago

Australia’s Landmark Uluru Is a Case Study for Immersing Tourists in Local Culture

Australia’s Landmark Uluru Is a Case Study for Immersing Tourists in Local Culture

Martin Kelly, Skift

To be sure, there is a sudden surge of people, mostly domestic visitors, who want to climb Ayers Rock before October 26 when a ban is enforced. But there's more to the boom in the famous park in Australia's Northern Territory than just the rock.

3 weeks ago

AirAsia Chief Tony Fernandes Takes On Added Role as CEO of Airline’s Website

AirAsia Chief Tony Fernandes Takes On Added Role as CEO of Airline’s Website

Raini Hamdi, Skift

AirAsia’s head honcho can’t wait to transform the airline — he's in the driver’s seat for AirAsia.com and pulling in the best of his troop on the journey. Second-quarter results, just out, show a rather promising platform.

3 weeks ago

Grab to Pump $500 Million Into Vietnam as More Rivals Enter After Uber’s Exit

Grab to Pump $500 Million Into Vietnam as More Rivals Enter After Uber’s Exit

Raini Hamdi, Skift

After Indonesia, Grab’s next biggest battleground is Vietnam. No surprise there, it's a rapidly growing economy with all the ingredients for a ridehailing explosion. Naturally Grab is not alone — rivals are aplenty.

3 weeks ago

Inside the 5 Families Who Hold a Tight Grip on Philippines Tourism

Inside the 5 Families Who Hold a Tight Grip on Philippines Tourism

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

A handful of families in the Philippines controls 70 percent of the country's tourism industry, owning key travel infrastructure such as airlines, hotels, resorts, shopping malls, and tourist attractions. Is that tight control a formula for future success?

4 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific Expects Hong Kong Protests to Hurt Revenue

Cathay Pacific Expects Hong Kong Protests to Hurt Revenue

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Given the level of disruption, this kind of announcement isn't a surprise. The airline will be hoping that any impact is relatively short-lived and won't hinder its turnaround plans.

4 weeks ago

Cathay Pacific CEO Quits Over Hong Kong Protests

Cathay Pacific CEO Quits Over Hong Kong Protests

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Looks like Rupert Hogg is paying the price for Cathay's response to the unrest in Hong Kong. Will changing the CEO help or might things get worse?

1 month ago