Articles tagged “asia”

Uber Admits to Small Payoffs to Indonesia Police as It Reviews Asia Operations

Uber Admits to Small Payoffs to Indonesia Police as It Reviews Asia Operations

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Besieged by lawsuits, Uber's leadership is ostensibly trying to figure out what went wrong in the last few years. One has to wonder, however, whether alleged illegal activity is ongoing?

2 months ago

Top News Stories Localizing the Global Travel Industry From the Skift Gateway Series

Top News Stories Localizing the Global Travel Industry From the Skift Gateway Series

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Keep an eye on our Gateway series for more news and insight from our correspondents in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

3 months ago

Interview: Ctrip CEO on Growth Strategies and Employee Empowerment

Interview: Ctrip CEO on Growth Strategies and Employee Empowerment

Jared Wein, Skift

Ctrip dominates online travel in China and will benefit from the continued shift from offline to online bookings. Additionally, the company is pushing more into the lucrative outbound market. We discuss these trends and more with CEO Jane Jie Sun.

3 months ago

Disney Isn’t Seeing Much Impact From Avatar Land Just Yet

Disney Isn’t Seeing Much Impact From Avatar Land Just Yet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has a strong lineup of coming attractions at its theme parks in the U.S., but we'd like to know how the newest addition is doing. Executives didn't provide much detail in a call with analysts Tuesday.

3 months ago

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

Cathay Pacific Needs to Get in the Low Cost Carrier Game

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific has had years to watch low cost airlines steal share from European legacy carriers. Asia has been a little behind Europe, but it's increasingly clear that Asian travelers also demand cheap flights with few frills. Cathay needs to give customers what they want, or it will be in trouble.

6 months ago

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Associated Press

As air travel in Asia continues to surge, the Philippines needs to further develop its congested airport hub in Manila if it's going to double its tourist intake by 2022.

9 months ago

Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Once Dominated Asian Skies but There’s a New World Order

Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific Once Dominated Asian Skies but There’s a New World Order

David Fickling , Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines were once two of the world's most iconic airlines. They're still good at what they do, but they face new threats from both discounters and opulent Middle Eastern Airlines. And neither seems to know exactly how to respond.

10 months ago

Cathay Pacific Will Engage in a Major Cost Cutting Program

Cathay Pacific Will Engage in a Major Cost Cutting Program

Kyunghee Park, Dong Lyu and Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Some of Asia's largest airlines are slow to embrace change, but Cathay Pacific is finding it has no choice. It must be more competitive in this new landscape, in which customers are defecting to other airlines in greater numbers.

10 months ago

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Collaborates with India’s Leading Hotel Company

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Collaborates with India’s Leading Hotel Company

Shangri-La + Skift

Shangri-La’s loyalty program has linked up with India’s famed Taj group. With minimal geographic overlap and virtually no competition for market share, it’s not only brilliant for business, it’s also great news for guests.

12 months ago

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Marriott Wants a Big Slice of Chinese Travel Growth With New Properties Across Asia

Emily Cadman, Bloomberg

Marriott is the largest hotel company in the world and it's going after the soon-to-be largest leisure travel market in the world as well as Chinese outbound travelers in Asia. In doing so, Marriott must ensure it's able to localize for the Chinese market, in particular, as it will mostly be an outsider compared to other well-known Chinese and Asian hospitality brands.

1 year ago

Why Airlines Should Look to Asia and the Middle East for Growth

Why Airlines Should Look to Asia and the Middle East for Growth

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's no doubt the airlines could sell a lot of tickets on these undeveloped routes. But would carriers make money fly them? Or would average fares be too low?

1 year ago

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Daryl Loo and Melissa Cheok, Bloomberg

Royal Caribbean was a market leader in sending new capacity to China, and continues to up the ante by sending a second brand new ship.

1 year ago