Articles tagged “asia”

Thai High-Speed Rail Project Attracts Billionaire Bidder

Thai High-Speed Rail Project Attracts Billionaire Bidder

Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Sunil Jagtiani, Bloomberg

Linking up international airports would be great news for Thailand's tourism industry but as always with these big infrastructure projects, it's about weighing up the costs and benefits.

15 hours ago

How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Our first Asia Editor, Raini Hamdi, starts with us today and shares how she intends to cover the vast, fast, diverse, and dynamic region of Asia. Apart from remembering to breathe deeply, she'll be focusing on the stories that count.

1 week ago

Cathay Pacific Suffers Massive Data Breach

Cathay Pacific Suffers Massive Data Breach

Jinshan Hong and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific isn't the first airline to suffer a data breach but this sounds like a pretty significant hack. CEO Rupert Hogg's priority is making sure it doesn't happen again.

3 weeks ago

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

How Designer Hotels Are Targeting Chinese Tourists

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Design-branded properties are well placed to the growing number of Chinese middle- and upper-class consumers, thanks to the intersection of luxury travel and fashion.

2 months ago

Asia Still Needs More Pilots to Cope With Rising Demand

Asia Still Needs More Pilots to Cope With Rising Demand

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The Asia-Pacific region will see sustained passenger growth over the next 20 years. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the traditionally strong North American and European markets.

3 months ago

Cathay Pacific Posts Loss as Fuel Prices Start to Bite

Cathay Pacific Posts Loss as Fuel Prices Start to Bite

Bloomberg

A loss is bad news for Cathay Pacific and will cast fresh doubts on whether the airline can successfully turn itself around.

3 months ago

High Fuel Prices Weigh on Cathay Pacific’s Recovery

High Fuel Prices Weigh on Cathay Pacific’s Recovery

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

Rising fuel prices are bad news for most airlines. We'll find out soon enough whether Cathay Pacific is strong enough to cope with the new environment.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 months ago