Articles tagged “malaysia”

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AirAsia to Now Launch a Low-Cost Carrier in Cambodia

AirAsia Aviation Group on Friday announced a joint venture with Cambodia-based Sivilai Asia to launch a new low-cost carrier — AirAsia Cambodia. The airline, in which AirAsia will be the majority partner, expects to commence operations in late 2023. Cambodia is the fifth Southeast Asian destination that AirAsia will be foraying into after Malaysia, Indonesia,…

Airlines

AirAsia Parent Narrowed Third Quarter Loss on Strong Travel Rebound

Capital A, AirAsia's parent company, still has a way to go to return to profitability. But it's optimistic given surging travel demand and eased travel restrictions in Southeast Asia.

AirAsia Parent Narrowed Third Quarter Loss on Strong Travel Rebound

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Tony Fernandes Steps Down as Acting Group CEO of AirAsia X

Tony Fernandes has stepped down as the acting group CEO of Capital A's long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X citing "other commitments," the airline announced in a note to investors on Monday. "I’m now going to focus on delivering significant value to shareholders of Capital A, including the AirAsia Aviation Group, aviation services, logistics, travel, fintech…

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Southeast Asian Destinations Steer Tourists Towards Road Trip Holidays

In a bid to encourage tourists to explore the region by road, the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have come up with a driving tourism manual. The guidebook contains information on driving in Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam and also includes a list…

Hotels

Asian Hotels Look to 2-Tier Pricing for Recovery

Twin rates for foreign travelers and locals in Asian hotels may be a temporary solution to help the hospitality industry recover, but it may not be sustainable in the long run, especially for economies highly dependent on tourism.

Asian Hotels Look to 2-Tier Pricing for Recovery

Hotels

Hoteliers Debate Dual Rates for Foreigners: Lodging News This Week

Emerging markets such as Thailand and Malaysia are considering "dual-rate structures," where foreigners pay more for hotel stays than domestic travelers do. Will this help or hurt? Plus, other hotel deals and development news.

Hoteliers Debate Dual Rates for Foreigners: Lodging News This Week

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SE Asia Dominates for Muslim Travelers Globally; Under-40s Driving Halal Tourism

South East Asia and Middle East regions continue to dominate in the ranking of Muslim-friendly destinations, according to the latest research and rankings by Muslim travel consultancy Crescent Rating along with its partner Mastercard. The report dives into how the under-40s global Muslim population is now driving the next phase of growth of what many…

Tourism

Will Cautious Thailand Lose Out in Southeast Asia’s Tourism Recovery Race?

It's good to be cautious, but Thailand may pay the price of being cautious to a fault. Having already lost out on the first-mover advantage, will the delay in reopening deal a major blow to the already-fragile economy of Southeast Asia's biggest tourism hub?

Will Cautious Thailand Lose Out in Southeast Asia’s Tourism Recovery Race?

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Oyo’s Bumpy Road to an IPO

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, March 18, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Oyo’s Bumpy Road to an IPO

Coronavirus

What Endemic Covid Means for Travel in Asia

In a region of the world out front in shifting away from pandemic status, the formula is quite easy to figure out, for now: Endemic = less restrictions = more tourists = faster travel recovery = stronger economy.

What Endemic Covid Means for Travel in Asia