Articles tagged “southeast asia”

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Wants to Fill the Gap Uber Left in Southeast Asia

Indonesia’s Go-Jek Wants to Fill the Gap Uber Left in Southeast Asia

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

With Uber out of the region, there's likely room for another ride-hailing app — especially one that could offer additional services. But with bigger rival Grab already established, Go-Jek could face an uphill climb.

4 months ago

Chinese Tourism Growth Puts Southeast Asia Travel Industry in Balancing Act With Locals

Chinese Tourism Growth Puts Southeast Asia Travel Industry in Balancing Act With Locals

Jing Travel

Southeast Asia destinations won't want to put all their eggs in China's tourism basket, and they don't want to cook the goose of local populations and Western visitor markets. But the region knows China is too good of an opportunity to pass up, at least for now.

6 months ago

Southeast Asia Wants to Copy Europe’s Visa-Free Travel

Southeast Asia Wants to Copy Europe’s Visa-Free Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southeast Asian countries have a grand vision for visa-free travel, massive infrastructure projects and more airline competition to grow route networks. However, too much bureaucracy and political unrest stand in the way for this to become a reality in the near-term.

1 year ago

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Southeast Asian Cruising Positioned to Reap Big Benefits From China and Australia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

This is a pivotal moment for cruise tourism growth in Southeast Asia, but sustainability has to be in the forefront of development efforts.

2 years ago

Southeast Asia’s Tourism Campaign Is a Misplaced Effort

Southeast Asia’s Tourism Campaign Is a Misplaced Effort

Raini Hamdi, Skift

With little budget and even less originality in marketing, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations may be better off focusing on facilitating tourism growth through infrastructure and other improvements, which it is adept at, than launching another Visit ASEAN Year.

2 years ago

U.S. Issues Zika Travel Advisory for 11 Southeast Asia Countries

U.S. Issues Zika Travel Advisory for 11 Southeast Asia Countries

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Zika is a serious threat, particularly for pregnant women and their offspring. Travelers should be cautious but with remedial efforts, this, too, shall pass.

2 years ago

Google Study Forecasts Southeast Asia Online Travel Market at $76 Billion in 2025

Google Study Forecasts Southeast Asia Online Travel Market at $76 Billion in 2025

Dan Peltier, Skift

When it comes to the potential of Southeast Asia's diverse online travel market, investors and online travel brands can no longer view what will be a gigantic market as something they can ignore for now and figure out later.

2 years ago

U.S. Travelers Will Dominate Tourism Spending in Asia-Pacific Through 2020

U.S. Travelers Will Dominate Tourism Spending in Asia-Pacific Through 2020

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's impressive how much U.S. travelers will spend in Asia-Pacific, trouncing even China--the world's largest outbound travel market--in their own backyard.

2 years ago

Chinese Travelers Made Southeast Asia Fastest-Growing Tourism Region in 2015

Chinese Travelers Made Southeast Asia Fastest-Growing Tourism Region in 2015

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southeast Asia owes much of its tourism growth to China but people from within the region are also generally more interested in travel than they were 10 years ago. It's a region that's social, mobile-dependent and interconnected that make it the ideal testing ground for the future of travel.

2 years ago

The World’s Best Airport Is Getting Ready to Double in Size

The World’s Best Airport Is Getting Ready to Double in Size

Dan Peltier, Skift

As Changi doubles its capacity to more than 135 million travelers during the next decade, it will become an even greater model for how to mass produce an iconic and superior passenger experience while treating each passenger like they actually matter.

2 years ago

Singapore Travel Startups Have Advantages and Challenges That Come With the Territory

Singapore Travel Startups Have Advantages and Challenges That Come With the Territory

Dan Peltier, Skift

While global travel brands like Uber and Airbnb have had trouble scaling and competing in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a major meeting point for big brands and startups to learn what works, create partnerships and, for the startups, to grab venture funding in the region.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor Finds Cramped Seats, Crying Kids Among Flyers’ Big Complaints

TripAdvisor Finds Cramped Seats, Crying Kids Among Flyers’ Big Complaints

Bangkok Post

Southeast Asian airlines have a huge ancillary revenue opportunity in offering flyers in the region increased legroom on long-haul flights. Wi-Fi, according to the TripAdvisor survey, is not a priority.

4 years ago