Articles tagged “southeast asia”

Bali Hit Hard by Chinese Travel Ban Amid Concerns Indonesia Can’t Treat Coronavirus

Bali Hit Hard by Chinese Travel Ban Amid Concerns Indonesia Can’t Treat Coronavirus

Krithika Varagur, The Guardian

While the opinions on how coronavirus has affected Indonesia — which has reported zero cases — are mixed, one thing is certain: It's having serious ripple effects on tourism during Bali's low season.

3 days ago

Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

Asian Destinations Reel From China’s Outbound Travel Ban

Raini Hamdi, Skift

For a string of Asian destinations, China is by far the number one market, so the outbound travel ban that became effective Monday there has shaken tourism businesses even though they know it is for the good.

4 weeks ago

Cruise Giant on Hunt for Asia Ports to Meet Growing Chinese Demand

Cruise Giant on Hunt for Asia Ports to Meet Growing Chinese Demand

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A lack of port infrastructure has always been a key issue in developing Asia as the next cruise playground. Singapore can't do it alone, because cruising is regional. Global Ports' investment and expertise to regenerate ports and local towns is much needed.

3 months ago

UK’s Wild Frontiers Buys U.S. Adventure Operator Myths & Mountains as Asia Demand Rises

UK’s Wild Frontiers Buys U.S. Adventure Operator Myths & Mountains as Asia Demand Rises

Raini Hamdi, Skift

In the post-experiences world, one sector that will keep thriving is niche adventure tour operators that really know what they are talking about. They take clients backstage to explore exotic places and leave little footprint — but deposit lots of dollars in local communities.

3 months ago

New Vietnamese Airline Bamboo Plans IPO in Early 2020

New Vietnamese Airline Bamboo Plans IPO in Early 2020

Nguyen Kieu Giang, Bloomberg

Like with other Southeast Asian markets, aviation is booming in Vietnam. But Bamboo Airways has entered a pretty crowded marketplace and will quickly need to establish itself if it is to thrive.

4 months ago

Budget Hotels Drive Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Growth to $34 Billion

Budget Hotels Drive Southeast Asia’s Online Travel Growth to $34 Billion

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Like low-cost carriers before them, low-cost hotel chains are playing a big role in the growth of online travel in Southeast Asia, according to a new Google report.

5 months ago

Traveloka to Launch Credit Card to Complement Its Travel App

Traveloka to Launch Credit Card to Complement Its Travel App

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

After changing the way many across Southeast Asia book travel, it's logical that the expansion-hungry Traveloka would make a play into financial services next.

5 months ago

Indonesia’s Gojek Says It Will Raise $2 Billion By Year’s End

Indonesia’s Gojek Says It Will Raise $2 Billion By Year’s End

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

Gojek's optimism it will raise $2 billion by the year's end is not misplaced. Though the funding is less than half of Grab's $4.5 billion, Gojek has its strengths. It is more creative, expanding into medicine and massage delivery even, and is more marketing-savvy than Grab.

6 months ago

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Singapore Airlines Adds Seattle Flights to Extend Reach in Historic U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines Adds Seattle Flights to Extend Reach in Historic U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The carrier is deepening its commitment to the U.S. with additional nonstop flights that mark a historic expansion. The new service will give leisure and business travelers crossing the Pacific more options and smoother connections.

6 months ago

Hotel Budget Brand RedDoorz Captures Another $70 Million in Funding

Hotel Budget Brand RedDoorz Captures Another $70 Million in Funding

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The super-budget accommodation sector in Southeast Asia has so much potential. That’s old news. What’s new is super investors have finally warmed up to the idea and are backing RedDoorz in the face of Oyo’s entry into the region.

6 months ago

Oyo to Invest $50 Million in Vietnam to Grow to 20,000 Hotel Rooms in 2020

Oyo to Invest $50 Million in Vietnam to Grow to 20,000 Hotel Rooms in 2020

Raini Hamdi, Skift

After Indonesia, Vietnam turns out to be the next big playground in Southeast Asia for Oyo, which is targeting 20,000 rooms in the country by the end of 2020. But the more Oyo rooms multiply like rabbits, the more people want to know about the real returns on investment.

8 months ago

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

AirAsia CEO Looks to Disrupt Again, This Time in Online Travel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Tony Fernandes is taking AirAsia on "the final part of the company's evolution," one that will see the airline become a tech player. But it’s one thing to disrupt legacy carriers, and another to disrupt the disruptors in the online travel space. He disagrees, of course.

11 months ago