Rosewood Hotel Group CEO Sonia Cheng on not following the trends

June 24, 2019

As she walked the stage for her Q&A at the Skift Forum in Singapore last month, I get the feeling that Rosewood Hotel Group CEO Sonia Cheng, walking on her red soles, meant business. In a room full of testosterone-fuelled air, she narrated Rosewood’s odyssey in the luxury hospitality space. Just like other hotel groups, […]

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Malaysia Airlines on two-day sales blitz with spectacular seat giveaway for travel agents

June 23, 2019

Malaysia Airlines and Tourism Malaysia launched a two-day sales blitz in the North of England with more than 140 travels agents. The initiative, which ran from 19-20 June, involved a series of visits to key travel agents in Manchester and Cheshire including Far East Travel Centre, Clarity, Kuoni, Hay Travel, Travel Bag, Trailfinders, ITC, Aviate, […]

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New deal as demand for super yacht management services in Hong Kong rises

June 23, 2019

The Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Voyager Risk Solutions to support its risk and insurance management services for superyachts, with full scale professional solutions that are expected to promote its upcoming initiatives in the development of the yacht and tourism industries in the Greater […]

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Airbnb Adventures off to a rough start

June 23, 2019

Last week, TD reported the launch of Airbnb Adventures, an expansion of Airbnb Experiences for daring adventurers looking for adrenaline-fuelled trips. To celebrate its launch, Airbnb offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on an 80-day trip around the world. For only USD 5,000, joiners will embark on a 12-week long departing on 1 September 2019. […]

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Into the wild: Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild launches natural spa

June 23, 2019

Cambodian luxury jungle camp Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild has launched its all-natural Khmer Tonics Spa, enhancing the wild experience even further and underlining its position as a game-changing model for tourism conservation. Nestled deep within the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park, a short stroll from the camp’s 15 extravagant Bill Bensley-designed […]

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Asia’s youngest blockchain entrepreneur steals show at Techsauce Global Summit

June 23, 2019

One of the ASEAN region’s youngest entrepreneurs, KIDLetCoin CEO and co-founder, 10-year-old Kaede Takenaka, spoke about blockchain and cryptocurrencies at this year’s Techsauce Global Summit. Appearing on vertical stage five, the entrepreneur spoke about educating young kids on smart currencies and new age education as part of Day two of Southeast Asia’s largest tech conference. […]

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Amadeus unlocks new personlisation capabilities with Salesforce

June 23, 2019

Kicking off the second day of its Airline Executive Summit in Istanbul today, Amadeus unveiled its new service optimiser app,  built in partnership with cloud based customer relationship management (CRM) firm Salesforce, to thunderous applause from the audience. Sebastian Cavanagh, head of airlines business strategy for Amadeus said: “Until now, airlines have had to carry […]

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Ocean odyssey: Oceania Cruises reveals new Sirena Exotic Collection for the intrepid traveller

June 21, 2019

The US-Based cruise line Oceania Cruises unveiled its most exotic and unique collection of itineraries to date with in-depth explorations of Egypt, Israel and Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Myanmar and Indonesia. Talking about the new launch, Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, said: “We have thoughtfully crafted these immersive and off-the-beaten-path explorations […]

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Raising a toast: Boudicca completes historic D-Day Remembrance sojourn

June 21, 2019

UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted 250 D-Day veterans along with their caretakers and companions on a poignant pilgrimage around the UK and Normandy, France on The Royal British Legion’s ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ aboard Boudicca, from 2-9 June 2019. Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca set sail from Dover on 2 June […]

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New makeover: Chiva-Som to reopen its doors ahead of schedule in October

June 21, 2019

The currently closed wellness resort Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has announced it will reopen its doors on 15 October 2019, ahead of the originally planned date of 1 November 2019 due to the excellent progress of renovation. This date will mark the completion of the fourth and final stage of a […]

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