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Asian appetite for France strong despite security concerns Rosa Ocampo, Manila, March 24, 2017
To improve the confidence of visitors from South-east Asia amid security concerns about travel in Europe, the Paris Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB) is deepening its collaboration with tour operators through regular visits and promotion of new products in this source market.

Emirates rolls out laptop, tablet handling service to beat US ban Dubai, March 24, 2017
In response to the March 25 implementation of the US government's electronics carry-on ban, Emirates has came up a new laptop and tablet handling service for its US-bound passengers.

Roomonger opens door to China Karen Yue, Shanghai, March 24, 2017
B2B travel booking platform, Roomonger, has signed a GSA agreement on Wednesday afternoon with Shanghai Business International Travel (SBIT), a move that grants all Chinese agents access to its global products, ranging from hotel accommodation to transfers and tours.

AirAsia links up Shenzhen with Langkawi Langkawi, March 24, 2017
AirAsia will soon begin services from Shenzhen to Langkawi, which will mark its third international connectivity into the island after Singapore and Guangzhou.

Japan's DeNA Travel inks global agreement with Amadeus Bangkok, March 24, 2017
As it seeks a stronger Asia-Pacific foothold, DeNA Travel has enhanced its partnership with Amadeus to become the first Japanese OTA to have a global agreement with the GDS.

Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay to open in 2019 Chicago, March 24, 2017
Hyatt Hotels will introduce its Hyatt Place brand to Japan in 2019 with the opening of Hyatt Place Tokyo Bay in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture.

New hotel openings: March 20-24, 2017 March 24, 2017
The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week

More touring options to take off with new Cambodia airline Marissa Carruthers, Phnom Penh, March 23, 2017
The launch of JC International Airlines, which started operations in Cambodia this month with daily flights connecting Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville on two Airbus A320s, has been welcomed by the industry.

Airbnb doubles down on China as 'Aibiying' Singapore, March 23, 2017
Homesharing titan Airbnb will now go by the new name of "Aibiying" in China, which means "to welcome each other with love", as it seeks to step up its marketing, investment and workforce in one of the world's largest travel markets.

UK terror threat level remains 'severe' after London attack Singapore, March 23, 2017
An attack in central London yesterday has left five dead and many injured, after a car drove into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge.

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