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Thai outbound agents see demand for UK shift to Italy, Russia Siriarpa Kamjan, Bangkok, June 28, 2017
Following a decline in bookings for the UK in the wake of recent terror attacks, some Thai agencies are hoping to cushion the impact by promoting other destinations in Europe and Russia.

Cambodia to launch own travel tradeshow in November Marissa Carruthers, Phnom Penh, June 28, 2017
Cambodia will debut its inaugural travel mart this November, an event backed by the tourism ministry.

Bitcoin payment underway for Smiling Albino, Peach Aviation Bangkok and Tokyo, June 28, 2017
Having captured the world's attention a few years back before being tainted by scandals, Bitcoin appears to receive renewed interest in Asia's travel landscape, with two companies recently announcing they will begin accepting the cryptocurrency this year.

New Silk Route, travel incentives lure Chinese to MENA Shanghai, June 28, 2017
Previously lagging in popularity, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is now witnessing a boom in Chinese visitors, according to a recent report by The Luxury Conversation.

Ascott accelerates expansion in China with 1,300 additional units Singapore, June 28, 2017
Ascott has clinched seven contracts to manage over 1,300 apartment units across six cities in China, including new destinations Kunming and Yichang.

Delta, Korean Air deepen alliance with trans-Pacific JV Atlanta and Seoul, June 28, 2017
Delta Air Lines and Korean Air last week entered into a trans-Pacific joint venture to create a combined network serving more than 290 destinations in the Americas and more than 80 in Asia.

Photo of the Day: Ah Meng joins durian feast for Singapore Zoo's 44th anniversary Singapore, June 28, 2017
The Singapore Zoo yesterday celebrated its 44th anniversary with a scrumptious durian feast organised for its animal icon Ah Meng and her friends.

Feedback wanted for proposed changes to Singapore's Travel Agent Act Singapore, June 27, 2017
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are currently seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the Travel Agents Act and Regulations, as part of a public consultation exercise running from now until July 12, 2017.

Bintan Resorts sees growth opportunities in Asian millennials Pamela Chow, Singapore, June 27, 2017
Bintan Resorts is training its sights on Japanese and Chinese millennials in its development and marketing efforts, as arrival numbers from these two markets continue to rise.

Localyokl to bring independent guiding set-up beyond Australia Adelaine Ng, Melbourne, June 27, 2017
Australian startup Localyokl, which offers immersive guided experiences à la Airbnb Experiences, is planning to expand its services into Asia-Pacific.

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