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Singapore bookings jump in 1H2014 for GTA London, September 2, 2014
HOSPITALITY and leisure distributor GTA has reported a surge in bookings for Singapore for 1H2014, resulting in the city-state overtaking Bangkok as Asia's most popular destination. This is despite the 2.8 per cent fall in international arrivals to Singapore during that period.

Myanmar's e-visas take off, more nationalities to be included Sid Dhartha, Yangon, September 2, 2014
FOLLOWING yesterday's roll-out of an e-visa system for arrivals through Yangon International Airport, the Ministry of Immigration and Population will expand the scheme to include other airports and nationalities.

Uber seals additional travel partnerships Shanghai, September 2, 2014
PEER-to-peer ridesharing service Uber is making headway in the travel trade by striking up new partnerships, most recently with Le Royal Méridien Shanghai.

Indonesia posts strong inbound growth Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta, September 2, 2014
VISITOR arrivals, tourism receipts and foreign investments are on the rise for Indonesia, putting the country on track to achieve its targets for 2014.

Kerzner inks deal for One&Only Bahrain Hong Kong, September 2, 2014
BAHRAIN will see the launch of the first One&Only resort in the country in 2016, with the 150-key resort in Seef to offer private beachfront luxury.

HPL Resorts releases Rihiveli Beach Resort Maldives Singapore, September 2, 2014
MANAGEMENT of the Rihiveli Beach Resort Maldives has been passed on to Castaway Maldives, as HPL Resorts (Maldives) disposes of its interest in the property's owning company, MAT.

Thailand tourism bounces back, appoints new tourism minister Paige Lee Pei Qi, Singapore, September 1, 2014
THAILAND is getting back on track to welcome tourists again, and unveiled over the weekend that a female tourism minister would take the helm effective immediately.

Khiri Travel establishes JV in Sri Lanka Bangkok, September 1, 2014
SRI Lanka is the latest target on Khiri Travel's radar, with the Bangkok-based DMC launching a new company there in collaboration with local counterpart Luxe Asia.

Cambodia broadens appeal to woo Chinese visitors Yvonne Chang, Guangzhou, September 1, 2014
PLANS for a 'China city', a major waterfront project and a shopping mall are in the pipeline, as Cambodia looks at ways to help attract more travellers from China, the country's second largest source market.

Taipei urges repeat Singapore travellers to explore the city in-depth Paige Lee Pei Qi, Singapore, September 1, 2014
THE Taipei city government is working with CTC Travel in Singapore to map out city cycling trails in the hope that repeat visitors would discover more authentic sides of the Taiwanese capital by bus/bicycle, metro or walking (BMW).

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