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Indonesia's hotel investment unabated despite economic slowdown Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta, September 2, 2015
INTERNATIONAL hospitality brands continue to expand their presence in Indonesia despite the country's struggling economy.

Chinese travellers to Thailand unrattled by bomb or currency woes Michael Mackey, Bangkok, September 2, 2015
THE Chinese inbound traffic to Thailand is expected to hike significantly this year despite the recent Bangkok bombings and renminbi devaluation in China, according to a leading Thai research house.

Lufthansa rolls out GDS levy, claims interest in direct connectivity Bangkok, September 2, 2015
THE Lufthansa Group - including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS - yesterday implemented the controversial GDS levy of 16 euros (US$18) for any ticket issue via GDS.

[Sponsored Post] Appeal of ASEAN destinations draws Chinese buyers to ATF 2016 Singapore, September 2, 2015
A GROUP of 30 Chinese buyers from the Greater China Region, inclusive of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, are expected to attend ATF 2016.

Digital strategies key to winning Indonesian Millennial travellers Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta, September 2, 2015
TECHNOLOGY has a key role to play for travel players to successfully attract Indonesian Millennials, an emerging market segment which has displayed a penchant for taking holidays on impulse, a heavy reliance on word of mouth, travelling twice a year with each trip lasting an average of four nights.

Sri Lanka's Hayleys ventures into Maldives in latest bout of expansion Feizal Samath, Colombo, September 1, 2015
HAYLEYS Leisure, part of Sri Lanka's conglomerate Hayleys Group, is investing in a new US$65 million property in the Maldives and a cluster of leisure properties in Sri Lanka.

Air Astana lets fliers bid for upgrades to business class Singapore, September 2, 2015
PASSENGERS on Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, can expect to upgrade to business class for a fraction of the original fee with the introduction of a bidding system.

Ed Brea joins One&Only Hayman Island as GM Hong Kong, September 2, 2015
ONE&ONLY Resorts has appointed Ed Brea as general manager of One&Only Hayman Island, located in the Great Barrier Reef, effective from September 1.

Watson powers up Trails of Indochina for next stage of growth Raini Hamdi, Zurich, September 1, 2015
NEW CEO of Trails of Indochina (TOI) John Watson has made a slew of new hires and is consolidating the DMC's three office locations in Ho Chi Minh City into one this month as part of his strategy to transit the company into the next stage of growth.

Switzerland grows SE Asian arrivals despite strong Swiss franc Samuel Ng, Singapore, September 1, 2015
SWITZERLAND continues to witness a strong growth in visitor arrivals from South-east Asia for the past six months, despite the revaluation of the Swiss franc earlier this year when the Swiss National Bank abandoned the currency cap with the euro.

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