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Australia, Taiwan issue travel notice to Singapore after Zika outbreak Singapore, August 30, 2016
AUSTRALIA and Taiwan have issued travel notices following a spate of locally transmitted Zika virus cases in Singapore. brings travel wholesale business into China Dannon Har, Singapore, August 30, 2016
THE leisure travel wholesale arm of,, has made its first foray into China.

Cambodian agents lobby against hike in Angkor Wat ticket prices Marissa Carruthers, Phnom Penh, August 30, 2016
CAMBODIA'S travel industry players are lobbying the government to delay a move that would raise entrance fees to the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park.

Maldives sets up new agency to fast-track guesthouse island Feizal Samath, Malé, August 30, 2016
A NEW state agency, Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC), has been set up to help nurture small businesses and fast-track an ambitious guesthouse island to be filled with a projected 1,700 rooms.

Singapore international arrivals up 12.5 per cent in 1H2016 Singapore, August 30, 2016
FOREIGN visitor arrivals to Singapore rose by 12.5 per cent in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2015, latest figures from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) revealed.

Photo of the Day: Agents rub shoulders with Korean stars during fam trip Bangkok, August 30, 2016
A three-way partnership between GTA, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and South Korean entertainment network tvN has resulted in a fam trip for travel agents unlike any other.

Cambodia to offer three-year multi-visit visas from September Marissa Carruthers, Phnom Penh, August 29, 2016
PLANS to offer three-year tourist visas for travellers to Cambodia could help spur return visits, industry players say.

Philippine operators recovering from Chinese tour cancellations Rosa Ocampo, Manila, August 29, 2016
GROUP bookings from China are beginning to return to the Philippines after inbound operators and hotels - especially in Boracay, Cebu and Bohol - lost millions of pesos following a spate of chartered flight cancellations during the July-August peak season.

SriLankan Airlines cancel flights due to runway works Feizal Samath, Colombo, August 29, 2016
SRI Lanka's national carrier is cancelling six flights and rescheduling ten others due to next year's three-month partial closure of the country's main international airport for urgent maintenance work on its aged runway.

New, diverse talents gaining relevance in travel industry Yixin Ng, Singapore, August 29, 2016
WITH the tourism industry becoming broader, more employers are considering hires based on potential and attitude rather than years of experience.

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