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Amadeus to buy airline tech solutions business Navitaire Bangkok, July 3, 2015
AIMING to boost the its Altea suite of offerings, Amadeus is set to acquire Navitaire for US$830 million.

8 new China properties in store for NH-HNA JV David Ing, Madrid, July 3, 2015
SPANISH chain NH Hotel Group is planning to open eight properties in China this year in a joint venture with Hainan-based HNA travel group.

Starwood announces mix-used Sheraton property in Mactan, Cebu Mactan, July 3, 2015
A NEW Sheraton-brand development is set to come up on the coral island of Mactan in Cebu, the Philippines in 2019, featuring a hotel and a branded residences.

Abacus absorbed into Sabre; Mendis replaces Bailey in a wider APAC role Raini Hamdi, Singapore, July 2, 2015
ABACUS International has been absorbed into a Sabre Travel Network Asia-Pacific and its CEO of seven years, Robert Bailey, leaves on July 7, but Sabre's new regional head honcho, Roshan Mendis, stopped short of saying the GDS will be rebranded as Sabre.

China eases entry criteria for Taiwanese travellers Prudence Lui, Hong Kong, July 2, 2015
TAIWANESE travellers can now visit China without having to apply for visa after China lifted the requirement yesterday.

Pakir Singh passes away Raini Hamdi, Singapore, July 2, 2015
THE father of Singapore's hospitality training and a strong proponent of ASEAN regional tourism cooperation, Pakir Singh, passed away yesterday morning after battling Parkinson's disease for many years.

Epic infrastructure developments underway for Indonesia Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta, July 2, 2015
INDONESIA needs an additional 120,000 hotel rooms, 1,000 travel companies and 1,000 recreational parks of international standard by 2019 to provide investors with the opportunity to inject money into the country's economy.

Myanmar's rising tourist numbers fuelled by backpackers Sid Dhartha, Yangon, July 2, 2015
FOLLOWING record-breaking numbers in 2014, Myanmar's tourist arrivals were slightly up in the first five months of 2015, propelled by growing numbers of independent travellers as group tours slow.

5-star hotels cheapest in Sri Lanka: Kayak Singapore, July 2, 2015
TRAVELLERS searching for the most value-for-money stay in a five-star hotel need look no further than Sri Lanka, according to Kayak's recent analysis based on searches for five-star hotels in countries across Asia.

Silversea Cruises to inspire travel with new ship Silver Muse Hong Kong, July 2, 2015
CRUISE operator Silversea Cruises has unveiled its new flagship, the Silver Muse, which will begin sailing the seas in April 2017.

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