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Globalisation hasn't had its day, says David Cameron Raini Hamdi, Bangkok, April 28, 2017
Globalisation hasn't had its day despite a year of complete, unexpected transformation that saw Britain vote for Brexit, Americans for Trump, but there are a few decisions to get right to stop its decline in its track, says former UK Prime Minister David Cameron who keynoted this year's WTTC Summit which ended yesterday.

Cameron urges world leaders to give travel & tourism stature Raini Hamdi, Bangkok, April 28, 2017
It is "wrong" that travel & tourism hasn't always been given the standing and stature it deserves, despite generating 10 per cent of the world's GDP and clear evidence it can be transformational for a country, says David Cameron, former UK prime minister as part of his address at the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok which ended yesterday.

Public, private sectors join hands to help Singapore agents transform Singapore, April 28, 2017
The Business Transformation Series kicked off yesterday as part of a string of joint projects by the Business Transformation Committee (BTC) to help Singapore agents value add and remain relevant.

Bangkok's Chatuchak market to get a Dusit hotel in its midst Bangkok, April 28, 2017
On the heels of Best Western signing a hotel in the vicinity of Bangkok's Chatuchak Market, Dusit International has announced it will operate the first hotel in the heart of the attraction.

TG gains destinations from codeshare with Thai Smile Bangkok, April 28, 2017
An enhanced codeshare with subsidiary THAI Smile has expanded Thai Airways International's network to Siem Reap, Kota Kinabalu and Chittagong as well as increased the frequency on some existing codeshare routes.

Asia DMC sets up UK rep to court mature market Hanoi, April 28, 2017
Asia DMC has set up representation in the UK, headed by Gary Toshak as director of sales and marketing UK, to offer its post-rebrand programme of personalised luxury itineraries into South-east Asia.

New hotel openings: April 22-28, 2017 April 28, 2017
The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week (April 22-28, 2017)

TTG Asia breaks for Labour Day Singapore, April 28, 2017
TTG Asia will be taking a break on Monday, May 1, as it is Labour Day in Singapore. News will resume on Tuesday, May 2.

Indian luxe market on ascent in Philippines Rosa Ocampo, Manila, April 27, 2017
For a market that has traditionally been dominated by group tours, India is starting to show signs of maturing with more luxury travellers opting for the Philippines.

Sri Lanka TPB still saddled with debt Feizal Samath, Colombo, April 27, 2017
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) still has millions of rupees owed to companies from transactions made under the 2010-2015 (up to January) administration, the payment of which had been delayed due to audits, said tourism ministry secretary Janaka Sugathadasa.

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