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Robot translators to bridge Japan's language gap with tourists Julian Ryall, Tokyo, October 2, 2015
KINKI Nippon Tourist has teamed up with leading Japanese technology firm FueTrek to develop voice recognition technology, designed to aid Japan's tourism industry.

Swiss specialist programme for consultants coming to the Philippines, Vietnam Rosa Ocampo, reporting from Switzerland Travel Mart, Zermatt, October 2, 2015
THE Certified Switzerland Specialist programme for travel consultants was launched recently in the Philippines as one of the stepped-up measures to bring more tourists from the nascent source market.

[Sponsored Post] IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 concludes on a high note Bangkok, October 2, 2015
IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 came to a close today with over 100 business, education and networking sessions successfully concluded. Delegates gave their thumbs up to highly satisfactory outcomes across board, from business appointments, to knowledge fulfilment, and networking engagement.

Travel Expert marries wedding, travel services following acquisition Prudence Lui, Hong Kong, October 2, 2015
HONG KONG-LISTED Travel Expert has ventured into the wedding travel segment by acquiring a 60 per cent stake in I'm Yours Wedding since April 2015, establishing a spin-off from the brand now named Take My Hand, a full-service wedding agency.

Klapsons opens in Bangkok with an eye for corporates Michael Mackey, reporting from IT&CMA 2015, Bangkok, October 2, 2015
LUXURY serviced residence provider klapsons has officially opened in Bangkok with a stronger pitch for the long-term travel market.

New wing at Sedona Hotel Yangon now in soft-opening phase Yangon, October 2, 2015
SEDONA Hotel Yangon has today soft-launched its new 29-storey Inya Wing during an event which was attended by U Htay Aung, Myanmar's minister of hotels and tourism.

HRS rolls out corporate app for clients Paige Lee Pei Qi, reporting from IT&CMA 2015, Bangkok, October 2, 2015
GLOBAL hotel solutions provider HRS has launched a mobile app for its corporate clients, allowing users to search for hotels based on pre-set locations, and access information such as maps, negotiated rates and room availability.

Operator license for Linh Travel revoked by STB Singapore, October 2, 2015
THE Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has revoked the license of Linh Travel with effect from October 1, 2015, in accordance with the Travel Agents Act, for ceasing to carry on the business of a travel manager.

Travel spend optimisation takes priority as global financial crisis looms Mimi Hudoyo, reporting from IT&CMA 2015, Bangkok, October 1, 2015
TRAVEL managers are looking to optimise travel budgets instead of simply slashing them as a likely global financial crisis looms.

Singapore among world's most Muslim-friendly cities for tourists Singapore, October 1, 2015
SINGAPORE has been ranked as one of the top three shopping destinations for Muslim tourists, according to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Shopping Travel Index 2015 (MTSI 2015).

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