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Short-term rentals given the axe in Singapore Barathi Narayan, Singapore, February 14, 2017
Home-sharing platforms like Airbnb face an uncertain future as the Singapore government passed a legislation last week enforcing a pre-existing guideline by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) that prohibits short-term rentals under six months.

Second MITA Travel Fair to look beyond domestic programmes S Puvanesway, Kuala Lumpur, February 14, 2017
The Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) is expanding the scale of its second edition of the MITA Travel Fair next week to provide a B2B networking component as well as sale of domestic and South-east Asian travel packages.

VietJet to commence Danang-Seoul route in May Ho Chi Minh City, February 14, 2017
VietJet will start flying between Danang and Seoul on May 31, 2017.

Chan Brothers Travel rolls out campervan holidays Singapore, February 14, 2017
Singapore's Chan Brothers Travel has introduced Campervan Convoys to its of Free & Easy+ holidays.

Okura Nikko to make Nagoya debut in 2019 Tokyo, February 14, 2017
Okura Nikko Hotel Management announced it will open its first property located in Nagoya come 2019, after recently signing a contract with Enuwan to manage and operate the hotel.

Hong Kong's Landmark unveils new suite options Hong Kong, February 14, 2017
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has unveiled the first of two new suites along with an introductory package.

Photo of the Day: Thailand and Myanmar sign MoU on tourism marketing Yangon, February 14, 2017
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Myanmar Tourism Marketing and the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Yangon last week.

Leadership transition at ONYX Raini Hamdi, Singapore, February 13, 2017
A leadership transition is occurring at ONYX Hospitality Group with CEO Peter Henley, chief commercial officer Duncan Webb and chief people officer Anand Rao retiring from the Bangkok-based hotel chain effective end-June.

Singapore sprints after ‘run-cation' market Barathi Narayan, Singapore, February 13, 2017
Singapore is sprinting after ‘run-cations", i.e. vacations planned around running events, as the Lion City witnesses a jump in lifestyle and thematic runs.

Taj bucks industry practice by having just one brand Mumbai, February 13, 2017
While other hotel chains keep launching new brands, Taj is doing the opposite, throwing its Vivanta by Taj and Gateway brands out of the window and concentrating everything under a single brand, Taj Hotels, Palaces, Resorts and Safaris.

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