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New association launched to feed growing appetite for food tours Pamela Chow, Singapore, August 8, 2017
As the appetite for culinary tourism increases worldwide, operators can now turn to The Independent Food Tour Association (TIFTA) for support and referrals.

Marriott, Cathay Pacific team up with Alibaba in separate deals to woo Chinese Shanghai and Hangzhou, August 8, 2017
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding and the world's biggest hotel chain Marriott International have entered into a joint venture to tap the growing number of Chinese travelling abroad.

Mantra Group adds Art Series to collection Surfers Paradise, August 8, 2017
Australia's Mantra Group has entered into an agreement with Deague Group to acquire the local Art Series Hotel Group for approximately A$52.5 million (US$41.7 million), excluding transaction costs.

Hotel Gracery to open doors in 'old Tokyo' Tokyo, August 8, 2017
Tokyo-headquartered hospitality company Fujita Kanko plans to open its 10th Hotel Gracery hotel in the fall of 2018.

JacTravel CEO will leave company after Webjet sale London, August 8, 2017
Terry Williamson will leave JacTravel as CEO following the scheduled completion of the sale of the company to Webjet at the end of this month.

Wishing Singapore a happy 52nd birthday Singapore, August 8, 2017
TTG Asia will be taking a break for the public holiday in Singapore on Wednesday, August 9, in recognition of the country's 52nd National Day.

Lured by Game of Thrones world, more Singaporeans head to the Balkans Pamela Chow, Singapore, August 7, 2017
Singaporean travellers are eschewing traditional favourites in Central and Western Europe in favour of more novel destinations in the Balkans, observed travel agents at the Travel Revolution fair last weekend.

Surging demand for Phang Nga highlights urgent need for airport Phuket, August 7, 2017
As Thailand's Phang Nga Province recorded a record high of nearly 4.5 million visitors in 2016, the lack of a gateway airport is looking to be a key stumbling block, according to a new report by consulting group C9 Hotelworks.

Second Four Seasons for South Korea to launch in Jeju Hong Kong, August 7, 2017
Following its first urban hotel in Seoul, Four Seasons' second South Korean property is set to open in Jeju Shinhwa World, a 2.5km2 integrated development opening in phases since early 2017 on Jeju.

Wyndham Garden gets planted in Phu Quoc Phu Quoc, August 7, 2017
Vietnam's southernmost island will welcome the Wyndham Garden Phu Quoc come 2020, adding to Wyndham Hotel Group's growing portfolio in the country, which includes the newly-opened Wyndham Legend Halong Bay and the 3,200-key Wyndham Soleil Danang opening in 2018.

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