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Game of Thrones tours with Flight Centre Singapore Singapore, June 14, 2017
Travel retailer Flight Centre Singapore has launched a series of Game of Thrones-themed tour packages visiting iconic set locations of the HBO series in Europe during winter.

Chinese luxury market finally takes liking to customisation Yixin Ng, Shanghai, June 13, 2017
Tailor-made itineraries are rapidly gaining traction among China's luxury travellers in recent years, with the demography becoming better travelled, more globally-oriented, more plugged-in to the gamut of products available and motivated by more complex needs, said buyers at the recent ILTM Asia.

Stay limit a concern as Vietnam extends visa waiver Marissa Carruthers, Phnom Penh, June 13, 2017
Vietnam's extension of visa exemption for several European countries is a welcome move, but trade players interviewed said that conditions limiting single-entry stays to 15 days need to be revisited.

Open Destinations acquires mobile tour itinerary app Tineri Bangkok, June 13, 2017
Travel technology provider Open Destinations has acquired a majority stake in Tineri, a Bangkok-based mobile itinerary startup designed for the tour operator market.

Shangri-La names Bonke president and COO Hong Kong, June 13, 2017
With effect from September 1, 2017, Oliver Bonke will be president and COO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Amadeus' wireless solution makes ancillary payment at airports easier Bangkok, June 13, 2017
Amadeus and payment technology provider Ingenico have launched Amadeus Airport Pay, the industry's first wireless payment solution that accepts EMV1 chip card payment and can be used by multiple airlines, ground handlers and banks.

Peninsula Hotels on board with Silversea for Asian sailings Hong Kong, June 13, 2017
Silversea Cruises has partnered The Peninsula Hotels to enhance the programming for the Silver Muse's 73-day Grand Asia-Pacific Voyage in 2019 and other Asia-focused itineraries.

Qantas codeshares on Jetstar's Australia-HCMC flight Sydney, June 13, 2017
Qantas has since June 5 expanded its codeshare arrangement with Jetstar Airways to include travel between Melbourne/Sydney and Ho Chi Minh City on the latter's Boeing 787 aircraft.

PromPeru sets sights on high-end Chinese segment Caroline Boey, Singapore, June 12, 2017
About 170 travel agents in China have signed up for the China Travel Academy WeChat-based training and certification programme to become Peru destination experts.

In Lombok, high-end demand stokes investor confidence Lombok, June 12, 2017
Strong investor optimism underlined the recent Lombok Tourism Development Forum, fuelled by upscale resort demand outstripping supply in 2016 and a 61 per cent increase in international air arrivals to 30,000 in 1Q2017, following flat arrivals growth in 2015.

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