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Make travel advices more precise or risk hindering recovery, urges trade Marissa Carruthers, Kathmandu, June 6, 2017
Tourism leaders are urging governments to be geo-specific when issuing travel advisories to prevent affected destinations from being further hit.

Biometric technology to define the airports of tomorrow: SITA Pamela Chow, Singapore, June 6, 2017
Airports in the region are opening up to biometric technology that allows major airport processes, from check-in to boarding, to be entirely electronic.

Gulf-Qatar row affects air travel in the Middle East Singapore, May 6, 2017
Several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, as well as Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives yesterday announced the breaking of diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the tiny Gulf state of supporting extremism in the region.

After Bangkok, Shanghai's next to get a Sukhothai hotel Hong Kong, June 6, 2017
Hong Kong-based HKR International's (HKRI) second Sukhothai Hotels and Resorts-branded property will soon come up in Shanghai's HKRI Taikoo Hui mixed-use complex.

HomeAway homes in on Japan's Setouchi area with DMO Singapore, June 6, 2017
Vacation rental platform HomeAway has entered into a partnership with Setouchi Brand Corporation, part of the largest regional DMO in Japan, to drive inbound tourism to the Setouchi area, also known as the Seto Inland Sea.

ITB Berlin forms marketing pact with halal tourism trade show Berlin, June 6, 2017
ITB Berlin has linked arms with International Travel Week Abu Dhabi (ITW) to form a marketing alliance that consists of marketing and promotional activities.

Photo of the day: Singapore's new light-and-water show by the bay Singapore, June 6, 2017
Spectra, a state-of-the-art light and water show, has debuted at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore.

Embattled but unbowed, Philippines' all out to counter negative image Rosa Ocampo, Manila, June 5, 2017
The embattled Philippine travel trade is using every avenue to improve the destination's image, following the latest attack of a heavy indebted gambler at the casino of Resorts World Manila (RWM) last Friday after a series of unfortunate events in recent months.

Nepal tourism seeks new source markets Marissa Carruthers, Kathmandu, June 5, 2017
An interest in cultivating new visitor source markets is apparent among Nepal's tourism stakeholders at the inaugural Himalayan Travel Mart, which took place in Kathmandu last week.

Ctrip advances global ambitions with Centara partnership Beijing, June 5, 2017
Ctrip has partnered Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand's largest hotel groups, as it seeks to strengthen its presence in South-east Asia and offer products from a broader range of geographical locations.

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