Exponential growth

Efforts to raise Malaysia’s tourism profile are bearing fruit, Michael Taylor writes. According to Tourism Malaysia, 25,948,459 foreign tourists visited the Southeast Asian country in...

Potential Vs Problems

Imbalance in supply and demand create challenges for the hotel industry in Myanmar, writes Michael Taylor. More than one million travellers visited Myanmar in 2017, setting...

Better late than never!

Delayed transport links to benefit hospitality sector, Michael Taylor writes. Two long-awaited infrastructural projects are set to be completed later this year, and they should...

A Marriage Made in Heaven?

Sri Lanka and the Maldives are proving to be an irresistible draw as destination weddings gain in popularity, Michael Taylor writes. Located just a one...

20/20 Vision

Dubai envisions 20 million visitors by the year 2020, Michael Taylor writes. Dubai has become an increasingly popular destination in recent years, attracting a growing...

Out of India

There are reasons for optimism, but challenges remain, Michael Taylor reports. India‘s hospitality industry appears to be coming out of a period of sluggishness. The...

Robust visitor growth

Hotel groups are bullish on Australia and New Zealand as demand for quality soars, Michael Taylor writes. Marriott International has aggressive expansion plans for the...

South Korea gets set to welcome the world!

Despite a challenging year, hoteliers remain confident about the future, Michael Taylor writes. South Korea suffered a major hit early last year when China -...

Ilha Formosa a.k.a. Taiwan

Political tensions cast long shadows over the beautiful island, Michael Taylor writes. Owing to political differences, China limited the number of tour groups that could...

Heritage in Hong Kong

A former government building set to re-open as five-star hotel in Hong Kong is bucking a trend while the controversial bridge linking Hong Kong...

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