East of Suez

Foreign investors and tourists are beating a path to Myanmar’s door as democratic reforms make the country once again an attractive travel destination, Michael...

Savoir-faire

The former French Indochina countries are starting to attract international investors, but they have a long way to go before they can challenge Thailand...

Thailand strikes back

Industry insiders are optimistic about the new year as tourists start to return following months of uncertainty in the Land of Smiles, Michael Taylor...

China Rising

Hotel operators need to differentiate their properties to stay competitive, Michael Taylor writes Domestic travel within China was strong last year, experiencing a 10% increase...

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...

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 -...

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...
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Vanuatu Tourism agreement

The ‘back garden’ of Australia and New Zealand, Vanuatu with its 83 islands and natural white sandy beaches, has been repeatedly rated as the...

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...
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Singapore Sling

Visitor arrivals, tourism receipts, and traveller spending on accommodation in Singapore all rose in 2016, but revenue per available room (RevPAR) dropped by nearly...

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