Tourism friendly policies, low cost connectivity and weak currencies played a vital role in attracting international visitors to Asia with six out of the top 10 cities in terms of international visitor arrivals in 2018 were from the region, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Japan goes into the new year holding first place on the Henley Passport Index, with citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations.
Continuing its dynamic expansion, Qatar Airways has introduced more flights to top destinations in Asia, including extra services to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as to Krabi.
WITH WELLNESS BEING AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE MOROCCAN LIFESTYLE, CULTURE AND TRADITION, MAJID EL GHZAL, GENERAL MANAGER, PALAIS NAMASKAR, TALKS ABOUT THE POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN MADE DURING RECENT YEARS IN THE WELLNESS SECTOR AND SHARES VIEWS ON THE PROSPECTS OF THE INDUSTRY IN MOROCCO.
According to Dubai Airports, passenger traffic at Dubai International climbed 9.2 percent in April, with the hub welcoming 7,622,946 passengers compared to 6,979,063 recorded during the corresponding month in 2016.
ONYX Hospitality Group has launched Amari Johor Bahru, a 242-key hotel in Malaysia's southern gateway city, marking the hospitality group's debut in the country.
Aiming to elevate business and leisure travel to the next level, Best Western Hotels & Resorts has recently opened a new upscale hotel on Batam Island.
At Arabian Travel Market, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts showcased plans to further expand in the Indian Ocean and Asia.
SureStay Hotel Group, a subsidiary of Best Western Hotels & Resorts, has revealed its plans to open its first SureStay Plus branded hotel in Bangkok.
Leo, the fully-autonomous, self-propelling baggage robot designed by SITA Lab in an innovating bid to transform the passenger experience using robotics and artificial intelligence, has toured Asia with visits to Singapore and Hong Kong.