Hong Kong
Asia

Situation for tourists in Hong Kong this weekend

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and eTurboNews have been in contact regarding the ongoing situation with protests in the city. The HKTB wishes to assure visitors that Hong Kong remains a safe destination. The Tourism Board is encouraging travelers to contact HKTB to find out information about the city by visiting their website which provides updates every 60 seconds. There is also […]

Airlines
Asia

China Airlines finalizes order for six Boeing 777 Freighters

China Airlines finalized its agreement with Boeing to order six 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet. The carrier, which currently operates one of the world’s largest 747 Freighter fleets, plans to transition to the largest and longest range twin-engine freighters in the industry as it launches operations from Taipei to North America, a key market that provides higher yields for the carrier. […]

Asia

AirAsia X places 42 plane order with Airbus

AirAsia X has finalised a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, chairman of AirAsia X, and Guillaume Faury, chief executive of Airbus in Kuala Lumpur earlier. The deal was signed in the presence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister of Malaysia. Tan […]

Ascott
Asia

Ascott unveils ambitious Singapore expansion plans

The Ascott is seeking to cement its position as the largest serviced residence operator in Singapore with a record number of openings this year. At the same time the company has completed the signing of its first Citadines Connect business hotel in the city state. Citadines Connect City Centre Singapore, secured under a franchise agreement, will increase Ascott’s total portfolio […]

dusitD2
Asia

Dusit International signs first dusitD2 property in Bangkok

Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Tian Teck Property Company to operate dusitD2 Samyan Bangkok – the first dusitD2 branded property in the city. Slated to open in June 2023 on Si Phraya Road, a vibrant thoroughfare which runs parallel to Silom and Sathorn Roads in Bangkok’s central business district, the new hotel is designed to meet […]

Korean Air
Asia

Korean Air cuts Japan routes as political tension grows

Korean Air has announced its plans to adjust the frequency of some routes to Japan as tensions between the two countries rise. At the same time, the airline will increase the frequency of routes in the south-east Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets. Korean Air will suspend the Busan-Osaka route (14 flights a week) from September 16th, as well as Jeju-Narita […]

hyperloop
Asia

India announces $10 billion Hyperloop project

One of India’s busiest transit routes is getting a serious upgrade with the announcement of a $10bn Hyperloop project, expected to be the world’s first, which will ferry passengers 117.5km from Mumbai to Pune in just 23 minutes. The Maharashtra provincial cabinet approved the Rs 70,000 crore (~US$10bn) project in a meeting Tuesday. At present, some 75 million people travel the route […]

Africa
Africa

China-Africa air traffic soared 630% in last ten years

Air traffic between China and African continent has expanded rapidly over the last decade, due to a massive investment pouring into Africa from the east Asian country. There are currently eight direct flights operating on an average day between China and African nations. That is a huge increase from less than a decade ago when airlines averaged less than one flight a day. At […]

Singapore
Asia

Accor welcomes reopening of Raffles Singapore

Raffles Singapore has official reopened. A flagship property within Accor, the hotel is now welcoming guests and visitors, following a careful three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017. “There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. […]