Trial of Kim Jong Nam killers will continue: Malaysian court

The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled today. The ruling was a a blow to the families of the women who insisted the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit. After hearing prosecutors’ case, Judge Azmi Ariffin said there was sufficient […]


Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the six-month period of 2018 with total revenue amounting to 14,061.0 million baht. The net profit was reported at 637.3 million baht, up by 4.5 percent compared to the same period of 2017. Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited commented that, “For the six-month period […]


APG Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) appoints APG

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) appoints APG in Australia Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has appointed APG Australia, a global airline services company, as its general sales agent (GSA) representative in Australia. This agreement with APG Australia will promote SAUDIA’s network from Australia with new fares and enhanced service to SAUDIA Arabia and […]


TAT convenes brainstorming forum

TAT convenes brainstorming forum to improve tourist safety and security Thailand is set to undertake a sweeping overhaul of all the country’s safety and security measures relevant to the travel and tourism industry. More than 150 participants from all around the country attended a half-day forum on 9 August, 2018, at the Athenee Hotel Bangkok to analyse the key issues […]


Japan’s Gleaming Rail Giant JR East Endures on White-Glove Service

Average train delays of 36 seconds every year? Who could complain about that kind of service? The Japanese icon JR East is one of the subjects in Skift’s recent sixth anniversary book, For the Long Haul, Lessons on Business Longevity, whose chapters we are excerpting for you here in the coming weeks. The distinctive snub-nosed train decelerates and pulls into […]

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Raffles Singapore unveils culinary line-up ahead of 2019 re-opening

Raffles Singapore has unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed Raffles experience for the local community and the discerning travellers. “For more than 100 years the dining venues […]


Andhra Pradesh tour operators

Senior tourism officials Mukesh Kumar Meena and Himanshu Shukla told a meeting of the association in Delhi today, August 10, that much is happening on the infrastructure and packages front, which is a good opportunity to include AP in tour packages. They invited IATO members to come to Vishapatnam next month when the 34th convention will be held. They had […]


China Eastern to launch Shanghai connection from London Gatwick

A vital new long-haul connection from London Gatwick to Shanghai – China’s largest city – was announced today, as Gatwick recorded year-on-year long-haul growth of 21 per cent during July. The new service will be flown by China Eastern and will connect the UK to one of the world’s leading business centres, providing over 70,000 seats and more than 3,700 […]


Korean Air expands Delta joint venture with new Boston route

Korean Air is will launch a new non-stop service between Boston and Seoul on April 12th next year, in cooperation with joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. The new Boston flight, along with new Minneapolis/St. Paul-Seoul service that Delta is launching in 2019, are the first additions to the joint venture’s Seoul-Incheon network since the two carriers launched their partnership […]


Emaar appointed hospitality partner to Expo 2020

Organisers of Expo 2020 today unveiled Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global developer Emaar Properties, as its newest partner. One of the most successful homegrown hospitality groups in the Middle East, Emaar Hospitality Group will provide authentic experiences with a strong local flavour at various locations across the Expo 2020 site, including VIP clubs and […]