Hyundai, Kia invest USD 300 mn in Ola for EVs, smart mobility solutions

Korean automobile major Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia have together invested USD 300 million in ride-hailing company Ola to jointly develop electric vehicles ecosystem and fleet services for global markets. Under the partnership, the three companies will also aim to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure customised for Indian market, the companies said in joint statement Tuesday. “India is the centrepiece of Hyundai […]


Changi Airport to open £1bn Jewel facility in April

Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional tourist destination, will open its doors to the world on April 17th. Jewel will house aviation, travel-related and lifestyle facilities for international visitors to Singapore, as well as an extensive retail offering and unique play attractions. Comprising ten storeys and a total area of 137,000 square metres, all under a stunning glass and steel facade, […]


World Travel Awards: Abu Dhabi for Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019

World Travel Awards has revealed that its Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019 is set to take place on April 25th at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The park is the latest addition to Yas Island’s theme parks, joining Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. Attending the gala reception at Abu Dhabi’s newest tourist attraction […]


Korean Air confirms new livery

In a big day for commemorative aircraft liveries, Korean Air has confirmed that ten of its planes will display a special emblem to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The special livery will depict the number 50 with a plane flying over it alongside the slogan ‘Beyond 50 Years of Excellence’. The number features a stylised taegeuk design. Taegeuk is the iconic mark […]


World’s Largest Jewellery Market Opens Next Week

Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week. The sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which showcases jewellery raw materials, will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo from 26 Feb to 2 March, while the 36th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which specialises in finished fine jewellery, will […]


Why 2019 will be a bad year for small cars in India

Japanese carmaker Honda said on Sunday it has stopped production of its entry-level hatchback Brio in India, cutting short the vehicle’s over 17-year long stint in the country. The journey of the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano, too came to a grinding halt last month as Tata Motors didn’t sell or produce a single unit. Japanese carmaker Honda said on […]


Boeing projects $745 billion Middle East aviation market

Boeing has projected the Middle East will require $745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region. The figures have been released in a new report today at MRO Middle East in Dubai. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand for nearly 3,000 new commercial airplanes […]


Escape to Asia with Club Med and Qantas’ exclusive packages

Club Med have partnered with Qantas to provide a limited-time package to help agents book their client’s a blissful Asia escape. Seamless from start to finish, the exclusive Air + Land package includes special flight fares and free airport transfers from SYD, MEL, BNE, PER and ADL, coupled with Club Med’s infamous all-inclusive package, to Club Med Bali and Club […]


Dusit signs for Tengchong property in China

Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Tengchong Zongheng Volcano Tourism Development Company to manage Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Resort Tengchong, Yunnan. Designed to appeal to discerning leisure travellers seeking a distinctive, tranquil retreat amongst nature, the luxury resort will comprise 150 elegantly furnished villas and guest rooms in a picturesque location only ten minutes by car from Tengchong […]