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Philippines grants visa on arrival for Chinese tourists

MANILA, AUGUST 18, 2017
The Philippines is implementing visas on arrival to Chinese visitors to boost tourism and investment, announced the Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday.

Royal Caribbean names new China-bound Quantum Ultra ship

MIAMI, AUGUST 18, 2017
Royal Caribbean International has marked the start of construction of its first Quantum Ultra ship in a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

Van attack strikes tourist hotspot in Barcelona

BARCELONA, AUGUST 18, 2017
Spain is in shock after being being struck by two terror attacks in less than 24 hours.

Delta's Vinay Dube now CEO at Jet Airways

MUMBAI, AUGUST 18, 2017
Industry veteran Vinay Dube has been appointed CEO of Jet Airways.

Holidayme names Olivier Dombey chief commerical officer

DUBAI, AUGUST 18, 2017
Holidayme has appointed Olivier Dombey as its chief commercial officer to spearhead the firm's entire non-air global supply channel commercial and operational development.

Photo of the Day: Princess Cruises cooks up challenge for Jakarta agents

JAKARTA, AUGUST 18, 2017
Princess Cruises recently held a cooking challenge for over 50 travel agents in Jakarta as part of its relationship building programme with the local travel trade. Attendees were grouped into teams to prepare a simple four-course meal under two hours, following which everyone came together to enjoy their fruits of labour.

New hotels: Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, Yotel Singapore and more

AUGUST 18, 2017
The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

New Shan Travel gets sports tourism packages rolling for SEA Games

YIXIN NG, SINGAPORE, AUGUST 17, 2017
Singapore's New Shan Travel is taking a big step into the sports tourism arena with packages for the coming SEA Games.

Lionsgate plans Jeju theme park with Hunger Games, Twilight zones

JEJU AND SANTA MONICA, AUGUST 17, 2017
Lionsgate is planning a South Korean theme park featuring seven zones devoted to its successful franchises such as The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me as well as the upcoming Robin Hood movie.

New safety rules for snorkelling in Great Barrier Reef

SYDNEY, AUGUST 17, 2017
Following a spate of tourist deaths on the Great Barrier Reef last year, snorkellers identified as "at-risk" will soon be required to wear floatation devices when snorkelling in Queensland waterways, according to a report by the Australian Associate Press (AAP).