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Chinese tourists looking longingly at holidays as coronavirus crisis eases

Chinese tourists looking longingly at holidays as coronavirus crisis eases

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The willingness among Chinese to travel to popular tourist sites has shown signs of recovery, particularly for the upcoming holidays in late spring and early summer, as the coronavirus epidemic continues to abate domestically, according to industry experts. Data from Fliggy, Alibaba’s online travel ...

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RedDoorz partners SE Asia governments to solve housing need in crisis

RedDoorz partners SE Asia governments to solve housing need in crisis

Online hotel management and booking platform RedDoorz is working with South-east Asia governments to provide free temporary accommodation across multiple locations for frontline healthcare personnel and emergency first responders battling the pandemic. The Red Heroes regional initiative will also see RedDoorz distributing to guests well-being kits that contain washable face ...

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Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses

Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses

Image copyright Alex Johncola Image caption Elephants are a major feature of Thailand‘s tourist trail More than 1,000 elephants face starvation in Thailand because the coronavirus crisis has slashed revenue from tourism, conservationists say. An almost total absence of visitors means that many caretakers are struggling to afford food for ...

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Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of tourists escaping cold ...

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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter – Week Ending 27 March 2020

Devonport Waterfront Hotel Sold for AUD40 Million in Australia The Devonport Waterfront Hotel has been sold to Singapore-based Fragrance Group Limited (“Fragrance Group”), led by billionaire developer, Koh Wee Meng, for AUD40 million on a freehold basis. Developed by Australia-based property developer, Fairbrother Proprietary Limited (“Fairbrother”), the 187-key property is ...

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International tourism to nosedive up to 30% in 2020: UNWTO

International tourism to nosedive up to 30% in 2020: UNWTO

The number of international tourist arrivals will plummet by 20-30 per cent in 2020 when compared with 2019 figures, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, projected the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The new projection, which takes into account the introduction of major travel restrictions worldwide, is a sharp revision of ...

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Malaysia, Singapore doomed to Covid-19 recessions

Malaysia, Singapore doomed to Covid-19 recessions

SINGAPORE – Malaysia and Singapore, two of Southeast Asia’s worst virus-hit economies, are reaching for economic levers to mitigate the economic impact of their respective Covid-19 outbreaks. Both are projected to slip into recession this year, despite the recent announcement of multi-billion-dollar stimulus packages, with no sign yet that Covid-19 ...

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Largest Hilton Hotel in Asia-Pacific to Open in 2022

Largest Hilton Hotel in Asia-Pacific to Open in 2022

Property group OUE  has today entered into a Branding and Management Agreement with Conrad International Management Services in relation to the hotel Mandarin Orchard Singapore that will be rebranded as Hilton Singapore Orchard. Hilton Singapore Orchard will be the largest Hilton Hotel in Asia-Pacific when it relaunches in 2022 with ...

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