Travel search innovators Skyscanner, one of the world’s most useful travel search tools, has announced a year to year revenue increase of 75 percent. Also in their news, the company’s growth trajectory has also paved the way for expansion in Asia via operations in Singapore. With emerging markets being underutilized, can companies like Skyscanner gain a foothold?
Agoda and Jetstar Team Up
In online travel news today, Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking web portal, announced a partnership with Jetstar Asia Ariways. Now Agoda’s inventory of thousands of hotels will be accessible through Jetstar’S digital storefronts, and co-op deals will be offered through the airlines holiday network.
The Coolest Tours On Earth – Angkor Photo Workshop
For those of you out there with a photographic itch to scratch, travel to exotic places for photo ops has to be high on your list of “to do’s”. So, for your photography travel wish list this season, Argo would like to suggest one of the most exotic and absolutely the coolest photo trip possible. Jim Cline Photo Tours is offering the unique opportunity of a lifetime for some, an Angkor Photo Workshop at Cambodia’s Khmer temples of Angkor.
Record Number of Tourists to Visit Singapore in 2011
Between 12 and 13 million tourists are expected to visit the city-state this year, bringing with them tourism receipts of around 23 billion SGD (Singapore dollars), according to the Trade, Industry and Education minister S Iswaran.
Singapore Switches Off Early For Earth Hour
Singaporeans are ready to embrace Earth Hour at 8.30pm tonight. Perhaps more than anyone else, they can readily appreciate the virtues of air conditioning, with the tropical city state typically experiencing temperatures of above 30˚C throughout the year. Anyone who does switch off for Earth Hour is making a big, but definitely worthwhile sacrifice.
Malaysia Lures Singaporeans with Low Cost Holiday Promise
Malaysian tourism chiefs underlined how important their near-neighbors in Singapore are to the country’s tourist trade earlier today when rolling out new incentives to try and attract more visitors from across the straits. Zalizam Zakaria, director of Malaysia Tourism Singapore admitted “Singapore is a very important market for us”. Singaporeans made up almost 53% of […]
Five Must-see Asian Festivals for 2011
Asian festivals are traditionally amongst some of the most explosive and exciting to be found anywhere in the world, and they are steadily gaining a big following from overseas travelers looking to join in the fun. Today we highlight five of the most popular, not-to-be-missed festivals set to take place this year.
Asia Leads Growing Global Tourist Industry
Figures released by the IPK International Consulting Group showed that the number of outbound trips reached record levels in what was a fantastic year for global tourism. With the world looking for good economic news, JPK’s date is certainly a welcome surprise for many.
South East Asia on Just One Visa?
Travelers may soon be able to enjoy the delights of South East Asia; shopping in Singapore, surfing in Bali, partying in Bangkok and cruising up the Mekong, all with just one visa, if ASEAN get their way.
Russia’s SAT & Agoda Join Forces
Agoda.com, Priceline.com’s Asian global hotel booking site, announces partnering with Russia’s SAT Airlines. The resulting collaboration will allow SAT travelers instant access to Agoda’s over 150,000 hotels.
Langkawi Water Festival – A Thai Watersport Jewel
If you are an extreme sports fan, and just happen to be headed to Thailand, then the much anticipated Langkawi Water Festival should be right up your alley. Hosted by the Malaysian resort, this high octane event is an opportunity to be amazed and to cool off under the hot Thai sun.
Happy Birthday to Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park
Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year with special prices and gifts for guests. The largest bird park in the world, Jurong is home to thousands of rare birds, and some of the world’s most fascinating exhibitions. Visitors this year are in for a rare treat indeed.
Asian Games Get Underway In Guangzhou Today
The Asian Games get underway today with a great deal of fanfare. China Premier Wen Jiabao and a laundry list of dignitaries are scheduled to witness what could be China’s biggest light show ever. A river spectacle is set for the opening of the 16th contingent of the games.