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Centara steps into 2021 with three new resorts in Laos and Thailand

Centara steps into 2021 with three new resorts in Laos and Thailand

Centara Hotels & Resorts expands its footprint in Southeast Asia, following the signing of hotel management agreements (HMAs) for one resort in Khao Yai, Thailand, and two resorts in Vang Vieng, Laos, adding 304 keys to Centara’s group portfolio. In Laos, Centra by Centara Riverside Resort Vang Vieng (formerly Thavisouk Island Hotel) and Thavisouk Riverside […]

5 steps to a frictionless future for Asia’s travel industry

5 steps to a frictionless future for Asia’s travel industry

‘Contactless’ has quickly become a by-word for safety in today’s new era of social distancing. The effects have already been felt in the world’s financial services and retail industries, where consumer preference for cashless payments has skyrocketed since the pandemic took hold. But ‘contactless’ is going to become equally important across all parts of the […]

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This document provides governments a risk-based assessment tool for using testing programs that could alleviate quarantine requirements. It is a critical output produced by the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement […]

Brand USA chief executive steps down after just one year | News

Brand USA chief executive steps down after just one year | News

Brand USA chief executive James Evans is stepping down after just one year in the role. He will be replaced in the interim by Brand USA chairman-elect Caroline Beteta. The year-old organisation’s board of directors has begun a search for Evans’ replacement. The agreement was reached in consultation with the board, and comes as the […]

American secretary of transport Ray LaHood steps down | News

American secretary of transport Ray LaHood steps down | News

American secretary of transport Ray LaHood has confirmed he will step down from the position. Speaking on the official department of transport blog, Fast Lane, LaHood said he had elected not to serve a second term in the position, but work remained to be done. Outlining his accomplishments while in office, he the department had […]

Brand USA takes steps toward post-2015 funding | News

Foreign Office seeks to clarify US travel ban | News

The American Society of Travel Agents has offered its commendation after the House of Representatives took an important step toward ensuring the continuation of Brand USA. The House passed the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, & Modernisation Act of 2014 by a vote of 347 to 57 and scheduled for a Senate committee hearing. Brand USA is […]

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