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Singapore hotels experience best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

Average occupancy rates in Singapore have hit 93.8% in July as travellers look away from turmoil hit Hong Kong.

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando will be held responsible after being arrested for failing to prevent April's Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.

Hard Rock cafe, hotel approved for PD

Anwar Ibrahim says construction work is expected to begin later this year.

Sandakan tourism players looking to govt to jumpstart bad economy

A former hotel owner describes how the bad economy after 2013 forced him to close shop while Sandakan’s tourism body says the government should more aggressively promote the tourism industry.

No Malaysian injured in Sri Lanka Easter Day bomb blasts

Malaysians in Sri Lanka have been advised to take precautions.

Airbnb to invest US$100-200 mil in India’s OYO

OYO, which raised US$1 billion last year from investors, operates in India, China, Britain, Dubai, Indonesia and Malaysia.

6 fantastic homestays and villas in Malaysia

Homestays and vacation houses have developed into genuine alternatives to hotels, especially for those travelling in large numbers.

World’s biggest hotel booking sites called out for unfair and misleading...

Hotel booking sites have been using misleading tactics.

Unregistered homestays drowning us out, say Camerons hotel owners

Hotels have been struggling to cope with unregistered homestays which charge much less per room.

Launderettes against smoking ban, but hotels say yes

The Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Laundry Association says launderette operators already have the situation under control, while hotelier groups urge the government to ban smoking in rooms as well as the general hotel area.

6 historical hotels in Penang to check out today

Why pick a basic stay when you can check into any one these fascinating spots within the Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site.

‘Sad time’ for Penang, says NGO over opposition label

Penang Forum continues its call for a halt to any major project, including the construction of two hotels, on Penang Hill.

The amazing attractions of Luang Prabang of Laos

Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang's temples, hotels, scenery and markets are definitely worth a visit.

Selling spree of Felda assets won’t solve problems, warns Najib

The former prime minister and finance minister offers solutions to improve Felda’s situation, including increasing palm oil content in biodiesel.

New Japan hotels must be wheelchair accessible before Tokyo 2020

Tokyo has already embarked on an overhaul of its infrastructure with an eye to filling stadiums for the 2020 Games.

Indonesia’s Traveloka is said in talks to raise US$400 million

With a population of more than 620 million and a growing middle class, Southeast Asia’s online travel market is expected to triple from US$26.6 billion in 2017 to US$76.6 billion in 2025.

This 24-year-old built a US$5 billion hotel startup in five years

A college dropout in a country where university pedigree is obsessed over, Agarwal has become an unlikely business star, with frequent appearances on televised award shows and a cover story last year in Forbes India.

Pet-friendly hotels in Malaysia that make your holiday whole

There are more pet-friendly hotels here than you might imagine, provided your dogs are well behaved and don't bark a lot and disturb other hotel guests.

Some Sarawak hotels may absorb SST this year, says association

The Sarawak chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels says prices should not change much from when the GST was enforced.

Travel to get more expensive in 2019

Travel is expected to get more expensive in 2019 with the cost of flights and hotels both predicted to rise, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast.

World’s most expensive hotel suite costs $80,000 a night and comes...

One night in the world's most expensive hotel suite will set you back an eye-popping, outrageous, some might say outlandish $80,000 a night.

What’s next for Hotelier after buying the Trump Toronto? America

InnVest is following several Canadian real estate firms to the US, including Tricon Capital Group Inc. and the real estate arm of insurer Great-West Lifeco Inc. as prices have ratcheted higher at home.

MEF on why some sectors saw high job cuts in 2017

Shamsuddin Bardan says the employment scenario will continue to be sluggish in 2018 with hiring centred on urgent or critical positions.

Report: Shopping trumps hotels for Chinese tourists

The report jointly issued by Nielsen and Alipay says Chinese tourists also expect to enjoy the cashless lifestyle which they are used to back home.