WTM's very first Asian

occasion opens in Malaysia

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The World Travel Market formally showed up in Asia today, with the opening of the first WTM Connect Asia event in Malaysia.

Held in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Georgetown, Penang, the travel trade convention gathered buyers and sellers from more than 30 countries, consisting of China, the United States, UK, Germany and neighboring ASEAN states.

 

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Marriott unveils brand

new Phuket beach resort

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Marriott has actually continued the growth of its Thai portfolio with the launch of a brand-new high end beach resort cambodia adventure tour in Phuket.

The brand-new Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Nai Yang Beach has now opened following a major THB2.3 billion (US$ 64 million) investment that has actually seen the property completely reconditioned and rebranded from its previous incarnation as the Imperial Adamas Beach Resort.

 

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Singapore travel market

turned negative

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According to GfK’s Travel Scan data ending May 2016, the Singapore outbound travel market in very first 5 months in 2012 saw a negative 1.3 percent when compared to the same duration last year.

China continues to remain as leading destination for Singapore outbound tourists, its development trajectory has slow down to just 1.3 percent and Thailand stayed runner up. Of the top 10 outbound leisure countries just Indonesia reported double digit development acquiring 10.8 percent, while Japan saw a substantial 18.4 percent drop over last year.

 

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