Grand Princess first to sail from LA

SINGAPORE, 30 September 2021: Princess Cruises has started to sail guests from the Port of Los Angeles on 25 September, marking the first cruise vacation departure from San Pedro since the cruise industry’s pause in operations early last year. After an 18-month...

Hilton rolls out franchise option in China

SINGAPORE, 30 September 2021: Hilton launches a franchise model in China to allow independent hotel owners to tap the group’s marketing and sales network. The group is reaching out to investors and hotel owners to explore franchising opportunities under its already...

Outrigger names team to head Thai resorts

PHUKET, Thailand, 30 September 2021: Outrigger Hospitality Group hires its senior management team to open three resorts in southern Thailand; two in December this year and one in April 2022. Tony Pedroni has been appointed area general manager, Thailand. He will be...

Jetstar Asia plans Darwin flights

SINGAPORE, 30 September 2021: Jetstar Asia will resume its Singapore to Darwin services as early as mid-December 2021, once a travel corridor between Singapore and Australia opens. The popular route was first launched in 2008, with the airline flying more than 1.2...