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Indian operators up in arms against OTA pricing policies Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 28, 2016
MORE than 1,000 tour agents, transport operators and hoteliers held a protest late last week at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against what they termed as "unethical pricing policy by OTAs".

Malaysian agency and Visa launch Halal tours site S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, June 23, 2016
VISA Malaysia and Mitra Kembara, a Malaysian travel agency, recently launched a travel platform, exclusively for Visa credit and debit cardholders, to provide tours and services for Halal travellers.

Trade welcomes India's new civil aviation policy Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 20, 2016
THE Indian government last week approved a new national civil aviation policy, introducing a slew of changes that encourages more connectivity and enables carriers to expand operations faster.

Arrivals into Hong Kong down 10.9 per cent in Q1 Bangkok, June 15, 2016
WHILE Asia-Pacific recorded overall growth in inbound travel in 1Q2016, international visitor arrivals into Hong Kong plummeted after the city saw a drastic fall in visitors from China, according to a PATA financial report.

Indian agents welcome test-run of Australian multiple-entry visas Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, June 9, 2016
AUSTRALIA will begin testing three-year multiple-entry visas for visitors from India, Thailand, Vietnam and Chile by July.

ITB Berlin launches first co-branded India show Berlin, June 8, 2016
ITB BERLIN has partnered with Cross Section Media to launch a co-branded travel trade show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar (BITB) in India, to be held in New Delhi from October 3-6, 2016, and is touted as the first pure outbound show for the Indian market.

Photo of the Day: Akbar Travels renews ties with Sabre Singapore, June 7, 2016
Sabre and Akbar Travels of India signed a multi-year content and technology agreement, which saw the latter selecting a suite of technologies from the travel technology company to ride the strong aviation growth in the Indian market for domestic and global expansion.

Premier Inn makes Indonesian debut in Surabaya Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta, May 25, 2016
UK's largest budget hotel chain Premier Inn has rolled out its expansion strategy in South-east Asia by launching its first Indonesian hotel in Surabaya, with further growth planned for the country as well as more openings in Thailand and Singapore.

E-visa facility prompts more Indian arrivals in Malaysia S Puvaneswary, reporting from WTM Connect Asia, Penang, May 20, 2016
AGENTS involved in the Indian outbound market to Malaysia are noticing a substantial increase in demand this summer peak season.

Scoot says 'sawasdee' to Tokyo from Bangkok Bangkok, May 18, 2016
FROM July 20, Scoot will begin daily Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo flights on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to cater to the growing demand for travel between Thailand and Japan.