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TOURISM & CULTURE

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Tourism & Culture March 21, 2018

Thailand 4.0 lays new runway for take off of aviation industry

Thailand has high hopes to become the premier tourism and business destination in the fast-growing ASEAN region. The government’s strategy, “Thailand 4.0”, aims to create and economy...
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Tourism & Culture April 12, 2017

An authentic Japanese experience that will contribute to regional revitalization

The largest majority of the 24 million tourists that came to Japan in 2016 visited Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. However, off the beaten track, Japan has a lot more to offer. The Governor of Miyagi Prefecture,...
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Tourism & Culture April 11, 2017

Japan looks to grow its presence across Africa

Between 2016 and 2018, Japan has pledged to invest $30 billion in Africa’s development, as it bids to join the likes of China and the US in the battle for influence on the continent.
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Tourism & Culture April 23, 2019

Sixty years of the Hilton effect in Egypt

The Hilton was one of the first foreign hotel chains to enter Egypt, paving the way for many others to follow suit. In this interview, Mohab Ghali discusses the Hilton’s socio-economic impact...
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Tourism & Culture April 14, 2019

Private sector investments in the hospitality sector to increase as a show of confidence in Egypt’s appeal as a 365-day destination

Latif Group, in line with the widespread development of tourism-related infrastructure, is planning to add several properties to its portfolio in Egypt, which includes the award-winning Rixos Sharm...
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Tourism & Culture November 19, 2018

Singapore Tourism Board: Passion Made Possible

The Singapore Tourism board (STB) is the lead development agency for tourism, one of Singapore’s key economic sectors. Together with industry partners and the community, it is working to shape...
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Tourism & Culture November 15, 2018

Banyan Tree: Global growth stemming from ASEAN

Founder and Executive Chairman Ho Kwon Ping of Banyan Tree Holdings speaks to the increasing importance of tourism throughout ASEAN and how far the luxury brand has come using its Singaporean base to...
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Tourism & Culture November 14, 2018

Singapore: a standout destination in the world’s most flourishing tourism region

In 2017 ASEAN attracted 125 million international visitors, making it one of the fastest-growing tourism regions in the world. The culturally-diverse, food-haven metropolis of Singapore is...
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Tourism & Culture November 12, 2018

Marina Bay Sands: an unrivalled integrated resort for MICE events

Whenever Singapore is mentioned, one would often associate it with its multi-cultural cuisine unparalleled shopping experiences and tall skyscrapers. But the bustling city is also a growing...
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Tourism & Culture November 11, 2018

Marina Bay Sands: the face of Singapore to the world

Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s most iconic destination, offering guests the world's largest rooftop infinity pool, award-winning dining, and a wide range of shopping and entertainment options....
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Tourism & Culture November 08, 2018

“There is an emotional connection here that cannot be found with any other hotel”

The Worldfolio talks with Bipan Kapur, General Manager of Shangri–La Hotel, Singapore.  
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Tourism & Culture October 31, 2018

Tourism, the Singaporean way

Singapore-based COMO Holdings is a diversified lifestyle company, with hotels and resorts around the world. In this interview, Olivier Jolivet discusses the competitive advantages of Singapore as a...