Would you believe the future has begun?

Technology is changing the way people travel. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. These days, people seem to like getting things done at the snap of a finger, to be able to talk to other people instantaneously regardless of where they…

Boutique Hotels – a different way to stay

Like with most things, it’s hard to nail what a boutique hotel is exactly, yet you’d get an idea if you look at its history and contrast it with more traditional hotels.  The term was coined by American entrepreneur Steve Rubell, who…

Designer Ryuzo Nakata pops up at Huvafen Fushi

Sapporo born fashion designer Ryuzo Nakata turned up at Huvafen Fushi Monday evening for the launch of his pop-up event on the island.  At the cocktail reception that evening, Nakata displayed a collection of womenswear that included dresses that favoured sheer cloth…

Manta Air celebrates first aircraft

New domestic carrier Manta Air received its first aircraft, the turboprop ATR 72-600 this November. The airline held a special function to mark the event, which saw the attendance of senior officials from the Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Security, Customs, Immigration…

Women’s Participation in Tourism

With proper planning and integration of strong gender perspectives tourism can help promote equality on a local, national and global scale. This article looks at the challenges to women’s participation in the tourism sector and how we could increase their contribution. Over…

Can tourist developments ever be sustainable?

Sustainability must be at the heart of any contemporary tourism endeavour. Based on the paper wirtten by J. Purandare from the School of Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh. The paper titled “Sustainable Resort Developments in Sensitive Environments – How can…

Return of the traditional travel agent

The past decade has witnessed the decline of traditional travel agencies on the back of the meteoric rise of online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Agoda and Expedia. Old school travel agents seemed to be on their last breath. But in the…

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