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STAAH partners with Archipelago International

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STAAH, a leading cloud-based distribution platform has announced a strategic technology partnership with Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned hotel management group that operates more than 350 hotels and residences across 200+ locations-

The tech partnership will fuse together the benefits of STAAH’s advanced online distribution technology with Archipelago’s vision to operate ‘best in class’ properties that exceed the expectations of guests, owners and employees.
The alliance is aimed to boost Archipelago’s plug-and-play solution to increase leads and revenue for its clients. The plug-and-play service by Archipelago follows an audit and fix process with the aim of improving online connectivity for all its clients and converting every connected channel into a revenue-generating machine. STAAH’s powerful and dynamic online distribution and booking capabilities will play a critical role in enabling this vision.
“Driving better revenue through automation and innovation has been a core principle for us,” says John Flood, President and CEO – Archipelago International Tarun Joukani Commercial Director at STAAH with John Flood – President and CEO Archipelago International

“We have always looked for performance, scalability, flexibility and easy-to-use interfaces in our technology partners. STAAH met and exceeded on all fronts, and we are excited for the opportunities this partnership unlocks for our clients.”

With more than 45.000 keys, 350+ hotels and clients in more than 200 locations across Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania, Archipelago has been a trusted hotel management group since 1997.Its award-winning suite of brands includes ASTON, ASTON Collection Hotels, Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Hotel NEO, favehotels, Nordic, and Powered by ARCHIPELAGO. The group works towards a mission of exceeding guest expectations in all their hotels, helping staff develop their careers, while supporting owners in designing, creating, and successfully operating a ‘best in class’ hotel that they can be proud of.

“This partnership brings together two aligned visions for the widening of Archipelago’s suite of customers to the world of online commerce and the transformation of travel through smarter technology,” says Tarun Joukani, Commercial Director – STAAH. “We know through various surveys that today’s traveller is highly tech-savvy and seeks seamless connection from booking to service. By connecting Archipelago’s deep understanding of its client’s needs and STAAH’s innovative technology platform, we are confident that we will be able to bring more of these travellers to the doorstep of Archipelago-managed hotels.”




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Trevolution Group introduces NDC aggregated air travel services

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Trevolution Group, the global market leader operating Asaptickets Skyluxtravel, Dreamport and other travel brands, has announced implementing New Distribution Capabilities (NDC) in its airline ticket distribution as of September 2023. By partnering with AirGateway, a world-leading NDC aggregator, by the end of the month, Trevolution Group will offer its customers instant access to customized travel content of over 15 global airlines, including several major carriers such as Lufthansa Group, United Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, Air France-KLM, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and others.

As the travel industry continues to evolve and adapt to the needs of customers around the globe, NDC has recently emerged as an ultimate game-changer. It is an improved industry standard, developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), to facilitate a direct exchange of data between the leading industry players, thus transforming the way air products are retailed to corporations, leisure and business travelers. Meanwhile, NDC aggregator is essentially a third-party technology provider that serves as a centralized platform between airlines and travel agencies to provide instant connections to multiple airlines’ NDC contents, such as flight inventory, supplementary services, and pricing, including those options that may not be available through traditional distribution channels.

Another advantage of introducing NDC is the ability to offer a transparent shopping experience with customized offers and personalization. Thus, Trevolution Group travel brands can now leverage the data to better understand traveler preferences and offer tailored travel packages that are unique to each customer based on their travel history, preferences, behavior, and airline loyalty details, making the booking experience more convenient and effortless. Likewise, the NDC technology allows airlines to return these personalized offers, apply discounts based on loyalty status, or provide alternative payment options such as miles.

Peter Vazan

While the traditionally used global distribution system (GDS) model only permits airlines to display prices and schedules, the NDC standard provides real-time information. As Trevolution Group moves forward with the new integration, a full range of NDC services will be introduced and offered to its customers in the upcoming months. As a result, air travelers will benefit from real-time updates and seamless integration to make instant alterations to their bookings, from seat upgrades to itinerary changes, without having to wait for confirmation from the airline. Additionally, the implementation of NDC will provide instant flight updates, ensuring that customers are always aware of any changes to their travel plans. Airlines will thus send passengers direct alerts about flight delays or gate changes, offer upgrade options, or notify customers about in-flight services and amenities.

“After signing the partnership agreement with AirGateway, Trevolution Group travel brands can get quick and easy access to full range of fares and ancillary products from multiple airlines at once with just a single integration. This means that we are able to provide our customers the very best flight options that suit their preferences and budget, regardless of where in the world they are flying to. By the end of the year, we expect to sell over 20 thousand airline tickets via NDC, while during 2024 our goal is to reach 150 thousand ticket sales. And although it requires significant infrastructure investment, we are ready to invest in the future,” Peter Vazan, EVP of Industry Relations at Trevolution Group comments.

Trevolution Group incorporates the travel businesses of the Dyninno Group of companies, which provides products and services in the finance, travel, and entertainment sectors. Trevolution Group has established itself as the market leader in the travel business, specializing in the visiting friends and relatives’ segment. Over 730,000 airline tickets and vacation packages were sold by Trevolution Group in 2022, which makes it the fifth-largest travel consolidator in the US.



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EaseMyTrip launches Smart Voice Recognition Technology

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EaseMyTrip.com is set to redefine the travel booking experience with its groundbreaking innovation – the EaseMyTrip Smart Voice Recognition Technology. This innovative feature underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to delivering expedited and seamless travel experiences for every Indian traveller. By harnessing advanced AI and ML technology, EaseMyTrip has introduced a voice assistance tool that promises to revolutionize the way travelers plan and book their journeys.

In response to the evolving preferences and expectations of today’s travellers, EaseMyTrip has developed this cutting-edge smart voice recognition system. It serves as a touchless recommendation and booking engine, designed to elevate the overall customer experience. This in-house development boasts a custom Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine, ensuring precision and efficiency in every interaction.

As easy as having a conversation, the EaseMyTrip Smart Voice Recognition Technology offers a comprehensive solution for all your travel needs. Travellers can effortlessly express their requirements in natural language, such as, ‘I want to search for a flight from Delhi to Mumbai for tomorrow,’ ‘I need a hotel in Delhi for tomorrow,’ or ‘I need a holiday package for Dubai for next week.’ This sophisticated engine seamlessly provides product recommendations for flights, accommodations, Vacation packages, Train and Bus simplifying the booking process to a remarkable degree.

One of the standout features of this innovation is its ability to understand and respond to multiple Indian languages, including Telugu and Hindi. Being a true India-made brand, EaseMyTrip recognises the significance of India’s linguistic diversity and cultural richness. This voice recognition technology exemplifies the platform’s dedication to inclusivity and accessibility for all Indian travellers.

Rikant Pittie, Co-Founder of EaseMyTrip, enthusiastically endorsed this groundbreaking development, stating: “In today’s fast-paced travel ecosystem, every tourist seeks an expedited and seamless booking mechanism. With shorter attention spans and grander ambitions, travellers are increasingly seeking convenience when planning their journeys. Our smart voice recognition technology becomes their guiding light, offering a streamlined command for all their travel needs. We are thrilled to introduce this innovation, perfectly aligned with our mission to simplify travel for every Indian.”

EaseMyTrip’s dedication to innovation and customer-centric solutions has earned it the trust of travellers nationwide. With the launch of Smart Voice Recognition Technology, EaseMyTrip continues to set new benchmarks in the industry, reaffirming its commitment to providing the ultimate travel experience for its users.

This innovative addition promises to redefine the way Indians plan and book their travel, making it not only expedited but also enjoyable. EaseMyTrip’s unwavering focus on technology excellence and its deep understanding of the diverse needs of Indian travellers position it as a leader in the travel tech sector. As travellers embrace the power of voice, EaseMyTrip is poised to lead the way into a future of effortless and efficient travel booking.



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ITC Hotels signs Management Agreement for Welcomhotel Kalimpong

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ITC Hotels announced the signing of Welcomhotel Kalimpong resort under a management agreement with Pravez Constructions Private Limited. This 70-key greenfield upper-upscale project, spread over 4 acres will offer plush rooms with spectacular views of the Himalayas and the valley, an all-day dining restaurant, a lounge, a bar and a specialty restaurant along with ample recreational facilities such as fitness centre, childrens’ club, games room, library, and a spa. The picturesque resort shall offer over 15,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event spaces.

Anil Chadha, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Hotels said, “With the upcoming property of Welcomhotel Kalimpong, ITC’s Hotel Group will have a strong presence across West Bengal with 8 hotels across various segments. The Welcomhotel brand trajectory is growing fast across both business and leisure locations, and we are grateful for the trust that the Owners have placed in the brand.”

ITC Hotels already has a stellar presence in West Bengal with two iconic luxury properties, ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar. Welcomhotel Kalimpong will further broaden this footprint along with the existing properties under the Fortune brand.

Binod Kumar Gupta, Chairman, BLG Group, said, “We are excited to announce our landmark project in the serene hill station of Kalimpong in West Bengal. We are not just building a hotel, but a tranquil property inspired by local culture and dedicated to sustainable luxury. Our engagement with ITC Hotels and the Welcomhotel brand for management will ensure world-class service and unique guest experiences. The breathtaking mountain-views, versatile event spaces, authentic regional cuisine, recreational facilities, and eco-friendliness will make this property a must visit destination.”

ITC Hotels’ portfolio currently showcases 25 Welcomhotels across India with more in the pipeline. Noteworthy properties under the brand that have opened recently cover destinations such as Manali, Jim Corbett, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Chail, Katra and Guntur.



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Quiet luxury destinations to add to your bucket list

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In an era where fashion’s definition of luxury is shifting away from flashy logos and brands, the world of travel is experiencing a parallel transformation. Gone are the days when opulence was measured solely by extravagance; today, a new trend known as “Quiet Luxury” is emerging, subtly redefining the way we experience the world. 

Picture yourself waking up to the soothing sounds of nature and being pampered with top-notch service throughout your stay. IHG Hotels & Resorts’ secluded retreats are designed to provide guests with the perfect blend of tranquillity, impeccable service, and unforgettable moments. 

Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam  

A lesser known paradise, Regent Phu Quoc sits on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc and celebrates the elements of serenity and stimulation, gifting all travellers with an uplifting and unforgettable stay. Surrounded by white sand beaches, clear waters, and tropical jungle, the resort combines Western elegance and Asian hospitality to offer thoughtful experiences.  

Defined through a signature design, the hotel has its own unique identity and takes modern luxury to new heights where the rawness of authentic environments balances with refined and polished amenities. Choose from suites or villas, enjoy bar and dining options, state-of-the-art fitness, and an exclusive spa where guests can book luxurious treatments and take part in rooftop yoga at the Pavillion.   

Kimpton Kitalay Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand  

Over the sparkling waters of Choeng Mon Beach in Koh Samui, Kimpton Kitalay Samui offers luxury island charm with modern Thai influence. Kita meaning ‘song’ in Thai and Lay meaning ‘sea’, the hotel  illustrates a sense of local and is a tribute to the community spirit of Samui’s native environment making it the perfect quiet luxury experience. With rooms, suites and villas housed in a village-like enclave, enjoy five inventive restaurants and bars, explore the island on a bike and listen to island lore in Lanai Coves. On top of the accommodation and dining, guests can graciously float on bean bags in the hotel’s palm shaded infinity pool.   

InterContinental Lifou Wadra Bay, New Caledonia  

The first major hotel built on New Caledonia’s untouched Lifou Island, the brand-new resort opening in late 2023 and created in close consultation with local tribes, offers six hectares of luscious green gardens. With a choice of 50 bungalows and villas, two on-site restaurants, and a bar that draws inspiration from local Melanesian and French culture. 

Think of untouched lush tropical forests, pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, and crystal clear waters. Discover a haven of peace and immerse yourself in local traditions and cultural heritage via enriching experiences such as open-ocean snorkeling and hiking.  

InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa, Dominica 

A luxury nature resort in Dominica tucked away in Cabrits National Park and built around the island’s natural habitat, overlooking pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea. With towering mountains, lush green forests, and winding rivers, guests can visit miles of untouched emerald paradise, immerse themselves in nature and adventure, explore mountains covered by tropical rainforest, or relax in a natural hot spring. 

Enjoy premium rooms, suites and villas, and local restaurants and bars that draw inspiration from the island. Guests can access outdoor pools, fitness centre, and the Cabrits Spa and Wellness Center. Four-legged guests are also warmly welcomed.  

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Travel Daily Media rebrands as Brand TD

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the travel industry, one thing has remained constant – the importance of a strong and memorable brand. It is the essence of a company’s identity, the first impression that potential customers have, and the lasting image that loyal clients carry with them. Singapore-based travel trade news agency Travel Daily Media (TD) recognises this fundamental truth and has decided to embark on an exciting journey by rebranding as Brand TD, with the tagline “Building Better Brands.” TD will also update its logo across all materials, which will be fully implemented in October.

For over 16 years, Travel Daily Media has been a trusted source of travel trade news in Asia, UK, India, Middle East & USA markets providing industry professionals with the latest updates and insight. As the travel industry evolves and faces new challenges, Brand TD is stepping up its game to help travel companies not only survive but thrive. The rebranding signifies a commitment to the travel industry and a new focus on assisting businesses in creating unforgettable brands and helping drive incremental revenue and customer loyalty.

According to the “godfathers of effectiveness” Les Binet and Peter Field, about 50% of marketing budgets need to be spent on long-term brand building to drive sustainable profits. This is because, in a world inundated with advertising and marketing messages, some brands manage to stand out while others fade into the background.

Brand TD understands these principles and is taking them to heart in their mission to help travel companies create memorable brands. Here’s how:

  • Content Marketing: Brand TD has always excelled in providing valuable content to the travel industry. With the rebrand, they are doubling down on this expertise, offering tailored content solutions that resonate with target audiences. Armed with high-level knowledge in native content advertising and SEO, they know how to tell a story that sticks and ranks high on search engine results.
  • Awards and Networking Events: Brand TD believes in giving recognition to the top companies in the travel industry as well as the incredible people behind them. Brand TD is organising two of the most exciting events in the travel industry: Inspiring Women in Travel (Asia) 2024 and Brand TD Travel Trade Awards 2024. Moreover, Brand TD believes in bringing people together through the company’s signature networking event, Thirsty Thursday.
  • Event Production Services: One of the most effective ways to build a brand is through events. Brand TD is expanding its horizons by organising industry-specific events such as meetings and conferences, themed and gala dinners, and corporate team building to third-party companies. These bespoke events will provide a platform for companies to showcase their brand identity and connect with their audience on a personal level.

“At Brand TD, delivering the latest travel trade news to our audience remains at the heart of our business. However, we’re evolving to offer a broader spectrum of services that will be profoundly beneficial to companies as they embark on the journey of building their own brands. Our commitment to delivering the news remains unwavering, but now we’re also here to guide and support companies in crafting their own memorable brand through events,” says Gary Marshall, CEO, Brand TD.

In rebranding as Brand TD, the company is making a bold statement of its commitment to helping travel companies build better brands and drive revenue. By focusing on content and events, Brand TD is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of branding in the travel industry.

The rebranding of Travel Daily Media to Brand TD is more than just a change in name; it represents a strategic shift towards a more holistic approach to brand building in the travel industry. With a commitment to excellence and a tagline that underscores their mission, “Building Better Brands,” Brand TD is set to empower travel companies to create brand identities that will stand the test of time.

Let’s discuss building your brand, digital marketing, and/or getting involved in our upcoming events and awards. Book a time here or shoot an email at gary@traveldailymedia.com.

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Le Meridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort opens in Phuket’s sunset coast

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Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort has opened last weekend inviting a group of media. Le Méridien’s latest property introduces a new era of culturally-infused hospitality to Phuket’s stunning sunset coast. Nestled in the golden sands of Mai Khao Beach and surrounded by the natural beauty of Sirinat National Park, the resort provides a serene tropical hideaway for guests to unwind in style.

Following a refurbishment and a rebranding inspired by the era of glamorous travel, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort features 244 bright and inviting rooms and suites. Room types range from 41 to 110 square metres in size and are designed in a contemporary local style, with a balcony or terrace in every room and views of the gardens, pool or sea. A selection of family rooms with bunk beds are available, and the newly-reimagined resort has also introduced brand-new pool access rooms, private cabana rooms, two-bedroom suites and private pool suites.

The resort features an outdoor lagoon pool, a children’s fun pool, a kids’ club and plenty of outdoor activities. Travellers will also have direct access to Mai Khao Beach, which set the stage for beachfront yoga and water sports such as paddle-boarding and kayaking. After a fun-filled day, the beach serves as the perfect spot to sit back and admire the evocative Andaman sunsets.

Throughout their stay, guests can grab light bites, cool drinks and locally-inspired snacks at The Nook, the resort’s casual café, while Ocean Kitchen is the signature Mediterranean restaurant where guests can savour an appetizing selection of freshly-prepared European and Middle Eastern cuisine, including prime grilled meats, fresh seafood, wood-fired pizzas and healthy dishes, accompanied with craft and draft beers, fine wines, creative cocktails, tropical juices and more.

Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort also offers a range of event spaces including a 214.5-sqm ballroom, which can be transformed into three smaller meeting spaces, with two additional intimate spaces, all of which are equipped with cutting-edge facilities.

“I am delighted to welcome the world to Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort. Blissfully secluded yet easily accessible, this is a destination that will immerse guests in a world of natural beauty and cultural charm. From our sensitive design philosophy, which highlights Phuket’s heart and soul, to our curated experiences, we hope to surround visitors with the authentic spirit of Phuket. By incorporating eco-friendly solutions, including rooftop solar panels to power the property, we are also helping to create a sustainable future for this idyllic island,” said the resort’s General Manager, Ms. Jirarat Ninpadub.

Nestled on a secluded stretch of Phuket’s northwest coast, overlooking the azure Andaman Sea, Mai Khao Beach is an exceptional destination for guests who want to step off the beaten track and explore the natural beauty of Phuket. Sirinat National Park is just moments away and Phuket International Airport can be reached in only 15 minutes.

To celebrate its launch, Le Méridien Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort has revealed “Sip, Savour and Stay” – an exclusive opening offer that lets travellers capture the spirit of an endless summer. Priced from just THB 5,999 net per room per night, this enriching package includes two welcome drinks, daily breakfast for two, an Au Soleil beach picnic featuring a European or Thai meal and a bottle of sparkling wine, one complimentary resort activity, one hour of paddle-boarding, and an Art Programme comprising two tickets to the Peranakan Museum. Guests will also enjoy a 10% discount at all F&B outlets and 20% off at the spa, and kids will be inspired by Le Méridien Family Programme, including a welcome amenity.

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EaseMyTrip launches Corporate Travel Solutions 2.0

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EaseMyTrip.com, one of India’s largest online travel tech platforms, introduces its specialised Corporate Travel Business division. With this launch, the company aims to redefine the experience of business travel by offering bespoke solutions crafted to meet the intricate demands of the corporate world.

EaseMyTrip’s Corporate Travel Business offers unparalleled benefits for corporates, revolutionising the way business travel is experienced. These benefits include strategic cost savings through tailored programmes that offer corporate rates, bulk discounts, and loyalty rewards, all designed to achieve measurable cost savings over time. With a vast network of global partners, EaseMyTrip ensures global reach with local expertise, providing international standards while offering localised services and support.

Moreover, each corporate client is assigned a dedicated account manager who provides expert guidance, immediate troubleshooting, and customised solutions. Transparency and analytics are at the forefront, thanks to comprehensive reporting tools that empower corporate decision-makers to analyse travel spending, monitor compliance, and discover opportunities for further savings.

“Business travel is more than just booking a flight or hotel; it’s about providing a seamless experience that allows professionals to focus solely on their work. Our Corporate Travel Business is not merely an add-on service but a strategic business partner aimed at transforming the entire corporate travel experience,” said Nishant Pitti, CEO of EaseMyTrip.

EaseMyTrip prioritises convenience and flexibility, making business travel as hassle-free as possible. Their state-of-the-art booking platform ensures real-time updates, immediate confirmations, and the flexibility to make changes on the go. Additionally, round-the-clock support is available, ensuring that assistance is just a phone call away, no matter the time zone. These combined advantages redefine corporate travel, setting a new industry standard where quality, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction are seamlessly integrated.

“Corporate travel management is not just about bookings; it’s about creating a productive relationship between companies and their travel needs. We are setting a new industry standard where quality, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction go hand in hand,” added Pitti.

EaseMyTrip’s corporate travel business also offers a comprehensive suite of services to streamline business travel. This includes ensuring travel policy compliance, expediting approvals, and providing robust Management Information System (MIS) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) assurance.

Through the Corporate Self-Booking Tool (SBT), EaseMyTrip enables real-time online bookings for flights, hotels, and buses. Corporate clients enjoy special hotel rates and various flight fare options, including Regular, Corporate, SME, and Flexi Fare categories.

Additionally, the brand provides its corporate clients flexible fares, including complimentary meals, seat selection, free date changes, and minimal cancellation fees. The platform simplifies employee, branch, and department management, along with online travel policy and approval workflows.

To enhance transparency and efficiency, EaseMyTrip maps all GSTs under the main ID, offers comprehensive MIS reporting, integrates airline codes into its portal, and provides visa services. This suite of services reflects EaseMyTrip’s commitment to making corporate travel more efficient, cost-effective, and user-friendly.




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Agoda reveals most popular flight destinations for Indian travellers 

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As travellers take to the skies once again, digital travel platform Agoda shares the top domestic and international flight destinations of 2023 so far.  In India, the most popular international destination is Dubai, followed by Bangkok, Bali, Singapore and Hanoi. The ranking shows a clear preference for Southeast Asia, with four of the destinations falling in that category. Domestically, Indians are taking off for New Delhi and NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune, rounding out the top five.

Based on Agoda’s booking data, four of the five most popular international flight destinations are nestled in Southeast Asia, with Bangkok in first place. Singapore in second, Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City in fourth, and Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur in fifth also represent Southeast Asia. Seoul, South Korea splits the top five, coming in as third most popular international flight destination.

“Many factors contribute to the popularity of Southeast Asian cities”, said Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President of Supply, Agoda. “These cities represent five bustling metropolises, with rich culture and history, an exquisite culinary scene, and unique nightlife. Even with airlines expanding their routes and fleets, I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll see these amazing destinations ranking high for years to come.”

Agoda built its global reputation as an online booking platform for hotels and vacation homes but has seen flight bookings take off since launching on the platform in 2019. Now, there are over 1,30,000 flight routes available to book on Agoda.



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Lufthansa Group offers special fare for passengers traveling to the UN World Climate Conference in Dubai

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The Lufthansa Group has developed a particularly sustainable offer package for passengers traveling to this year’s UN World Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai: From Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, they can take advantage of a special fare with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines that includes 100 percent offsetting of flight-related CO2 emissions via Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Other components include a free rebooking option and a bike rental voucher for one weeklong bicycle rental across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Business Class guests can also make use of an airport-hotel transfer in an e-limousine.

Lufthansa Group pursues ambitious sustainability goals
The Lufthansa Group has set itself ambitious climate protection goals and aims to achieve a neutral CO2 balance by 2050. Already by 2030, the Lufthansa Group wants to halve its net CO2 emissions compared to 2019 through reduction and compensation measures. The reduction goal for 2030 was validated by the independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in August 2022. The Lufthansa Group was the first airline group in Europe with a science-based CO2 reduction target in line with the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. For effective climate protection, the Lufthansa Group is focusing in particular on accelerated fleet modernization, the use of SAF, the continuous optimization of flight operations, and offers for its private travelers and corporate customers to make a flight or the transport of cargo more sustainable. In addition, the Lufthansa Group has been actively supporting global climate and weather research for many years.


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