Raffles to close ahead of rebirth

Singapore's time-honoured Raffles hotel will close this month for the final stage of a major redevelopment that will introduce three new suite categories, additional event facilities and a luxury spa. The works represent the third and biggest stag

Luxe the Japanese way

Impeccable service and exclusive experiences define luxury in the new Japan, writes Kristie Kellahan. No discussion of luxury in Japan would be complete without mention of the incredible culinary scene. It sometimes seems that to live is to eat in

Island tourism drives hotel boom

Testament to the Philippines' growing allure as an attractive tourist destination is the swathe of hotels & resorts that are set to open over the next 12 months. The focus for development has primarily been on the idyllic tropical islands the cou

Tourism the key to Philippines’ future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is lobbying the Philippine Government to implement smarter policies in relation to its tourism industry. Citing an imperative to improve airport infrastructure and keep aviation taxes to a minimum

Cebu rides tourism wave

The last 12 months have proved a fruitful year for the Philippine islands of Borcay, Cebu and Palawan, with the three destinations topping 'The Best Islands in the World' list this year in the respected travel magazine Cond Nast's Reader's Choice Awa

Aussie market on solid ground

Aussie tourists are increasingly choosing the Philippines as their destination of choice for a holiday, according to the Philippines Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand. One significant factor in the upturn is the geographical convenie