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    Steering cruise travel towards innovative sustainability in Asia Pacific region

    The post Steering cruise travel towards innovative sustainability in Asia Pacific region appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the travel industry is busy getting back on its feet, Travel Daily Media caught up with Damian Perry, managing director of Asia Pacific Region at Hurtigruten. TD: What messages do you have for Asia Pacific region travel agents in the wake of COVID-19? DP: As we witness high demand again, it’s time to change the conversation, and be proactive. It’s kicked in sooner than we anticipated and clients are committing into late 2021 and 2022. We see this in all markets, creating an extremely positive psychological shift, whilst…

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    A collective collaboration for the animals of Asia

    The post A collective collaboration for the animals of Asia appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Since signing on new members throughout Asia in 2020, Luxperia’s Principal Mr Linh Le instills the company’s vision to be a leading sustainable organization through its latest partnership with Animondial – An award-winning, key advisor to the global travel industry on all matters concerning animal, wildlife, and nature protection. Animondial works with travel businesses, travel trade associations, NGOs, academics, governments, and Destination Management organisations to help build a world where tourism is kind to animals.   In this latest collaboration, Luxperia Collective (throughout its network across Asia) will work to identify animal…

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    Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO

    The post Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. AirAsia welcomes news of COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out across Malaysia commencing from this week, as the first key indicator of a global travel reboot in the near future. AirAsia’s key international markets are also progressing well with the vaccination programme including Indonesia, Singapore, China and Australia, while other regional countries such as Thailand and the Philippines are scheduled to begin their vaccination programme by the first quarter of this year. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “After a year of uncertainty, it’s great…

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    Maldives bans travel from South Asia as COVID cases soar | Coronavirus pandemic News

    The Indian Ocean holiday destination recorded a single-day rise of 1,500 cases on Tuesday, compared with less than 100 a month ago. Rich Indians can no longer escape their country’s raging pandemic by holidaying in the Maldives, after the island paradise said it would ban travel from South Asia as it battles a surge in COVID-19 infections. The Indian Ocean holiday destination southwest of India reopened its tourist resorts in July last year after halting international flights for more than three months at the start of the pandemic. But the atoll nation, a group of islands with 340,000 people, has been grappling with a jump in cases, including a record…

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    FCM’s new head of marketing to boost momentum in Asia

    The post FCM’s new head of marketing to boost momentum in Asia appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. FCM, one of the world’s largest travel management companies, has appointed Henry Jones as the new marketing lead for Asia. In his role, Jones will be responsible for managing and overseeing marketing campaigns and initiatives to drive growth across the region including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, mainland China. Based in Singapore, he will work to ensure that the company’s brand positioning is executed effectively and translate the implementation of global strategies across Asia. Jones brings with him an extensive background across the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), spanning roles…