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Genting Hong Kong bites losses for expected future gain Hong Kong, August 21, 2017
Genting Hong Kong has reported a loss of US$203.2 million in 1H2017, which it attributes mainly to the startup of new cruise brands and the MV Werften Shipyard readying for steel cutting two large ships in March 2018.

Expedia rolls out revenue management tool for hotels Bangkok, August 21, 2017
The Expedia group has launched a revenue management tool Rev+ in Thailand, as part of Expedia PartnerCentral (EPC), the company's partner portal which helps hotels manage their properties and rates.

Sedona Hotel Mandalay to become a Hilton Mandalay and McLean, Virginia, August 21, 2017
Hilton Hotels & Resorts will relaunch The Sedona Hotel Mandalay as Hilton Mandalay come 4Q2017, the result of a management agreement signed with Eden Hotels & Resorts.

Norwegian Bliss will have biggest race track at sea Singapore, August 21, 2017
Norwegian Cruise Line's 16th ship, the Norwegian Bliss, will feature "many first-at-sea" features including the largest competitive race track at sea and an open-air laser tag course.

Vacation rental supplier RedAwning clinches US$40m funding Emeryville, California, August 21, 2017, which supplies vacation rental properties to major online booking sites including, has secured US$40 million from Boston-based Silversmith Capital Partners in exchange for a significant minority equity.

CWT appoints new APAC head Amsterdam, August 21, 2017
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has named Bindu Bhatia the new managing director, Asia-Pacific, effective September 1. She succeeds Kai Chan, who will leave the company on August 31.

Philippines grants visa on arrival for Chinese tourists Manila, August 18, 2017
The Philippines is implementing visas on arrival to Chinese visitors to boost tourism and investment, announced the Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday.

Royal Caribbean names new China-bound Quantum Ultra ship Miami, August 18, 2017
Royal Caribbean International has marked the start of construction of its first Quantum Ultra ship in a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

Van attack strikes tourist hotspot in Barcelona Barcelona, August 18, 2017
Spain is in shock after being being struck by two terror attacks in less than 24 hours.

Delta's Vinay Dube now CEO at Jet Airways Mumbai, August 18, 2017
Industry veteran Vinay Dube has been appointed CEO of Jet Airways.

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