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Room shortage in KL as SEA Games rolls into town S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, August 16, 2017
As the 29th SEA Games and the 9th ASEAN Para Games are set to take place in Kuala Lumpur later this week, inbound agents are considering farther accommodation locations or shortening touring time in the destination for their Middle Eastern clients due to a lack of rooms in the capital city.

Passenger service charge likely to be increased at KLIA2 Kuala Lumpur, August 16, 2017
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) is reviewing the passenger service charge (PSC) for international flights beyond South-east Asia at KLIA2.

Weak 2Q for Thai carriers amid competition, higher fuel prices Bangkok, August 16, 2017
Intense market competition and hike in fuel prices were key factors weighing down the performance of two Thai major carriers, Thai Airways International (THAI) and Bangkok Airways, in 2Q2017.

New head for Discover the World's Thailand office Scottsdale, Arizona, August 16, 2017
Global travel distribution company Discover the World has changed management of its Thailand office, which is headquartered in Bangkok.

Hotel Nikko Oita Oasis Tower to open in December Tokyo, August 16, 2017
Okura Nikko Hotel Management will rebrand the current Oita Oasis Tower Hotel in Kyushu into the Hotel Nikko Oita Oasis Tower, with a targeted reopening in December.

Event: Halloween Horror Nights 7 at Universal Studios Singapore Hong Kong, August 16, 2017
Universal Studios Singapore has unveiled the seventh incarnation of its Halloween Horror Nights event, which will run from September 29 to October 29 this year.

Tauzia rolls out new midscale brand, eyes SE Asia expansion Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta, August 15, 2017
Indonesia's Tauzia Hotel Management has announced a new hotel brand and expansion plans in South-east Asia.

Malaysian trade still at odds with new tourism tax S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, August 15, 2017
Hoteliers in Malaysia continue to challenge the coming tourism tax, saying that details still have not been made official with two weeks to go before its scheduled implementation.

Asian golf booking portal for travel agents now live Bangkok, August 15, 2017
Asian Golf Services, said to be the first online booking portal for the golfing travel industry, has been launched to provide agents and tour operators with access to golf and transportation rates across the region's courses.

Qantas opens online booking store on Alibaba's Fliggy Sydney, August 15, 2017
An MoU with Alibaba Group's Fliggy will see Qantas become the first Australian carrier to avail direct bookings on the Chinese travel sales platform via online stores.

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