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Hong Kong Disneyland Cuts Jobs as Mainland Tourism Drops

Hong Kong Disneyland cut jobs after sustaining its first loss in four years amid a slump in mainland visitors to the city.Radio Television Hong Kong reported Friday that Walt Disney Co.’s theme park had fired fewer than 100 workers, citing…

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6 smartphone apps for the business traveler

TRAVELING for business is stressful enough, but if there are ways to manage that, having useful apps on your smartphone is one of them. Here are a few apps to install before jetting off on your next business trip.ConcurPacking ProIf…

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7 Malaysian air carriers join forces to form AMAC

SEVEN Malaysian airlines have come together to form the Association of Malaysian Air Carriers (AMAC), according to a joint statement released yesterday.Malaysia Airlines Berhad, MASwings, Firefly, AirAsia Berhad, AirAsia X Berhad, Malindo Air and Berjaya Air are the founding airlines…

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5 best kitesurfing spots in Asia

KITESURFING, or kiteboarding, took off as a sport towards the end of the ’90s. In Asia, warmer weather and less busy waters might add to the attraction of a kitesurfing holiday. You’ll notice that they are all in Southeast Asia,…

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PETA, tour operators to end elephant rides for tourists

SIX tour operators and wholesalers have reached an agreement with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to eliminate elephant rides as a tourist activity.The latest effort by PETA was triggered by an incident in Thailand in February when…

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Slow business travel growth predicted in 2016

A NEW report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has projected that business travel will only continue to grow moderately in 2016 owing to global uncertainty.The forecast for US-originated business travel expects growth to increase slightly in the first…

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Pretty in pink: Japan’s top 10 cherry blossom spots

AS Japan shivers through a cold winter, people’s thoughts start turning to spring. And when people think of spring in Japan, one thing seems to always comes to mind: hanami, or “cherry blossom viewing”.Starting in Okinawa in January, the sakura…