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Fitch Upgrades Its APAC Outlook

Fitch Ratings revised its 2024 outlook for APAC lodging to improving from neutral due to robust recovery in travel and RevPAR in 1Q24, anticipating strong rebound in China’s outbound tourism to support overall APAC hotel occupancy and growth.
Asia-Pacific

Australia Will Have Record Tourism Economic Impact in 2024

The World Travel & Tourism Council forecasts that Australia’s travel and tourism sector will contribute a record $265.5 billion to the economy in 2024, with expectations to surpass $345 billion by 2034.
Asia-Pacific

Hilton Plans 75 Hotels in India

Hilton aims to triple its India portfolio to 75 hotels in three to four years, expanding into emerging markets like Ayodhya and introducing luxury brands, with a focus on tier-I markets and the growing wedding segment.
Asia-Pacific

Thailand Is Considering Casinos

Thailand’s legislature is considering legalizing casino resorts, anticipating a potential increase of US$12 billion in tourism revenue.
Asia-Pacific

Shanghai Will Get a Mirage by MGM Hotel

Tishman Speyer partners with Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality to open Mirage by MGM Shanghai in 2027 within a new mixed-use tower at The Springs, featuring luxury rooms and upscale amenities.
Asia-Pacific

Data on the Return of Chinese Outbound Travelers

Chinese travelers flocked to tourist hotspots across Asia over the Lunar New Year break, with visitor numbers and spending in destinations including Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia exceeding pre-Covid levels.
Asia-Pacific

Thailand Struggles to Articulate Its Gaming Strategy

A 60 member House committee in Thailand that is tasked with considering the possibility of developing Thailand’s first legal casinos continues to have trouble completing the task at hand.