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AirBnb lost $3.9 billion; CEO positive travel will return with vaccine rollout

AirBnB is also investing heavily in the platform's experience to make booking/hosting stays simpler

Alfred Lee3d ago

SE Asian travel app Traveloka weighs public listing including SPAC option

Jakarta-based Traveloka is among a handful of Southeast Asian companies that are targets of SPACs, bankers said.

DEALSTREETASIA.COMDec 24, 2020

Singapore is reopening borders to travellers from Taiwan; Air Travel Pass applications now open

Travellers from Taiwan can begin applying a single-entry Air Travel Pass to enter Singapore effective immediately

Alfred LeeDec 11, 2020

Airbnb files for IPO; has profitable Q3 despite declining travel.

The company has had occasional profitable quarters too.

Carl AdrianNov 17, 2020

Singapore Airlines to cut up to 4,300 staff as travel industry slows.

No sign of improvement in the short term.

Alfred LeeSep 10, 2020

Singapore and Malaysia to reopen borders for business travel from August 10.

A special 'green lane' will be opened specifically for this purpose

Alfred LeeJul 19, 2020

Airbnb to pay hosts $250 million on cancellations during this period.

Due to worsening travel industry, cancellations have been taking place globally.

Alfred LeeMar 31, 2020

China temporarily suspends all travel into the country.

Visas of foreign nationals have all been suspended.

Alfred LeeMar 27, 2020

Malaysia imposes travel bans on Italy, Iran, and South Korea.

The restriction will be effective from Friday, 13th March 2020.

Alfred LeeMar 12, 2020

Hong Kong’s TravelFlan bags $7 million in series A funding

TravelFlan has secured US$7 million in series A funding round led by Sogong PinPoint Kclavis AI Travel Tech Fund.

Ismawati AsmatDec 27, 2019

India's HappyEasyGo secured $49.3 million funding — expanding its travel platform

It will extend its ticket-booking service to hotel booking.

Syamil FaisalDec 12, 2019

Chinaccelerator's Batch 16 Demo Day to kick off this Nov 27.

Nine rising startups in fintech, insurtech, SaaS, travel, social commerce, and more will unveil their innovative solutions to the world.

Ismawati AsmatNov 22, 2019

How a Flight Attendant Hustled Her Way to Become Singapore’s ‘Queen of Instagram’

Dubbed the “Queen of Instagram” in Singapore, every photo of her is painstakingly taken by one of two full-time maids that always travel with her until she is satisfied with the perfect picture.

BEAMSTARTMar 05, 2018

Newly created Visit Malaysia 2020 logo gets mocked by netizens

Designed to look like a postage stamp, the logo carries the tagline “Travel. Enjoy. Respect.”.

BEAMSTARTJan 29, 2018

Malaysian passport 4th most powerful in Asia, world’s No 12

In the rankings published by The Henley Passport Index, holders of the Malaysian passport can travel to 166 countries visa-free.

BEAM TeamJan 11, 2018

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