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By Rakesh Patel — Having taken a number of short-haul flights through Asia in the last few weeks, it is obvious that air fares remain elevated. Whilst there is clearly a surge of revenge travel demand, this is also a

By Rakesh Patel — I have just arrived in Thailand, and the optimism in tourism abounds. The Russians have evidently returned, particularly as the EU has tightened visa entry post the Ukraine conflict. Russian visitor numbers at the end

By Rakesh Patel — I was in Singapore recently attending HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia-Pacific) and facilitating a roundtable for the “Hotel Owners for Tomorrow”. The mood around the events was generally positive, partly as they are back to

By Rakesh Patel — Welcome to our October summary of all things travel and hospitality. This month we cover the phenomena of Blue Zones wellness, plus our comments on sustainable air travel and building construction. We finish with the

By Rakesh Patel — You will have seen the rapid growth in wellness and sustainability travel. Global wellness tourism has accelerated post-Covid, growing at 21% CAGR, and the majority of travellers now want a more experiential and sustainable trip.