EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Dec. 16, 2015
Here are travel and tourism stories worth reading from Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Emirates set for record-breaking weekend
Japan wants to build Singapore-Malaysia bullet train
Social Media Campaign To Bring Tourism Focus Back To Paris
Space Shuttle Launch Puts Kazakhstan In The Spotlight
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Much-praised Hainan Airlines has garnered a couple more awards to add to its trophy case. Both Global Traveler and Premier Traveler named the Haikou-based carrier China’s best airline. Hainan is also Mainland China’s only five-star air travel brand.
Australia has been named 2016’s “destination of the year” by Conde Nast Traveler. The magazine cited new hotels, accessible wine regions and, of course, amazing beaches as the reasons that they are especially excited about traveling Down Under next year.
Indonesian travel booking site Tiket is thriving in an underserved market. Despite the company’s meteoric rise, it has never worked with venture capitalists. Tiket was built using less than $1 million from angel investors.
Passport checks and border guard stations could become more common in the EU next year. There is even a plan, which must be approved by all member states, to have an EU border patrol force to maintain security at the bloc’s outermost borders.
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