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Check-in Asia: What’s Hot in Asia’s Changing Travel Sector?

Following the publication in December 2017 of the Top 10 Trends in Asian Travel report by Check-in Asia, our specialist Asian travel and tourism division, the Travel Dudes website asked to pen a short update. "Asia’s tourism industry is driving change across the world. Newly affluent Asian consumers are travelling more frequently at home, around the [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tracking Belt and Road Infrastructure Projects in South Asia

China’s Belt and Road infrastructure development programme has made headlines across South East Asia, but South Asia is emerging as a new strategic nexus. Major investments by Chinese banks, industrial and construction companies aim to improve power generation, shipping, transport and commercial frameworks across South Asia - and open doors to new markets for Chinese firms. [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Key Trends in Asian Travel & Tourism for 2018

As aspirational Asian travellers drive change across the global tourism industry, our specialist travel and tourism division, Check-in Asia, has analysed 10 hot topics in Asian travel for 2018. The 10 Key Trends in Asian Travel & Tourism report examines 10 defining trends in Asia's tourism sector, ranging from diversifying Chinese and Indian outbound travel and [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tracking E-commerce Trends in South East Asia

Inspired by China’s e-commerce trends, invested by Chinese mega players, such as Alibaba and, and driven by increasing smartphone usage and consumer affluence, online shopping is expanding fast across South East Asia. Fierce competition for sales is overlaid by unique conditions in each country. Brands are adapting their business models to compete in fragmenting [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Trending Post|0 Comments

Overtourism: The Cloud On Asia’s Sunny Travel Horizon

As vacation demand gathers pace across Asia, overtourism is concerning policy makers from Beijing to Luang Prabang. In this updated article from 2016, our Check-in Asia Hotels & Travel team examines a white-hot travel issue. What do the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River, Italy’s scenic Cinque Terre villages and the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru share [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Popular Post|0 Comments

Is There a Future for Tourism in Pakistan?

Pakistan lays claim to being one of the few untapped tourism destinations on earth. Multiple challenges, though, have prevented it from optimising its dramatic landscapes and diverse history, cultures and cuisines. In the 1980s, Pakistan was one of the world’s top emerging destinations. It has since fallen off the travel map. Persistent terrorism, poor infrastructure, [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Popular Post|0 Comments

Top 5 South East Asian Projects in 2017

Since 2010, when Scribes established its South East Asian base in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, we have been analysing developments across the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Infrastructure, transport and digitisation are the key components of South East Asia's new economic direction, while the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was established at [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Popular Post|0 Comments

From HSR in Thailand to Sidecars in Shanghai

It's time for us to update our project map! Scribes has been on the move during the first half of 2017, with several content and research projects spanning the breadth of Asia. From super-fast trains in Thailand and online shopping across ASEAN to sidecar tours of Shanghai, here are 5 recent client assignments. 1) Infrastructure [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Popular Post|0 Comments