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Featured in this Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter
Low-cost carriers thrive in Asia
ANA to launch Vanilla Air on 1-Nov-13
Asian air traffic surges in September
Asians favour single ASEAN visa
Australian arrivals climb 5%
Pan Pacific to open in Myanmar
Absolute Share Price Performance, as at 1 November 2013
Low-cost carriers thrive in Asia Return to Headlines
Globally, Low-cost carriers (LCC) seat capacity increased 6.8% in the first six months of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. But this growth was found to be fuelled by the growth of budget airlines in Asia, which added 28% more in capacity in the first six months of 2013, reaching 129m seats. LCCs in Indonesia increased their capacity by 12.3 million seats in the six-month period, while strong growth was also seen from LCCs in India (+ 3.0m seats), Thailand (+ 2.0m seats) and Malaysia (+ 1.8m seats). Combined, these four countries were responsible for half of global total of LCC capacity growth.

ANA to launch Vanilla Air on 1-Nov-13 Return to Headlines

ANA’s new Tokyo-based low-cost carrier, Vanilla Air, will be officially launched on Friday 1 November 2013. The new airline, which replaces AirAsia Japan, will be based at Tokyo Narita International Airport, offering routes to key domestic and international destinations, initially including Sapporo, Okinawa, Seoul and Taipei. Future routes are expected to include Hong Kong and Micronesia.

Asian air traffic surges in September Return to Headlines

Demand for air travel in the Asia Pacific region picked up pace in September 2013. According to the latest data from IATA, the region’s airlines experienced an 8.5% rise in international passenger traffic during the month, while cabin load factors increased one percentage point to 78.1%. IATA noted that the growth was supported by an “improvement in China’s third quarter GDP growth”. And this also appears to have bolstered domestic air travel in China, which surged 10.6% in September, with load factors of 80.2%.

Asians favour single ASEAN visa Return to Headlines

The vast majority of people in Asia are in favour of a single visa system across the ASEAN region, a new survey has found. The study, conducted by travel search site Skyscanner, found that 81% of people would welcome an EU-style single visa system across the Southeast Asian bloc. This came from a sample group of 7,000 people from Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, India and China.

Australian arrivals climb 5% Return to Headlines

International visitor arrivals to Australia reached 6.3 million in the full-year 2012-13 – up 4.9% compared to the previous 12-month period. According to the latest data from Tourism Research Australia (TRA), this growth was outpaced by a 5.9% rise in tourism receipts, which hit AU$28.2 billion (US$27.0bn). Australia appears to be benefiting from the rising spending power of Chinese tourists. Receipts generated by Chinese visitors increased 20.0% to AU$4.5bn in 2012-13, compared to just 2.3% growth in receipts from Japanese tourists, to AU$1.5bn.

Pan Pacific to open in Myanmar Return to Headlines

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has signed an agreement to operate its first Pan Pacific-branded hotel in Myanmar. Set to open in 2016, the 348-room Pan Pacific Yangon will form part of a mixed-use development also comprising serviced apartments, retail and office space. It will be located on the Shwedagon Pagoda Road, opposite Bogyoke Aung San Market. Along with the upscale rooms, the property will feature a range of facilities including a swimming pool, spa, gym, ballroom, meeting rooms and two restaurants.

Absolute Share Price Performance, as at 1 November 2013
Closing Share Price as at 1 November 2013 25 October 2013 % Change
Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)
Amalgamated Holdings Limited 8.02 8.28 -3%
General Property Group 3.66 3.72 -2%
Mirvac Group 1.75 1.75 -
Bangkok Stock Exchange (THB)
Central Plaza Hotel Public Co Ltd 39.25 39.50 -1%
Dusit Thani Public Co Ltd 63.50 63.50 -
The Erawan Group Public Co Ltd 4.64 5.05 -8%
Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Co Ltd 1.17 1.25 -6%
Laguna Resorts & Hotel Public Co Ltd 31.75 35.50 -11%
Minor International Public Co Ltd 27.00 26.50 2%
China Shanghai Stock Exchange (RMB)
Shanghai Jinjiang International Hotels Development 15.17 14.91 2%
Beijing Capital Tourism Co Ltd 12.61 13.34 -5%
Jinling Hotel Corporation Ltd 7.80 8.24 -5%
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange (RMB)
Hunan Huatian Great Hotel Co Ltd 6.92 6.68 4%
Guangzhou Dong Fang Hotel Co Ltd 6.03 6.11 -1%
Shenzhen Century Plaza Hotel Co Ltd 4.24 4.54 -7%
China Lodging Group, Limited 22.33 21.35 5%
Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc 35.64 35.69 -
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK$)
Miramar Hotel & Investment Co Ltd 9.95 9.93 -
Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd 4.24 4.22 -
Sino Hotels Holdings Ltd 2.70 2.70 -
The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd 12.18 12.50 -3%
Shangri-La Asia Limited 14.18 13.94 2%
Dorsett Hospitality International 1.70 1.69 1%
Bombay Stock Exchange (INR)
IHCL (Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces) 51.05 48.25 6%
EIH (Oberoi Hotels & Resorts) 56.75 54.25 5%
Hotel Leela Ventures 15.85 16.15 -2%
Korea Exchange (KRW)
The Shilla 69,300 67,900 2%
Singapore Stock Exchange (S$)
Amara Holdings Ltd 0.56 0.56 -
Ascendas Hospitality Trust 0.77 0.78 -1%
Ascott Residence Trust 1.30 1.30 -
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited 0.68 0.68 -
CDL Hospitality Trusts 1.66 1.67 -1%
Far East Hospitality Trust 0.90 0.90 -
Hotel Grand Central Ltd 1.06 1.05 1%
Hotel Properties Ltd 3.12 3.16 -1%
Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (US$) 1.70 1.71 -1%
Shangri-La Asia Limited (HK$) 13.70 13.70 -
Stamford Land Corporation Ltd 0.57 0.57 -
Taiwan Stock Exchange (NT$)
Formosa International Hotels Corporation 354.00 341.00 4%
The Ambassador Hotel, Ltd 29.40 29.15 1%
Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPY)
Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corp. 46,300 45,950 1%
Imperial Hotel, Ltd 2,401 2,460 -2%
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