Apple Hotel Blog

March 26, 2016

Who visits historic sites and plays Pokemon Go?

Smart, entrepreneurial travel-related outfits are recognising the opportunity presented by Pokemon Go and are welcoming players who would otherwise bypass their doors to drop by, even if it’s just to catch a Pokemon. The game is being hailed as a potentially transformative agent for the travel industry, as the geo-location-based app encourages players to explore their surroundings. And while the game has generated no small amount of controversy for popping up in inappropriate places ? cemeteries, military bases, New York’s 9/11 Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC and subway tracks, to name a few ? more and […]
March 25, 2016

Alibaba helps Malaysian tourism merchants to ?open sesame?

China has always been an important tourist market for Malaysia, contributing 1.68 million tourist arrivals last year, a 4% increase from the previous year. And it?s now ?open sesame? for Malaysian tourism merchants to market their products directly to the Chinese nation, through an e-commerce platform called Malaysia Tourism Pavilion (MTP) on Alitrip. This is thanks to a joint-venture between Tourism Malaysia and China e-commerce giant Alibaba Group who appointed Beijing Xinlian Mobile Technology to run their online portal. At a recent seminar held at the Tourism & Culture Ministry in Putrajaya, both giants unveiled the details to local industry […]
March 22, 2016

How well do you pack for travel compared to these Asian personalities?

It doesn?t matter where you?re heading to for your travels, you?ll still need to pack. While some people prefer to plan way in advance, others often leave it to the very last day ? or even hour, if possible. Tumi?s latest campaign tells the story of how packing can extend beyond just a simple routine. Starring six men and women across Asia, it invites you to discover your unique packing personality. Take a look and see how you compare. Bryan Loo, business entrepreneur, Malaysia The Compartmentalised Packer Bryan Loo. Bryan Loo, the franchise owner of Chatime Malaysia, often goes on […]
March 21, 2016

The most tweeted cities in the world for travel

London has emerged the most popular travel destination on Twitter, according to a new report that looked at the number of times the world’s most popular cities were tweeted along with the hashtag “travel.” According to data from London and Partners, the words “London” and “travel” were tweeted together more than 630,000 times in 2015, with a healthy 200,000-lead over its nearest rival, Paris. London and Partners is the Mayor of London’s promotional company. Their data crunching reveals that “London” alone was tweeted 81 million times in 2015. Some of the most commonly tweeted word associations include art, travel and […]
March 20, 2016

Young travellers can Jurni and sit on this carry-on case

Travelling involves plenty of hard work. Coupled with the bustle and lack of seats at airports and train stations, you?re probably thinking twice about taking out that passport. Jurni, a new carry-on case from Trunki, might help alleviate some of that holiday stress. The lightweight bag (3.2kg) is created to give the next gen their own space when travelling, to sit, chill and have instant access to their travel must-haves such as passport, camera, headphone, wallet, travel chargers and so on. It also comes with a detachable pop-out pod, a seat to rest on and in-line wheels. Jurni is available […]