• Starbucks launches Mobile Order & Pay in the Philippines

    Offering customers an easier and safer way to get their favorites

    Manila, Philippines – Starting every day with coffee is more than a routine. Perhaps now more than ever, it opens a fresher day and is a link to the familiar.

    As Starbucks Philippines navigates through the new normal, the company announced the nationwide availability of Mobile Order and Pay on iOS and Android devices, a new feature of their popular mobile app that allows customers to place and pay for their order in advance and pick it up at any Starbucks store. Following the successful launch of the

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  • Martin Cramer Joins Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai as GM

    Martin Cramer has been appointed as General
    Manager of the Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai.

    A seasoned hotelier with a hospitality career
    spanning more than 30 years, Martin most recently managed the
    iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, a luxury hotel which became
    part of the Mandarin Oriental portfolio on 1 January 2020.


    Prior to his appointment at Emirates Palace,
    Martin spent three years with the Grand Millennium Muscat as Area
    General Manager where he supervised the operation and growth of
    the company within the Sultanate of Oman, growing its portfolio
    from two to five properties.

    His rich experience
    extends across

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  • Airbnb Survey Reveals 90% of Thais Find ‘Work-Cations’ Appealing

    According to a recent YouGov survey commissioned
    by Airbnb, 87% of Thai people find the concept of an extended
    work-cation appealing, the most of any country surveyed in Asia
    Pacific.

    This interest in working from anywhere is supported
    by a growth in long-term stays on Airbnb’s platform, with Thailand
    ranking second globally with the greatest share of long-stay
    bookings.

    According to the
    survey findings, since the start of the pandemic one in three
    workers (34%) in Thailand were allowed to work from home by their
    employers, while more than half the workforce (51%) have always
    been allowed to work from

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