Despite ups and downs in the travel industry, especially in the aftermath of the two Malaysian Airlines tragedies, Vikram believes Expedia's business operations will not be affected. "Generally the industry has been quite resistanceā€¦airplane travel is a necessity especially in Southeast Asia, people is so used to it," he said, adding that hotel operators will start to lower down prices when demand for flights goes down, which could attract more travellers. Meanwhile, commenting on its joint venture with AirAsia Bhd in Malaysia, he said it has been a good relationship between the two entities. "AirAsia has been a great partner, we get benefit from that (the joint venture with AirAsia), AirAsia has a deep understanding on the Asian market," he stressed. Get the full story at The Sun Daily