And while traditional travel agencies focus on curated packages for group travel, "younger travellers want to travel on their own, they want to decide who to fly (with) and where to stay, which Expedia provides". As more travellers make bookings online, figures from the Singapore Tourism Board show that the number of travel agencies that shuttered in 2015 was 119, the highest recorded in 10 years. According to market research firm Euromonitor International, the Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region for online travel intermediaries - companies that connect businesses to customers. Get the full story at The Straits Times