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Travelodge announces debut in Vietnam with 2,497 keys in Nha Trang

The CEO of Travelodge (Thailand), Jonathan Wigley, has announced the first Travelodge hotel in Vietnam. The hotel is also the first Skye by Travelodge, which is the upper midscale brand of Travelodge Asia’s brand portfolio.

Skye by Travelodge Arena Nha Trang will be ready to open in 2020. The 2,497-room Skye by Travelodge Arena Nha Trang, will feature The Lodge, and all-day dining restaurant, a gym and large swimming pool. The hotel will be part of mixed use development incorporating beach club, performance […]

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Best Western opens hotel in Banjarmasin, Indonesia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts continues its rapid expansion in Indonesia with the launch of an exciting new international hotel in Banjarmasin, the capital of the South Kalimantan province.

Now open in the center of the emerging city, Best Western Kindai Hotel is located close to local attractions, offices and government buildings, and is just a 30-minute drive from the city’s Syamsudin Noor International Airport, making it perfect for all types of travellers.

This modern midscale hotel features 106 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, […]

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Travel & Tourism will generate 2.4 million new jobs in Indonesia

NEW DATA collated from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that Indonesia is set to see an increase in employment as the country’s travel and tourism sector grows.

In 2016, the travel and tourism industry contributed 6.2 percent of Indonesia’s overall GDP, which is the equivalent of IDR770 trillion. Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta contributes 41 percent of the travel and tourism income in the whole of Indonesia.

A general trend that has remained over the last decade in Indonesia is that […]

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Second Wyndham Resort in Bali opens near Dreamland Beach

A second Wyndham Hotels and Resorts flag has risen in Bali with the opening of Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali. The upscale 177-room resort is located near Dreamland Beach, one of Bali’s most idyllic hidden coves.

Living up to its name, Dreamland Beach is framed by dramatic limestone cliffs that hug the rugged coastline of the southern Bukit Peninsula. Characterised by glorious stretches of white sand, breathtaking sunsets and some of Bali’s most iconic surf breaks, it is little wonder that this slice of heaven […]

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Meliá Hotels International adds four hotels to Vietnam pipeline

Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International has signed four new properties in Vietnam that will mark the company’s entry into Ho Chi Minh financial city and Halong tourist bay.

These hotels will also increase the group’s property portfolio in Vietnam to 10 under the Innide by Meliá and Meliá Hotels & Resorts brands. They will join the group’s existing Vietnamese hotel resorts Meliá Danang, Meliá Hanoi and Sol Beach House Phu Quoc. The three hotels opening in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 will […]

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Astra International, Hongkong Land to Develop New Exclusive Apartment Project in Jakarta

Indonesia’s diversified conglomerate Astra International has joined forces with a Hong Kong-based multinational property group to develop Arumaya, a residential apartment complex worth Rp 1 trillion — around $74.5 million — in Jakarta after seeing signs of recovery in Indonesia’s property market.

Arumaya will be developed by Brahmayasa Bahtera, a joint venture between Astra and Hongkong Land — a property investment, management and development group.

The Indonesian conglomerate controls 60 percent of the joint venture, and the rest is owned by Hongkong […]

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