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Marc LeBlanc
Resort Manager
Kandolhu Maldives

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I’m particularly fond and appreciative at the depth of his talent database and the efficiency in which Global Expat performs searches, drills down suitable candidates for […]

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Work starts for big tourism complex in Cat Ba Islands

Hai Phong (VNA) – Work started on May 14 on the first phase of a big ecological tourism complex on Cat Ba Islands in the northern port city of Hai Phong, which is projected to be Vietnam’s first carbon-free tourism area.

 The project, invested by Sun Group, aims to realise Hai Phong’s tourism development strategy between now and 2020 with a vision towards 2030, aiming to make tourism the city’s economic spearhead.

 With total investment capital of about 5 […]

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Plan to build a 3000-room Condotel in Bali sparks controversy

According to Ketut Tama Tenaya, Head of Commission I (in charge of policy making) of Bali’s House of Representatives, the plan to build a 3000-room condotel in Nusa Dua by investors from China violates the Bali Governor moratorium mandate.

He remarked that the investors found a way to obtain the special permit by falsely stating that they’re building a 5-star, American-branded MGM Hotel, while in reality it’s a 3-star hotel run by a local operator with the name PT. Metropolitan Golden […]

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Dusit International to make its Vietnam debut with hotel on Phu Quoc island

Dusit International, a leading Thai hotel management chain, has clinched a franchise deal with Vietnam’s Linh Chi Co to open its first hotel in Vietnam.

Dusit International yesterday had a signing ceremony with Linh Chi Co for Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort at Phu Quoc, to mark a further step for the group’s footprint in Vietnam.

The 108-room, four-star hotel is located in Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, which has become popular for tourists in recent years. Dusit Thani’s group chief executive […]

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Interview: Ian Cameron, the man behind the curtain of Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta

The Central Bureau of Statistics shows Yogyakarta as the country’s top travel destination in recent years. The number of tourist arrivals to the province grew by more than 130 percent in 2016. Here’s how Ian Cameron, General Manager of Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, found himself ahead of the curve.  

According to Global Business Guide Indonesia, despite a cooling economy in Indonesia and around the world, Southeast Asia’s biggest country continues to pull in a growing number of tourists from around the […]

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The Bandha Hotel & Suites now open in Bali


The owner and operator of Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort and The Magani Hotel & Spa have launched the latest tropical chic hotel on the 13 July 2016, THE BANDHA HOTEL & SUITES.

Derives from Sanskrit, the “bandha” means source of prosperity and harmony. Located on best beachfront location in Legian and set on a 5500-sqm land in a 5-storey L-shape building, THE BANDHA is only 25-minute drive from Bali’s International airport. The resort […]

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