Industry News

High cost of domestic travel has become a crushing blow to the Indonesian tourism industry reports that the controversial increases in domestic air fares in Indonesia that has taken place starting from the fourth-quarter of 2018 continues to plague both the national aviation and the tourism sector.

Kompas recently compared the cost of a Jakarta-Medan domestic flight with an international flight between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) offered by an online travel agent (OTA)to discover the international flight of a roughly equidistance was, in fact, 40 percent less expensive than the domestic segment on a specific date.

The price […]

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BHMA Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of X2 Bali Breakers Resort on May 15, 2019

BHMA Hotels and Resorts has announced its first luxury lifestyle resort in Indonesia – The X2 Bali Breakers Resort, opening on May 15, 2019, near the famous Balangan Surf Beach, in the very heart of Bali’s southernmost peninsula.

BHMA is an International chain operator of exceptionally designed lifestyle resorts pledging to redefine “The Luxury Experience” as guests “X2” or “Cross To” a new dimension of luxury – one inspired by design. The X2 brand is in active use for chic design for hotels and resorts that embrace a commitment to […]

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New attractions to rejuvenate Bintan Island

Nature attractions, wellness and hospitality experiences will be some of the new developments arriving at Bintan’s integrated beach resort this year and beyond.

Bintan Resorts, which includes beach resorts, golf courses and recreational facilities and other attractions on the island’s northern coast, attracted more than one million visitors in 2018.

Refreshing the island’s appeal are a slew of new developments this year that will mainly concentrate on Treasure Bay Bintan, a 338-hectare waterfront resort destination.

A new marine park, organic farm, an hotel […]

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The St. Regis Hong Kong has officially opened its doors

The St. Regis Hong Kong has officially opened its doors, unveiling a luxurious space designed by André Fu whose vision was to blend architecture, creativity and cultural diversity.

The five-star hotel has 112 rooms, a 24-hour e-butler service and two dining establishments to choose from: Chinese restaurant Rún and French restaurant L’Envol, which is complete with a wine and cheese room.

Unwind at The St.Regis bar with a Canto Mary—one of the hotel’s signature cocktails—and inquire about the painting, which has a […]

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Aloft Hotels debuts in Shanghai

Aloft Hotels, Marriott International’s innovation incubator brand for global travelers, today opens the brand new 191-room Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Hotel, bringing high-tech, modern style and a vibrant new social scene to Shanghai as the first Aloft hotel in the city.

Owned by Shanghai Tech University Hotel Management Limited, Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel is the first international hotel located in the central area of Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park Pudong. Ideally situated within a prime hub for innovation and technology businesses,  the hotel […]

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104-year-old ship-hotel opening this June in Bintan

The highly anticipated floating hotel, Doulos Phos is ready to open in June, the launch just one of Bintan Island’s flurry of new plans and developments.

The 104-year-old-vessel first set sail in 1914, two years after the Titanic, and still holds the reputation of “World’s Oldest Active Ocean Going Passenger Ship” in the Guinness World Records.

Doulos Phos, which means servant and light in Greek, once ferried passengers and last served as a floating library for 32 years by Christian ministry, Operation […]

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