Industry News

Koh Samui’s measured approach to growth pays off in hotel performance

Despite recording strong growth in international passenger arrivals in recent years, C9 Hotelworks says the Koh Samui remains a “calm in the middle of a gathering storm” as most of Thailand’s resort destinations face an onslaught of mass tourism.

A new report by C9 showed that international passenger arrivals at Koh Samui’s airport over five years doubled in 2016, rising another 15% in 2017 over the previous year. Two factors that come into play in the airlift is Bangkok Airways’ proliferation […]

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Mandarin Oriental announces new resort project in Phuket, Thailand

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new luxury resort on Phuket Island in Thailand which is scheduled to open in 2022.

Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on one of the rare undeveloped beachfront sites still to be found on ‘Millionaire’s Mile on the west coast of Phuket island. It will occupy 9.5 hectares of land in the secluded and picturesque Laem Singh Bay. The hotel’s 105 rooms, including 37 bespoke pool villas, will offer guests […]

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Indonesian financial institutions to pump billions into tourism development

Indonesian financial institutions are stepping up their support for tourism development in the country – to the tune of billions of US dollars – with the sector expected to boost foreign exchange earnings and in turn lower the current account deficit.

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) recently announced its funding programme for small- and medium-scale (SMS) industries in the 10 New Bali destinations.

Funds will go a long way in helping to support small business owners, such as this food vendor […]

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Six Senses Uluwatu opens in Bali

Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, is now open, adding another exciting destination to the group’s portfolio.

The resort is set atop a rugged cliff, sharing spectacular ocean views with the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple.

Drawing upon Six Senses’ commitment of providing top-tier facilities wedded to environmental responsibility, the resort is owned by PT Cahaya Warna Prima.

Six Senses Uluwatu is home to 28 Sky Suites, 62 one-bedroom villas and seven two-bedroom villas that draw upon the local culture, embrace nature, and offer every creature […]

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Golden Tulip Bay View Hotel Rebranded as Ungasan Bay View Hotel and Convention Hotel

The announcement of the rebranding was made by the Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Cut Rossi, on behalf of the owning company PT Tunas Chaya Dewata.

In a written statement, Cut Rossi, explained: “This rebranding is part of our deliberate process targeted to emphasis the strength of our goals in order to accomplish growth objectives and aggressively foster and develop new strategies, while all business activity will remain the same and we will continue to execute the business with […]

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Bali Port of Benoa preparing to welcome the mega Cruise Ships reports that the Port of Benoa in South Bali is undergoing a massive redevelopment that will increase the size of the actual port and allow the berthing of large ocean-going cruise ships that will be made possible by extensive dredging, the deepening of ships’ channels, and the lengthening of the eastern shipping berth.

Officials in charge of the port are targeting that the revamped port will be able to handle 160 cruise ships in 2019.

The CEO of Pelindo III in Bali, […]

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