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Current Indonesian tourism policies may prove ultimately self-destructive for Bali

There is an old Chinese saying that warns: Be careful what you wish for, it may come true!

Ironically, this saying is sadly apropos of the situation that currently confronts Bali tourism with Mainland Chinese (PRC) tourists now the second largest source of foreign visitors after Australians, and for the period January-May 2016 claiming a 20.69% market share.

Aided by a liberalized visa-free policy that includes Chinese travelers, plans for more air charters connecting the PRC with Bali and a national tourism […]

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Vasanti Seminyak Resort rebrands into Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., along with PT. Dewi Tirta Sejahtera today jointly announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak.

Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak marks the second Four Points hotel on the island of Bali after Four Points by Sheraton Kuta and the fifth in Indonesia.

The property is a conversion from Vasanti Seminyak Resort and is set to provide travelers with essentials that matter most and a timeless design ambiance coupled with thoughtful local touches.

“The […]

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Ritz-Carlton Nanyan Bay, China scheduled to open in 2017

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has acquired its second resort hotel in Hainan, China.

Scheduled to open in 2017, the Ritz-Carlton, Nanyan Bay will be located on the east coast, near the city of Wanning. The resort will also see the debut of the first Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in China – consisting of an 18-hole course designed by golf legend, Jack Nicklaus.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nanyan Bay will feature 244 guestrooms and suites, along with 14 private villas. Dining options will include a Chinese restaurant, […]

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Accor announces acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont, Raffles & Swissotel)

Following the approval of shareholders at the General Shareholders Meeting on July 12, 2016, AccorHotels Group officially announces the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) and its three prestigious luxury hotel brands: Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel. This addition of three remarkable brands instantly positions AccorHotels as a leading player in the global luxury hotel market, increases long term growth potential and profitability, and significantly expands the company’s footprint in North America, the world’s largest and most influential consumer market.

“Today […]

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Nihiwatu voted #1 Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Nihiwatu on the island of Sumba in Indonesia is the number one hotel in the world, voted by Travel + Leisure readers globally for its annual World’s Best Awards, the magazine announced last week.

Re-imagined and re-opened in 2015, Nihiwatu has quickly captivated travelers from all corners of the world. On the remote island of Sumba in southeastern Indonesia—the size of the state of Massachusetts and only a 50-minute flight from Bali—the once cult surf destination with its own popular, private […]

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Ian Cameron
General Manager
Royal Ambarrukmo, Yogyakarta

“Over the last five years, I have used Global Expat both to find suitable candidates for positions in the hotels I have managed, and also to find suitable positions for myself on more than one occasion. I have always found Dietrich De Roeck and his team to be highly professional whether as a candidate or as a recruiter.

Global Expat adds value to the recruitment process through the research done on candidates prior to their being proposed, but also to the candidates in the care taken […]

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