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Foreign workers declining in Bali

Bisnis Bali reports that the number of foreigners working in Bali holding officially authorized work permits is on the decline.

Quoting the head of the Manpower and Transmigration Office in Bali, I Gusti Agung Ngurah Sudarsana, the current number of licensed expat workers in Bali is put at 1,600, This total is down 11% from 2014-2015 when the total number of expats working in the province was put at 1,800.

Sudarsana insists that, despite the downturn in foreign workers in Bali, the transfer of skills […]

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Vietnam arrivals surge 41% in July

Vietnam experienced a sharp rise in its international visitor arrivals last month.

According to new data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the country welcomed 846,311 arrivals in July 2016 – 41.2% more than in the same month last year.

The influx was driven by mainland China and South Korea – Vietnam’s two largest visitor source markets. Arrivals from China almost doubled, surging 93.3% to 263,971, while Korean visitor numbers jumped 60.0% to 116,960. Combined, these two countries accounted for […]

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Banyan Tree launches Angsana Villas in Phuket

Singapore’s Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has launched the Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, a new villa resort in the island’s Laguna resort complex.

Rebranded from the former Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, the property offers a collection of 48 villas and suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms. All feature separate living areas, while the villas come equipped with kitchens and the larger units feature private swimming pools.

The new property will operate alongside the nearby Angsana Laguna Phuket, with a […]

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MNC Land and Trump Hotels to build resorts in West Java and Bali

Jakarta. MNC Land, the property arm of Indonesia’s MNC Group, has confirmed it will build two new resorts in Lido, West Java, and Tanah Lot, Bali, in partnership with real estate mogul and US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s The Trump Organization — with construction to start in early 2017, its senior official said in a statement on Tuesday (02/08).

The $500 million resort and […]

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Indonesia Tourism aims for more cruise calls

The Indonesian Government is committed to maintaining the Australian tourism market while developing niche market sectors including cruise and yacht. Next month, the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia will hold Wonderful Indonesia Cruise Sales Mission in Sydney on 12th of August.

The Government is increasing support for niche market tourism development. Starting from the exemption of cabotage so that cruise ships are able to embark and disembark passengers at the appointed ports of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, Tanjung […]

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Six million Indonesians hooked on LinkedIn

Jakarta. Professional networking site LinkedIn announced it now has over 433 million members worldwide — 6 million of them in Indonesia.

“LinkedIn has over 17 million members in Southeast Asia, and 6 million of them are in Indonesia,” LinkedIn’s Head of Southeast Asia Talent Solutions Frank Koo said in Jakarta on Tuesday (02/08), adding that Indonesia is the site’s fastest growing market in Southeast Asia.

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