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Four Points Jakarta Thamrin Hotel opens in the capital of Indonesia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), along with PT Thamrin Ekspress Indonesia today jointly announced the opening of Four Points Jakarta, Thamrin. The opening marks the first Four Points property in Jakarta, and the sixth in Indonesia. The hotel is part of an approximate 159,000 square foot mixed used development that consists of offices located on the upper floors of the building and the hotel.

“Built for the smart, independent business traveler, Four Points continues to offer our guests […]

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Asia cruise industry continues to grow at record pace

Washington, USA – Asia has been confirmed as the world’s fastest growing source of cruise passengers, with a new Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) report showing the region experienced an unprecedented 24 per cent increase in passenger numbers last year.

According to CLIA’s Asia Cruise Trends study, the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace, with 2.08 million people from the region taking an ocean cruise in 2015.

The report shows that China accounted for almost half the region’s cruise passengers, with […]

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Why it’s never been a better time to travel than 2016

The news media, in all its forms tends to inform us of life’s disasters and its a well know maxim in journalism that “if it bleeds it leads”. As a tourism risk and crisis management specialist I am well aware of the many threats to the viability of tourism in a wide variety of destinations.

This year Turkey, France, Belgium, Philippines and most recently Thailand have experienced very real threats to their tourism industries from terrorists or political malcontents. The Olympic […]

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Ian Cameron named GM at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta

Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta announced the recent appointment of its new General Manager, Mr. Ian Mcdonald Cameron, a British nationality with over 30 years international experience in the hospitality industry.

Ian Cameron is a seasoned international hotelier whose passion for the industry has resulted in an impressive career spanning International chain hotel in United Kingdom, Scotland, Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong & also Bali.

He holds a degree from Edinburgh Napier University. Ian Cameron also is a book & literature reader and […]

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Karma Group and Sanctum Hotel Group to develop luxury rock and roll-inspired hotels

Karma Group Chairman and Founder, John Spence, and Sanctum Hotel Group CEO, Mark Fuller, have announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic luxury rock-styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club.

Spence and Fuller say they have “identified a huge gap in the market for this style of hotel, which will combine the credibility and glamour of being frequented by rock royalty and music industry management”.

“Combining the ultimate in […]

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Swiss-Belhotel International launched Zest Hotel Legian

To celebrate the grand opening of the new Zest Hotel Legian in Bali, Swiss-Belhotel International hosted a rooftop Neon Party for 150 invited guests on Monday 8 August. The party was held at sunset, allowing revellers to enjoy spectacular views from what is one of Legian’s newest and most appealing downtown venues.

The fun started with a cocktail gathering as guests enjoyed the soothing sunset views. As night drew in, neon LED lights created a glowing ambience across the sky and […]

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