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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Planning your next holiday? Thinking of staying at a new, exciting hotel? The luxury travel market will see hundreds of new properties open in 2016, all around the world, so there will be plenty to choose from. But how to avoid the duds? Luckily, there is no better place to begin the search for a future dream hotel stay than our master list.
Following the success of our 2015 compilation of the Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings, we decided […]Read more
PALMA, MALLORCA, SPAIN—Meliá Hotels International has opened the Meliá Makassar, marking the sixth hotel operated by the brand in Indonesia. Another 10 hotels in the pipeline are in the process of opening as part of its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region.
Makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi province and the largest city on the island of Sulawesi, with a population of 1.5 million people and the dominant commercial center and transportation hub in eastern Indonesia. The hotel is […]Read more