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Sulawesi / Lombok – Thank you for your Donation!

Dear Clients, Candidates, Vendors, Friends, Family, Resorts and others,

The death toll from the September 28th earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia today stands at over 1,500 and is likely to climb drastically.

Urgently needed aid efforts are still being hampered by logistical challenges with roads heavily damaged, airport and communications impaired, etc.

Although we actually already had made arrangements for one more truck to leave to Lombok today, we decided on Monday to divert our efforts and the remainder of donations […]

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Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande opens in Banten, Java, Indonesia

Swiss-Belhotel International has welcome the grand opening of Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande, a stylish new mid-scale hotel in Banten, the westernmost province of Java, Indonesia.

This opening marks the arrival of the first internationally-branded hotel in Serang, Banten’s capital.

Ideally situated within a business park in Serang, and with a choice of accommodation for short and extended stays, Swiss-Belinn Modern Cikande will be perfectly suited to corporate travellers.

The hotel is also just 100 kilometres from downtown Jakarta and easily accessible from Soekarno-Hatta International […]

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Room for more luxury in Kuala Lumpur

Three new luxury properties have opened in Kuala Lumpur to add 441 rooms in recent months, but surplus in the luxury tier is not a concern for tourism stakeholders.

The new properties, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur and W Kuala Lumpur join existing international luxury brands such as The St Regis Kuala Lumpur, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur and InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur area director of sales & marketing, […]

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Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami – Collecting Donations

Dear Donors, Clients, Candidates, Vendors, Friends, Family, Resorts and others,

Further to our report on our Lombok efforts, we actually had made arrangements for one more pick-up truck to leave to Lombok this Friday.

However, due to the recent unfortunate events in Sulawesi, where a very powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and a triggered tsunami has caused severe devastation in Palu and surrounding areas with death toll likely to rise in the thousands, we have today decided to divert our further efforts to […]

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China now a key driver of tourism investment in Indonesia

Chinese tourism investment in Indonesia has surged in recent years, totalling US$333.4 million last year, second only to investment from Singapore.

Speaking at the opening of the Third Coordinating Meeting of the Ministry of Tourism in Jakarta earlier this week, Indonesia tourism minister Arief Yahya said: “The growth of investment from China is quite surprising. Five years ago, we did not even see China on the list of investors. Today it has become the second biggest foreign investor in tourism sector […]

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Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok opens in Indonesia

In a show of confidence in the long-term tourism viability of Lombok, an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, the Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok is the newest upscale resort to open on the island.

An all-suites resort, Wyndham Sundancer Lombok has one- and two-bedroom units. The hotel is located on the doorstep of the Southern Gilis, a collection of 13 islands notable for diving and snorkeling opportunities, and for some of the best-preserved coral in Indonesia. The resort has a […]

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