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AirAsia poised to launch low-cost operation in Vietnam

AirAsia has confirmed its intention to set up a joint-venture low-cost carrier in Vietnam by signing a memorandum of cooperation with a Vietnamese partner.

AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes said the low cost carrier is “incredibly bullish about serving one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing economies in Asia”.

“AirAsia is an Asean airline,” said Fernandes. “And in Asean, Vietnam is one of the last remaining countries with a large population we’re not in.”

The cooperation agreement was signed with businessman Tran Trong Kien, […]

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Rosewood Hong Kong to open in March

Rosewood Hong Kong, situated within the Victoria Dockside arts, design and conceptual retail district, will open March 17th next year.

Reservations are now being accepted as the hotel’s booking channels go live.

“As the ultra-luxury hospitality jewel of Victoria Dockside and also the latest and most comprehensive expression of my vision for the Rosewood brand, Rosewood Hong Kong will play an important role in the future narrative of Hong Kong and for the group,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive of Rosewood Hotel […]

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Mardi Gras returns to the seas with Carnival Cruise Line

In a nod to Carnival Cruise Line’s history, the line has announced that it will name its new XL-class Mardi Gras.

The move brings back to the fleet the name of the first Carnival Cruise Line ship that entered service in 1972 and started the wave of cruise holiday popularity in the United States.

The new ship will debut in 2020.

Carnival revealed the name to a United States television audience on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune on its signature Puzzleboard […]

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Indonesian developers offer lucrative projects to investors during Global Summit in Bali

Nusa Dua. Indonesian property developers are offering projects worth billions of dollars to global investors during the Global Business Summit of the International Real Estate Federation, or FIABCI, in Nusa Dua, Bali, this week.

Real Estate Indonesia (REI) chairman Soelaeman Soemawinata said 600 representatives of property developers from 72 countries are attending the first FIABCI summit to be held outside Europe.

They are joined by about 1,000 industry representatives from across the archipelago for the summit with the theme “Affordable Housing and International Tourism Development,” which […]

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AccorHotels signs two new Vietnam properties for Mövenpick brand

AccorHotels has continued to expand its portfolio in Vietnam with the signing of two new stunning sea-facing properties.

Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2021, the opening of Mövenpick Resort Van Phong and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay will add 525 rooms to the growing portfolio in the region.

“The addition of Mövenpick Resort Van Phong and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay will bring our total pipeline of Mövenpick properties to nine in Vietnam.

“AccorHotels currently has 28 properties […]

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Our visit to a school with underprivileged children and a dog shelter

We have recently celebrated our 10th anniversary and our company has been blessed with an exceptional good year 2018. As part of our yearly CSR program, we therefore decided to share our joy with the people in need (and this time also animals).

With the new school year on its way, we went to visit a school with underprivileged children, SDN 5 Tanah Aron, in Bebandem village in Karangasem Regency.

All 63 kids received a bag with goodies consisting of a backpack, […]

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