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Common travel scams in Vietnam and how to avoid them

VIETNAM – Vietnam is a country that is relatively safe for any traveler. Most of tourist love the fantastic experience during their trips in Vietnam. However, it is not always a perfect place. Like any tourist destinations, scams are reported in different places in Vietnam from time to time.

Though people still enjoy the holidays in Vietnam, it is a really frustrating experience that makes tourists disappointed when traveling. When people can know what scams there are before travel to Vietnam, […]

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Best Western Kamala Jimbaran is open

Best Western is officially set to open in Jimbaran this month.

Set in strategic location, Best Western Kamala Jimbaran is surrounded by the finest tourist attractions, from an array of white sand beaches such as Padang Padang Beach, the famous Uluwatu temple, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, to cliffside beaches that offers beautiful sunset view. Those who love seafood, the guests are also invited to experience the seafood barbecue under the stars at Jimbaran Bay that within 20 minutes drive of […]

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IHG to open first Hotel Indigo in Japan

IHGA Hotels Group Japan—a joint venture between InterContinental Hotels Group and ANA—plans to open Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora, a 100-key hotel in Japan. The company signed an agreement with GHS K.K. and Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd. to launch the property. The development will be the first Hotel Indigo in Japan and is slated for completion in 2019.

Located just 90 minutes from the heart of Tokyo, the property will be a few minutes away from Gora station on the Hakone Tozan Train […]

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Aloft Hotels debuts in Indonesia with Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Marriott International announced the opening of the Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim, the first Aloft to open in Indonesia. With its sassy modern style and tech-forward experiences, Aloft Wahid Hasyim brings the brand’s passion for live music, vibrant design and innovation to the capital city.

“Jakarta is a pulsating metropolis with a vibrant social scene,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International. “The new Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim is bound to become a buzzing hub for global travelers and […]

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Hilton signs DoubleTree by Hilton Vung Tau and Hilton Garden Inn Saigon Hotels

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced an expansion of its Vietnamese portfolio, while attending the APEC Summit in the country. Two management agreements have been signed with two affiliates of BRG Group for a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Vung Tau, a key city in southern Vietnam and a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Ho Chi Minh City respectively.

With the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Vung Tau and Hilton Garden Inn Saigon, Hilton today has a total of 11 hotels operating or […]

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Interview with James Costa, GM of Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

When you walk through the lush, expansive grounds at Hotel Borobudur, it’s hard to believe this resort hotel and private residence is situated smack-dab in the centre of Jakarta. This 23-acre, a garden oasis is an incredible escape from the concrete jungle grind, and it is one of the reasons why the general manager is so effusive about this property.

“What sets us apart from other hotels is this incredible greenery; no other property in Jakarta has this kind of meticulous and […]

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