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Airbnb provides online assistance to Mount Agung evacuees for donated housing in Bali.

Airbnb – the online booking company offering short term rental of homes, apartments, home stays and hotel rooms is coming to the aid of evacuees from the Mt. Agung volcano offering free accommodation to Bali residents displaced by the current threat of an eruption. has established a disaster mitigation service through its online application.

Airbnb’s manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Robin Kwok, announced on Thursday, September 28, 2017: “Today, Airbnb has activated its disaster mitigation facility to help local residents affected […]

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Potential damage to infrastructure in Bali IF Mt. Agung erupted: roads & bridges hit hard

A complete inventory has been taken of the infrastructure that would most likely be damaged, should Bali’s Mount Agung erupt. Roads and bridges would be hit hard.

The volcano could go off at any hour now and since Friday, has been at the highest alert for a potential eruption. Over 75,000 people have reportedly evacuated in anticipation of an eruption.

The head of the National Road Implementing Agency (BBPJN) VIII, Ketut Darmawahana, has inventoried all the infrastructure that might be affected from an Agung […]

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Jokowi promises all Bali land under deed by 2019

During a trip to Bali this week, President Joko Widodo promised that all land on the island will be certified, under deed by 2019.

On this visit, the Indonesian president saw the distribution of as many as 6,000 land deeds given to residents in Buleleng, North Bali. The “handover” was conducted on Tuesday in Taman Kota.

Jokowi echoed a statement he had made during his last visit to Bali in August, that the island will likely be the first province in the country to […]

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The COMO Echo Beach scheduled to open February 2018 in Bali

COMO Hotels and Resorts is to expand its portfolio of hotels on the popular tourist destination of Bali, Indonesia.

The COMO Echo Beach, scheduled to open in February 2018 on Bali’s south coast, will be the group’s third property on the island and 14th in total.

Boasting 119 accommodation spaces (including rooms, suites, one and two-bedroom residences, as well as three-bedroom duplex penthouses featuring individual roof top pools), COMO Echo Beach is located on 2.2 acres of land in Canggu, a coastal […]

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The Ritz-Carlton unveils tropical paradise in Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton unveils tropical paradise in Malaysia

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, as the oceanfront resort opens today on the Malaysian island. Set in a tranquil private bay, the resort is surrounded by an ancient jungle, while its beachfront is sheltered by trees and gently lapped by the Andaman Sea. Designed to reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the nearby traditional villages – which are known as Kampongs – The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi incorporates influences […]

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IHG opens Vietnam’s tallest hotel in Hanoi

Perched atop the iconic tower Keangnam Landmark72, InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72 – a property of the international luxury InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)—held its grand opening yesterday.

The hotel occupies the 62nd to 71st floors. Located in the new central business district of West Hanoi, the hotel features 359 sophisticated and luxurious rooms – all with unparalleled views of the city skyline.

Its four vibrant restaurants and bars, including a steakhouse, are the perfect place to relax or entertain while enjoying unique views […]

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