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Bali, 25% more tourists in 2017?

(1/2/2017)  –  the official website of Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry quotes the Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, setting a target of 15 million foreign tourists for the Nation in 2017 – an increase of 25% over a still-to-be-confirmed 12 million visitors for all of 2016.

National tourism arrivals through the end of October totaled 9.413 million – a number equivalent to year-on-year growth of 9.54%. While that rate of growth applied to total foreign tourist arrivals in 2015 of 10.4 million […]

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The Slow has opened in Canggu

If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Canggu, The Slow is the answer. Nestled in Batu Bolong, this new kid on the block is ready to be your home away from home. This boutique accommodation offers modern and tropical suites in a minimalist design, and each one offers a view of the surrounding village. Meanwhile, the Pool Suites have a private plunge pool surrounded by lush jungle. The Slow also has Eat & Drink, an all-day dining […]

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Hilton signs agreement with BRG Group to manage 610-room dual-branded hotel in Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairman of BRG Group and William Costley, Vice President of Operations, South East Asia & India, Hilton at the signing ceremony of Hilton Hanoi West Lake and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake

Owned by BRG Group, and to be managed by Hilton, the dual-branded property will feature Hilton Hanoi West Lake, with 240 rooms and suites, as well as 50 serviced residences and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake, with 320 rooms and suites.

Both Hilton Hanoi West […]

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The future is bright for hospitality in Vietnam

Vietnam is set to welcome a slew of new hotel openings in the coming years, according to a national report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS. The popularity of countries in South East Asia as a tourist destination has been growing steadily over the last few decades, offering not only breathtaking scenery, delicious food and fascinating culture, but also catering to an array of different tourists, from backpackers and travelers to people on business and those searching for a holistic travel experience. It is […]

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The best (and worst) new luxury hotels of 2016

LTI delivers the inside track on this year’s luxury hotel openings – we have nine highly experienced and discerning experts covering the globe. “We thoroughly research every property, on our own dollar, and we are passionate about what we do. LTI gives honest and unbiased opinions, to bring truth to luxury travel. This year, we visited 53 new hotels, and discovered several standout properties. Only five properties disappointed us enough to make our Worst list.”

So, who got it right this […]

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2016 successful year for the Vietnam tourism industry with over 10 million international visitor arrivals

Nguyen Van Tuan, director general of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said the industry has set many records this year. International arrivals are up by two million from last year, the most impressive result.

Total revenues have surged by VND62 trillion. Both tourist numbers and revenues have met the objectives set out in the strategy for development of Vietnam’s tourism until 2020, with a vision to 2030, four years earlier than expected.

“With this strong growth, we have set the new […]

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