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Vietnam to push marine tourism

KHANH HOA: Khanh Hoa People’s Committee says it will brand the Vietnamese province as a marine destination focusing on sea and island tourism to boost the economy.

The committee ‘s permanent vice-chairman, Tran Son Hai, said creating a master plan to guide expansion in a sustainable manner was now a priority.

“We need to focus on our assets, which are sea and island tourist products,” he said.

Vietnam’s tourism officials are keen to expand tourism beyond the main cities with marine-based tourism identified […]

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HARRIS Vertu, the all-new upscale hotel brand by TAUZIA Hotel Management

JAKARTA – TAUZIA Hotel Management proudly introduces HARRIS Vertu Hotels, the company’s sixth brand in the attempt of promising investors, My TAUZIA Privilege loyalty program members & guests the opportunity to celebrate life through product & service innovations.

HARRIS Vertu will complement TAUZIA Hotels’ HARRIS brand and further solidify the company as a prominent hotel operator in Indonesia.

“Drawing inspiration from the French public’s nostalgia of the Belle Epoque period ‘Joie de Vivre’ (the Joy of Living) – the era brings rapid advancements in technology, […]

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Vietnam ready to upgrade Ho Chi Minh airport

HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Trinh Dinh Dung, has made a decision on which proposed plan to adopt for the upgrade of Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

Local media reported that the government has opted for a plan that includes major improvements to runway and taxiways.

It will include the construction of parallel taxiways and connecting taxiways between the current runways and aircraft parking areas.

Rapid-exit taxiways and parallel taxiways between two runways, as well as […]

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Adrian Zecha is back, Azerai opens in Laos

Adrian Zecha, the hotelier who founded ultra-luxury resort group Aman with Amanpuri as its first resort back in 1988, has opened Azerai Luang Prabang in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Laos.

The hotel is the first for Azerai Hotels, a ‘new story and brand of hotels that offers guests simple elegance, refined design, discreet and attentive service in places of unique beauty and cultural interest’.

With its name inspired by the initials AZ and the Persian word caravanserai (a resting […]

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Seminyak gets a new Miami inspired dining experience with Bikini

Seminyak, Bali has a new hotspot in it’s endless line of options. The recently opened Bikini, a luxe, architecturally designed space, blends the urban style of a New York warehouse with a decadent Miami beach party feel. With up to 120 seats in both its bar and restaurant areas, it looks to be a very welcome and distinctive addition to Seminyak’s famously up-market scene.

The interiors of the venue were the brainchild of Melbourne-based Travis Walton Architecture and creative agency 21-19 […]

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Wyndham launches Southeast Asia’s 1st TRYP Hotel in Yangon

One of the world’s largest hotel groups has opened its first ever property in Myanmar.

Wyndham, which has a global network of almost 8,000 hotels, has launched the Tryp Yangon, a new-build property in Myanmar’s largest city. This also marks the arrival of the urban, lifestyle-focused Tryp by Wyndham brand in Southeast Asia.

“Myanmar is quickly becoming a must-see destination for international travellers… thanks to an influx of foreign investment and Yangon’s expanded international airport,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham’s president & managing […]

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