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Banyan Tree officially opens the Cassia Bintan in Bintan, Indonesia

Cassia Bintan, the newest property in the Laguna Bintan integrated complex is now officially open! With customisable features, eclectic design and flexible dining options, Cassia Bintan is the ideal location for a short getaway with your loved ones or even your second home! There’s something for everyone whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, aspiring chef, or simply someone in need of a relaxing holiday. 

Each of its rooms and public spaces are decorated with traditional Indonesian art created by famous local artist […]

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Terrorism’s impact on APEC tourism and economy

A network of terror events unfolded across Spain this mid-August weekend, when a white van was driven more than 1,700 feet along a crowded pedestrian walkway in one of Barcelona’s busiest tourist spots. Hours later, the same perpetrators plowed into crowds in a coastal Catalan town. A total of fourteen civilians died, and hundreds more were injured. Spanish officials discovered the group’s thwarted plans for a larger-scale terrorist plot involving improvised explosive devices, which would have seen dozens more fatalities.

In […]

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Vietnam to serve 13 million foreign tourists in 2017

Vietnam served more than 8.47 million foreign tourists in the first eight months of this year and grossed 335.8 trillion VND (14.7 billion USD) in revenue, year-on-year increases of 29.7 percent and 26.7 percent, respectively.

Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Van Tuan said while the number of international visitors to other countries in July and August declined such as the Republic of Korea (down 40 percent), Thailand (down 9.5 percent), Malaysia (down 7.5 percent), and the Philippines […]

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Artotel Indonesia has transformed into Artotel Group, comprising of four brands

Formerly known as a hotel management company that focusing on art inspired design hotels, officially on September 4th, 2017 ARTOTEL Indonesia is declaring its transformation and business expansion into ARTOTEL Group, a company with its integrated three businesses lines on Hospitality, Event Management, and Curated Merchandise.

In 2011, ARTOTEL Indonesia was founded with a tremendous passion in promoting local art to our hotel guests, now with ARTOTEL Group, the company is expanding its responsibilities to be the pioneer in promoting local […]

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Sofitel Singapore City Centre opens as AccorHotels’ 800th Hotel in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE – September 11, 2017 – AccorHotels has announced that the highly anticipated Sofitel Singapore City Centre will open its doors in October and will be the group’s landmark 800th hotel in Asia Pacific. Nestled amidst historic shop houses and towering skyscrapers, the 223-room luxury hotel is elegantly designed, reflecting Singapore’s rich cultural heritage with undeniable French flair.

“The unveiling of Sofitel Singapore City Centre marks an important milestone for AccorHotels as we continue to strengthen our presence in the region,” says Michael Issenberg, Chairman & […]

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“The Hotel Week Indonesia” exhibition from November 23 till 25 in Jakarta.

Jakarta. Jakarta will host an annual hospitality exhibition, The Hotel Week Indonesia, to connect the sector’s players in Asia Pacific, the event’s organizer said in a statement on Friday (08/09).

Taking place at the Jakarta Convention Center on Nov. 23-25, The Hotel Week, held by local event organizer CNG Media & Events, will offer a business-to-business trade show themed “One-Stop Global Resource for Hotel & Hospitality Industries.”

“It will be good if Indonesia, an archipelagic nation that offers various tourism potentials, hosts [more] events like this one, […]

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