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Bali will send low-cost airlines north to new airport

Budget flyers and premium passengers will arrive at airports at different ends of the island once Bali’s new northern airport opens in a few years’ time.

Construction is due to begin next year on Bali’s second international airport that will be built in the village of Kubutambahan, on the opposite end of the island to tourist favourites like Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak.

“All the low-cost carriers in the north and the normal in the south,” Indonesian transport minister, Budi Karya Sumadi, […]

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Wyndham continues growth in APAC

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels globally, has continued to expand its hotel network across the Asia Pacific Region with a series of important openings, brand launches and new market entries.

With an Asia Pacific system of more than 173,000 rooms and 86 openings this year, Wyndham is bringing world-class hospitality and innovative new brands to the area while driving net rooms growth in a key region of the world. All of the brands in […]

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Sri Lanka tourism crisis may have bottomed out

Three months after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is starting to show signs of recovery, with flight bookings stabilising at 26 per cent down, a report has shown.

The report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has shown that between January 1 and April 21, international flight bookings to Sri Lanka rose 3 per cent up from the year before.

But in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, there was a spike in cancellations and […]

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APAC hotels deliver weaker performance in Q2

Hotels in the Asia-Pacific region reported negative results across the three key performance metrics during 2Q2019, new market data has shown.

According to STR analysts who sample more than 65,000 hotels and 8.8 million hotel rooms around the globe, total occupancy in the region is down 1.0% to 69.1%. Meanwhile, the average daily rate (ADR) has dipped 0.7% to US$97.32, while the revenue per available room (RevPAR) has declined 1.6% to US$67.25.

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STR analysts note that the Indonesian general election period […]

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Marriott International debuts first tented concept resort, Natra Bintan, a Tribute Portfolio, in Indonesia

Hospitality company Marriott International has introduced Natra Bintan, a glamping destination in Bintan Island, Riau Islands, to its Tribute Portfolio of independent hotels with unique vacation concepts.

Formerly the Canopi Bintan, Natra Bintan is situated at the Chill Cove of Treasure Bay and boasts 100 safari-themed tents. Each tent, measuring over 40 square meters, is furnished with a four-poster bed and comes complete with a lush garden and outdoor patio.

In addition to admiring the beauty of the manmade Crystal Lagoon, guests […]

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Alila Jakarta has been rebranded to Sparks Luxe

Hotel management company HIM Hospitality introduced Sparks Luxe Jakarta on Jl. Pecenongan on July 14.

Possibly the only sleek hotel in the area, the property first opened 18 years ago as Alila Jakarta, attracting design enthusiasts to come and visit, stay and even hold events.

Andreas Bindoan, managing director of HIM Hospitality, said in a statement that the inclusion of the four-star Sparks Luxe in the company’s portfolio was expected to strengthen its position in the industry.

HIM Hospitality also manages Sparks Life […]

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