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Indonesia should ride on tourism villages to drive industry growth

Tourism villages have the potential to become a key engine of Indonesia’s tourism growth and spur the development of small- and medium enterprises across the archipelago, said the country’s industry players.

Speaking at a recent national dialogue on tourism organised by the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI), Irfan Wahid, coordinator of Quick Win Team at the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investments, said that a tourism village strategy could become a powerful tool in the development of the 10 […]

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Tourism industry more resilient than ever to crises

The travel and tourism sector is more resilient than ever, with average recovery times having decreased from 26 months in 2001 to 10 months in 2018, the latest research by The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Global Rescue revealed.

The findings from the report titled “Crisis Readiness: Are You Prepared and Risk Resilient to Safeguard Your People and Destinations?” analysed the impact of 90 crises between 2001 and 2018 at national and city levels, and examined the time to […]

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Announcing the Aman Private Jet

Aman is taking to the skies. The luxury hotel group has announced the Aman Private Jet, available for charter to create bespoke itineraries combining numerous Aman properties around the world or for use between non-Aman destinations. For each booking, passengers will have access to their own Aman Jet Concierge, who will plan every detail of the trip.

With flexible departure times and customs clearance overseen by Aman’s expert staff, passengers can begin their journey relaxed and stress-free. Guests can choose their in-flight […]

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Galaxy Macau to welcome Andaz brand in 2021

Luxury lifestyle hotel Andaz Macau will be joining Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG)’s Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct in Macau.

Andaz Macau is scheduled to open in 1H2021 alongside Galaxy International Convention Center and the 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena.

The luxury lifestyle hotel will feature a dedicated check-in lounge catering to large MICE groups, over 700 rooms and suites, an Andaz lounge, a bar and restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness centre and an indoor pool.

Andaz Macau will be connected to the integrated resort Galaxy Macau, offering 1.1 […]

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FIFA U20 World Cup a major score for Indonesia tourism

The successful bidding of Indonesia to host the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2021, coming on the back of the Asian Games and IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in 2018, has brought a sense of anticipation to the travel trade as industry members see a chance for the country to gain mileage from the publicity generated around hosting world-renowned events.

WITA Tour’s director of sales Rudiana expects the FIFA U20 World Cup – which marks the first time that Indonesia is hosting […]

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Ovolo Group lands in Bali with new resort acquisition

First Hong Kong, then Australia, now Indonesia. Hong Kong-based Ovolo Group has added a third country to its growing property portfolio, today opening its doors for the first time in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

The 194-room resort was formerly the Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, which offers 182 studio hotel rooms, nine one-bedroom villas and three two-bedroom suites. Guest facilities also include an all-day restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, fitness centre and conference facilities for the MICE industry. A formal […]

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