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Bali’s first theme park ‘Trans Studio’ has just opened – complete with 11 rides including a rooftop rollercoaster

Bali’s first ever indoor theme park is set to open on the Indonesian holiday island on Thursday.

The family entertainment centre will be called Trans Studio Bali and will offer a rooftop rollercoaster as well as other attractions in Denpasar, the island’s capital.

CT Corp Group park will be opening the park’s doors to the public on Thursday and will share its location with Trans Studio Mall, which opened earlier this year.

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Hyatt’s luxury brands on a roll with more than 20 luxury hotels to open in 2020

CHICAGO – More than 20 new luxury hotels and resorts covering six brands will be opened worldwide by Hyatt by the end of 2020.

The list of hotels  includes properties under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolios.

Included in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand are the newly-opened former Metropolitan Police headquarters, Great Scotland Yard in London, and the Hotel du Palais Biarritz, former imperial residence of Napoleon III, due to reopen in […]

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To develop retirement resorts, Indonesia trade proposes special visa scheme for senior travellers

The Indonesian trade is urging the government to establish a special visa regime that would give preferential treatment to elderly travellers, in the hopes that such a move would provide the backbone for the development of retirement resorts within the country.

Allowing elderly inbound tourists extended stays in the country is “an additional facility” that would stimulate the emergence of retirement resorts across the archipelago, according to Hariyadi Sukamdani, chairman of the Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI).

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Frozen II, movie time with 33 Kids!

This year we decided to combine our yearly CSR program and our yearly team outing into 1 day.

On Saturday December 7th we went to the Cinema to watch the movie Frozen II with 33 children (ages 4 up to 20) from children’s orphanage named Panti Asuhan Puteri Anugerah in Denpasar.

We rented a bus, after picking up our team in our office; we picked up the 33 children and 3 caretakers. It was about a 30-min drive to the Cinema at […]

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Bali’s ‘haunted hotel’ to be brought back from the dead

DENPASAR – The Regency of Tabanan plans to rebuild the long-abandoned and deserted hotel project in Bali’s Bedugul district, commonly known as The Haunted Hotel.

The Tabanan Administration has reportedly held discussions with the hotel’s current owner and is said to be seeking a new investor to totally revamp the project to become a luxury international-standard property.

The Hotel Puncak Indah, abandoned since 1998, is expected to be demolished and be replaced with a new US$15 million hotel complex, to be named […]

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Bali police join crackdown against ‘zero dollar’ tours

DENPASAR – A sharp fall in the number of Chinese tourists to Bali is being attributed to a crackdown on rogue tour operators.

Bali’s police and tourist industry have been working with Chinese authorities to shut down syndicates running “zero dollar” operations.

Tour operators in China were selling cheap trips – often  for less than US$200 for a week – and funnelling tourists into Chinese-owned shops and restaurants in Bali where they were sold goods at vastly inflated prices.

Payment was often made […]

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