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IHG Acquires Six Senses Lifestyle Brand

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Feb 2019 | 11:44 am

Global hospitality group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has acquired Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas from Pegasus Capital.

World Class Phuket Tourism Attraction Opens

Category: Tourism. Posted: 02 Feb 2019 | 1:58 pm

The new Tribhum themed attraction has opened its doors at Phuket’s Central Floresta luxury mall.

Lombok To Become Another AirAsia Hub

Category: Tourism. Posted: 29 Jan 2019 | 6:00 am

Bali’s tourism neighbor Lombok is set to be designed as a new hub for low-cost airline AirAsia.

Turkish Airlines Going Daily With Phuket Service

Category: Tourism. Posted: 27 Jan 2019 | 10:07 am

Global airline carrier Turkish Airlines is adding additional flights to Phuket starting September 2nd.

The Death of the Hotel Business Plan

Category: Hotels. Posted: 26 Jan 2019 | 11:04 am

Death, or more appropriately perhaps, dying, is not my idea of a good time. It must be life’s ultimate buzz killer.

BHMA Ink Deal For Patong Hotel Conversion

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Jan 2019 | 9:24 am

Hospitality chain BHMA has entered into a management agreement to operate the BYD Lofts in Patong.

Centara Grand Samui To Shut And Renovate

Category: Hotels. Posted: 22 Jan 2019 | 8:53 pm

One of Koh Samui’s largest upscale hotels, the Centara Grand Beach Resort will close on June 1stof this year.

Serviced Apartment Conference Comes To Asia

Category: Hotels. Posted: 19 Jan 2019 | 1:41 pm

A new event named Serviced Apartment Summit Asia is set for February 21stand 22nd.

Burasari Hotel Group Expands Overseas

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 Jan 2019 | 3:28 pm

The Phuket-born Burasari Hotel Group has opened a new 37-key upscale boutique hotel in Laos.

UAE Targets Investment With Property Ownership/Visa Reform

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 05 Jan 2019 | 10:05 am

UAE Targets Investment With Property Ownership/Visa Reform

PABUK UPDATE Storm Passes, High-Season Resumes

Category: Tourism. Posted: 05 Jan 2019 | 8:37 am

Despite widespread concern over a massive impact from tropical storm Pabuk, Southern Thailand tourism is back to business.

Wellness Seminar Set For Outrigger Laguna

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Jan 2019 | 7:47 pm

A one-day seminar on wellness, nutrition and fitness is set for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort on January 12th.

Tropical Storm Pabuk Impacting Southern Thailand 

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Jan 2019 | 9:28 am

Thailand’s response to the impending tropical storm Pabuk is widespread.

Battle Of The Bays – Vietnam’s Halong Vs. Thailand’s Phang Nga

Category: Tourism. Posted: 03 Jan 2019 | 10:21 am

If there is any doubt who is Thailand’s single biggest competitor for the Mainland Chinese leisure market, clearly its nearby Vietnam.

5 Hotel Conferences In Asia You Must Attend in 2019

Category: Hotels. Posted: 31 Dec 2018 | 11:48 am

As we are about to move in 2019, it’s time to get the calendar out and start plotting which hospitality conferences to go to next year. If you go to five, these are the ones to go to:

Laguna Phuket Becomes the City by the Bay

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 29 Dec 2018 | 2:17 pm

If you were going to play a soundtrack to this story, perhaps it could be started off best with the 80’s hit “We Built This City”.

Thailand Grows Visitors By 7.5%

Category: Tourism. Posted: 27 Dec 2018 | 10:43 am

Despite the issues of a Chinese slowdown over the boat incident in Phuket this July, Thailand’s visitor numbers for the first eleven months of the year have risen by 7.5% year-on-year.

C9 Hotelworks New Phuket MICE Market Report

Category: Tourism. Posted: 26 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

Phuket’s surging MICE market valued at THB10.9 billion, as meetings, incentives and exhibitions attracted over 800,000 visitors to resort island last year.

From Condoms to Condos, Southeast Asia’s Sex Tourism Journey

Category: Tourism. Posted: 23 Dec 2018 | 11:36 am

This is a story that has all the epic elements of military power, big oil, sleaze, real estate, greed and ultimately transformation.

Koh Samui Escapes The Box

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Dec 2018 | 4:22 pm

Two new developments in Koh Samui have caught my eye, and best epitomize how the Thai resort island’s strong boutique brand offering excels at niche products.

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