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BREAKING NEWS: Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Jakarta Hit by Bomb

Category: Hotels, Posted:17 Jul 2009 | 10:00 am

Media reports are streaming in on twin bomb blasts in Jakarta Indonesia at the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels. Any formal casualty figures are yet to be released. The JW Marriott was hit by a bombing in 2003 and Bali's Kuta tourist district had a deadly bombing in killing 182 people. Terrorism and security on high on the agenda for the upcoming ASEAN Foreign Minister Meeting in Phuket.
After the recently political turmoil in Thailand, Bali saw a huge redirection of visitors to the resort island and is in the midst of high season for Australia who are a major segment. Recent elections saw President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono retain leadership and in what has been one of Asia's best performing economy's during the recent global downturn, was considering to be a strong fundamental for stability.

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Phuket International Reopening Next Week

Category: Tourism, Posted:30 Sep 2020 | 09:33 am The resort island of Phuket is preparing to welcome 120 Mainland Chinese overseas travelers from Guangzhou next week on October 8th. As per government guidelines, the visitors will stay in Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALSQ) hotels for 14 days. According to news sources and the Phuket public health office, there are presently nine hotels approved […]
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The Future of Virtual Versus In-Person Hotel Events

Category: Hotels, Posted:25 Sep 2020 | 13:48 pm C9 Hotelworks and QUO have put together a short survey we hope you will take. As we look to the future of events for the hospitality and tourism sectors, we’re curious to understand more about your expectations and appetite. How far will you be willing to travel (if at all)? What subjects will you be […]
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Project Rattan Focused On Restoring Thai Craft

Category: Tourism, Posted:20 Sep 2020 | 08:52 am If you find yourself in Bangkok from now until the end of December, you should take some time and visit Australian designer Patrick Keane’s Project Rattan exhibition at River City. Project Rattan is an exhibition of furniture design featuring Thai craftsmanship and aimed at restoring local artisans to create international level products. The exhibit is […]