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Indonesia Chases Thailand's Mass Tourism Market

Category: Tourism, Posted:15 Jun 2015 | 06:00 am

Making ASEAN news last week is the Indonesian government's approval of visa-free travel for forty-five countries.
Five Indonesian international airports allowing entry are located in Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Batam and Medan.
The countries allowed include China, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, United States and an number of European countries such as Germany, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Australia which is Bali's number one international market is not on the list.
Bali which is Phuket's main regional tourism competitor this month has seen direct flights from the Middle East by Emirates commence service.

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Category: Hotels, Posted:22 Oct 2020 | 06:00 am Despite the downturn of Covid-19, hotel investment confidence in Khao Lak remains positive in the long term. One sign of this is a newbuild Pullman-branded Khao Lak Resort Is set to open on 1st December. The 253-key beachfront hotel and villa property features a design by Martin Palleros of Tierra Design.  Palleros is the architect […]
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Minor’s Bill Heinecke Speaks Out About Chinese Return

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Asia’s Largest Hotel Investment Conference Next Week

Category: , Posted:16 Oct 2020 | 15:28 pm HICAP, Asia’s biggest hotel investment event of the year is set for next week in a 3-day virtual format. Scheduled for 21st to 23rd October, this is the first year the conference will be live online and not in person, in Hong Kong. C9 Hotelworks Bill Barnett will be moderating a special Thailand panel of […]