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Swine Flu Hits Asia Hong Kong Hotel in Quarantine

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 May 2009 | 10:04 am

Hong Kong's Metropark hotel in Wanchai has seen over 300 people sealed off and is under quarantine after a guest who had traveled to Mexico was confirmed to have the virus. South Korea has also reported its first case. Deaths from the epidemic now are close to 400.
I spoke to a few hotel contacts in Hong Kong this morning and most properties are now in the midst of contingency planning should further cases occur in the SAR. Airlines in the region are reporting a slow down in long haul travel and the situation remains very much an unknown. Undoubtedly the global travel business is going to see a sharp reduction in travelers and with the latest news the impact looks set to hit these shores as well.

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The C9 Sessions – Understanding Thailand’s Hotel License Regime and Procedures for Branded Residences, Condo Hotels, Mixed Use Projects and Vacation Rentals

Category: Hotels|Real estate, Posted:13 May 2024 | 16:39 pm Branded residences, condo hotels, mixed-use projects, and vacation home rentals are becoming a significant player in Thailand’s hospitality space. As property developers, real estate investors, and property buyers are learning, this is a complex space that requires well-structured projects. Join us for a unique 90-minute co-working lunch learning session about all the moving parts in […]
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Phuket Hotels Association Charity Online Auction Now Open

Category: Hotels|Tourism, Posted:28 Apr 2024 | 09:14 am The Phuket Hotels Association’s absolutely fabulous charity travel sale is now open. This annual event continues to grow with amazing travel stays and other prizes not only in Phuket, but across the region and the world. New items are continuing to be added so check back often. All proceeds go to support over 20 full-time […]
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