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Agoda launches GoLocal Tonight to meet travelers’ demand for Spontaneous Domestic Travel Adventures

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Agoda launches GoLocal Tonight to meet travelers’ demand for Spontaneous Domestic Travel Adventures

Read on how travelers can benefit from even greater savings with Agoda’s GoLocal Tonight deals!

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Unveils  Refurbished Luxury Accommodation and New Spa Pavilion

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Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Unveils Refurbished Luxury Accommodation and New Spa Pavilion

Bali’s premier clifftop resort, Anantara Uluwatu Bali has revealed its 72 newly refurbished luxury suites, private pool villas and penthouses cascading from a cliff above the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean.

Golden Sands Resort Penang – An Ideal Family Destination

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Golden Sands Resort Penang – An Ideal Family Destination

Travellers all come in various forms: solo, couple or family. Each has its own positive side and challenges. Travelling families, for instance, requires suitable accommodation, consequently giving parents headache since they need to consider may aspects such as safe environment, sufficient space, efficient facilities and suitable activities so that each family member can enjoy their holiday. Gaya Travel team had the opportunity to stay at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, which is conveniently located along the prime beachfront Batu Ferringhi area, only 20 minutes’ drive from Georgetown and 45 minutes from Penang International Airport. This four-star resort offers an extensive range of facilities and services that cater to the needs of guests, especially those travelling with family. From our observation, Golden […]

Marriott International’s Expanded Portfolio of 30 Leading Hotel Brands Sets New Global standard for Unrivaled Travel Experiences and Expanded Loyalty Benefits

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Marriott International’s Expanded Portfolio of 30 Leading Hotel Brands Sets New Global standard for Unrivaled Travel Experiences and Expanded Loyalty Benefits

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 September 2016 – Today, the most iconic and visionary name in hospitality, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), expands to include 30 of the most desirable and prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio. At a time when travelers place even greater emphasis on enriching and personal experiences, they can now choose from the most diverse selection of hotel brands ever. With more than 5,700 hotels and 1.1 million rooms in over 110 countries across the globe, guests now have access to the best hotels and resorts wherever they travel. Members of Marriott’s leading loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards – which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards – and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), are also invited to […]

Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Jakarta

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Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Jakarta

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Jakarta, marking the first Westin hotel in Jakarta. Owned by PT. Wahana Nusantara a part of Gama Corporation, the opening of the hotel is set to bring the Westin brand’s inspired and innovative wellness initiatives to the capital city of Indonesia. “We are thrilled to debut the Westin brand to Indonesia’s capital,” said Vincent Ong, Senior Director, Brand Management, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “With the brand’s focus on the bringing the pillars of well-being to life and commitment to ensure our guests leave feeling than they first arrive, we are confident the opening of the hotel will resonate strongly with the […]

Club Med Continues Its Expansion In China With Second Ski Resort In Beidahu

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Club Med Continues Its Expansion In China With Second Ski Resort In Beidahu

Kuala Lumpur, 13 September 2016 – Situated in the heart of Jilin Province, Club Med Beidahu rests comfortably on one of the leading ski summits that China has to offer. Just 90 minutes away from the Changchun Airport, this hidden gem is blessed with spectacular panoramas and magnificent scenery – reminiscent of fantasy worlds fit for the glamorous movie screen. The resort, which is set to open in early December 2016, will offer guests a new unique ski experience with the most up-to-date facilities as well as fun-filled après ski and indoor activities for all ages.   New unique Ski experience Club Med Beidahu has been strategically located at the mecca of winter sports in Changchun, established since the Asian Winter Games […]

Auspicious Stay At The Mangala Resort & Spa

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Auspicious Stay At The Mangala Resort & Spa

Gaya Travel team was recently invited to experience a hideaway gem called Mangala Resort & Spa in Gambang, Pahang, located only two hours and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. The two-night stay at the resort proved worthwhile because the team did not just feel relaxed, but also reconnected with nature. Mangala Resort & Spa is a 60-acre contemporary tropical all-villa resort set upon what was a former surface mining land that is now amazingly rehabilitated and full of greenery comprising various plants and trees, including palm oil (which we didn’t realise before how beautiful and shady they are) and fruits, which the Gaya Travel team was told that the owner has hands-on involvement in cultivating them. Besides vegetation, the land is […]

Menjangan Dynasty Resort Brings “Glamping” to North Bali this August

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Menjangan Dynasty Resort Brings “Glamping” to North Bali this August

Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Camp and Dive Centre will soon open its doors in North Bali in August 2016. Offering a glamorous camping (otherwise known as “glamping”) experience, the resort is located on an isolated peninsula on over 16 hectares and surrounded on three sides by ocean and a calm lagoon with a white sandy beach making it the ultimate retreat in North Bali. The resort features 24 beach camp tents, 2 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom cliff tent villas which are African Safari tents imported from South Africa. All tents are completed with flat screen TVs & DVD players, minibar, safe deposit box, IDD telephones, hairdryer and full bathroom amenities, in tent bathroom/shower rooms. Every tent is blessed with uninterrupted views of […]

Saujana Hotels & Resorts Gathers Support For Underprivileged Community in Bhutan

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Saujana Hotels & Resorts Gathers Support For Underprivileged Community in Bhutan

KUALA LUMPUR, JUNE 2016 – Saujana Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Ana by Karma, a non-profit social enterprise in Bhutan that fosters sustainable change in lifestyle and levels of self-sufficiency for mothers and their children in the Bhutanese community struggling with poverty and illiteracy. Acquiring a range of traditional hand-woven scarves made by the social enterprise’s weavers, Saujana is readily engaged to host the sales of these hand-woven scarves, and is donating all proceeds from the sales of these scarves to support the organisation. The hospitality group is hosting this charity fundraiser for Ana by Karma from June 2016 onwards at two of its key properties in Kuala Lumpur – The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur and The Club Saujana Resort. With […]

Malaysian travelers enjoyed great value for money with attractive Asian hotel prices in 2015

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Malaysian travelers enjoyed great value for money with attractive Asian hotel prices in 2015

The latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com™ brings good news for travelers: average prices paid per night for hotel accommodation up only 1% globally in 2015 as compared to 2014. The global Index sat at 114 for 2015 and is closing the gap on the previous peak of 117 in 2007, the year before the global economic crisis. North America drove the global increase as the only region to see hotel prices rise (up 3%) throughout 2015 with the Index hitting 119, exceeding its pre-recession high of 117 in 2007. Asia hotel became more attractive, recording a 5% drop on average hotel prices paid* by global travelers in 2015. Highest percentage decrease on average hotel prices paid per room per night […]

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