Banyan Tree Hotels enters Malaysian hospitality sector

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: The sea-fronting Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang will soft open tomorrow.

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The sea-fronting Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang will soft open tomorrow.

GEORGE TOWN: International hospitality brand Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is poised to make its entry into Malaysia with the opening of a new property in Penang.

The 250-roomed Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang will soft open tomorrow on the island, in Teluk Bahang.

Managed by the Banyan Tree Group, Angsana operates more than 15

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Singapore, Indonesia agree to launch green lane for essential business and official travel

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to set up a reciprocal green lane (RGL) for essential business and official travel between both countries.

Applications for the RGL will open on Oct 26 and travel will start soon after, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (Oct 12).

The agreement comes less than two months after MFA said on Aug 25 that Singapore and Indonesia planned to

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Ballet dancers retrained for cybersecurity? ‘Crass’ government ad angers U.K. arts workers hit by covid-19.

“I agree it was crass,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden tweeted Monday, adding that his staff was not involved in the advertisement, which was part of a “partner campaign encouraging people from all walks of life to think about a career in cyber security.”

Reactions to the advertisement dovetailed with broader criticism that officials have not found ways to communicate effectively with workers facing tenuous employment during the pandemic. Fatboy

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Indonesia creates essential business, diplomatic travel corridor with Singapore – SE Asia

Indonesia has completed negotiations to establish a travel corridor with Singapore to facilitate urgent diplomatic missions and essential business trips between the two countries amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said at a press conference on Monday that the arrangement, dubbed the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), would come into effect on Oct. 26.

“Trips [via the corridor] may be available within several days in accordance with Indonesia’s

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Taste the Adventure in Chef Mary Chamberlin’s Themed Recipe Book

CARMEL, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Chef Mary Chamberlin has a taste for adventure that she shares with others in the release of her newest themed recipe book, The Traveling Cook Book. Exploring over 26 different countries with her husband, Captain Roy Chamberlin, she has created 156 pages of culinary delight. The cook book includes delicious discoveries from Argentina, England, France, Greece, Hawaii

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Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.

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While it may have started out as the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, Italy has since managed to admirably flatten the curve and open up to visitors again.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome

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Gandys weather-resistant jackets are perfect for autumn adventures

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The days may be getting chillier and we’re being treated to the odd lashing of rain, but this doesn’t mean that we have to stop enjoying the outdoors.

You just need to make sure you have the right clothing. Socially-conscious brand Gandys has released a range of transitional jackets that are lightweight and comfortable yet hardy enough to withstand the British seasons. 


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Bored of Your Home Office? Here’s a Growing List of Hotels You Can Work From for a Day Rate

Hilton is the latest hotel brand to offer up its guest rooms to workers looking for a change of scenery.

a view of a city street filled with traffic surrounded by tall buildings: Amenities include in-room cocktail delivery, stability balls, air purifiers, and more.

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Amenities include in-room cocktail delivery, stability balls, air purifiers, and more.

Through its new WorkSpaces program, Hilton is offering private rooms at the Conrad New York Downtown with breakfast, lunch, and happy hour cocktail delivery for $300. Meanwhile, at the Hilton Boston Back Bay, a $99 work-from-hotel day

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‘A Business Is A Living And Breathing Organism’

The name Ian Schrager is both familiar and inspirational.

Perhaps seen as the original ‘disrupter’, Ian is known for his work in real estate, development and hotels. Some would go as far as saying he was the original founder of the ‘boutique’ hotel.

As the world still finds itself in a Covid-travel bubble, I have interviewed top leaders in

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Singer-Songwriters Drew and Ellie Holcomb Showcase Safety and Write New Music on Epic 1600-Mile Tennessee Road Trip for Web Series Launching October 21

Pictured left to right: Ellie, Rivers, Huck, Emmylou and Drew Holcomb. 

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Pictured left to right: Ellie, Rivers, Huck, Emmylou and Drew Holcomb. Photo Credit: Katie Kauss
Pictured left to right: Ellie, Rivers, Huck, Emmylou and Drew Holcomb. Photo Credit: Katie Kauss

NASHVILLE, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development kicks off its busiest

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Meet the changemakers shaping the future of the travel industry

Beth Santos, CEO and Founder of Wanderful; Karisma Shackelford, Director of Wanderful Creators

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Left: Beth Santos; Right: Karisma Shackelford

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Initiative: Wanderful’s “Moving Forward: An Anti-Racism Townhall for the Travel Industry” series

Over the past 11 years, Beth Santos has grown Wanderful from a blog dedicated to helping women travel safely into a global community that hosts events for over 45,000 female travelers, travel influencers, and

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Stuck-at-Home Americans Experiencing a Travel Memory Deficit; Majority Vow to Quit Putting Off ‘Wish List’ Vacations When Travel Resumes

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After six months of restrictions brought on by a global pandemic, it may be no surprise that Americans are missing travel right now. But what is surprising, according to a new study conducted on behalf of Hilton, Americans say travel is their most frequently recalled happy memory, more than special occasions or personal achievements and the majority cite creating lasting memories as

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Manila orders karaoke silence for students’ sake.

Manila’s mayor, the former actor Francisco Domagoso, banned the daytime use of “karaokes, videokes and other sound producing devices” beginning Thursday, after complaints from irate parents home-schooling their children amid the pandemic.

Mr. Domagoso said his office had received multiple calls from parents who said their children could not concentrate with the noise.

“I pity our parents and students who are trying to go through online schooling while being disturbed

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The Greater Manchester hotels that have made it into the Good Hotels Guide 2021

Three Manchester hotels have been included in the new Good Hotels Guide that was published this week.

The 44th edition of the leading independent guide to the best of the UK’s hotels, guesthouses, B&B’s and inns features over 750 providers that have been noted as the best places to stay in their respective towns and cities.

Which could be a welcome tool as more and more holidaymakers embrace British staycations

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Global Commercial Aircrafts Seating Market | Growing Demand for Luxury Air Travel to Boost the Market Growth


The global commercial aircrafts seating market size is poised to grow by USD 4.67 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 9% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created

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How Trump’s elections chances affect populist politics

People participate in a pro-Trump rally on October 11, 2020 in Ronkonkoma, New York.

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The upcoming U.S. election is being keenly watched by world leaders who have looked to President Donald Trump for favor and friendship, and who share his political ethos.

If he fails at the election, political experts believe other leaders who espouse similarly populist politics — from Matteo

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Xavi backs Jack Wilshere for Rangers transfer and tips him to become Scottish football’s best player

Xavi reckons Jack Wilshere would be the best player in Scotland if he teamed up with Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Wilshere, 28, is a free agent ha ving had his West Ham contract terminated and is available.

Rangers have been credited with an interest and the former Spanish legend has claimed the English playmaker would benefit hugely from a move to Glasgow.

Xavi was asked about Wilshere and his potential

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Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies.

International travel in Asia has collapsed during the pandemic due to border closures, with passenger numbers down 97% in August, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Although European countries that had been more open add fresh travel restrictions as

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Covid-19: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Pestana CR7 hotels under threat

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the hospitality industry has left Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo’s chain of hotels facing an uncertain future.

In partnership with Dionisio Pestana, the head of the Pestana Hotel Group, Ronaldo currently owns two hotels: one in Funchal, his hometown on the island of Madeira, and another in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.

Cristiano Ronaldo hotel in Funchal closed – and may

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
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As a C-level

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