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EQ Hotel’s Paradise in Pavilion

Hotel Kuala Lumpur is throwing in some nice freebies as part of their room stay package. Between now and December, you will be able to enjoy free BMW rides and dining vouchers at Kampachi and IPPUDO restaurants. Booking Period: 20 November – 15 December 2020 Stay Period: 1-30 December 2020 Room rate includes: Unlimited transfer in …

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Vaccine a much-needed boost to Travel Industry

This week on 9 November 2020, a day after the US Election result, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their BNT162b2 vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19. Although the data is preliminary, the results were better than expected and sparked renewed optimism in financial markets and economic growth worldwide. The news was a …

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Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Restaurant

The Airline business model continues to evolve during COVID-19 pandemic. Singapore Airlines (SIA) A380 Dining Experience has proven to be a hit. Media reports confirm that seats in both aircrafts sold out within 30 minutes of launch. Singaporeans had no second thoughts when they pulled out their wallets, just to experience the nostalgic excitement of …

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Damas Suites & Residences Urban Escapade

Damas Suites & Residences is offering a special deal of RM140 and RM160 nett for its One Bedroom Deluxe and One Bedroom Premier Serviced Apartments. This offer is inclusive of Breakfast for 2 persons. If you stay for 2 nights or more, you also get to enjoy a Lunch or Dinner on the house. The …

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Malaysia’s Firefly to offer Jet Flights early 2021

According to recent media reports, Firefly Airlines will start flying jet planes in the first quarter of 2021. This announcement comes amidst the move by its parent Malaysia Aviation Group MAG to negotiate steep discounts from lessors and creditors in an effort to keep Malaysia Airlines afloat. Firefly currently flies turboprop planes out of Subang …

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Further Cuts at Minor Hotels

Minor International has indicated that it may cut more jobs and shut recently re-opened hotels amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions globally. Minor operates some of the leading brands in the industry including Anantara, Avani, The Oaks, NH Hotels, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, with 526 hotels under its umbrella. According to Chairman and Founder …

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Agoda Confident of its Future

After six months of COVID-19 lockdown globally, major OTAs have been on a restructuring path and taking new steps to address the decline in global hotel demand. During May, Agoda announced the lay off of some 1,500 workers or around a quarter of its total workforce of 5,500 employees then. Of its 4,000 remaining employees, …

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Club Marriott Benefits

Club Marriott is an e-voucher and loyalty program which enables members to participate in special room and dining offers across Marriott’s range of hotels in Malaysia. For just RM799 per year, members can enjoy many free and discounted services across hotels under the Marriott umbrella including Marriott, Westin, Aloft , Sheraton, Four Points, Le Meridien, …

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Dorsett Putrajaya re-opens post MCO

Dorsett Putrajaya has re-opened its door to the public on 17 May 2020. To ensure the safety of guests and patrons, the hotel has adopted SOPs and safety measures that were prepared by the Government. The hotel has also changed its setting and environment to cater for the current climate, including putting in place social …

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Ramadan Buffet 2020

This is the time of the year where hotels in Kuala Lumpur would have been bustling with Ramadan Buffet offers. However with Covid-19 related MCO and lockdowns across Malaysia, hotels have had to become more innovative in their Ramadan offerings this year. Let’s take a look at how some hotels are doing it through their …

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Santos Hotel, Taipei (三德大饭店)

Hotel Facade Entrance Reception Reception We booked Santos Hotel knowing full well that it was not located in the happening areas like Ximending, Taipei Main Station or one those hot night spots. In fact it is located somewhere between town centre and Shilin district which is home to one of the most popular and largest …

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Miller Inn Hotel Tai Chung (米樂旅店)

We were in Tai Chung for only one night as part of our island tour round Taiwan. The tour operator put us up in Miller Inn Hotel, which is a smallish hotel block of around 5 storeys. The hotel oozes a cozy and classy ambience. As we entered, the reception desk was right in front …

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Golden Pacific Hotel, Kaohsiung (高雄香富大饭店)

Having stayed here for one night, we found this hotel to be a decent 3.5 star hotel with fairly modern finishes. • Room size was small but OK, compensated by its cleanliness and comfy bedding. • Bathroom was modern and clean with all the basic amenities. Very good soft lights behind the wall mirror to …

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Friendship Hotel Taitung – 宏宜大饭店台东

We visited Taitung en-route from Hualien to try its famous hot spring bath. Friendship Hotel was the one-stop shop for us. Nothing fancy about this hotel – old and dated with below average room quality. But again as with most old hotels, the trade off is that you get large room with lots of space …

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Anze Tiandi Hotel, Hualien (安澤天地飯店- 花蓮市)

Scenic Hualien is a coastal town in Taiwan’s eastern seaboard. We passed through the town on a visit to Farglory Ocean Park and stayed in Anze (or Ance) hotel which is an older style property but featuring scenic views over the town. The room we stayed in was old but decent. Was clean and well …

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Fortune Inn Hotel, Taipei (富景商旅)

Located in SongShan district of Taipei, Fortune Inn (富景商旅) is a 3.5 star hotel providing basic but decent accommodation. There are some 37 rooms located across two floors within a commercial building. You need to take a lift up to the 17th floor to access the hotel lobby. Take a look at this pic, look …

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