Swiss-Belhotel announces Thai debut !!


Hong Kong-based hoteliers, Swiss-Belhotel International has divulged plans for its Thai debut today. Currently, the company has  145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries, either operating or in the pipeline. This includes properties in five of the ten ASEAN member states: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. With new properties coming to three key... Continue Reading →

Genting Dream daring rescue !!


Dream Cruises’ cruise ship, Genting Dream, was quick to response to a sinking boat in distress and performed a life-saving rescue operation off the coast of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor, Malaysia, after being informed by Johor’s Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) in the early morning on 1 November 2019 (Friday). The quick actions of the ship... Continue Reading →

Chic and modern, this hotel is inspiring MICE in Putrajaya, Le Méridien Putrajaya !!


Chic, vibrant and modern — Le Méridien Putrajaya has positioned itself as a premier MICE destination in the emerging city of Putrajaya. Becoming the ideal venue for meetings and corporate events for both locals and international travellers, the stylish hotel offers more than 3,800sqm of salubrious event space. “The mission of Le Méridien is to expose the creative-minded traveller... Continue Reading →

Indian Coffee House opens doors to women staff


KANNUR: Ever since the Indian Coffee House was established as a cooperative by communist leader AK Gopalan in 1958 after the coffee outlets under the Coffee Board dismissed its workers, it has been a ‘no-go zone’ for women employees. Now, after almost 61 years, the cooperative chain of hotels has written a new chapter in its history by allowing six women... Continue Reading →

Driven by its cuisine, Japanese food exports to India jumped 40 per cent in 2018


Indicative of the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine in India, food exports from the East Asian nation jumped 40 per cent in 2018. Even as it is working with various entities to further bump this up and has bestowed a government-authenticated tag on 36 fine diners. "Last year, Japan reached an agreement with India on the sanitary certificate of fishery products exported... Continue Reading →

Online pharma sales in India to hit 25,000cr in 4 years


MUMBAI: The domestic epharmacy market is poised to touch Rs 25,000 crore by 2022, at a robust CAGR of 63%, buoyed by an increased access of medicines to a majority of under-served population, longterm drug compliance for chronic conditions, and rising internet penetration. Online sale of medicines, now at Rs 3,500 crore, could account for... Continue Reading →

PayPal to close its offices in Malaysia


PayPal, a company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers, has announced it will close its offices in Malaysia. That operations centre, located in the capital Kuala Lumpur, was opened in 2011. All PayPal Malaysia employees will be affected by this closure; however, according to the company, it will help employees... Continue Reading →

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