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At least eight guests struck down by norovirus at luxury Club Med Yabuli resort in northern China

Eight guests celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday at the luxury Club Med Yabuli resort in northern China had contracted the norovirus sometimes known as “winter vomiting bug”, according to the resort operator. “Harbin local government confirmed that eight guests received medical treatment for symptoms of the ‘Winter Vomiting Bug’ Norovirus on February 9 and 10 at Club Med Yabuli in Heilongjiang Province,” said a statement released by Club Med on Monday. Harbin is the capital city of China’s nothernmost province. No one had been kept in hospital for treatment,…

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InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort honoured at World Travel Awards 2018 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort was honoured in three categories at the World Travel Awards 2018 which took place in Libson, Portugal on Saturday. Developed by BIM Land, a subsidiary of Vietnamese diversified conglomerate BIM Group, Intercontinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort received awards as the World’s Leading New Family Resort 2018, the World’s Leading New Luxury Resort 2018 and the World’s Leading New MICE Resort 2018. Piero Bellizzi, general manager of the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, said:…

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HN resort tourism has potential – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Resort tourism in Hà Nội’s suburbs and neighbouring areas has seen potential for higher growth, experts said. Estimates from the General Statistics Office showed that with the travel time of around one and a half hours to suburbs, middle-income people in Hà Nội are likely to take 20 to 30 short-breaks each year. However, the number of resorts which are given adequate investment in Hà Nội suburban areas and neighbouring provinces such as Vĩnh Phúc, Phú Thọ, Hoà Bình and Ninh…

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Macau Theme Park and Resort latest firm to bet big on family tourism with Line Friends themed hotel launch

When the son of Macau casino king Stanley Ho Hung-sun ­unveiled his company’s latest development in the city, the HK$5 billion Lisboeta resort in Cotai, last month, he was clear it was not going to be just another gambling destination. “The clientele I’m going for is … family travellers.” said Arnaldo Ho Yau-heng, director of Macau Theme Park and Resort. “Hotels survive in Macau even when they do not have a casino.” Macau casino operator SJM spikes 8pc as Goldman upgrades target price ahead of hotel opening His comments reflect…

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Philippine resort Puerto Princesa chooses ‘morally correct’ low-carbon path

When Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about mosquitoes and monsoons, and the high cost of electricity. That is when the island’s Zero Carbon Resorts programme approached them with suggestions on how to save energy and costs – from solar panels and LED lights to rainwater harvesting, refillable bottles and bamboo roofs for extra cooling. The Walgraeves enrolled in the programme, made the changes, and achieved significant savings. “They were not very big…

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