Sri Lanka offloads hotel investments

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, 3 August 2017: Sri Lanka announced plans, Wednesday, to sell off two state-owned luxury hotel companies following its billion-dollar privatisation of a loss-making port.

Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said ministers approved the seeking of bids for a 51% stake in Hotel Developers (Lanka) plc, whose luxury hotel in Colombo is managed by Hilton.

He did not give a value for the company, which occupies prime land in the heart of Colombo. Read more

Quang Ninh ups Halong bay fees

May 5, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

QUANG NINH, 5 May 2017: Quang Ninh People’s Committee approved, Tuesday, new fees for tourists passing through Tuan Chau international port that is a base for boats cruising Halong Bay.

Local media reported tourists, effective 28 May, will pay VND40,000 (USD1.8) for a two-way ticket and VND20,000 (USD0.9) for a one-way ticket.

The new fees are double those that have been valid since November 2016. Read more

Laos considers Vientiane port

August 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 25 August 2015: Vientiane authorities will grant permission for a local developer to build a recreational complex with a river jetty on the banks of the River Mekong that will include a small port and even an immigration checkpoint.

Lao News Agency quoted Sisattanak district governor, Phokham Sayasone, said the complex that would include river boat berths would be located in front of the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Sisattanak district of Vientiane Capital.

“Today, projects are popping up along the Mekong riverbank and most of them focus on selling services to foreign visitors.”

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Halong Bay shifts ports

August 24, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

QUANG NINH, 24 August 2015: A new cruise port has opened on Halong Bay in the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh that will ultimately replace a wharf used by visiting cruise ships to the area.

Tuoi Tre News reported that Quang Ninh’s administration has decided to gradually move all ship operations from the old Bai Chay tourist wharf to the new Tuan Chau international passenger port.

Tourists will now depart from the Tuan Chau port for sight-seeing tours around the UNESCO-recognised Halong Bay, around 150 km east of Hanoi.

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