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MARRIOTT International completed its US$13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts last Friday, making it the largest hotel company in the world with 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms in more than 110 countries. The new combined entity now has 30 brands under its umbrella, with 20 of which currently have presence in Asia.
Indonesia will promote its national geoparks at the 7th International Unesco Conference on Global Geoparks in Torquay, England, September 27-29. Indonesian delegates will present the attraction of Ciletuh Geopark in Pelabuhan Ratu, Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, Toba Geopark, Rinjani Geopark, Sewu Mountain Global Geopark, Merangin Geopark, as well as aspiring UNESCO Geopark Maros-Pangkep, and Raja Ampat which aspires to become a national geopark, Tempo reports.
Reports showed that there’s a significant rise of French tourists visiting Indonesia throughout the 2016 summer, July-August, as many as 35 percent. This is the first time Indonesia has topped Thailand as France’s most preferred holiday destination. It is also recorded that the number of French tourists visiting Asia did increase throughout.
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