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Uganda withdraws VAT exemption for hotel accommodation

Value Added Tax Uganda withdraws VAT exemption for hotel accommodation

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Uganda’s Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka announced that the VAT exemption for hotel accommodation will be withdrawn.

Apartment versus hotel

A room with a view Apartment versus hotel

By Ted Macauley, eTN Correspondent

(eTN) - Doesn't always have to be a hotel room in every city.

Paul McCartney rests at Txai Resort Itacare

Sir Paul McCartney plants a tree in Txai Resort Itacare Paul McCartney rests at Txai Resort Itacare

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Paul McCartney chose the heavenly Txai Resort, in Itacare, Bahia, to rest after his shows in Brazil.

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace named one of the Most Interesting Hotels in the World

The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace named one of the Most Interesting Hotels in the World

MIAMI, Fla. - The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace resort today announced it has been named "One of the Most Interesting Hotels in the World 2012" by Oyster.com.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts expands in Philippines

First Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel to Manila Hilton Hotels & Resorts expands in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement with Travellers International Hotel Group Inc.

Sofitel Mumbai BKC First Sofitel hotel debuts in India

PARIS, France - Blending French elegance with Indian culture, Sofitel Luxury Hotels announces the opening of its first hotel in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC.

Australian backpacker found dead in Laos

Three Australian tourists die in Laos in past month Australian backpacker found dead in Laos

An Australian backpacker who died in Laos was found dead in his hotel room alongside the body of a dead woman.

Mandarin Oriental Paris unveils spacious and luxurious suites

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Paris Mandarin Oriental Paris unveils spacious and luxurious suites

HONG KONG – Mandarin Oriental, Paris is delighted to introduce 39 beautiful and elegant suites, including seven duplex suites located on the seventh and eighth floors of the hotel, each with ...

Aloft Bangkok-Sukhumvit 11 Aloft Hotels debuts first hotel in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand - The heart of Bangkok beats a little faster today with the official opening of Aloft Bangkok - Sukhumvit 11.

Hotel explosion in Philippines kills 3

27 injured including wedding guests Hotel explosion in Philippines kills 3

An explosion yesterday at the Atilano Pension House hotel in the southern Philippines killed 3 people and wounded 27.

Iconic Emirates Palace faces stiff competition

Abu Dhabi's most famous hotel putting up fight for customers Iconic Emirates Palace faces stiff competition

The Rocco Forte, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Westin, Park Hyatt and St Regis resorts have joined the Abu Dhabi hotel market, adding more than 1,700 rooms and more than 30 restaurants.

Longest extended-stay guest any Marriott has seen checks out

Guest checks out of hotel after more than 10 years Longest extended-stay guest any Marriott has seen checks out

Falls Church, Virginia - Garrulous and active, 79-year-old Joy Bricker presides over her hotel suite in a manner befitting a grander home.

Hotel union uses minister to force itself upon Holiday Inn in Dar

Orders local labor officer to pitch camp at hotel Hotel union uses minister to force itself upon Holiday Inn in Dar

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - It was learned yesterday that the Minister for Labor and Employment in the Tanzanian government has apparently become a willing tool to force recognition of a labor union on the management ...

Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa to open in Bangkok

Thailand's 10th Anantara resort opens next week in Bangkok Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa to open in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - Ten years after the first Anantara resort opened - in Hua Hin - Thailand's 10th Anantara property will appear alongside Bangkok's River of Kings, the Chaophraya, on November ...

Sofitel brings French luxury and sophistication to Singapore

Sofitel So Singapore Hotel Sofitel brings French luxury and sophistication to Singapore

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced the latest addition to its luxury network in Asia, with the signing of Sofitel So Singapore, the world’s third Sofitel So label hotel.

First hotel in Kuwait receives Green Globe Certification

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a First hotel in Kuwait receives Green Globe Certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a is the first hotel in Kuwait to receive Green Globe Certification.

Crowne Plaza expands in Central Vietnam with opening of Crowne Plaza Danang

Crowne Plaza Danang Crowne Plaza expands in Central Vietnam with opening of Crowne Plaza Danang

DANANG, Vietnam - Crowne Plaza, the fourth largest upscale brand in the world, today opened its second property in Vietnam at the coastal city of Danang.

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Mandarin Oriental, Paris debuts with star studded gala opening party

PARIS, France - Mandarin Oriental, Paris celebrated its entry into Paris society yesterday with a glamorous gala attended by more than 500 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests.

Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow wins "Leaders of Sustainable Development" contest

Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow wins "Leaders of Sustainable Development" contest

KRAKOW, Poland - Radisson Blu hotel in Krakow has won the "Leaders of Sustainable Development" contest that was organized by Forbes Magazine in Poland.

Hotels and lodging industry outlook highlights

Featuring Starwood and Marriott Hotels and lodging industry outlook highlights

Since the US market is somewhat saturated, hoteliers are exploring growth opportunities abroad.

Kempinski opened hotel in Huizhou, China

Kempinski Hotel Huizhou Kempinski opened hotel in Huizhou, China

With the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Huizhou, Kempinski established its presence in the city and the whole province of Guangdong.

Mandarin Oriental Singapore unveils luxurious new holistic spa

Mandarin Oriental Singapore Mandarin Oriental Singapore unveils luxurious new holistic spa

Hong Kong - Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is delighted to unveil a new, luxurious ‘Spa at Mandarin Oriental’.

Bellagio Las Vegas Bellagio unveils newly redesigned guest rooms

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Poised to set a new standard in luxury accommodations, Bellagio unveiled a fresh, elegant collection of newly redesigned rooms this week.

Jumeirah Frankfurt Opens Jumeirah announces opening of Jumeirah Frankfurt

DUBAI, UAE Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hotel group and member of Dubai Holding, has announced the opening of Jumeirah Frankfurt.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts Marriott announces first Marquis in Texas

BETHESDA, Md. - At its scheduled opening in 2015, the 1,003-room Austin Marriott Marquis will be the largest hotel in the city and transform the Austin's meeting and convention market.

First BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Opens in Kansas

BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway Inn & Suites First BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Opens in Kansas

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The first BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotel in Kansas opened last month in Kansas City. With 82 guestrooms, an on-site lounge and Pause...

Meliá Hotels International to open its sixth hotel in Bulgaria

Sol Marina Palace Meliá Hotels International to open its sixth hotel in Bulgaria

Meliá Hotels International has recently announced the opening of its sixth hotel in Bulgaria.

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