Graduate Program (PPS) of the Ngurah Rai University (UNR) Denpasar hosted the comparative study for students from the University of Haluoleo Kendari. Aside from having the same faculty, the success of the UNR to host the recent international event also became the reason to make a visit to the Island of the Gods.
The entourage consisting of 16 people and led by Assistant Lecturer Dr. H. Muhammad Basri was received by Dr. Ni Putu Tirka Widanti accompanied by the students of Administration Graduate Program of some generations and the staff, Thursday (May 24). “We are proud to host the inter-university comparative study,” said Dr. Tirka.
Novotel Bali Benoa announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“Novotel Bali Benoa is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Alexander Poindl, General Manager at Novotel Bali Benoa. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”
Front Liner Avilla’s Properties Tour Program already held 2 times in a row on 16 & 17 May 2013. The goal of this program is to familiarize each front desk persons to the sister units. Hopefully this program will increase product knowledge of the participants, regarding the facilities and the atmosphere of each biz units to make everything possible to do cross selling program. The tour program is to do some inspections to front office, rooms, restaurant, lobby, and other facilities, such as spa, meeting room, and poolat Avilla’s each biz units. The first route is Berry Hotel, and then followed by Taman Air Spa, Bale Udang MangEngking Restaurant, Cozy Stay,Berry Amour Villas, Kokonut Suites, Le Jardin Villas, Loft Legian Hotel, and closed at Bliss Wayan Hotel.The next program will be held on 28 and 29 May 2013.
On commemorating the second anniversary, The Sunset Bali Hotel & Restaurant undertook more social activities. It was commenced by visiting an orphanage in Gianyar and holding an outing to foster familial relationship. The most glorious moment at the time was the fun game involving all the employees as well as the ad hoc department and management office of PT Jayatama Bali Property in Jakarta.
Jokes and laughter actually graced the racing activities. Type of games varied, so that all the staff and employees could get involved. Among them, there were competitions of making up others in covered face, kepo quiz, inserting nail into a bottle, eating bananas in pairs, clamping balloon run, clogs and sunset game namely a game that only existed in The Sunset Bali Hotel & Restaurant.
It is little wonder that the Bebek Tepi Sawah (BTS) is fast becoming the restaurant of choice for many of Indonesia’s expatriate diners. It is already Bapak Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s favorite dining place in Bali and has been extremely popular with Indonesians from throughout the archipelago for some time now. “To complete the request from our partners, and customers, BTS Restaurant is proud to open the new 4th branch Bebek Tepi Sawah that located in Jl. Kartika Plaza in the main gate of Bintang Kuta Hotel, on the 24th of May 2013..” Said Nyoman Sumertha, the owner BTS on his welcoming speech on grand opening.
“At BTS Restaurant Kuta offer of the diverse, which include both Indonesian and Western fare, the favorite is the Bebek Goreng (Crispy Duck) marinated with secret spices and cooked according to our chef’s recipe. It is crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle and comes with a selection of no less than three sambals: sambal matah, sambal Bali and sambal oelek [ulek]” Mrs Jero Oming, the BTS restaurant Manager/Owner added.
Arrangement to Taman Ayun area will soon be undertaken. The project is started by relocation of traders outside the temple area to location in the south. “We affirm there is no eviction to traders, just move to a better place,” said the Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung in the hearing with the traders, Monday (Jun 3).
The regent said to traders if their kiosk would be slightly shifted to the south from the current location, precisely to the land owned by the Badung County. It would be in the form of stall where the location was not too lower so that it would still be easier to be reached by drivers, tourist guides and tourists to shop. The budgets prepared reached up to IDR 2 billion.
Tourism businesspeople around Tanah Lot tourist attraction are given an understanding on disaster management both regarding natural, non-natural or man-made disasters. By that way, tourism community will respond better to the disaster. At least, they will be able to evacuate themselves and help surrounding people do the same.
The socialization was held by Tabanan Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) on Wednesday (May 29). Serving as the speaker was the agency representative from Bali Province, Indonesia Red Cross (PMI), National SAR Agency and Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Region III. This event was also attended by Kediri subdistrict head, headman of Beraban, Operations Management of Tanah Lot and representatives of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort.
Novotel Bali Benoa celebrated Mother's Day on 12 May 2013 and held various activities as well as special treatments. The hotel organized flower arrangement competition from moms & children first in the morning. All bouquet flowers then to be judged by the fathers’ team and the winner received a Balinese sarong. Following drawing activity for children with Mother’s Day theme, then the drawing is presented to each of their mother.
In the evening, every female guest got a special treatment in buffet dinner at Uluwatu Restaurant, sliced chocolate cake with "I Love You" topping served directly by female waitresses. All female waitresses were wearing red Balinese kebaya. During the day, as well, every female guest entitled for a complimentary 10 minutes foot massage at In Balance Spa. Mother’s love will never be replaced in our lives. Happy Mother's Day.
Craftsmen coalesced into the member of Regional Handicraft Council (Dekranasda) across Indonesia participated in the industrial and handicraft exhibition in Bali. The exhibition entitled ‘IPEX Bali Tourism in Bali'’ was held at Mall Bali Galeria for four days as an effort to search for international market share. The handicraft industry exhibition was also followed by the circles of state-owned and regional enterprises.
Chairperson of Dekranasda Badung, Mrs. Ratna Gde Agung, after opening the exhibition said that Badung was chosen as the venue because in terms of international market share it was very promising. “It happens because Badung in particular and Bali in general is a tourist destination,” she said. Mrs. Ratna Gde Agung also gave appreciation and respect to all that parties that had helped the craftsmen to explore the opportunities in order they could market their products in the market with a better result.
“Aside from becoming the obligation of company, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) also shows the concern for the others, especially poor people,” revealed Jimmy Suarthana, the owner of Puri Saron Group, when met at the Charity Lunch by Puri Saron Group at Abian Biu Mansion at Umalas.
Puri Saron Group which currently owns the Puri Saron Hotel Seminyak, Puri Saron Hotel Denpasar, Puri Saron Hotel Singaraja, Puri Saron Hotel Madangan Gianyar, Puri Saron Hotel Lombok and Abian Biu Mansion held a Charity Lunch at Abian Biu Mansion Umalas, Sunday (May 19). “Charity Lunch is held to raise fund where the entire proceeds will be donated to Smile Foundation to help our fellows undergoing cleft lip surgery,” added Jimmy.
The menu presented in the Charity Lunch consisting of Indonesian food, Pasta and Mediterranean food was the East meet West collaboration formulated by two hobbyists of home cooking namely Mariella Scerri from Malta and Mrs. Koopmans Dantie from Indonesia married to a Dutch man. Dozens of expatriates and tourists staying at Hotel Puri Saron Group participated in the Charity Lunch.
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