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Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | 6:00 am
Tired of hotel buffets, welcome drinks, tan lines and the inevitable shakedown "have you taken anything from the mini bar?"
Co-founder and former executive of the online booking giant asiahotels.com Jon Stonham has a new venture - The Asia Villa Guide.
The first edition has over 230 properties including Phuket, Samui, Bali, Lombok and Sri Lanka. Unique to the offering are first hand reviews and ratings.
Non-traditional accommodation is increasingly becoming a sought after alternative to the ordinary world of hotels.
Here in Phuket the selection for high season is reaching an all time high with many property agents moving into the sector given the malaise of the real estate sector.
Reinvention seems to be the order of the day.
The guide can be ordered online at CLICK
or is available at many bookstores.
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