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Posted: 16 Jul 2011 | 6:00 am
In what has been a disconnect in the new age of Asian travelers, global hotel giants Starwood and Hilton are recognizing the growing Chinese market outside of the region.
Initiatives including chopsticks, tea pots in rooms, noodle and congee on buffets and Chinese television channels amongst others.
An emphasis on language skills for individual properties is a high priority by the chains.
Here in Phuket with Russia, China and India as key growth markets.
Hotels have been slow on the take up to address products and facilities away from the traditional Euro-centric mindset to the evolution but changes will indeed have to be made and sooner than later.
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While John Hardy and his Ubud Green School and Green Village have been at the groundswell of sustainable building materials, the area has sprouted other pioneering initiatives.
While we hope for the best that Phuket's new airport expansion will have some green focus, it's encouraging to view Singapore's Changi as setting a global standard.
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