On Monday, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale
caused a tsunami to strike the southern coast of the Indonesian
island of Java, resulting in at least 300 deaths. According to the
Antara, the national news agency of Indonesia, the tsunami
destroyed around 40 percent of the structures along the Pangandaran
coast of Java, an area popular with tourists. Reports say much of
the tourism infrastructure was affected in Krapyak Beach, West
Beach, East Beach, Batu Hiu, Karang Tirta, Bojong Salawe, Batu
Karas, Bulak Banda, Legok and Bulak Laut Pangandaran.
On Tuesday, Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co., China's
largest hotel group, announced a deal with Travelocity to make its
inventory available globally through the online travel company's
Net Rate Hotel program. Jin Jiang controls 220 hotels throughout
China with 4,600 rooms, including the Peace Hotel in Shanghai's
Bund district, one of the countryÕs best-known properties.