Islandesia is a new site launched by Dancing Dragon Pte. Ltd, a Singapore based company founded by a team with rich and long experience in online innovations. As the name of the site suggests it is focused on island destinations in the Asian region. It is focused on uniquely isolated atolls and provides a platform to bring together all the top island destinations so that the user can conveniently compare the atmosphere and accommodation options of each and take an informed decision about island travel. The site has brought forward some of the most beautiful and lesser known islands of the region and the high end hotels there.
Browse Through Different Destinations in the Island Directory
The properties featured in the new site are generally unique in design and they all promise a more personalized service. There are very few hotels on the site that have one hundred or more rooms. They have consciously not included large resorts and chains. The site has been designed not primarily as a booking tool but features an Island Directory to allow users to browse through different destinations to find the right fit. The site features an interactive map to enable the users to compare each island and country and choose from the hotels each has to offer. There is an Island Magazine section also that features interesting articles about wildlife, food, history and culture.
South East Asian Region Has Recorded the Fastest Growth in Tourism
Official data released by the World Tourism Organization Network indicates that tourism in South East Asia has increased by 12 % in the first half of 2013 which is the fastest in the world. According to Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of UNWTO, tourism forms the key pillar of socio economic development of the region. Keeping in mind the rich marine bio-diversity around the islands the site contributes $1 for every booking made to the WWF’s “My Coral Triangle” program. This program goes a long way in protecting millions of livelihoods that depend on the islands’ ecosystem. The site has plans to expand its current portfolio by rolling out a series of new destinations in the course of 2013/14. The next regions to be included will be the Caribbean and Polynesia.