23 March 2012

Cocotinos Manado Rooms gets Connected!

Cocotinos Manado is now a full WIFI property. Internet connectivity has been extended to all rooms. Now you can surf at the comfort of your own room!

28 January 2012

ATF to start the year and followed by these shows!

Cocotinos Boutique Beach Resorts & Spas kicked started the show calendar of 2012 with the recently concluded Asean Travel Forum (ATF) held in Manado, North Sulawesi!

After the ATF, Cocotinos Manado took the opportunity to also host many buyers from all over the world who were there attending the event.

The list of other shows that you can find us in are

  • Indonesia Table Top Presentation - Singapore 22 February 2012
  • NATAS Travel fair - Singapore (Indonesia Pavilion) 24 - 26 February 2012 
  • ITB Berlin 2012 - Berlin, Germany (Indonesia Pavilion) 7 - 11 March 2012 
  • Around Italy Worskhops (Viterbo, Perugia, Arezzo & Prato) 12 - 15 March 2012 
  • Salon Mondial du Tourisme - Paris, France (Indonesia Pavilion) 15 - 18 March 2012 
  •  MATTA Travel Fair - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Indonesia Pavilion) , 16 - 18 March 2012
  •  ITB Asia – Singapore (Indonesia Pavilion), 03 - 05 October 2012
Hope to see you at any of these shows!

22 November 2011

Cocotinos at the WTM London travel show

We would like to thank all of the agents who came to see us ( TM and Iwan) at the recent World Travel Mart at the Excel Center in London. The weather was mild, not to cold at all. We enjoyed the event and the London street life. The fish and chips in the pub was great.The show was a success as we now have UK agents who are keen and committed to selling the Cocotinos brand of resorts.We also met agents from other parts of Europe, Denmark especially and the USA. And also entered into partnerships with more companies with strong on-line travel connections.
As you can see from the photo it was not all hard work, with our owner Mr Wong playing the guitar with a beautiful lady on another stand. Hopefully this will translate into good business for all of us, which is music to everybody's ears.

Cocotinos at ITB Asia

What a great poster of Bunaken and North Sulawesi right behind our table at the recent ITB Asia travel show. It was great to catch up with our old partners in the travel industry and meet new ones. We are looking forward to another great year.

10 November 2011

Owner of Cocotinos Interviewed at WTM London 2011

ASIA Travel Tips.com interviewed TM, owner Cocotinos Boutique Beach Resorts & Spas - Mr. Wong Thiam Meng, while he was at the ongoing World Travel Market (WTM) at ExCel, London. You can catch the interview at AsiaTravelTips.com youtube channel.

25 October 2011

Cocotinos' first attendance at World Travel Market in London!

Staged annually in London, World Travel Market - the leading global event for the travel industry - is a vibrant must attend four-day business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business. By attending World Travel Market, participants efficiently, effectively and productively gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel industry.

Cocotinos Boutique Beach Resorts & Spas will be participating our first World Travel Market (WTM) held in ExCel London from 7 to 10 November 2011. Iwan Sitompul, GM Cocotinos Sekotong, together with Mr Thomas Wong, the owner will look forward to meeting all our appointed buyers and if you are interested to set up an appointment with us, please do not hesitate to email iwan @ cocotinos-sekotong.com. 

The next show will be Asean Travel Forum will be held in the city one of Cocotinos' locations - Manado, North Sulawesi (12 to 15 January 2012)! If you would like to make an appointment now, please email to info.desk @ cocotinos.com

09 October 2011

New Airport at Lombok is Open for Business

Since October the 1st 2011 the new airport at Lombok Island is open for service which should greatly improve not only access to the island but give all of our guests a better experience when arriving and leaving Lombok. The travel time from the new airport to Cocotinos Resort is around the same time as from the old airport at around 1 hour 15 minutes but maybe shorter as the new road connection to the resort is located south of the city meaning we do not have to travel through the town to reach Cocotinos.

03 October 2011

ODEX 2011 Brisbane Australia! - 5 More Days to go!

Cocotinos Boutique Resorts & Spas will be exhibiting in the coming Oceanic Dive & Ecotourism Expo (ODEX) in Brisbane next month! ODEX is a spring consumer and trade show that is co-hosted with Blue Edge and the 5th annual Underwater Festival from 7 to 9 October 2011 in Fortitude Valley, RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane (More info on ODEX). Our Booth Number is 143, listed as “Cocotinos Boutique Beach Resorts”. Jim and Andrew will be manning our booth and they will be available to provide more information on our destinations, resorts, and packages to all visitors as well as tour operators.

We have a special guest, our good friend and Cocotinos’ avid supporter, Dave Harasti helping us at the booth together with Jim and Andrew. Dave is an internationally known Australian marine scientist and underwater photographer as well as Scuba Diver AustralAsia field editor. Dave will also be giving a talk on diving in South West of Lombok and North Sulawesi, Indonesia (Special Interest Stage @ 1300Hrs, 09 Oct 2011) on our behalf having dived extensively in both our resort locations. Dave was also part of the exploration team when we opened our resort and dive centre in Lombok (read: Dive sites of Sekotong).

For appointments and any other inquiries regarding Cocotinos @ ODEX 2011, please email to info.desk@cocotinos.com

26 September 2011

Review us on scubadviser.com!

You heard of tripadviser.com, now our scuba industry has our very own scubadviser.com!

Having been ranked number ONE in Wori, Manado, North Sulawesi and always among the top 10 in Sulawesi on tripadvisor.com, we are calling for more reviews of Cocotinos and Odyssea Divers to be added to our listing on scubadviser.com to help potential visitors to make a better choice in picking their resort, dive centre and most importantly, their hosts (our staff!) in a foreign country. Everyone can read about destination dive sites from published articles on print or the internet but can only rely on a few sources for information from discerning paying guests on resorts, dive centres and their service ethos. So why not share your experience with everyone? 

You can add your review here on scubadviser.com and those who have already put their reviews on tripadvisor, help us reproduce it on scubadviser.com and make your review seen by more than one site! Share a something good with someone today!

PS: You can also add a review to our tripadviser.com page here if you had not done so!

29 August 2011

Photo Clinic with Aaron Wong!

Cocotinos & Odyssea Divers Manado :: For those that missed out on his first Photo Clinic back in May 2011, here's your chance again to take part in his photo clinic in Cocotinos Manado! Between 14 to 19 October 2011 at Cocotinos Manado,  Aaron Wong, the Wizard of Light & Shadows, will show you how he creates his amazing images with unique perspectives, how to give your subjects that "WOW" factor and tell a long, beautiful story in just one instance. He will share his progression on how he managed to bring the stylish and sophisticated world of fashion photography into his foray with the underwater realm. He'll also help you hone your craft and present your images in a new, creative way.

This Clinic is organised by Divers Outfitter (Singapore) any interest or questions can be emailed directly to them (info@diversoutfitter.com). For more information and photo clinic package rates, please visit the event page on Facebook.