The GM’s View: Jean-Luc Naret, One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives

A chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest commendation, Jean-Luc Naret has worked in some of the world’s most exclusive resorts

Hotelier Maldives Women in Hospitality

Women in Hospitality: Shafa Shabeer, director of marketing at Coco Collection

For this edition of Women in Hospitality, Hotelier Maldives speaks to Director of Marketing for Coco Collection, Shafa Shabeer.

World Luxury Hotel Awards: A night to remember

On October 24th 2015, Hotelier Maldives attended the World Luxury Hotel Awards as one of the event’s key media partners.

The GM’s View: Sandrine Kaiser

Sandrine Kaiser joined Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu earlier this year, having arrived from St. Petersburg where she was GM at the Trezzini Palace Hotel

Occupancy rates decline in Maldives in November as fish exports fall, reports MMA

November saw 90,218 tourists arrive, a 14% drop in monthly terms, the Maldives Monetary Authority’s Monthly Economic Review reveals.

Voyages of Discovery: A 35 year journey in the tourism industry

This year, Voyages Maldives turned 35, making it the oldest liveaboard company in the Maldives.

LUX* South Ari Atoll announces charity initiative with Maldivian Blood Services

Guests staying at LUX* South Ari Atoll now have the opportunity to contribute to the Maldivian Blood Services by placing a voluntary donation at the Tree of Wishes.

Asia Pacific digital travel sales rose by 20 per cent in 2015

Digital travel sales in Asia Pacific are set to rise by almost 20 per cent by the end of 2015 according to eMarketer’s latest forecast.

Maldives records 1.1 million tourist arrivals this year at the end of November

Tourist arrivals for the year so far totalled 1,114,993 at the end of November, an increase of 1.3% compared to the same period last year.

Kerzner International appoints Philippe Zuber President and COO, One&Only Resorts

Kerzner International Holdings Limited has appointed Philippe Zuber as President and Chief Operating Officer for One&Only Resorts effective December 1, 2015.

Record number of hotels under construction in the Asia Pacific region

According to STR Global there are currently 2,435 hotels totalling 562,781 rooms Under Contract in the Asia Pacific region.

TripAdvisor reveals six key travel trends for 2016

Travellers will be seeking new experiences, spending more and expecting air-con and wifi, whilst hoteliers will be raising prices.