Centara Hotels & Resorts holds roadshow, targets Indian travellers

Centara Hotels & Resorts – the hospitality arm of Bangkok-based Central Group – has held a roadshow in India. The roadshow was hosted in two main cities; St. Regis in Mumbai and The Leela Palace in New Delhi, according to the hotel operator.

“The growth of Indian traffic to Centara has been astronomical and Centara wants to be at the forefront of every travel agent who thinks about any of the countries where Centara is present,” says Paul Wilson, Vice President of Sales at Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Formed by one of Thailand’s leading retail groups – The Central Group – Centara Hotels & Resorts has a substantial presence in its home country Thailand, including Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Vietnam and Oman.

Centara opened its first property in the Maldives—Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa—in 2009. Centara currently operates two properties in the Maldives; Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives and Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives.

In April, Centara signed a new hotel management agreement for Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. Located in the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives would be the fourth beach resort managed by Centara Hotels & Resorts.

According to data from the Maldives’ tourism ministry, tourist arrivals from India have seen a 5.6% increase so far this year. From the January to June period, a total of 37,529 Indian travellers visited the Maldives, which is a 23% rise compared to the same period in 2016.

According to Centara Hotels & Resorts, it plans to frequent more roadshows in different cities. Operating a total of 67 properties in Thailand and prominent international destinations; Centara is positioned to keep expanding its presence in South Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.