Tourism Sector Overview: Q1-2016 Maldives & Asia Pacific

According to the statistics by the Ministry of Tourism Maldives, the year 2016 began with promising performance as international tourist arrivals totaled 344,166 at the end of quarter one. This is an increase of 4.3% compared to the arrivals in the 1st quarter 2015. However, the rest of the key indicators depicted a decreasing trend […]

W Retreat & Spa, Maldives partners with Australian swimwear label

W Retreat & Spa – Maldives have collaborated with Australian fashion swimwear label We Are Handsome to design an exclusive print and capsule collection which includes one-piece suites for women and shorts for men.

Global air passenger traffic increased in 2015, says IATA

Global air passenger traffic increased by 6.5 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced.

Asia Pacific hotel transaction volume for 2016 projected at USD 8.5 billion

2015 marked the second highest year on record for hotel transactions, with an enormous 50 per cent growth on the previous year, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group has said.

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.

Qatar Airways wins Asia Pacific Airline of the Year award

Qatar Airways has been named Asia Pacific Airline of the Year at the 2015 CAPA (Centre for Aviation) Aviation Awards for Excellence held in Singapore earlier this week.

Asia Pacific airports grew by 6.5 percent in September, ACI – Asia Pacific reveals

According to the recent article published on ACI-Asia Pacific, passenger traffic experienced solid growth in September 2015.

Asia Pacific travellers prefer shorter, regional getaways, reports Visa

Visa research shows Asia Pacific travellers shunning long-haul flights, opting instead for shorter, closer holidays.

Arrivals to Asia Pacific grow by 12.5 million in H1 2015, says PATA

According to PATA, international arrivals to the Asia Pacific region have shown continuous growth with a gain of 5.4% during H1 2015.

Trophy assets drive investment activity in Asia Pacific in 2015, say JLL

The number of trophy hotel assets changing hands in Asia Pacific has surged in 2015, according to JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group.

Sheraton Maldives hosts annual charity ‘Run to Give’ event

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa yesterday organised a charity run, ‘Run to Give’, under the global Starwood volunteer campaign, Together as One (TAO), held within the Asia Pacific region.

Investment in hotels growing throughout Asia Pacific, reports CBRE

According to a new report entitled Hotel Trends, Asia Pacific Q2 2015, published by CBRE, a premier real estate services company, the Asia Pacific region recorded strong demand for hotels in Q2 2015.