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 […]

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives unveils new events venue

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives has launched a brand new incentives and events venue, the Kandooma Marquee.

Maldivian commences flights to Fuzhou

The Maldives’ national airline has commenced weekly flights to Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian Province in China.

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.

Beijing Capital Airlines now flying to Maldives three times a week

Beijing Capital Airlines, a subsidiary carrier of Hainan Airlines, has begun operating flights between Beijing and Male’.

Lucrative fourth quarter predicted for Asian travel industry

Leading B2B wholesaler GTA is predicting a boom in hotel room sales across the Asia Pacific region during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Tourist arrivals increase in August despite decrease in total bed nights

The month of August has brought in 110,144 tourists, and shows an increase of 5.7 % when compared to August 2014.

Emerging market of young travellers on the rise, reports WTO

The WYSE Travel Confederation and the World Tourism Organisation, in collaboration with UNWTO have recently carried out studies which indicate that 23% of international tourists fall between the ages of 15 to 29.

Industry Expert: Riding out the yuan storm

China’s sudden currency devaluation has rattled stock and financial markets worldwide, but the Asian travel sector appears to weather the economic turbulence well – at least for the time being.

HICAP reveals seminar topics for upcoming Investment Conference in Hong Kong

The Hotel Investment Conference for Asia Pacific (HICAP) has announced a new seminar track for their upcoming conference in Hong Kong, which kicks off on October 14th.

Tourism arrivals remained stable in July, despite fall in Chinese arrivals

The percentage of tourist arrivals from January to July 2015 increased by only 1.7%, when compared to the same period last year.

Ministry of Economic Development formally launches partnership opportunities for MIF

The Ministry of Economic Development hosted an event at Hotel Jen to launch partnership opportunities for Maldives Investment Forum 2015.

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