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.

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka surpass 1 million mark in July as Chinese market booms

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka surpassed the one million mark in July, with the majority of arrivals now from the Chinese market.

New research shows Chinese travel driven by the young, wealthy and tech-savvy has published their 4th major annual study of Chinese traveller habits, the Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM).

China predicted to become the world’s biggest overseas investor by 2020

According to a joint report by the economic research firm Rhodium Group and the Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China Studies, China will become the world’s biggest cross-border investor by the end of this decade

Kunaavashi Island to be first five-star resort developed by private Chinese company

The development project of a five-star resort on the island of Kunaavashi, Vaavu atoll, has been revealed. This will be one of the first investments projects in the Maldivian tourism development sector by a Chinese private company – CJL Investments Pvt. Ltd.

Chinese investment in global hospitality sector soars, Maldives strengthens ties

As Chinese investment in the hospitality sector surges, the Maldives announces investment forum in Beijing, President visits China.

A Day in the Life Of: Layla Zhang, Chinese GRO at Kihaad Resort

Our ‘A Day in the Life Of’ series takes a look at how a typical working day might unfold for employees in the hospitality industry.