Careers: Ali Shakir, Rooms Division Manager at Hulhule Island Hotel

Ali Shakir’s career in the hospitality sector began 19 years ago when he joined Paradise Island Resort right after completing his General Hotel Service course at the Hotel School in Male’.

Starwood joins TripAdvisor’s instant booking platform

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and TripAdvisor have partnered to make the hospitality group’s global hotel portfolio accessible on the TripAdvisor instant booking platform.

Industry Expert: Your Front Desk Team Is Key to Meeting Your ADR Goals in 2016

The only way to achieve a higher RevPAR next year is going to be to achieve a higher ADR, says Doug Kennedy.

HFTP launches hospitality industry specific search site:

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has launched, a search site that focusses on news, articles and reports of primary interest to the hospitality industry.

World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015 winners announced at gala event in Hong Kong

The 9th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards gala ceremony was hosted at the prestigious Harbour Grand Hong Kong on Saturday 24th October 2015.

Exclusive: Armagan Gunaydin – Managing Director at Robinson Club Maldives

Hotelier Maldives speaks to Robinson Club Maldives Managing Director Armagan Gunaydin about the evolution of the Robinson Club brand, his personal career development with the country and the Maldives as a destination.

Hotelier Maldives named official media partner for the World Luxury Hotel Awards

Hotelier Maldives is delighted to announce its official media partnership with the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Industry Expert: How to avoid ‘profitable mediocrity’

Given the industry’s strong operating performance trends, it’s easy for hotels to fall into “profitable mediocrity,” says Doug Kennedy.

Qooco launches new app designed to train hospitality employees to upsell

The Qooco Upsell is a newly developed upselling tool that has been developed especially for the hospitality industry.

National University launches first Masters Degree Programme

The Maldives National University’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies (FHTS) has launched its first ever masters programme with a Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Studies course. The first batch of students has already enrolled in the programme. Students will be required to complete four semesters of study over the course of two years. Both foreign and local lecturers with academic qualifications and experience in the field have been chosen to conduct the course.