Emerging Destinations: Raa Atoll

The first tourism development master plan’s vision was for the Male’ region to be the sole gateway and hub for tourism, but just for a short period. This was to be followed by the establishment of hubs in the north and south.

5 Things Hotel General Managers Need to Know About Revenue Management

It is important that hotel general managers understand the following five principles to focus the entire organisation on driving better revenue in totality.

A Day in the Life Of: Ahmad Nasath

Ahmad Nasath joined Sun Aqua Vilu Reef in 2014. He started his career as a waiter and was promoted to Restaurant Captain within a year. Nasath is a hardworking, dedicated staff, and when he is not on duty, he enjoys his time watching/playing football. Nasath is regarded as one of the friendliest staff at the […]

Milestones: Kuredu – Standing the test of time

If you talk to most prospective tourism developers in the Maldives about the importance of location – more specifically, the distance from the country’s only international airport for over 40 years – they would say it is paramount.

Hotelier Maldives Women in Hospitality

Women in Hospitality: Shafa Shabeer, director of marketing at Coco Collection

For this edition of Women in Hospitality, Hotelier Maldives speaks to Director of Marketing for Coco Collection, Shafa Shabeer.

Exclusive: María Zarraluqui, Vice President of Global Development for Meliá Hotels International Group

Spearheading the group’s development worldwide, together with her team, Maria Zarraluqui has signed more than 110 deals worldwide over the last 3 years.

Feature: Revenue Management in a Time of Weak Demand – Strategies for Avoiding a Price War

How do you intelligently counter aggressive competitors with a strategy that no price is too low to win business?

Dusit International announces partnership with UnionPay International

Asian Hospitality group, Dusit International has announced a partnership with UnionPay International.

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’.

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference to take place in May

The Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference 2015 will return to the Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand on 19-20 May.

Industry insiders raise concern over US$6 green tax

Resorts and tour operators have raised fears that imposing a US$6 a day ‘green tax’ on tourists from November 2015 onward could adversely impact the Maldivian tourism industry. Industry insiders expressed concern that the Maldives could become an overpriced destination, reports TTG Asia. “The green tax will definitely have an impact. It is (already) becoming too expensive to go to the top resorts because of all the service charges and taxes,” Managing Director of Viluxur Holidays told TTG.

Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives 2015 Expo to take place in August

The annual ‘Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives (FAHM) 2015 Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge’ is due to take place at the Dharubaaruge convention centre in Male’ from August 10 to 12. The exhibition offers an opportunity to showcase products and services from international companies to the local hospitality industry, Mohamed Ajmal, managing director of the event organiser Dhivehi Expo Services, told the press after Tuesday night’s ceremony.