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Centara Transforms Maldives Resort Rooftops into Sustainable Solar Power Source

editor editor- December 17, 2019 21:05

Rooftop solar conversion at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives aims to deliver cleaner, more sustainable future   Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has transformed one of ... Read More

SAii: S Hotels & Resorts unveils new resort brand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019 22:20

S Hotels & Resorts Public Company Limited, a hospitality arm of Singha Estate PCL, has embarked on a new era with the launch of SAii, a charismatic upper-upscale resort brand ... Read More

Terror at Saudi Arabian Airport: An Iran Connection?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 10:35

Yesterday's terror attack on Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia is seen as an escalation adding now to the significant escalation in western activities against Iran after todays earlier attack ... Read More

Baros named “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for seventh time

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 15:15

Baros, the Maldivian-owned boutique island resort, has been awarded as the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for the seventh consecutive year at the 26th World Travel Awards ceremony held recently ... Read More

Premier Destinations wins Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at World Travel Awards

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:17

Premier Maldives part of the Premier Destinations brand won Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards 2019 - Africa & Indian Ocean red-carpet gala ceremony held in ... Read More

Centara Marks Important Environmental Events with Beachfront Campaign and Plastic-hungry Sea Life Creatures

editor editor- June 10, 2019 22:06

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is marking this year’s World Environment Day (5th June) and Ocean Day (8th June) events with a month-long campaign to raise awareness ... Read More

Tourists from Maldives love to travel to India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:02

Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are neighbors. The Maldives relies on tourism as an export, but  Maldives citizens also love to travel. When they do India has become the fastest ... Read More

Top 50 hotels: Nominees are unveiled

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:40

Travel network Virtuoso has revealed the 50 hotels and hospitality greats nominated for its coveted Best of the Best awards. The nominees are part of the industry-leading Virtuoso Hotels & ... Read More

S Hotels & Resorts appoints General Managers for new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 18:01

S Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two highly-skilled and experienced general managers for its two new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives, the largest integrated resort by the Indian ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

Seychelles shines in all splendor as Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 in Mauritius

editor editor- June 3, 2019 20:57

The continuous efforts of the destination in matters of ecology is once again saluted by the international tourism industry as Seychelles is crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019 ... Read More

Centara kicks off 36th anniversary with epic 36-day global celebration

editor editor- May 30, 2019 21:04

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is marking its 36th anniversary milestone with a 36-day worldwide customer-focused celebration tied to the company’s 1983 founding. On this occasion, it ... Read More

Seychelles among Best Honeymoon Destinations 2019 in Spain

editor editor- May 29, 2019 21:06

It is in a special ceremony held in Madrid earlier this May, that Grandvoyage.com travel agency delivered their awards to the best tourist destinations of 2019, which featured Seychelles nominated ... Read More

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces opening of new hotels in China and the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:35

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both hotels opened in early May and are now accepting reservations. ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens two new hotels in the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 19:40

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has just opened two hotels in the Maldives. Riu Atoll and Riu Palace Maldivas are 4- and 5-star hotels respectively and they are located ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:39

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson ... Read More

RIU Hotels and Preverisk Group working in partnership for hotel sustainability

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:55

RIU Hotels & Resorts is pursuing its commitment to hotel sustainability together with its partner company Preverisk Group (Gestión de Riesgos Ambientales S.L.), a company with more than 20 years ... Read More

Mauritius Minister of Tourism on the China Challenge

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 9, 2019 01:13

Anil Gayan, Minister of Tourism on Wednesday, delivered this speech on what he called the “China challenge.” It was during a brainstorming session held last month held at Hennessy Park ... Read More

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort announces key new appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 6, 2019 23:05

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has strengthened its commitment to talent development and innovation, announcing an ambitious team to guide the resort into a new era of luxury from July 1, ... Read More

Centel Announces all-times high and annual cash dividend

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:15

Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (“CENTEL”) (SET: CENTEL) today announced that the shareholders in their AGM 1/2562 have passed the resolution of an annual cash dividend on the company ... Read More

Hawaii hotels: Flat average daily rate, lower occupancy so far in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 19:17

For the first three months of 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported flat average daily rate (ADR) and lower occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim and ... Read More

Centara identifies technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years

editor editor- April 18, 2019 03:00

Global hospitality is at a crossroads. In the last 20 years, technology has transformed every aspect of the guest journey, from online bookings to in-room services to post-stay feedback. But ... Read More

Islands & climate change: Storm surges & coral bleaching affecting tourism

editor editor- April 12, 2019 01:52

Since Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl and climate activist, brought the topic of climate protection onto the political and social agenda with her strikes, the negative effects of climate change ... Read More

Seychelles present at Access Luxury Travel Show Workshop in capital city of Czech Republic

editor editor- April 11, 2019 21:10

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) was present at the seventh Edition of the Access Luxury Travel Show Workshop held on Monday March 11, 2019, at the Kaiserstejnsky Palac in the ... Read More

Centara launches Grand Beach sale at luxurious resorts in Thailand and Maldives

editor editor- April 8, 2019 18:22

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched the Grand Beach Sale - an enticing new promotion that offers generous discounts at its stunning collection of Centara Grand ... Read More

Centara to showcase traditional Thai heritage through Songkran

editor editor- April 2, 2019 18:41

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is partnering with Smile in Love Wedding Studio to showcase Thailand’s rich cultural heritage embodied in traditional Thai clothing throughout the upcoming ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 10:00

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic think. The information sheds some light on what tourism professionals think, ... Read More

Destinations need new resources to tackle the “invisible burden” of tourism

editor editor- March 26, 2019 00:42

A report published today by the Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International describes how destinations must uncover and account for tourism’s hidden costs, referred ... Read More

Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

editor editor- March 22, 2019 21:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s recently announced 2019 Sustainability Plan: eliminating single-use plastic products; reducing ... Read More

ILTM Latin America 2019: Record number of agents from new destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 16:47

ILTM Latin America 2019, regional event for the luxury travel industry, will welcome this year more of the most productive agents from Brazil and Latin America than even before, including ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to plan your summer beach escape. ... Read More

Centara on track to realizing 5-year strategic vision after securing 10 hotels in 2018

editor editor- March 13, 2019 01:32

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has revealed that it is on track to achieve its strategic vision, which includes the goal of doubling its global hotel portfolio ... Read More

PROUD Experiences exceeds expectations: Sold out

editor editor- March 11, 2019 21:43

Exhibit space for the second edition of PROUD Experiences has sold out more than 3 months ahead of the show, exceeding all expectations and marking a groundbreaking result that confirms ... Read More

Tourism to become a US$50 billion industry in India

editor editor- March 7, 2019 02:09

Technology and tourism were in focus at a meeting held on March 6 organized by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), during which speakers highlighted the present and ... Read More

Upsurge in women travelers opting for adventure from India

editor editor- March 5, 2019 00:25

Pushing the limits by ascending further and diving deeper is now making Indian women travelers feel liberated. A recent report revealed that there has been a 32% year-on-year increase in ... Read More