The Chedi Dhapparu is the first project in the Maldives with a license to sell real estate titles to villa buyers. The villas will have from one to four bedrooms, with the largest covering 565 square metres. Sales will begin early next year. The agreement with the developers was signed six weeks after GHM announced it would launch three hotels in Taiwan, and less than five months after the company expanded itshospitality interests in the U.A.E.
Outrigger hoisted its first flag out of Hawaii in 1994 when it opened in Guam. Since then the company has made the Asia Pacific region its main arena for growth. “We realized then, that the Asia Pacific region was the place to expand,” said Mark Simmons, Outrigger’s vice president of sales & marketing Asia Pacific. “We opened in Fiji 15 years ago, and then came Australia where we now have four properties: two in Thailand, last year we opened in Mauritius and we’ll be opening in the Maldives in August.”
The first-of its-kind tourism intelligence and marketing study conducted by Stark Tourism Associates corroborates United Nations World Tourism Organization’s prediction that outbound tourism from India will touch a whopping 50 million by 2020. The study was unveiled at the India Forum session of Internationale Tourismus Bourse (ITB) Berlin 2015, world’s leading travel trade event, on Wednesday.
Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest from climate change will require reducing pressures like over-fishing, fertiliser pollution and land clearing. Without better local management, world’s most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, warn researchers.
The Royal Thai Government has launched a new 1111 hotline to receive complaints from foreigners in Thailand, in addition to the existing 1155 Tourist Police Call Center.
In case of an emergency, foreigners are advised to dial 1155. The 24-hour Tourist Police Call Center is ready to offer assistance to both tourists and foreign residents in Thailand. There will be interpreters on standby to receive all emergency calls.
Maldives is not only an extraordinary vacation destination due to its superb beaches and amazing resorts, but also an aquatic paradise for a variety of marine flora and fauna. And these are not just words or our personal impression!
This affirmation has been confirmed this year by DIVER magazine, which recognized Maldives as being the second most popular diving destination in the world. The award ceremony took place at London International Dive Show, on February 14th. This was the 17th annual award ceremony organized by the prestigious DIVER magazine.
Holiday bookings picked up strongly in German travel agencies last month marking a further improvement in overall trends for this year, according to new market surveys.
Holiday bookings for summer 2015 were 10% higher year-on-year in February, the monthly survey of 1,200 leisure travel-focused agencies by market researchers GfK found. Cumulative summer sales are now 6.4% ahead of last year. However, February 2014 marked the start of a period of weak bookings that continued until the summer, meaning that year-on-year comparison will be from a lower basis in the next few months.
Post the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the different agreement signed with His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, the energetic Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau launched the Ramayanaya Trail targeting the India market together with 26 companies from the private sector. While managing existing products, they also want to launch new products so that Sri Lanka Tourism is kept contemporary, said Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau Rohantha Athukorala.
A new report by the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the largest hotel chains, and Oxford Economics, provides comprehensive data about China’s outbound travel market. According to the report, the dynamics of Chinese travel patterns are shifting, and with this change comes enhanced benefits from the increased scale of the opportunity for various travel destinations across the world. Some of the expected key beneficiaries of this boom include New York, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Sydney.
VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, has partnered with TUI to introduce ‘Romance in Britain’ holiday packages. All the packages include key Bollywood movie locations spread across Britain including London, Oxford, Manchester, Cardiff in Whales and Edinburgh in Scotland. Also, VisitBritain has appointed Saif Ali Khan, popular actor in the Bollywood industry, as the spokesperson for this campaign.