Tourist arrivals for the first three weeks of April have declined significantly when compared to previous months, indicating that greater challenges are ahead for the tourism and hospitality sector. For the April 01-26 period, a total of 55,590 tourists visited the country. The arrival numbers for the month are almostContinue Reading

GEOGRAPHY The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands that stretch along a length of 871 kilometers. While the country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers, only 298 square kilometers of that isContinue Reading

Travellers’ journeys to the Seychelles continue uninterrupted as more visitors from the world over seek refuge in the spectacular island getaway. The islands remain safe for travel despite a rise in community Covid-19 cases which has prompted tighter health measures this week. The measures do not in any way affectContinue Reading

Following the reopening of Maldivian borders to international visitors on 15th July 2020, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) has announced that 146 of its 156 resorts in operation will reopen to guests by the end of October 2020 following health and safety measures set out by the Ministry of Tourism. An impressiveContinue Reading

As a growing number of reports continue to predict economic recession in the midst of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, it’s not surprising to hear that the tourism industry is bracing itself for a decline in bookings and increase in cancellations. In Part 1 of this series we dive into the historyContinue Reading

Nirmalan Nagendra recently conducted an extensive Director of Finance Course for executive committee members of hotels in Sri Lanka. The target audience for the course were finance professionals, hotel owners, HR Managers, F&B Managers, F&B Controllers and senior sales personnel of hotels. Having worked in the Middle East, Barbados, Bahamas,Continue Reading