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Asia-Pacific

Maldives Saw Resort Revenue Drop in 2023

The Maldivian tourism sector experienced a significant revenue decline last year, with resort revenue dropping by $529 million and total tourism revenue decreasing from $5.4 billion to $5 billion, attributed partly to a shift towards guesthouses over traditional resorts.
Asia-Pacific

Accor Plans 30 New Hotels in India

Accor plans to expand its Indian portfolio by introducing 30 new hotels, adding 5,500 rooms over the next 3-5 years, and is set to open luxury hotels including Sofitel Jaipur Jawahar Circle and Raffles Jaipur.
Asia-Pacific

Hilton Plans 75 Hotels in India

Hilton aims to triple its India portfolio to 75 hotels in three to four years, expanding into emerging markets like Ayodhya and introducing luxury brands, with a focus on tier-I markets and the growing wedding segment.
Asia-Pacific

Nomura Predicts Chinese Tourism Level for 2024

Nomura reports that China’s outbound tourism faces significant recovery challenges through 2024-2025, due to eased supply constraints but hampered by economic issues and reduced consumer demand, with a forecasted recovery to 73% of 2019’s travel levels by year-end.
Asia-Pacific

Maldives Hotel Bookings Are Victims of Social Media Spat

China’s hotel RevPAR surged 56.1% year-over-year for the week ending December 30th, showing a significant recovery compared to the previous year’s decline. The Maldives experienced a backlash from Indian tourists, with a significant number of hotel booking and flight ticket cancellations, following offensive comments by Maldivian politicians against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Major hotel groups are announcing new projects and expansions, such as Accor’s partnership to launch Grande Mercure Jaipur Kukas in India, and Oberoi Group’s legal setback in Himachal Pradesh.
Asia-Pacific

China Sees RevPAR Surge 54% Year-Over-Year

STR reported a 54.2% increase in China’s hotel RevPAR compared to last year, with Jakarta hotels reaching record occupancy and RevPAR levels, boosted by events like a Coldplay concert. Accor announced the opening of five new properties in Asia, along with the first Movenpick by Accor destination in Qingdao, China, as part of a strategic alliance with Sunmei Group, planning over 400 new properties across China. IHG, Radisson, and Wyndham announced new hotel openings in Amritsar, Surat, Goa, and Cebu, with IHG’s voco Amritsar Airport and Radisson’s Uday Palace Navsari targeting diverse locations.
Asia-Pacific

Asia’s Hotel Market Expands with Key Partnerships

STR reported strong hotel performance in China, with an 88.7% year-over-year increase in RevPAR for the week ending October 28th. The region is showing signs of rapid post-pandemic recovery, reaching occupancy levels similar to Europe and America. Macau recorded over 22.72 million visitor arrivals, with a recent increase in daily arrivals, and the first 10 months of the year reaching 68% of 2019 levels. Various hotel-related developments and partnerships were announced by brands like IHG, Accor, and CapitaLand Ascott Trust across Asia, including new property openings, divestments, and expansions, highlighting continued growth in the region’s hospitality industry.