Onestop Celebrates 10 Years of Custom Furniture Manufacturing

This month, Onestop was delighted to celebrate 10 years of business creating custom made furniture for hotels and resorts around the world.

We held our 10-year anniversary dinner at 665 Degree Fahrenheit at Andaz in Singapore. This momentous occasion included all our staff and partners for an entire night’s event of delicious dinner and delightful conversation.

 

Onestop through the years

What started as a 2-man team working at a desk in 2008 has grown through the years into a solid team and trusted brand. When Onestop was born, we had just vision: to be the best Custom Hospitality Furniture Manufacturer in the world. 10 years later, we are even closer to that goal.

the 2017 onestop team

Over the last decade, Onestop has grown from a just a small team into your one-stop furniture provider with production capabilities across China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

In 2009, after one year in business, we got our first big break. This was when we landed a deal supplying furniture to one of the largest resort chains in the world.

Later that year, Onestop invested in acquiring Momen – a local Singaporean furniture design and manufacturing company. Together with Momen and other start-up businesses, Onestop began to grow the business.

But we didn’t stop there. In 2012, Onestop took over management of a 200-man furniture manufacturing facility in China. This helped us to increase our capabilities and serve even more clients.

Since Onestop was founded 10 years ago, we have taken on many international projects and are now proud to be one of the global players in hospitality furnishing.

Moving forward, our goal is to continue providing excellent service and quality products for our clients around the world.

Onestop 10-Year Anniversary Dinner at 665 degree Fahrenheit Restaurant

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Onestop unveils A+F Range at Dhiraagu Guesthouses Maldives 2017

The Dhiraagu Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2017 was held at Paradise Island Resort and Spa on September 23, 2017. Guesthouses Maldives, a product of Maldives Getaways is the only platform in the Maldives promoting the guesthouse industry in the international markets for the past three years.

This is the second annual Guesthouses conference organized by Maldives Getaways. During the conference, Maldives Getaways announced that they would also be hosting the first-ever Guesthouses Maldives Expo in May 2018.

At the Conference, experts in their fields shared their insights on various topics that were critical to the guesthouses industry of Maldives. Speakers included members from Accor Hotels, Booking.com, STO Home Improvement, Hatton National Bank, and more.

Growth of Guesthouses in the Maldives

Over the last several years, more and more guesthouses have been opening across the country. This is due to an ever-increasing “budget” sector that has been making its way to the Maldives.

From just 1 guesthouse in the Maldives in 2010, there are now over 600 guesthouses across 76 islands.

Unlike large resorts and hotel chains, guesthouses often have limited budgets for international marketing and trade shows. However, there is growing support for guesthouses to work together with the government to promote this market overseas.

These guesthouses provide a huge benefit to islanders, and are aimed at helping support local communities. Building the guesthouse market also provides a range of options for travellers who cannot afford to, or would prefer not to stay in luxury hotels.

Onestop at Dhiraagu Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2017

At the conference, Onestop took part as a Gold Partner for this one-day event of business meetings, education sessions and networking.

During the education sessions, Onestop Co-founder and partner Shaffiq Olia able to share information regarding the growth, and approximate budget required for guesthouse furniture. This also included the unveiling of a new A+F range by Onestop.

shaffiq of onestop speaks at dhiraagu guesthouses 2017

The Onestop display at the conference showcased 4 different room styles, including loose furniture and accessories. During the event, guests were able to view the actual furniture and even test it out.

Photos from Dhiraagu Guesthouses Maldives 2017

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Maldives Hosts First International Travel Tradeshow with TTM2017

Travel Trade Maldives 2017 was the first ever exhibition of its kind to be held in the country. The event took place in Dharubaaruge, the capital of Malé.

speakers at travel trade maldives

Travel Trade Maldives 2017 was hosted by Maldives Getaways, a local PR & Marketing Agency. The travel exhibition aimed to bring together key players in the Maldives’ tourism industry with a global network of travel agents. Attendees to the event included resort and hotel managers, key hotel owners, international travel trade stakeholders and other travel industry professionals.

 

Tourism in the Maldives

The Tourism industry plays an extremely essential role in the Maldives. The Maldives as a destination welcomes over 1 million tourists each year – a number that is continuously on the rise. To boost the tourism market, the Maldives government has announced the development of over 50 resorts before the end of 2018. It estimates that the island nation will have over 50,000 available beds to tourists by 2020.
Presently, the countries with the most visitors to the Maldives are China, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, and India – respectively, with strong positive growth from major European markets.

 

The Travel Trade Maldives 2017

travel trade maldives guest speakers

The TTM consisted of four components, held in 3 different locations. One such component was the hotelier summit which brought together over 100 hoteliers and more than 150 travel agents from around the world.
Another component included the Travel and Tourism Career fair which brought together over 2,000 professionals and students seeking careers in the travel and tourism sector. This was the first ever Travel Career Fair to be held in the Maldives.

 

Onestop at the TTM 2017

onestop booth at travel trade maldives 2017

To support the promotion of travel and tourism to the Maldives, Onestop took part as a silver sponsor of the event.

During the event, Onestop set up an exhibition booth in the main hall of the event where the hotelier summit was held. Our booth showcased the story of Onestop, as well as an overview of our services and projects across the Maldives.

onestop meetings at travel trade maldives 2017

At the TTM, we had the opportunity to network with some of the who’s who of the hospitality industry in the Maldives, and were able to pitch and present our services to key appointment holders in the industry.

With the success of the first TTM, the second TTM is being planned for 2018.

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