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Maldives tourist arrivals post 8.1 percent growth in July

Maldives tourist arrivals post 8.1 percent growth in July

Maldives on Thursday reported an increase of 8.1 percent in tourist arrivals in July, as the destination continues to recover…

Intl airport in Maldives proposed ultra-luxury tourism zone welcomes maiden flight

Intl airport in Maldives proposed ultra-luxury tourism zone welcomes maiden flight

An international airport being developed in a proposed ultra-luxury tourism zone in Maldives welcomed its maiden flight on Tuesday as…

Crown & Champa’s latest resort Innahura Maldives to open in November 2018

Crown & Champa’s latest resort Innahura Maldives to open in November 2018

Innahura Maldives Resort, the latest addition to the portfolio of leading resort operator Crown & Champa Resorts, is set to…

South African Airways to begin direct flights to Maldives south in November

South African Airways to begin direct flights to Maldives south in November

South African Airways is set to begin direct flight operations to the Maldives in November. Set to begin on November…

Singapore’s Chang Hua to develop first five-star hotel in Maldives capital

Singapore’s Chang Hua to develop first five-star hotel in Maldives capital

Singapore’s Chang Hua Construction has announced plans to develop the first five-star hotel in Maldives capital Male. Details of the…

Maldives seeks more direct air links with China to boost tourist arrivals

Maldives seeks more direct air links with China to boost tourist arrivals

Maldives aims to boost tourist arrivals from China by establishing direct air links between the two countries by year-end, tourism…

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Hulhumale to get hotel, Maldives first water theme park

Hulhumale to get hotel, Maldives first water theme park

A project has begun in the satellite town of Hulhumale to build the first ever water theme park in Maldives…

Club Med to launch ‘Fusions’ talent collaborations at exclusive collection Finolhu Villas

Club Med to launch ‘Fusions’ talent collaborations at exclusive collection Finolhu Villas

Club Med is set to launch Fusions by Club Med for its Gentil Members (G.Ms) at Club Med’s Exclusive Collection resort, Club…

Maldives tourist arrivals post 8.1 percent growth in July

Maldives tourist arrivals post 8.1 percent growth in July

Maldives on Thursday reported an increase of 8.1 percent in tourist arrivals in July, as the destination continues to recover…

Six Senses Laamu scores more awards for community outreach

Six Senses Laamu scores more awards for community outreach

Six Senses Laamu has been named the 2018 winner of Green Hotelier’s Community Award, in addition to being the highly…

Guesthouse Association endorses fifth Guesthouses Maldives guide

Guesthouse Association endorses fifth Guesthouses Maldives guide

Guesthouse Association of Maldives (GAM) has officially endorsed this year’s edition of Guesthouses Maldives guide. Speaking about the magazine, GAM…

Soneva unveils ‘Change-Maker’ film series to highlight community, environmental projects

Soneva unveils ‘Change-Maker’ film series to highlight community, environmental projects

Soneva has launched a series of short films this August that explore its sustainability and community projects, as narrated by…

COMO Hotels appoints new sales, marketing director for Maldives

COMO Hotels appoints new sales, marketing director for Maldives

COMO Hotels and Resorts has appointed Fadzlon Bakar as Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing for Maldives. Joining directly from…

Constance Moofushi’s Manta crowned Maldives’ best Luxury Resort Restaurant

Constance Moofushi’s Manta crowned Maldives’ best Luxury Resort Restaurant

Manta restaurant at Constance Moofushi Maldives has been crowned the best Luxury Resort Restaurant in Maldives. The country award presented to…

Sheraton Maldives offers special deals

Sheraton Maldives offers special deals

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa has announced a series of special deals. An early bird deal allows guests…

Hideaway Beach’s Samsara named best Luxury Waterside Restaurant in Indian Ocean

Hideaway Beach’s Samsara named best Luxury Waterside Restaurant in Indian Ocean

Samsara Asian Fusion restaurant at Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa has been named the best Luxury Waterside Restaurant in Indian Ocean. Along…

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How to keep good staff from leaving

How to keep good staff from leaving

My friend at Ryanair appears to be in hot water again. Having narrowly averted a strike over the busy festive…

Sonu Shivdasani: the ‘dream maker’ redefining luxury

Sonu Shivdasani: the ‘dream maker’ redefining luxury

It was 1986, and a 21-year-old Sonu Shivdasani was reading for an MA in English Literature at Oxford University when…

Ron Kaufman on building distinctive service culture in Maldives’ saturated hospitality sector

Ron Kaufman on building distinctive service culture in Maldives’ saturated hospitality sector

Maldives hospitality industry is becoming more and more saturated, with at least a dozen new openings every year. But in…

Get your sporting fix at Anantara Maldives

Get your sporting fix at Anantara Maldives

Think the Maldives is all about lying prone on a sun lounger? Think again! Step forward, Anantara with three luxury…

Baa Atoll Summer Festival: six resorts come together to promote destination

Baa Atoll Summer Festival: six resorts come together to promote destination

Six resorts, all located in the central Baa atoll, have come together ahead of summer holidays to host a joint promotional…

Fun for all the family at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Fun for all the family at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

With some of the most spacious, luxury villas in the Maldives, a superb kids club, a huge choice of activities…