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Maldives to incentivise guesthouses via new SME bank

Maldives to incentivise guesthouses via new SME bank

A financing company will soon be established under the administration’s policy on promoting local tourism in the Maldives, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih…

Officials, stakeholders come together to explore sustainable development of Maldives guesthouse sector

Officials, stakeholders come together to explore sustainable development of Maldives guesthouse sector

Officials and industry stakeholders came together on Saturday to discuss ways to develop the guesthouse industry in Maldives, as the…

Maldives main airport witnesses record flight movements

Maldives main airport witnesses record flight movements

Maldives main airport has witnessed a record number of flight movements on Monday, as the island nation experiences the tourist peak…

Sun Siyam’s fourth Maldives resort, Sun Aqua Iru Veli opens

Sun Siyam’s fourth Maldives resort, Sun Aqua Iru Veli opens

Sun Siyam Resorts has opened its fourth resort in Maldives and the third under its Sun Aqua brand, Sun Aqua…

South African Airways begins direct service to Maldives south

South African Airways begins direct service to Maldives south

South African Airways has begun direct flight operations to the Maldives. The inaugural flight of South African Airways arrived at the…

Sheraton Maldives unveils $20 mln renovation with sophisticated design, local feel

Sheraton Maldives unveils $20 mln renovation with sophisticated design, local feel

Marriott has announced the completion of a USD 20 million renovation to Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa in…

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Universal Aviation Maldives celebrates opening, set to enhance private jet experience in Maldives

Universal Aviation Maldives celebrates opening, set to enhance private jet experience in Maldives

US-based Universal Aviation and Inner Maldives Holidays has celebrated the official grand opening of their joint venture business aviation ground support location,…

Local diver Sendi inducted into International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

Local diver Sendi inducted into International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame

Veteran local diver Hussain ‘Sendi’ Rasheed has been inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF). Hailing him…

Hideaway Spa wins Condé Nast Johansens’ 2019 Luxury Spa Award

Hideaway Spa wins Condé Nast Johansens’ 2019 Luxury Spa Award

Hideaway Spa has been recognised as the most romantic spa at the 2019 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. The…

Kuramathi Maldives’ Duniye restaurant introduces new tantalising starters

Kuramathi Maldives’ Duniye restaurant introduces new tantalising starters

The culinary team at Kuramathi Maldives has introduced new flavours to the menu of its Duniye restaurant. Set in the…

Amilla Fushi, Finolhu to transform into fantasy-filled wonderlands for Easter 2019

Amilla Fushi, Finolhu to transform into fantasy-filled wonderlands for Easter 2019

The Small Maldives Island Co. has announced a diverse range of magical Easter experiences at luxury Maldivian maverick Amilla Fushi…

Kuredu Resort Maldives wins TUI Environmental Champion Award for fourth year

Kuredu Resort Maldives wins TUI Environmental Champion Award for fourth year

Kuredu Resort Maldives has received the TUI Environmental Champion award for 2019. For already the fourth consecutive year, this important…

TTM 2019 to recognise top 20 producers to Maldives tourism

TTM 2019 to recognise top 20 producers to Maldives tourism

Leading travel agents, tour operators and Online Travel Agents (OTAs) will be recognised during the upcoming Travel Trade Maldives (TTM)…

Sheraton Maldives announces new General Manager, Emilio Fortini

Sheraton Maldives announces new General Manager, Emilio Fortini

Marriott has appointed Emilio Fortini as General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Emilio’s recent appointment coincides…

Bandos recognised as Maldives’ Leading Dive Resort

Bandos recognised as Maldives’ Leading Dive Resort

Bandos Maldives has been recognised as the Leading Dive Resort at the Maldives Travel Awards 2018. The award was presented…

Hideaway Beach Resort to launch exclusive seaplane service

Hideaway Beach Resort to launch exclusive seaplane service

Top service knows no bounds at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives. Who would not like to start their holiday…

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LUX* North Male Atoll: A new perspective on luxury in Maldives

LUX* North Male Atoll: A new perspective on luxury in Maldives

“Next level” is the best way to describe LUX* North Male Atoll, opening February on 1, 2019. This new resort…

#StopSucking: Soneva’s myriad sustainable practices from banning plastic straws in 1998

#StopSucking: Soneva’s myriad sustainable practices from banning plastic straws in 1998

Soneva has been at the forefront of the sustainable luxury hospitality movement for over two decades. From banning single-use plastic at its…

How does Kuramathi Maldives tackle plastic pollution?

How does Kuramathi Maldives tackle plastic pollution?

Considered as one of the biggest islands out of the many resorts existing in the Maldives, Kuramathi has come a…

Soneva makes luxury Maldives getaways with whole family in mind

Soneva makes luxury Maldives getaways with whole family in mind

Soneva has reported a 30 percent increase in families booking holidays at its resort since 2016. This is largely due to…

The Marina @ CROSSROADS: Maldives’ first integrated lifestyle destination

The Marina @ CROSSROADS: Maldives’ first integrated lifestyle destination

CROSSROADS, the first integrated lifestyle destination in the Maldives, is set to open in early 2019. The development by leading Thai…

Arabia Travel & Tourism Services: Experts in Maldives honeymoon, luxury holidays

Arabia Travel & Tourism Services: Experts in Maldives honeymoon, luxury holidays

A leading luxury travel brand and holiday company specialising in luxury resorts in the Maldives, Arabia Travel and Tourism Services…