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Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort opens

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort opens

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, the only resort in the Maldives with direct access to an airport, opened for business on Sunday. In…

Universal teams up with Villa College to launch Discover Hospitality course

Universal teams up with Villa College to launch Discover Hospitality course

Universal Foundation has teamed up with Villa College to launch a certificate level course on tourism and hospitality. At the inauguration…

SATA to host gala in Addu’s Equator Village

SATA to host gala in Addu’s Equator Village

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has confirmed the southernmost Maldivian atoll of Addu as the venue for this year’s grand gala….

AccorHotels to take over Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, reposition as Raffles resort

AccorHotels to take over Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, reposition as Raffles resort

AccorHotels is set to take over the management of Dhevanafushi from Dubai-based hospitality group Jumeirah, with plans to reposition the luxury resort…

MATATO to host global training programme on China travel market

MATATO to host global training programme on China travel market

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has announced plans to host a leading global training programme on China…

Ikebana brings first global wedding award to Maldives

Ikebana brings first global wedding award to Maldives

Premier destination wedding specialist Ikebana Events has won an award at the recently concluded Exotic Wedding Planning Conference (EWPC), making…

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Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort opens

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort opens

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, the only resort in the Maldives with direct access to an airport, opened for business on Sunday. In…

Six Senses Laamu appoints Wayan Sudarma as executive chef

Six Senses Laamu appoints Wayan Sudarma as executive chef

Six Senses Laamu has appointed Wayan Sudarma as its executive chef. In an announcement, Six Senses Laamu said chef Wayan joined…

W Maldives’ chefs win seven medals at FHAM 2017

W Maldives’ chefs win seven medals at FHAM 2017

W Maldives’ team of skilled chefs has won seven medals at the recently concluded Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM)…

SATA begins evaluation of Sri Lanka nominees

SATA begins evaluation of Sri Lanka nominees

Evaluation of nominees from Sri Lanka for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2017 has begun on Sunday. SATA’s Hospitality Partner for…

Universal teams up with Villa College to launch Discover Hospitality course

Universal teams up with Villa College to launch Discover Hospitality course

Universal Foundation has teamed up with Villa College to launch a certificate level course on tourism and hospitality. At the inauguration…

Costa Cruises to begin sailing from, to Maldives

Costa Cruises to begin sailing from, to Maldives

Europe’s leading cruise company Costa Cruises has announced three and seven nights cruises from and to Maldives starting this November. Last year, Costa Cruises…

Kandima Maldives announces Oh-so Kool competition with seven-night holiday

Kandima Maldives announces Oh-so Kool competition with seven-night holiday

Kandima Maldives has announced a worldwide competition, giving the chance for two people to spend a holiday in paradise. The…

Hideaway Beach Resort’s Samsara named Maldives’ best Asian Cuisine restaurant

Hideaway Beach Resort’s Samsara named Maldives’ best Asian Cuisine restaurant

Samsara Asian Fusion restaurant at Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa has been named the best Asian Cuisine restaurant at the World…

SATA to host gala in Addu’s Equator Village

SATA to host gala in Addu’s Equator Village

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) has confirmed the southernmost Maldivian atoll of Addu as the venue for this year’s grand gala….

Coco Collection announces Eid al-Adha offer

Coco Collection announces Eid al-Adha offer

Coco Collection has announced a special offer for the upcoming Eid al-Adha holidays, offering guests an extra night in paradise….

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Dinesh Bhaskar: marketing Maldives, pioneering premium hassle-free holidays

Dinesh Bhaskar: marketing Maldives, pioneering premium hassle-free holidays

If anyone understands the technicalities of tourism marketing, it is Dinesh Bhaskar, the Group Director – Sales and Marketing at…

A love story: ‘Mama and Papa’ finds ‘first home’ at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

A love story: ‘Mama and Papa’ finds ‘first home’ at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

On one of their trips to the Maldives, they were told by a waiter at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef — then…

Markus Iseli on taking ‘Lighter, Brighter’ luxury to new level with LUX* North Male Atoll

Markus Iseli on taking ‘Lighter, Brighter’ luxury to new level with LUX* North Male Atoll

When private island resort LUX* North Male Atoll, located on the six hectare picnic island of Olhahali, opens early next…

Qaisar Naseem: example, hope, mentor for aspiring locals

Qaisar Naseem: example, hope, mentor for aspiring locals

The Maldives is a development success story. From one of the poorest nations in the world to one of the…

With new Marine Biology Shack, Gili Lankanfushi takes sustainability to new heights

With new Marine Biology Shack, Gili Lankanfushi takes sustainability to new heights

Gili Lankanfushi has opened its new Marine Biology Shack, Gili Veshi, taking its already strong sustainability efforts to new heights. Gili Veshi, which…

Six Senses Laamu: championing sustainable tourism, protecting paradise

Six Senses Laamu: championing sustainable tourism, protecting paradise

Encompassing almost 2,000 islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is famous for its clear blue skies, turquoise waters and powder…