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Maldives elects new president, tourism stakeholders pledge support

Maldives elects new president, tourism stakeholders pledge support

Maldives on Sunday elected a new president as stakeholders in the tourism industry welcomed the incoming administration. In an election…

Maldives to develop 500-room hotel in Fuvahmulah one-island atoll

Maldives to develop 500-room hotel in Fuvahmulah one-island atoll

Government on Wednesday announced plans to develop a 500-room city hotel in the southern atoll of Fuvahmulah. Tourism minister Moosa…

The Residence by Cenizaro to open second Maldives resort in 2019

The Residence by Cenizaro to open second Maldives resort in 2019

The Residence by Cenizaro has announced the launch of its second Maldivian property, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah. The resort,…

Maldives inaugurates new intl runway with historic Etihad Airways A380 flight

Maldives inaugurates new intl runway with historic Etihad Airways A380 flight

A newly developed runway at the Maldives’ main airport welcomed its maiden flight on Tuesday, as an Etihad Airways A380…

Crown & Champa Resorts unveils two innovative resorts in Maldives

Crown & Champa Resorts unveils two innovative resorts in Maldives

Leading hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts is set to introduce two new resorts in the Lhaviyani atoll of Maldives in…

Maldives welcomes one millionth visitor of 2018

Maldives welcomes one millionth visitor of 2018

Maldives on Sunday welcomed the one millionth visitor of 2018. At a media event held at Velana International Airport Sunday…

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Maldives elects new president, tourism stakeholders pledge support

Maldives elects new president, tourism stakeholders pledge support

Maldives on Sunday elected a new president as stakeholders in the tourism industry welcomed the incoming administration. In an election…

Chinese firm to build airport in Maldives’ Lhaviyani tourist hotspot

Chinese firm to build airport in Maldives’ Lhaviyani tourist hotspot

A contract has been awarded to Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) to construct a domestic airport in the tourist hotspot of Lhaviyani atoll….

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives scores hat-trick as South Asia’s Leading Surf Resort

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives scores hat-trick as South Asia’s Leading Surf Resort

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives has won the award for the Leading Surf Resort in South Asia. At the South Asian Travel…

Maldives to develop 500-room hotel in Fuvahmulah one-island atoll

Maldives to develop 500-room hotel in Fuvahmulah one-island atoll

Government on Wednesday announced plans to develop a 500-room city hotel in the southern atoll of Fuvahmulah. Tourism minister Moosa…

The Westin Maldives hosts training for pre-opening team with Institute of Modern Butlers

The Westin Maldives hosts training for pre-opening team with Institute of Modern Butlers

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has hosted a training programme for its pre-opening team with The International Institute of Modern…

Adaaran Resorts Maldives defends Most Marketed Hotel Brand title at South Asian Travel Awards

Adaaran Resorts Maldives defends Most Marketed Hotel Brand title at South Asian Travel Awards

Adaaran Resorts Maldives has defended the award for the Most Marketed Hotel Brand in South Asia. At the South Asian Travel Awards…

New airport in Maldives north welcomes maiden flight

New airport in Maldives north welcomes maiden flight

A domestic airport being developed in a key population centre in the northern part of Maldives welcomed its maiden flight…

MATATO opens registration for Destination Showcase in London

MATATO opens registration for Destination Showcase in London

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has opened registration for a Destination Showcase event in London in…

New F&B complex at Maldives main airport opens with intl fast food outlets

New F&B complex at Maldives main airport opens with intl fast food outlets

A new F&B complex at Maldives main Velana International Airport opened on Wednesday with several outlets of popular international fast food…

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race 2018 to take place in November

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race 2018 to take place in November

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race 2018, the largest annual run held in the Maldives, is set to take place in November….

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Jonas Amstad on enhancing, enriching guest experience at LUX* South Ari Atoll

Jonas Amstad on enhancing, enriching guest experience at LUX* South Ari Atoll

As a curious young boy of just seven years old, Jonas Amstad had his first stint in the service industry….

Through transformation, Kurumba Maldives’ young Operations Manager Ali Farooq sets the bar high

Through transformation, Kurumba Maldives’ young Operations Manager Ali Farooq sets the bar high

Like many young Maldivians, Ali Farooq thought he would end up doing a desk job like an accountant after graduating…

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…