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Maldives Travel Awards honour best of Maldives tourism, hospitality

Maldives Travel Awards honour best of Maldives tourism, hospitality

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) on Thursday concluded another successful edition of the Maldives Travel Awards,…

Maldives 2017 tourist arrivals hit one million

Maldives 2017 tourist arrivals hit one million

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives over the year have crossed the one million mark, as the beach holiday destination posted a…

Robinson’s second Maldives resort, Robinson Club Noonu opens

Robinson’s second Maldives resort, Robinson Club Noonu opens

Robinson’s second resort in Maldives, Robinson Club Noonu has opened. The brand new resort marked its opening with a grand party on Thursday, where…

Maldives maintains $3.3 mln budget for tourism promotion in 2018

Maldives maintains $3.3 mln budget for tourism promotion in 2018

Maldives has maintained a budget of MVR 50 million (USD 3.3 million) to promote its tourism next year, despite struggling to create demand amidst…

Maldives tops new Destination Satisfaction Index as holidaymakers vouch for safety, quality

Maldives tops new Destination Satisfaction Index as holidaymakers vouch for safety, quality

Maldives has hit the top spot globally in a new Destination Satisfaction Index (DSI). In the index developed by Norstat and…

Maldives to develop resorts in two lagoons in north

Maldives to develop resorts in two lagoons in north

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Sunday announced plans to develop 1,500 tourist beds in Haa Dhaal atoll, in a…

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Maldives main airport deploys Amadeus tech to cater to traffic growth

Maldives main airport deploys Amadeus tech to cater to traffic growth

Maldives main Velana International Airport has deployed airport management solutions by Amadeus to help it cope with traffic growth. Anticipating an increase…

Maldives Travel Awards honour best of Maldives tourism, hospitality

Maldives Travel Awards honour best of Maldives tourism, hospitality

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) on Thursday concluded another successful edition of the Maldives Travel Awards,…

Outrigger announces festive Cyber Sale, features Maldives

Outrigger announces festive Cyber Sale, features Maldives

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has announced its best rates of the year ahead of the festive season, offering huge savings for…

COMO Cocoa Island, COMO Maalifushi to host stylish festive celebrations

COMO Cocoa Island, COMO Maalifushi to host stylish festive celebrations

COMO Hotels and Resorts has announced a range of stylish festive celebrations at its two resorts in the Maldives. COMO Cocoa Island’s…

Araamu Spa at Royal Island secures double win at Haute Grandeur Awards

Araamu Spa at Royal Island secures double win at Haute Grandeur Awards

Araamu Spa at Royal Island Resort and Spa has won two recognitions at the 2017 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel and Spa…

Jumeirah Vittaveli introduces Maldives’ first ice rink

Jumeirah Vittaveli introduces Maldives’ first ice rink

Jumeirah Vittaveli has announced plans to bring a new first to the Maldives with the opening of the destination’s first ice rink….

Maldives named amongst world’s best diving destinations

Maldives named amongst world’s best diving destinations

Maldives has been recognised as one of the best diving destinations in the world. At the DIVE Magazine’s 2017 Travel…

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela in Maldives for Maldives Travel Awards Gala Edition

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela in Maldives for Maldives Travel Awards Gala Edition

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela has arrived in the Maldives to attend the upcoming Maldives Travel Awards Gala Edition. Urvashi arrived in…

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort opens doors to local heroes to mark AccorHotels’ golden jubilee

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort opens doors to local heroes to mark AccorHotels’ golden jubilee

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort has joined other properties in the AccorHotels’ portfolio, opening doors to local heroes for a day of…

Voting for Maldives Travel Awards Gala Edition closes with over 100K votes

Voting for Maldives Travel Awards Gala Edition closes with over 100K votes

More than 100,000 votes were registered when voting for the upcoming Maldives Travel Awards Gala Edition closed on Tuesday, organiser Maldives…

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Top three dive sites near Maafushivaru

Top three dive sites near Maafushivaru

Being set in a remote location of the Maldives — in the southern region of the Ari Atoll archipelago —…

As Kurumba turns 45, Maldives marks over four decades of standard-setting tourism

As Kurumba turns 45, Maldives marks over four decades of standard-setting tourism

Tourism: an industry that brought prosperity and progress to the Maldives. It began with Kurumba Maldives opening on October 3, 1972….

Major study shows resilience of Maldives reefs

Major study shows resilience of Maldives reefs

US-based research group Coral Reef CPR, which has been studying a multitude of locations throughout the Maldives, has reported that some regions have demonstrated…

Thomas Weber: going back to roots at Diamonds Thudufushi, Diamonds Athuruga

Thomas Weber: going back to roots at Diamonds Thudufushi, Diamonds Athuruga

Maldives tourism industry is growing exponentially. At least a dozen new resorts are coming into market every year, with major…

No more ‘bored at the beach’ as Kanuhura Maldives reimagines luxury travel as carefree paradise

No more ‘bored at the beach’ as Kanuhura Maldives reimagines luxury travel as carefree paradise

Those who are tempted by a luxury break in the Maldives and want more from their holiday than a good…

Ibrahim Ali: moulding creative youngsters in Maldives and abroad through art

Ibrahim Ali: moulding creative youngsters in Maldives and abroad through art

This might come as a surprise to those of us like me who have little to no artistic skills, but everybody…