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First World Travel Writers’ Conference wraps up, second edition set for April 2018

First World Travel Writers’ Conference wraps up, second edition set for April 2018

Inaugural World Travel Writers’ Conference held in the Maldives officially came to a close Monday evening, with the launching of…

Maldives amongst most desired honeymoon destination for Indians, survey shows

Maldives amongst most desired honeymoon destination for Indians, survey shows

Maldives has been voted as one of the top destinations amongst Indians for their honeymoons. According to a survey conducted by…

Maldives posts 2.5 percent hike in tourist arrivals in July

Maldives posts 2.5 percent hike in tourist arrivals in July

Maldives has posted a 2.5 percent increase in tourist arrivals in July. Official figures for the month of July released by…

Chinese low-cost carrier Lucky Air to begin Maldives flights

Chinese low-cost carrier Lucky Air to begin Maldives flights

Chinese low-cost carrier Lucky Air is set to begin flight operations to the Maldives in January. Maldives Airports Company Limited…

MATATO partners with TripAdvisor to evaluate nominees for Maldives Travel Awards

MATATO partners with TripAdvisor to evaluate nominees for Maldives Travel Awards

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has partnered with world’s leading online travel platform TripAdvisor to evaluate nominees for…

Bidding open for Maldives first integrated guesthouse island

Bidding open for Maldives first integrated guesthouse island

Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC) has opened the bidding process for the integrated guesthouse island of Baresdhoo. A 35-room…

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Soneva Fushi wins HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award

Soneva Fushi wins HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award

Soneva Fushi has won the Sustainable Hotel Award by the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP). Soneva Fushi won the award in…

LUX* South Ari Atoll appoints Jonas Amstad as General Manager

LUX* South Ari Atoll appoints Jonas Amstad as General Manager

LUX* South Ari Atoll has appointed seasoned hotel professional Jonas Amstad as the resort’s General Manager. In an announcement, LUX*…

Cocoon Maldives introduces photography service

Cocoon Maldives introduces photography service

Cocoon Maldives has introduced a new photography service in the resort. The Island Memories Photography Outlet, located in the reception…

Lily Beach partners with Recreational Tennis Coaching to offer pro lessons

Lily Beach partners with Recreational Tennis Coaching to offer pro lessons

Lily Beach Resort and Spa Maldives has established an exclusive partnership with Recreational Tennis Coaching (RTC) to offer guests professional…

Excitement builds ahead of second Guesthouses Maldives Conference

Excitement builds ahead of second Guesthouses Maldives Conference

Excitement is building for the Guesthouses Maldives Conference as organisers make final preparations for the prestigious event aimed specifically for the…

SATA to host three-day gala retreat in Maldives

SATA to host three-day gala retreat in Maldives

South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) is set to host a three-day retreat in the Maldives as part of its annual grand gala….

Hurawalhi Maldives recognised as Expedia Rising Star 2017 Resort

Hurawalhi Maldives recognised as Expedia Rising Star 2017 Resort

Hurawalhi Maldives has been declared the Expedia Rising Star 2017 Resort. The Expedia Partner Appreciation Event 2017 was held at Chayaa…

ONYX flash sale offers 40 percent discount for Amari Havodda Maldives

ONYX flash sale offers 40 percent discount for Amari Havodda Maldives

ONYX Hospitality Group has announced a limited three-day flash sale with up to 40 percent discount across more than 30 properties…

First World Travel Writers’ Conference wraps up, second edition set for April 2018

First World Travel Writers’ Conference wraps up, second edition set for April 2018

Inaugural World Travel Writers’ Conference held in the Maldives officially came to a close Monday evening, with the launching of…

Maldives amongst most desired honeymoon destination for Indians, survey shows

Maldives amongst most desired honeymoon destination for Indians, survey shows

Maldives has been voted as one of the top destinations amongst Indians for their honeymoons. According to a survey conducted by…

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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…

Axel Jarosch: maintaining Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Angsana Ihuru’s appeal amidst growing competition

Axel Jarosch: maintaining Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Angsana Ihuru’s appeal amidst growing competition

Axel Jarosch is by all means a hospitality veteran. Turning a childhood dream into a successful career that is marked…

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo opens up undiscovered dive sites in Gaafu Alif atoll

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo opens up undiscovered dive sites in Gaafu Alif atoll

Gaafu Alif atoll is a paradise for underwater aficionados, with scores of healthy coral islets and still undiscovered dive sites….

Neil Shorthouse on inter-resort collaboration, training locals in Maldives fast-growing tourism industry

Neil Shorthouse on inter-resort collaboration, training locals in Maldives fast-growing tourism industry

When Neil Shorthouse first arrived in the Maldives in early 2008 as the Cluster Director of Human Resources at Anantara…

Anantara continues success in coral protection, regeneration in Maldives

Anantara continues success in coral protection, regeneration in Maldives

In 2016, the longest global coral bleaching event in history impacted reefs in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives,…

Water slides, retractable roofs, Soneva Jani brings excitement to intelligent luxury

Water slides, retractable roofs, Soneva Jani brings excitement to intelligent luxury

In typical Maldivian fashion, it was a gloomy day in late July. But I was excited and determined to beat the…