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Maldives gaining in popularity amongst Australians, new survey shows

Maldives gaining in popularity amongst Australians, new survey shows

Maldives is becoming more and more popular amongst Australian travellers, a new survey has revealed. Australia-based booking agency Kayak.com.au looked…

Maldives once again wins prestigious awards at World Travel Awards

Maldives once again wins prestigious awards at World Travel Awards

Maldives has won the prestigious position of World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s leading Dive Destination at the 24th annual…

Capella to make Maldives entry with Capella Maldives resort at Rah Falhu integrated development

Capella to make Maldives entry with Capella Maldives resort at Rah Falhu integrated development

Capella Hotel Group has announced its entry to the Maldives with the planned opening of Capella Maldives resort. The 65-key…

Maldives, China to strengthen tourism cooperation

Maldives, China to strengthen tourism cooperation

Maldives and China has agreed to strengthen cooperation in tourism, as the island nation faces major declines in visitor numbers…

Maldives 2017 tourism receipts cross $2 billion

Maldives 2017 tourism receipts cross $2 billion

Maldives recorded over USD 2.07 billion in tourism receipts over the year, posting an increase of 2.8 percent, the country’s tax authority…

Etihad Airways to increase Maldives frequency to 11 flights per week

Etihad Airways to increase Maldives frequency to 11 flights per week

Etihad Airways on Wednesday announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Male route, taking frequency to…

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HIH wins World’s Leading Airport Resort award for sixth year

HIH wins World’s Leading Airport Resort award for sixth year

Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH) has won World’s Leading Airport Resort award at the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive…

Raffaele Solferino on offering ‘Loving Hospitality’ at brand new Grand Park Kodhipparu

Raffaele Solferino on offering ‘Loving Hospitality’ at brand new Grand Park Kodhipparu

When it comes to the Maldives tourism and hospitality industry, almost everything is in abundance. With the rapid expansion the…

Anantara Veli named Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat at World Spa Awards

Anantara Veli named Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat at World Spa Awards

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has been named Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat at the 2017 World Spa Awards. The 2017 World…

Milaidhoo Maldives wins Condé Nast Johansens Readers’ Award

Milaidhoo Maldives wins Condé Nast Johansens Readers’ Award

Milaidhoo Maldives has won the Condé Nast Johansens Readers’ Award. The award was given to Milaidhoo Maldives in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence…

MATATO endorses Maldives free trade pact with China, says will ‘greatly benefit’ tourism

MATATO endorses Maldives free trade pact with China, says will ‘greatly benefit’ tourism

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) on Wednesday endorsed the free trade agreement signed between the Maldives…

Baros Maldives wins World’s Most Romantic Resort award for fifth time

Baros Maldives wins World’s Most Romantic Resort award for fifth time

Baros Maldives has won World’s Most Romantic Resort award for the fifth time at the World Travel Awards. The award…

W Maldives to ‘audition’ for new talents on Monday

W Maldives to ‘audition’ for new talents on Monday

W Maldives has announced plans to host its Auditioning Day on Monday. The recruitment programme will take place from 10am…

Constance Moofushi defends World’s Leading Dive Resort title at World Travel Awards

Constance Moofushi defends World’s Leading Dive Resort title at World Travel Awards

Constance Moofushi has defended World’s Leading Dive Resort award at the 24th annual World Travel Awards. The award was given…

Anantara Kihavah’s SEA named World’s Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant at World Travel Awards

Anantara Kihavah’s SEA named World’s Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant at World Travel Awards

The Maldives is defined by luxury hospitality and one-of-a-kind destination experiences – spa treatments overwater, diving UNESCO Biosphere Reserve waters,…

AVANI appoints regional sales director as first Maldives resort set to open in 2019

AVANI appoints regional sales director as first Maldives resort set to open in 2019

AVANI Hotels and Resorts has named Daniel Kipping as director of sales for all the group’s regional brands, including its upcoming…

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Raffaele Solferino on offering ‘Loving Hospitality’ at brand new Grand Park Kodhipparu

Raffaele Solferino on offering ‘Loving Hospitality’ at brand new Grand Park Kodhipparu

When it comes to the Maldives tourism and hospitality industry, almost everything is in abundance. With the rapid expansion the…

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s dream holiday destination is… Maldives!

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s dream holiday destination is… Maldives!

Happy anniversary, Wonder Woman! Gal Gadot on Monday celebrated four years of being Wonder Woman. The Israeli actress and model retweeted the DC…

Jeremy Nordkamp on smashing stereotypes, creating ‘New Maldives’ at Kandima

Jeremy Nordkamp on smashing stereotypes, creating ‘New Maldives’ at Kandima

The hospitality landscape of the Maldives is evolving rapidly, with a raft of new openings over the past few years. New resort…

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…