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Maldives cuts tourism prospects further, says 2020 arrivals could drop by half

Maldives cuts tourism prospects further, says 2020 arrivals could drop by half

The number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives is expected to drop by half in 2020, officials announced Wednesday, further…

Maldives pres bullish on economic recovery, says tourism boom in Q4

Maldives pres bullish on economic recovery, says tourism boom in Q4

Maldives will witness a massive influx of tourists in the last quarter of the year as the novel coronavirus outbreak…

Maldives closes borders to contain coronavirus spread

Maldives closes borders to contain coronavirus spread

Maldives on Wednesday announced a blanket suspension of on-arrival visa in a bid to combat the spread of the novel…

Crown & Champa to close all resorts as travel curbs bite Maldives tourism

Crown & Champa to close all resorts as travel curbs bite Maldives tourism

Crown & Champa Resorts has became the latest local hospitality group to close all of its resorts, as the novel coronavirus…

Maldives unveils $161 mln lifeline for businesses, emergency measures to shore up economy

Maldives unveils $161 mln lifeline for businesses, emergency measures to shore up economy

Maldives on Thursday launched an emergency MVR 2.5 billion ($161.84 million) facility and a package of financial measures to shore…

Universal announces three-month resort closures amidst coronavirus economic blow

Universal announces three-month resort closures amidst coronavirus economic blow

Universal Resorts has announced plans to temporarily close all of its resorts, as the Maldives reels from the economic impact…

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Top tourism stakeholder says tax breaks not stimulus for resorts, calls for SME exclusivity in coronavirus loans

Top tourism stakeholder says tax breaks not stimulus for resorts, calls for SME exclusivity in coronavirus loans

Emergency finance under the government’s stimulus plan to shore up the local economy against the coronavirus pandemic should exclusively be…

Niyama Maldives takes break with ‘See You Soon’ video

Niyama Maldives takes break with ‘See You Soon’ video

Niyama Private Islands Maldives has created an extravagant video showing its workforce come together to say goodbye to its last…

Cautious optimism as Maldives eases partial coronavirus lockdown

Cautious optimism as Maldives eases partial coronavirus lockdown

Maldives is cautiously starting to ease its lockdown measures, as the island nation goes days without a new case of…

EU provides €2 mln coronavirus grant aid to Maldives worst-hit tourism

EU provides €2 mln coronavirus grant aid to Maldives worst-hit tourism

Grant aid of €3 million ($3.28 million), including €2 million ($2.195 million) to the tourism sector, will be provided to…

Applications open for Maldives coronavirus small business loans

Applications open for Maldives coronavirus small business loans

Applications are open for small businesses in Maldives to apply for emergency financing under a government stimulus plan. An MVR…

One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives partners with Olive Ridley Project to open turtle rehabilitation centre

One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives partners with Olive Ridley Project to open turtle rehabilitation centre

Luxury Maldivian resort One&Only Reethi Rah has partnered with The Olive Ridley Project in opening a turtle rehabilitation habitat. Located…

The Ritz-Carlton appoints Nabeel Abdulla as sales director for debut Maldives resort

The Ritz-Carlton appoints Nabeel Abdulla as sales director for debut Maldives resort

The Ritz-Carlton has appointed Nabeel Abdulla as the Director of Sales (pre-opening) for The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands, the upcoming…

Maldives to host online forum on post-coronavirus tourism recovery

Maldives to host online forum on post-coronavirus tourism recovery

Tourism promotion officials in Maldives have announced plans to host a series of online discussion forums to explore ways to…

Crown & Champa Resorts to fast-track resort renovations amidst coronavirus closure

Crown & Champa Resorts to fast-track resort renovations amidst coronavirus closure

Crown & Champa Resorts has announced plans to fast-track planned renovations to its resorts during the current suspension of operations…

Russia repatriates tourists in Maldives amidst coronavirus travel restrictions

Russia repatriates tourists in Maldives amidst coronavirus travel restrictions

Russia is repatriating its nationals from the Maldives, as the popular holiday destination tightens travel restrictions to curb the outbreak…

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How Maldivian tourism can survive Covid-19

How Maldivian tourism can survive Covid-19

By Sonu Shivdasani The Maldives appears to have dodged a bullet. With just 19 cases of the novel coronavirus at…

Vote in Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards to win week-long Maldives holiday

Vote in Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards to win week-long Maldives holiday

Vote in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 and you could win a holiday for two to the…

Seaplanes no longer at sea: Dramatic photos show stored seaplanes as coronavirus puts stop to air travel

Seaplanes no longer at sea: Dramatic photos show stored seaplanes as coronavirus puts stop to air travel

If you have been to the Maldives, you would have probably been on or seen a seaplane! Seaplane is the…

With emotional ‘farewell’, Maldives’ first resort takes break amidst coronavirus outbreak

With emotional ‘farewell’, Maldives’ first resort takes break amidst coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Maldivian economy hard, as travel restrictions and other preventive measures affect the country’s lucrative…

Travelling to Maldives? Here’s everything you need to know amidst coronavirus outbreak

Travelling to Maldives? Here’s everything you need to know amidst coronavirus outbreak

Travellers are increasingly on edge as the novel coronavirus pandemic grips the globe, prompting travel restrictions, cancellations and suspensions. Covid-19,…

MAHRP: Challenging age-old mindsets, championing humane workplaces

MAHRP: Challenging age-old mindsets, championing humane workplaces

When Hussain Afeef, Ali Adam and Ahmed Ibrahim met about three years ago, they knew they had to do something…