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Marriott introduces The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

Marriott introduces The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

At The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands opening on June, there are 100 villas, all embodying the true spirit of the…

2021 year for luxury travel?

2021 year for luxury travel?

After a year that left us locked down and staring at the same four walls at home, Tripadvisor’s latest research…

Maldives revises 2021 tourist arrivals target to 1.5 mln

Maldives revises 2021 tourist arrivals target to 1.5 mln

The Maldivian government has revised tourism arrival projections from one million to 1.5 million in 2021 due to the island…

Most anticipated hotel openings in Maldives in 2021

Most anticipated hotel openings in Maldives in 2021

If a singular place on Earth deserves to be called a “picture-perfect postcard destination”, it has to be Maldives. Its…

Maldives welcomes 500,000th tourist, achieves 2020 arrival target

Maldives welcomes 500,000th tourist, achieves 2020 arrival target

Maldives on Thursday marked the arrival of the 500,000th tourist for the year. The 500,000th tourist was identified at a…

Atmosphere Hotels opens OZEN Reserve Bolifushi expanding uber-lux resort portfolio

Atmosphere Hotels opens OZEN Reserve Bolifushi expanding uber-lux resort portfolio

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts on Thursday opened its newest property in Maldives, OZEN Reserve Bolifushi. The second resort in Atmosphere…

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Soneva partners with ALEXA Private Cruises to curate Maldivian charter experiences

Soneva partners with ALEXA Private Cruises to curate Maldivian charter experiences

Soneva, the luxury resort operator with sustainability at its core, has partnered with ALEXA Private Cruises to offer guests unrivalled…

W Maldives appoints Idu Ribeiro as General Manager

W Maldives appoints Idu Ribeiro as General Manager

W Maldives, part of W Hotels Worldwide, has appointed Idu Ribeiro as its General Manager. Born as a true disruptor…

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa launches new immersive website

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa launches new immersive website

A brand new way to experience Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa; the resort has launched www.experienceparkhyattmaldives.com. The new independent website highlights…

Patina Maldives Fari Islands: Seeding next-gen sustainability

Patina Maldives Fari Islands: Seeding next-gen sustainability

From zero-waste kitchens and recycling marine plastic to offering free dive lessons to children to nurture next-generation respect for the…

Soneva appoints Alan Ball as sales chief for Europe, Russia, Americas

Soneva appoints Alan Ball as sales chief for Europe, Russia, Americas

Soneva has appointed Alan Ball as Vice President – Sales for Europe, Russia and the Americas. With more than a…

MMPRC’s 11th anniversary: Reflecting on year of unprecedented challenges

MMPRC’s 11th anniversary: Reflecting on year of unprecedented challenges

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) is the national tourism board of the Maldives. MMPRC is responsible for…

LUX* South Ari Atoll appoints Antonello Manca as Executive Chef

LUX* South Ari Atoll appoints Antonello Manca as Executive Chef

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas has appointed Antonello Manca as Executive Chef. With over 20 years of remarkable…

India’s Vistara begins Maldives flights with Mumbai-Male direct service

India’s Vistara begins Maldives flights with Mumbai-Male direct service

India’s finest full-service carrier Vistara Airline on Wednesday inaugurated its scheduled flights between India and Maldives. The inaugural flight, an…

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives partners with legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau to host ‘Ambassadors of the Environment’ programme

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives partners with legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau to host ‘Ambassadors of the Environment’ programme

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, set to open June 1, has announced its partnership with the iconic Jean-Michel Cousteau. The…

OZEN LIFE MAADHOO hosts celebrity wedding, birthday bash

OZEN LIFE MAADHOO hosts celebrity wedding, birthday bash

OZEN LIFE MAADHOO has become the venue of a recent celebrity wedding and birthday bash! Indian actress Shraddha Kapoor is…

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Women hoteliers lead The OZEN Collection

Women hoteliers lead The OZEN Collection

Maria Luisa Lalli and Henar Gil Rios – the General Managers of OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI and OZEN LIFE MAADHOO respectively…

Remembering Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku

Remembering Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku

By David Keen With the passing of Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku, on 25 November 2020, Maldives has lost one of…

From CNN: How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story

From CNN: How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story

By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) — In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be…

Patina Maldives venerates horizon with biophilic design concept

Patina Maldives venerates horizon with biophilic design concept

Scheduled to launch in Q2 2021, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is a radical new example of biophilic design from renowned…

Escape to kaleidoscope of fun on Seaside Finolhu’s island playground

Escape to kaleidoscope of fun on Seaside Finolhu’s island playground

With its focus on fun activities and a relaxing ambiance, Seaside Finolhu has long modelled itself as an island playground….

Maldivian tourism is spluttering back to life, here’s how to make it roar

Maldivian tourism is spluttering back to life, here’s how to make it roar

By Sonu Shivdasani The border has reopened, guests have started to return, our resorts have sprung back to life — and…