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To travel to Maldives you now need negative Covid test: Here’s everything you need to know

To travel to Maldives you now need negative Covid test: Here’s everything you need to know

Travellers arriving in Maldives from Thursday are required to provide a negative coronavirus test result on arrival. The requirement applies…

Maldives relaxes tourism guidelines, allows multi-resort holidays

Maldives relaxes tourism guidelines, allows multi-resort holidays

Tourism authorities in Maldives have allowed visitors to stay in more than one resort, in a bid to attract more…

Maldives reopens to all global travellers, no restrictions

Maldives reopens to all global travellers, no restrictions

A scheduled passenger flight touched down at the Maldives main airport Wednesday morning, marking the reopening of the country’s borders…

Emirates, Qatar, Singapore — which airlines are resuming Maldives flights and when?

Emirates, Qatar, Singapore — which airlines are resuming Maldives flights and when?

Last updated: July 27 The Maldives reopened  its borders on July 15. Maldivian officials say that a majority of international airlines…

Maldives resorts get year-long lease rent deferral

Maldives resorts get year-long lease rent deferral

Lease rent payable by resorts in Maldives for the rest of the year will be deferred for a year, the…

Timeline of post-coronavirus Maldives resort reopening

Timeline of post-coronavirus Maldives resort reopening

Last updated: September 5 Maldives has reopened its borders after three long months — the longest period of downtime experienced…

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Fly direct to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo aboard Vertis Aviation’s luxury jets

Fly direct to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo aboard Vertis Aviation’s luxury jets

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, an idyllic resort in the Maldives’ remote and pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll has partnered with Vertis Aviation…

Soneva: Where luxury blends castaway fantasy seamlessly

Soneva: Where luxury blends castaway fantasy seamlessly

Soneva’s two iconic resorts in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, have both island and overwater villas that embody…

OBLU Select at Sangeli welcomes 1k guests post-lockdown

OBLU Select at Sangeli welcomes 1k guests post-lockdown

OBLU Select at Sangeli has welcomed the 1,000th guest to the resort since the reopening of Maldives’ borders to foreign…

InterContinental Maldives bags four accolades at Haute Grandeur Global Awards

InterContinental Maldives bags four accolades at Haute Grandeur Global Awards

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has won four accolades at the 2020 Haute Grandeur Global Awards. The Haute Grandeur Global Awards is…

Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru scoops top accolade in SpaChina Awards

Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru scoops top accolade in SpaChina Awards

During a year of unprecedented challenges, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has been recognised by China’s top spa…

UAE reopens all seven regions to foreign visitors

UAE reopens all seven regions to foreign visitors

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates will resume issuing visas to foreign visitors to all seven of its regions…

Global economic outlook ‘somewhat less dire’ than expected – IMF

Global economic outlook ‘somewhat less dire’ than expected – IMF

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The global economic outlook is not quite as dark as expected even just three months ago, a…

Soneva celebrates festive traditions this holiday season

Soneva celebrates festive traditions this holiday season

This festive season, Soneva brings back all its festive traditions to its resorts in the Maldives. Guests can expect eggnog…

Airline passengers want to see barriers to boost confidence – industry executives

Airline passengers want to see barriers to boost confidence – industry executives

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Airline passengers want visible plastic barriers in the cabin to reinstill confidence in flying during the pandemic,…

Hilton’s Maldives resorts invite travellers to experience unparalleled personalised service, distinctive experiences

Hilton’s Maldives resorts invite travellers to experience unparalleled personalised service, distinctive experiences

Nestled in unique atolls surrounded by azure blue waters, powdery white sand and an incredible diversity of marine life, Hilton’s…

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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…

What are hotels doing to restore travel confidence, win customers back?

What are hotels doing to restore travel confidence, win customers back?

By Dolores Semeraro The Indian Ocean’s most coveted tropical islands are reopening their borders to international tourists as we speak,…

Spectacular dining experiences in Maldives for couples

Spectacular dining experiences in Maldives for couples

Pristine white beaches, crystal clear waters and a sense of romance are the lucky charms which naturally catapult the Maldives…

Tourism and Covid-19: An opportunity to rebuild better

Tourism and Covid-19: An opportunity to rebuild better

By Michelle Kovacevic Scenarios by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) suggests that tourism could decline by 60-80 per cent this…

Asian hotels owners look for financing solutions amid coronavirus uncertainty

Asian hotels owners look for financing solutions amid coronavirus uncertainty

Faced with unprecedented challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, hotels owners across Asia are turning to creative financing solutions to ride…

How can you stay safe on your post-coronavirus trip?

How can you stay safe on your post-coronavirus trip?

The global coronavirus pandemic has left several of us distressed as we are forced to hit pause on our travel…