HIGHLIGHTS
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: August 3 Maldives has reopened its borders after three long months — the longest period of downtime experienced…

Atmosphere Hotels to relaunch Vittaveli as uber-luxe OZEN Reserve Vittaveli

Atmosphere Hotels to relaunch Vittaveli as uber-luxe OZEN Reserve Vittaveli

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of OZEN Reserve Vittaveli in South Male Atoll, Maldives; establishing its uber-luxe…

Maldives relaxes rules on coronavirus emergency loans

Maldives relaxes rules on coronavirus emergency loans

Maldives launched a major overhaul of an emergency business loan scheme Saturday after major tourism businesses complained of being ineligible…

RECENT
Accor launches voucher sale across five Maldives resorts

Accor launches voucher sale across five Maldives resorts

With the Maldives having reopened its borders, travellers can now look forward to an idyllic getaway at one of the…

Maldives installs sampling station to test liveaboard guests for outbound flight

Maldives installs sampling station to test liveaboard guests for outbound flight

A sampling station has been established in the satellite town of Hulhumale to make it easier for guests staying on…

Career insights: Five reasons why I think generalists will achieve greater career success than specialists

Career insights: Five reasons why I think generalists will achieve greater career success than specialists

By Hassan Saeed From prophets to philosophers, history is replete with examples of individual leaders who rose to prominence via zigzag…

Six Senses introduces Six Weeks of Summer programme

Six Senses introduces Six Weeks of Summer programme

Since the end of March, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has offered guests, followers and friends a daily dose of…

Adaaran Resorts Maldives win Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards

Adaaran Resorts Maldives win Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards

All resorts in the Adaaran Resorts Maldives collection have been recognised in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards. The accolades reflect…

India air safety watchdog to check airports hit by heavy rain after crash

India air safety watchdog to check airports hit by heavy rain after crash

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s air safety regulator plans to conduct special audits of airports across the country affected by…

UK’s Heathrow Airport passenger numbers down 88% amid ongoing travel restrictions

UK’s Heathrow Airport passenger numbers down 88% amid ongoing travel restrictions

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Heathrow Airport renewed its call for COVID-19 testing at airports on Tuesday as it reported an…

Airbnb to confidentially file for IPO in August: WSJ

Airbnb to confidentially file for IPO in August: WSJ

(Reuters) – Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc is close to confidentially filing paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO)…

British Airways reaches deal in principle with some Heathrow staff

British Airways reaches deal in principle with some Heathrow staff

LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways (ICAG.L) has agreed a deal with trade unions representing parts of its workforce in Heathrow…

Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage…

QUICK HITS
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…

Solah on Komandoo’s ‘champions’

Solah on Komandoo’s ‘champions’

Komandoo Resort Maldives is one of the best-ranking resorts for romance and a firm favourite to anyone looking for an…