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Maldivian inflight magazine enjoying success



MaldivianFollowing the success of the previous two issues of the national airline’s inflight magazine, Maldivian Holidays has introduced a special business listing section. The section is solely targeted to provide additional exposure to local businesses and medium business enterprises. After an increased amount of requests and enquiries from local businesses and guesthouses, the publisher and the airline have now listened and after much consideration agreed to involve more of their participation in the inflight circulated magazine.

Custom Full page in the business listing section with a distinctive layout compared to the magazine, businesses who advertise with Maldivian Holidays will benefit from the change of direction. Since all of the businesses would be listed in one section – distinguishable from the rest, even when closed – future clients and the overall audience of the section would be at a higher rate. It also provides the audience an easier access to brands, hence increasing the number of possible future clients.

Since the beginning, Maldivian Holidays has achieved a huge success in entertaining the travellers of the national airline and the domestic passengers. The magazine with themed issues come with contents such as Top Holiday Options, Spa Selections, Best of Food & Beverage and various column articles aiming to promote the airline destinations and the unique attractions of the Maldives Islands.

The Re-branded new concept of the magazine has been reached by over 4,000,000 people around the world, and neighbouring India leads as the country which draws in the largest readership base. The statistics calculated by the external magazine publisher website, confirms it as an outstanding achievement for Maldives. has been promoting the inflight Maldivian Holidays in their social medias since the first issue.

“Issuu is proud to be working with The Official Magazine of National Carrier of Maldives ‘Maldivian’ owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited. Their publication has over 4 million impressions across the Issuu platform on desktop, mobile, native app and social platforms. We look forward to continuing our work with the publisher, MVHOTELS, on growing their impressions, readers and engagement in the coming months.” Fernando Romero, Head of Brand Partnership,

With about 10,000 copies being published per issue, Maldivian Holidays enjoys a broad distribution network apart from In-flight to provide additional value to the supporting partners and consumers. It’s reach close to one million passenger per annum in over 10 different international destinations. The digital edition of the magazine is also available on the official website of the airline, the publisher and famed ISSUU – reaching millions of readers across the globe.

“We had our doubts during the initial stage in maintaining an inflight magazine, but looking at the statistics and feedback by passengers and partners prove the support and value it adds to the airline. We are discussing more ways to further develop the brand with the publisher, MVHOTELS, to get more recognition as the national airline’s inflight magazine. ” Mohamed Rizvi, Head of Maldivian Holidays, Island Aviation

MVHOTELS with the editorial team based in UK & operations in Maldives was contracted to publish the magazine mid-2015. “The magazine had its challenges since start and even now, but our team is young, energetic and most importantly very passionate about the work we do, with the best experts within the team, which is far greater than the challenges. Our prime objective was to promote the destination and airline to the international consumers and we are happy with the results. Now with introduction of Business Listing Section, Medium businesses of Maldives can budget for the upcoming year and participate from next issue onwards” Mohamed Aryf, Director of MVHOTELS revealed.

MVHOTELS is also the publisher of the internationally distributed Luxury Travel magazine, The Asian Story. The publisher’s website is among the leading travel industry media websites which is constantly updated with travel industry updates, interviews, openings, reviews and other related important contents.

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Hilton Maldives celebrates second anniversary with “Amingiri Birth-dheyh” festivities



The resort celebrates its second anniversary with a heartfelt homage to the lush natural  beauty and spirit of the islands 

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is gearing up for its second anniversary with a week-long celebration called the “Amingiri Birth-dheyh Party.”

The whimsical name pays homage to the Dhivehi word for “two” (dheyh) and promises a program brimming with island charm, cultural immersion, and natural beauty.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our guests,” said Gaurav Thakur, General Manager. “The Amingiri Birth-dheyh Party is a chance to experience the Maldives’ beauty and culture firsthand, while also enjoying the resort’s signature hospitality.”

Festivities Kick Off with Island Rhythms

The celebration commences on July 1st with a traditional boduberu performance, welcoming guests with the rhythmic heartbeat of the Maldives. As the sun sets, a ceremonial cake cutting and vibrant cocktail party pave the way for a Maldivian beach market buffet dinner. Throughout the week, guests can indulge in local delicacies, cultural performances, and artistic showcases by local artisans.

Connecting with Nature

Sustainability is a key focus of the celebrations. Guests are invited to participate in a tree planting ceremony and a coral reef restoration initiative. A canvas painting competition and a chic island fashion show add a touch of creativity to the festivities.

Culinary Delights and Spa Bliss

Food enthusiasts can embark on a culinary journey at Origin, featuring a fusion of Maldivian and Italian flavors paired with fine wines. The Fire and Smoke Chef’s Table at Beach Shack offers another enticing dining experience. Throughout the week, guests can savor the “Sagaafy Colada,” a refreshing cocktail infused with Maldivian spices, local ingredients, and a commitment to sustainable practices.

For those seeking relaxation, the Amingiri Spa & Hammam offers a haven of tranquility. Visiting practitioner Pallavi Sawant will be conducting guided meditations, celestial rituals, yoga classes, and spa treatments designed for rejuvenation.

Fun for Young Explorers

The Krakengiri Kids’ Club, one of the largest in the Maldives, will host its own Amingiri Birth-dheyh Party, keeping young guests entertained with games, cultural activities, and art projects inspired by the Maldives.

Special Offers

Guests who book a minimum four-night stay can avail a half-board meal plan and complimentary shared roundtrip speedboat transfers. Additionally, until September 30th, children under 11 years staying with parents in specific room categories will enjoy complimentary stay, meals, and transfers.

The Amingiri Birth-dheyh Party promises an unforgettable Maldivian experience for guests of all ages. For more information or reservations, please visit Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa or call +960 664 63 64.

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SO/ Maldives wins big at Asia Pacific Property Awards: Recognized for architectural runway flair



SO/ Maldives has struck a pose and strutted its way to the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards, winning the coveted title of Best Hotel Architecture (5-star award) for the Maldives.

Inspired by the dazzling world of fashion, SO/ Maldives isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an immersive experience. Guests transform into models, taking center stage on a captivating architectural catwalk that winds its way through the island’s public areas. Imagine a luxurious runway where you’re the star, and every corner is an Instagram-worthy moment.

But SO/ Maldives isn’t all about glitz and glam. Nestled on a pristine private island embraced by the Emboodhoo Lagoon’s turquoise waters, the resort seamlessly blends castaway tranquility with runway elegance. Imagine sinking your toes into the soft sand and gazing out at the breathtaking scenery, then stepping into a world of sophisticated design.

The architectural and interior design masterminds behind this award-winning masterpiece are eco-id architects. They’ve woven a haven that celebrates both environmental consciousness and unparalleled style.

So, if you’re looking for a vacation that’s equal parts relaxation and runway-ready sophistication, SO/ Maldives is the perfect destination to add to your must-visit list.

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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives celebrated for exceptional house reefs



Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has announced that four of its distinguished properties were honoured at this year’s Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific, with Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives named among the resorts with the best house reefs. 

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has earned a distinguished fifth place in the best “House Reefs” category for the Maldives, showcasing the exceptional allure of its underwater world.

Situated in the picturesque South Ari Atoll, this resort is celebrated by visitors of all ages for the vibrancy and health of its coral reef and diversity of sea life. Guests staying in the luxurious overwater villas have direct access to this stunning ecosystem, making it a perfect destination for marine enthusiasts. Additionally, the resort offers comprehensive diving and snorkelling programmes, tailored to divers of all levels, ensuring an unforgettable underwater adventure during one’s stay.

“These four accolades are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. We are honoured to see our properties recognised by such a prestigious publication, which reflects the exceptional experiences we strive to offer our guests. Our commitment to Thai-inspired hospitality ensures that every stay at Centara is warm, welcoming, and unforgettable, and we extend our deepest gratitude to our guests and the readers of Travel + Leisure for their unwavering support,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific celebrate the finest hotels, resorts, and travel experiences across the region. Each nominee was meticulously selected by Travel + Leisure’s editors and expert contributors, with winners determined by the votes of the publication’s readers. For the complete list of winners, please visit Travel + Leisure.

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