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Safari Island, Thulhagiri Island, Dreamland win 2019 TUI Top Quality Award

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Safari Island, Thulhagiri Island and Dreamland has won the 2019 TUI Top Quality Award.

The awards were presented to the three resorts at ITB Berlin 2019, which took place in Berlin from March 6-10.

Mifthah Abdulla, General Manager at Safari Island, with the award.

Safari Island has won the TUI Top Quality Award every year since 2016, whilst this year’s awards mark the entry of sister resorts, Thulhagiri Island and Dreamland into the list of world’s 250 most popular hotels rated by TUI’s guests.

The TUI Top Quality Award was launched in 2015 and aims to highlight hotels’ outstanding efforts to guests and providing the customers with objective orientation when choosing their next holiday hotel. Conditions of the award includes, at least 30 assessments from the TUI guest surveys in the span of the year, hotel’s performance and passing the TUI Safety Check, signing TUI Deutschland’s Pool Safety Declaration.

Safari Island is located in the heart of North Ari Atoll. The size of the island is approximately 30,000sqm. Distance from Velana International Airport is about 60km, and takes about 25 minutes to reach the Island by seaplane. The island is surrounded by white powdery, sandy beach and crystal clear water lagoon and house reef which is attractive for snorkelling and diving with attractive diving points.

Safari Island has its own luxury safari boats for the use of in-house guests for free of charge: stay seven nights and have one-day free boat cruise | stay 14 nights and have two-day free boat cruise.

Areef Naseem, General Manager at Thulhagiri Island, with the award.

Offering the perfect balance of an unspoiled tropical island with all the comforts, Thulhagiri is located in the North Male Atoll and is accessible by a 25-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport.

Thulhagiri offers accommodation in Standard Deluxe rooms with sea views and direct access to the beach and Water Bungalows with sun decks. All the rooms feature luxury natural bamboo furniture, private bathroom and come with all the modern amenities, including satellite TV and free WiFi.

Guests can enjoy a selection of Asian cuisine at the in-house restaurant.

Every guest at the four-star resort has access to an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, and enjoy a wide range of water sports, including catamaran, canoeing and wind surfing. Its famous SubAqua dive centre, which is staffed by experienced German, English, Japanese and Chinese speaking instructors, offers diving lessons and excursions to many famous dive sites that surround the resort.

The spa at Thulhagiri offers guests exceptional tailor-made experiences, which combine French touch with Asian skills. The Balinese therapists at the spa are intensively trained at the Coconut Spa School in Bali.

Mohamed Haneef, General Manager at Dreamland, with the award.

One of the newest resorts to have opened in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Dreamland is like no other in Maldives. Apart from its white sand beaches and lush green vegetation, the resort is home to a 1,600sqm large fresh water lake – the first of its kind Biotope Pool in Asia. This picturesque lake is surrounded by 20m high mangrove trees on one side and 20m high palm trees on the other side. Along with plenty of water lilies and aquatic plants, there is a dedicated swimming area without chlorine where you can relax with a calming swim.

Guests at Dreamland can experience the unique natural aspects of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere. One of the best attractions include the uninhabited island of Hanifaru, which comes with a natural underwater bay. Locally known as Vandumaafaru Adi, the bay is home to a large number of whale sharks, grey sharks, manta rays and also a nursery for these species.

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Indian influencer Niki Mehra in Maldives

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Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) hosted a familiarisation trip with Amilla Maldives for high-end influencer, Niki Mehra, from India to experience the luxury and romantic offerings of the Maldives from 3rd – 6th May 2024.

The familiarisation trip was a great opportunity to Niki Mehra, a renowned Indian model, fashion, beauty and travel content creator and social media influencer with over half a million followers who has carved a niche in the Indian fashion industry with her unique sense of style. During her time in the Sunny Side of Life, Niki Mehra showcased luxury to romantic experiences of the destination.

The trip promoted Maldives through social media platforms of Niki Mehra while highlighting experiential itinerary offerings of the Maldives. Additionally, the influencer trip assisted MMPRC in propelling growth in the luxury travel segment and honeymoon market by showcasing the Maldives as a premier honeymoon destination for the Indian travellers.

The Indian market has been a strong market for the Maldives over the years, currently ranked number 6 with 46,970 tourists as of 13th May 2024. Additionally, MMPRC showcased the Maldives in OTM and SATTE held earlier this year. MMPRC is committed to boosting the arrivals from the market and has exciting marketing activities planned for future, including joint campaigns, familiarisation trips, participation in major events and other campaigns which provides numerous opportunities to showcase the breathtaking Maldives to the market, attracting more Indian travellers.

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130 hotels in The Prestige Collection with 4 Maldives properties

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The Prestige Collection has reached 130 hotels in its portfolio, continuing to uphold quality and excellence as core pillars. It represents the most exclusive selection within Keytel, the world’s first alliance of independent hotels.

Since its establishment in 2007, The Prestige Collection has been dedicated to meeting the growing demand for luxury hotels, becoming a reference for hospitality industry specialists. Despite its focus on independent hotels, the collection has successfully attracted prestigious properties from international luxury chains such as Rosewood Villa Magna, Mandarín Oriental Ritz Madrid, and Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya. These hotels view The Prestige Collection as a complement to their commercial strategy for attracting luxury clientele.

With a prominent presence both nationally and internationally across 36 countries, The Prestige Collection shines in with four distinguished resorts: Baglioni Resort Maldives, Diamonds Athuruga Maldives Resort & Spa, Diamonds Thudufushi Maldives Resort & Spa, and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa. Internationally, the collection boasts emblematic properties like Armani Dubai, Café Royal in London, The Pierre in New York, and Kappa Senses in Ubud, Bali, among others.

The collection categorises hotels into four distinctive categories, highlighting ideal places to disconnect, properties in vibrant urban settings, coastal options for those seeking serenity, and unique experiences for those seeking singularity.

Furthermore, this milestone coincides with the relaunch of its new experiential website platform. This platform offers users and industry professionals the opportunity to explore the collection in greater detail and drives qualified traffic to the official websites of member hotels.

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Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO) Marks a Significant Step Towards Transforming Urban Waste Management

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Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO) marked a significant step towards plastic waste management with the adoption of dedicated vehicles handed over to boost this transformation of urban waste management supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Maldives.  

In March 2024, UNDP Maldives officially handed over a fleet of six vehicles to WAMCO, which included two electric vehicles (EVs), as part of an initiative aimed at enhancing waste management across the Greater Male’ Area (GMA). This acquisition, facilitated through the financial support of TCCF paves the way for a crucial advancement in bolstering PET collection efforts and tackling the challenge of plastic waste in the Maldives.

“This initiative marks a significant step towards boosting recycling rates and combating environmental pollution in the Maldives,” stated Pek Chuan Gan, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Maldives speaking at the handover ceremony. “Integrating electric vehicles into WAMCO’s fleet and improving PET recycling processes not only lowers carbon emissions but also pioneers renewable energy use in waste management. It’s a vital move for steering the Maldives towards a sustainable and renewable-powered future.”

The provision of electric vehicles marks a continuation of UNDP Maldives’ support to the Government’s vision to introduce renewable energy in key sectors such as waste management that significantly contribute to the country’s renewable energy transition ambition. By embracing clean energy solutions, such as electric vehicles in waste management practices, the Maldives can further reduce its carbon footprint and move closer to achieving its renewable energy goals.

“Utilizing eco-friendly vehicles is a pivotal change for WAMCO, signifying a major leap towards modernizing waste management in the Maldives,” remarked Mujthaba Jaleel, Managing Director, from WAMCO. “This collaboration highlights the shared commitment to environmental stewardship and the potential for such partnerships to catalyse meaningful progress in sustainability and about the positive impact these vehicles will have on our operations and the environment.”

Representatives from UNDP Maldives, WAMCO, and The Coca-Cola Foundation’s unified efforts towards a sustainable future. Photo courtesy: CIAO Advertising.

“Our commitment goes beyond just recycling; it’s about fostering a culture of sustainability,” remarked Saadia Madsbjerg, President, Coca‑Cola Foundation and VP Community Affairs. “By enhancing waste management in the Maldives, we aspire to set a benchmark for environmental stewardship.”

For The Coca-Cola Foundation, together with the stakeholders, the aim is to propel Maldives towards a future where plastic circularity is not just envisioned but actively pursued. By channelling resources and expertise into the heart of waste management, TCCF has made a sizeable contribution in enhancing and attracting investment to this crucial sector in the Maldives. This initiative is a testament to TCCF’s commitment to fostering sustainable practices and promoting the reuse and recycling of plastics, thereby reducing environmental impact, and paving the way for a circular economy.

The fleet handover event held on March 18, 2024, served as a celebration of collaboration in waste management. Representatives from UNDP Maldives, WAMCO, The Coca-Cola Foundation, government officials, and stakeholders came together to mark this significant step and reinforced their collective dedication to building a more sustainable future for the Maldives.

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