Island flavours at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands: Best-selling cookbook author Rachel Khoo’s foray into Maldivian cuisine

The Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives have long been known as an idyllic beach destination. With over 1,000 coral islands surrounded by turquoise waters, the Maldives lures travellers with the promise of seclusion, relaxation and luxury. Yet beyond the picture-perfect beaches lies a rich and vibrant local culture and cuisine waiting to be discovered. […]

Unlocking opportunities: Exploring the absence of Maldivian leadership in international hotel chains

The Maldives is a dream destination for many travellers, who flock to its stunning beaches, colourful coral reefs, and lavish resorts. It has won the World Travel Awards as the best tourist destination for three years in a row, from 2020 to 2022. But behind the scenes, there is a puzzling phenomenon that deserves attention: […]

Digital credentials to transform travel

Sumesh Patel, President of SITA Asia Pacific, has witnessed firsthand the remarkable evolution of airline and airport technologies over his three decades with the company. His enthusiasm for the field remains as fervent as it was when he began his career as a field engineer, and he is particularly excited about the transformative potential of […]

Embracing Gen Z: A guide to attract, train, and retain top talent

In the dynamic landscape of the hospitality industry, the workforce is constantly evolving. With the emergence of Generation Z, born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s, employers, including resorts in the Maldives, are presented with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. To stay competitive and provide unparalleled hospitality services, it is crucial for these […]

Using the boiling frog theory to improve performance management

I’ve heard from many sales managers and revenue experts that the Maldives is expected to face significant low occupancy in the upcoming months. Especially for the upcoming festive. So, as an operational management person responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations for guest certifications, I may not be the most credible person to write about it. Nevertheless, […]

Personalised hotel marketing: Creating unforgettable experiences in Maldives tourism

In the highly competitive hospitality industry, personalisation has emerged as a key strategy to enhance guest experiences. The data shows that travelers, particularly millennials, are willing to share their habits and preferences in exchange for a more customised and tailored stay. While personalisation in hotel marketing is an ongoing challenge for many marketers, it is […]

Maldives to sell carbon credits: A feasible and beneficial move?

The Maldives is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. With rising sea levels and more extreme weather events, the Maldives is facing a number of challenges, including the need to reduce its own carbon emissions and find ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change. One way that the Maldives can […]

Maldives tourism sector shining amidst global real estate headwinds

The Asia Pacific hotel sector is emerging from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating through the turbulence of global real estate markets. With borders reopening and the gradual resumption of airlift, the industry has been on a steady ascent. Hotel performance, measured by Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR), has surged and now stands […]

Baros Maldives celeberates golden jubilee of authentic Maldivian hospitality, legacy and innovation

Baros Maldives, is on the brink of an extraordinary milestone as it commemorates 50 years of existence. This anniversary not only pays homage to the resort’s illustrious history but also exemplifies its unwavering commitment to values that have shaped it into an iconic emblem of Maldivian hospitality and environmental stewardship. A Timeless Retreat: Nestled in […]

Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2023: Atmosphere Core shares sustainability success story

Atmosphere Core, a leading hospitality group in the Indian Ocean, showcased its sustainability achievements and initiatives at the Hotelier Maldives General Managers (GM) Forum, which was held at Bandos Maldives resort on October 19. Ashwin Handa, Senior Vice President of Operations at Atmosphere Core, delivered a keynote speech titled, ‘Why sustainability can go hand in […]

Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2023: Lessons from Soneva Namoona on making CSR meaningful, strategic, sustainable

Katarzyna ‘Kash’ Izydorczyk, Director of Operations and Community Engagement at Soneva Namoona, shared her insights and experiences on how to create meaningful corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that go beyond token gestures and address the real needs of communities. She was speaking at the Hotelier Maldives General Managers (GM) Forum 2023, which took place at […]


Maldives faces $1.7b annual economic loss from 88 unfinished resorts

The Maldivian tourism industry is grappling with a substantial setback as 88 resorts designated for development remain incomplete, resulting in an annual economic loss of $1.7 billion, as per the Finance Ministry’s fiscal statement for 2024-26. Maldives, heavily reliant on tourism, considers these unfinished resorts a linchpin of its economic prosperity. However, these 88 islands, […]