Hotel Construction Pipeline Updates for 2021

As the post pandemic uncertainty still remains in the hospitality and tourism sector, the progress in hotel supply growth around the globe looks stagnant at present. According to a press release issued by STR on 15th April, except for Europe which has shown an increment, hotel construction activity is down among the rest of the […]

Top Hospitality Hires of the Month

(Featured Image: Dustin Kennedy, Resort Manager Komandoo Maldives) The start of spring has brought about much change in the hospitality industry here in the Maldives. As such, April was a key month for new appointments. Hotelier Maldives rounds up some of the top movements in the industry from General Managers to chefs, we have them […]

‘Upcycling’: Growing Trend in Aviation

Taking aircraft materials from trash to fresh and waste to worth, airlines around the world have come up with their own creative ideas to deal with discarded aircraft parts. Creative artworks, lifestyle furniture and backpacks – who knew that one day, all these items will be created from old aircraft parts. Over the past decade, […]

CNN’s Richard Quest Discovers a World of Wonder in Maldives Resorts

CNN anchor Richard Quest recently visited the Maldives and discovered how these islands have become a role model for the world. While other countries have been locking down, this Indian Ocean archipelago is being hailed as one of the world’s safest destinations. As such, it is becoming a magnet for the ultra-wealthy with private jets, […]

Maldives Resorts Embrace Environmental Endeavours on Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to pledge support environmental protection, where millions unite in a global movement to raise awareness of ways to conserve the planet. The Maldives is particularly susceptible to climate change since its low-lying islands mean it will be one of the first nations to be affected by […]

Luxury Watchmaker’s New Maldives Inspired Watch Sales Help to Preserve Manta Rays

Horology meets environmental conservation as the Patravi ScubaTec Maldives dive watch applauds Carl F. Bucherer’s long-standing partnership with the Manta Trust. The newest member of the Patravi ScubaTec family, the Maldives watch, was created to raise awareness of the Manta Trust and its outstanding commitment to preserving endangered manta rays in the Indian Ocean nation. […]

Iftar in Male’, this Ramadan

This Ramadan, the prospect of finding a place for the traditional iftar while staying within the HPA guidelines of small social gatherings and social distance requirements is a challenge. The eagerly awaited anticipation of a quick speedboat trip to a nearby resort for a tantalising array of delicacies to satisfy even the pickiest eater, is […]

Husband and Wife Team Explain the Secrets of Running An Island Paradise During Lockdown

A husband-and-wife have navigated the tough waters of lockdown to invent new ways of operating their island resort. From making their land fertile enough to grow their own produce during the quarantine period to introducing a new chicken shed called ‘Cluckingham Palace,’ Amilla Maldives has become a sustainable paradise ‘full of surprises” in Baa atoll. […]

23 New Islands Up for Grabs! Massive Expansion Plan On the Way

The Maldivian government has recently announced 23 islands across 16 atolls to be developed as tourist facilities. This is part of the government’s efforts in initiating tourism development projects in the North and South of the country, closely in line with the government’s strategic action plan to deliver 35,000 new tourism beds by 2023. As […]

Destination Focus: Lhaviyani Atoll

Lhaviyani Atoll, also known as “Faadhippolhu” since the early 12th century, is a well-known executive division of Maldives. The atoll is formed of 52 islands including four inhabited islands; Hinnavaru, Naifaru, Olhuvelifushi and Kurendhoo with a total population of more than 12,000. “Faadhippolhu” Your Next Travel Destination The past few years have brought in a […]

Opinion: Getting the Right Exchange Rate Critical to Sustain Tourism Industry

The value of one currency against another is indicated by the foreign exchange rate and it is believed by economic experts that attaining the right exchange rate is a crucial component in achieving economic stability and growth, especially for developing countries. The two most common exchange rate regimes adopted by countries in establishing foreign exchange […]

TripAdvisor Goes Down by A Billion in 2020

The world’s largest travel platform had suffered a whopping billion dollars due to the pandemic. Apart from cost cutting, the company has used recalibration and diversification as recovery measures. With strict border controls and restrictions on global mobility, the entire tourism industry was brought to a complete standstill by the pandemic. Suffering tremendous losses, the […]