World Tourism Day: A celebration of tourism’s importance to the Maldives

As World Tourism Day 2023 approaches, the picturesque nation of Maldives eagerly prepares to join the global celebration under the theme of “Tourism and Green Investments.” In a world that’s becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainable practices, the Maldives, with its breathtaking natural beauty and reliance on tourism, is at the forefront of […]

Sanjeet Gopee: From farm boy to Executive Chef at Nova Maldives

Imagine waking up to a stunning view of the turquoise ocean, feeling the gentle breeze on your skin, and smelling the mouth-watering aroma of freshly cooked food. This is what awaits you at Nova Maldives, a modern all-inclusive community concept that offers guests a variety of dining options and cuisines. Whether you crave for a […]

International Housekeepers Week 2023: Celebrating the hard work of unsung heroes

International Housekeepers Week is celebrated every year from September 10-16 to recognize the hard work and dedication of housekeepers around the world. In the Maldives, where tourism is the main economic driver, housekeepers play a vital role in ensuring the cleanliness and comfort of guests at the country’s many resorts. Housekeepers are responsible for cleaning […]

DERBAL: Your premier hotel supplier and leading China resort products manufacturer

In the ever-evolving universe of hospitality, where every moment shapes cherished memories, DERBAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED (DERBAL) has been a visionary force for eight remarkable years. Committed to crafting perfection, DERBAL has emerged as an industry luminary, defining the pinnacle of hotel supply services. As we celebrate this monumental milestone, we invite you to embark […]

The complex web of factors behind Maldives’ unusual economic instability

The Maldivian economy has been navigating a rather peculiar and tumultuous terrain in the middle of this year. Unlike previous years, the current economic instability seems to be marked by unique characteristics that have caught the attention of economists and experts alike. Chief among these is the volatile behavior of the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) against […]


Can an all-premium class airline succeed?

BEOND, a start-up airline, is embarking on a bold venture by introducing a luxury airline featuring an exclusive all-premium class configuration. In contrast to the conventional practice of accommodating 220 economy seats, BEOND’s Airbus A321 will offer just 68 seats, focusing on delivering an unparalleled upscale travel experience. While the concept of an airline solely […]

Senior executives at luxury hotels express concern about staffing issues

Maldives has long been a coveted destination for travelers seeking luxury and relaxation. However, behind the idyllic façade, the senior executives at luxury hotels are grappling with a pressing concern – staffing issues. A recent global research study commissioned by Communications Specialist Ltd, a leading communication technology company, sheds light on the challenges faced by […]

Concerns raised over tourism development in B. Goidhoo, Fulhadhoo, Fehendhoo Lagoon

The Maldives, with its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and diverse marine life, has long been a paradise for tourists seeking a slice of tropical heaven. However, as the tourism industry continues to grow, concerns have been raised over the potential impacts of unchecked development on the fragile ecosystems that make the Maldives so alluring. The […]

Dollar appreciates sharply, posing economic challenges

The Maldivian economy is facing a significant challenge as the US dollar has experienced a rapid surge in value against the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR). Recent reports indicate that the dollar is now trading at an alarming rate of MVR 18.30 per dollar in the black market, up from MVR 17.40 per dollar just a week […]

Maldives Immigration should remove Imuga Traveler Declaration

The Maldives Immigration introduced the Imuga Traveler Declaration in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration is a form that all travelers must complete within 96 hours of their flight to the Maldives. The form collects information about the traveler’s health, travel history, and contact information. The Imuga Traveler Declaration was a necessary measure during […]

Eco-minded escape: A look at Velaa Private Island Maldives’ groundbreaking sustainability initiatives

When Radka & Jiří Šmejc first dreamed up Velaa Private Island Maldives, they envisioned an ultra-luxury playground that was in harmony with its environment. Situated in the untouched Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male, this tropical hideaway is grounded in a deep respect for the planet, from the eco-minded architecture and design, to […]

Data-driven decisions: How reporting data can maximize revenue in the Maldives

Maldives has become a coveted destination for travelers from around the world. In 2022 alone, the Maldives welcomed an impressive 1.5 million visitors, underscoring the competitive nature of the hospitality industry. As hotels and resorts vie for their share of this thriving market, the strategic use of data-driven decision-making has emerged as a potent tool […]