Furaveri Maldives: Favourite among Indian celebrities

Located in the picturesque Raa Atoll near “Hanifaru Bay” a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, Furaveri Maldives is a 23-hectare natural island adorned with lush vegetation and surrounded by pristine beaches. With 169 villas ranging from Garden Villas to Two Bedroom Luxury Residences, many of which include private pools, the resort offers a perfect blend of luxury […]

Maldives’ 2023 tourist arrivals cross 900k; to reach 1m in July

The Maldives has experienced a significant surge in tourist arrivals this year. According to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, the total number of tourists that have arrived in the country so far in 2023 has surpassed 900,000, marking a 14% increase compared to the same period last year. This year alone, […]

Nika Island Resort’s Jacopo Doria: Championing eco hotel management

Jacopo Doria is no stranger to the Maldives. A native of Milan, Italy, he set foot on Male’s sandy roads in 1990 and was amazed by the country’s beauty upon arrival. He witnessed the Republic’s development into one of the most iconic destinations on Earth. Jacopo’s background in economic studies aligned with his passion for […]

Maldives’ coral reef splendour: Ranked 7th in the world for underwater adventure

In exciting news for underwater enthusiasts, a recent study conducted by the team at Slingo has revealed that the Maldives holds the prestigious position of the seventh country in the world with the most coral reefs. This research, which focused on identifying the best countries for adventure holidays based on natural adventure spots, shed light […]

Maldives secures fourth place among world’s most coveted ‘old money’ destinations

Maldives has secured its place among the most popular “old money” destinations in the world. According to a recent study conducted by SlotTracker.com, the Maldives ranked fourth in this exclusive list, based on an analysis of over 400 million Instagram hashtags. With an astounding 12,777,931 Instagram hashtags, the Maldives outshined its competitors and secured its […]

Declining state revenue: What it means for Maldives’ hospitality industry

Maldives, renowned for its picturesque beauty and thriving tourism sector, is currently facing significant challenges due to a decline in state revenue, especially from dividends paid by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and a decrease in fees and taxes generated by the tourism sector. This article examines the latest state revenue and expenditure data, highlighting the implications […]

EPA should encourage, not fine coral propagation programmes

The Environment Protection Agency of Maldives (EPA) recently fined some resorts for running coral propagation programmes without conducting an Environment Impact Assessment Report (EIA). This decision has been met with criticism from some conservationists, who argue that the EPA should be encouraging these programmes, not penalising them. Coral propagation programmes are a valuable tool for […]

Ecoboo Maldives Review

Ecoboo Hotel – Balancing Luxury and Sustainability

Ecoboo Maldives is an eco boutique hotel located in V.Thinadhoo in the beautiful Maldivian archipelago. Ecoboo Maldives is committed to sustainability and the use of renewable resources. As a coral island nation, the Maldives is vulnerable to the consequences of climate change such as rising sea levels and extreme weather events. Ecoboo Maldives feels a […]

Pulse Hotels & Resorts L&D

Rethinking L&D in Maldives – Pulse Hotels & Resorts

Pulse Hotels and Resorts’ Learning and Development (L&D) department seeks to empower fellow employees to fulfill their highest potential through training and skill development. A strong and responsive L&D strategy is a powerful tool for the brand to improve employee morale, service quality, and guest satisfaction. Pulse is on-trend with many hospitality brands that in […]

The Power of Learning and Development in Hospitality

Learning and Development (L&D) is an often overlooked but essential component of the hospitality industry. When implemented intentionally at the right moment, L&D can be a powerful tool to retain employees, improve guest satisfaction, and ultimately increase revenue. In the past decade, the conceptualization and approach of L&D in the hospitality industry has evolved, making […]

JW Garden Maldives

A Day in the Life of the Herb Gardeners at JW Marriott Maldives

The JW Garden at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is not just a garden but a passion project born from the hard work and dedication of Mohamed Rilwan, the resort’s Laundry Manager and Abdullah Ibrahim the herb gardener. The duo played a crucial role in the development of the JW Garden. Together they cleared […]

10 Effective Cost-Saving Strategies for Hotels

Inflation, labour issues, and rising cost to meet the needs of an increasingly tech-savvy and sophisticated guest journey. Is there anything more pressing on the minds of hoteliers, preventing them from having sleepless nights thinking about how to bring down their hotel`s cost and keep their business afloat? With an ever-increasing amount of cost-associated challenges […]