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, 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 […]

Hotel Technology Maldives

3 Things to Consider Before Updating Hotel Technology

Technology is a way for hotels to distinguish themselves from competition. Many hotels wish to stay ahead of the curve by integrating the latest technologies to provide an elevated guest experience. When integrated correctly, technology can be a useful tool to improve guest experience and optimize operations. However, when implemented without much thought, technology can […]

retirees in Maldives

Why Maldives is a Must on a Grey Gap Year Itinerary

The Maldives is often associated with honeymooners and young couples looking for a romantic getaway, but it is also a perfect destination for pensioners looking to add some serenity to their grey gap year itinerary. With its crystal-clear waters, picturesque beaches, and beautiful accommodation options, the Maldives is a relaxing yet exciting destination to add […]

Comparing Indian Ocean Destinations’ Post-COVID Recovery

The Indian Ocean region is favored by tourists from around the world for its pristine beaches, azure waters, and exotic marine life. This article explores and compares the post-COVID recovery of the region’s most popular tourist destinations; The Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar. Data from 2022 on metrics such as international visitors, RevPAR, ADR, occupancy […]