Middle East is the fastest growing outbound travel market, says ITB

The Middle East is the world’s fastest-growing outbound travel market, the ITB World Travel Trends Report finds.

Passenger traffic on the rise, says IATA

Global passenger traffic results for October shows continued growth for both domestic and international traffic, IATA has announced.

First South-east Asian Michelin Guide announced

Michael Ellis, international director for the Michelin Guides has announced Singapore as the company’s latest addition to their revered restaurant guides.

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort Wins ‘Luxury Contemporary Resort of the Year’ Award

The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has won “Luxury Contemporary Resort of the Year,” at The Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2015.

Maldives Monetary Authority: growth in tourism and construction expected in 2016

The National Bureau of Statistics suggests that although real GDP growth for 2015 is expected to slow down, 2016 looks promising.

MEGA Maldives begins Male-Kuala Lumpur route today

The first MEGA Maldives Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur left Male today at 0800 hrs with 116 passengers.

Six Senses Laamu launches Mind Fitness programme, designed to cultivate inner clarity

The three-night Mind Fitness program is described as blending “the expertise of our in-house experts with specialist therapies and wellness activities that have been used for centuries to calm the monkey mind and bring about a sense of stillness and peace.”

Latest Maldives Visitor Survey: 93 percent say holiday expectations were met

The Ministry of Tourism in association with CDE Consulting undertook a Maldives Visitor Survey from September 21 to October 4 this year.

Exclusive Interview: Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of the Soneva Group

As Soneva Fushi celebrates its 20th anniversary, Sonu Shivdasani speaks about the brand’s success over the past two decades.

Tourist arrivals fall 4.4 per cent in October

Tourist arrivals totalled 105,498 in October 2015, 4.4 per cent less than the arrivals for the same period last year, figures released by the Ministry of Tourism reveal.

Bandos Maldives inaugurates apprenticeship programme, in association with two Swiss hospitality schools

Bandos Maldives have partnered with The Swiss School of Hospitality & Management and the Swiss Institute of Management & Hospitality .

New Monscierge software allows hoteliers to track guest behaviour, preferences and staff efficiency

Hospitality brands now have the option to access thorough, detailed data about their guests’ behaviour and the efficiency of property staff and operations.