Jumeirah Dhuvanafushi awarded membership of Virtuoso

The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives has been awarded membership at Virtuoso, the travel industry’s leading luxury network.

Maldives awarded best tourist destination in Asia by Outlook Magazine

Other nominees for top tourist destination in Asia were Bhutan, Japan, Thailand, UAE, and Vietnam.

Baa atoll unites for Earth Hour

A campaign initiated by Amilla Fushi saw 21 islands and resorts come together to light up a small torch, bonfire, or laser in succession to mark Earth Hour 2015 on March 28.

MMPRC organises photo exhibition in Moscow to promote Maldives

A photo exhibition to promote the Maldives as a tourist destination is taking place at the Coffeemania Café in Bolshaya Nikitskaya, Russia.

Jumeirah Vittaveli awarded Green Globe Certification

Jumeirah Vittaveli has been awarded the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit.

W Retreat and Sheraton Maldives to observe Earth Hour

W Retreat & Spa and Sheraton Maldives will be joining millions around the world by turning off lights for Earth Hour at 8:30pm local time on March 28.

JLL to market Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort

The AAA Group appointed JLL “on an exclusive basis to advise on a strategic, vacant possession disposition” of the luxury resort in Noonu atoll.

Bandos Island Resort to launch apprenticeship training programme

The resort is seeking 20 participants between the ages of 16 and 20 for the ‘Bandos Apprenticeship Programme,’ due to begin in August. Participants would be chosen based on their level of interest in pursuing a career in the tourism industry.

Transaction volume in Asia Pacific hotel investment market falls 18% in 2014

In its ‘Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Highlights H2 2014’ report released this week, the Singapore-based investment advisory firm revealed that sales activity in the region fell to US$7.5 billion in 2014 from US$9.2 billion in 2013.

New record set with tourist arrivals in February at all-time high

Tourist arrivals increased by 8.8% last month compared to February 2014, which saw a record 110,705 visitors, the Ministry of Tourism revealed last week.

Maldives participates in Moscow International Trade and Tourism exhibition

The Maldives is participating in the annual Moscow International Trade and Tourism (MITT) exhibition.

JLL ranked top investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific

JLL has retained its place as the region’s top hotel broker since RCA began publishing data in 2011, which is based on the total number and value of transactions by real estate investment advisory firms.