Maldives 5MTP

How can the Maldives Tourism Industry Achieve the 5TMP’s target of $6 billion in tourism receipts by 2027?

The recently released 5th Tourism Master Plan (5TMP) called upon all industry stakeholders to collaborate to reach a target of USD 6 billion a year in international tourism receipts by 2027. Tourism receipts are the expenditures by international inbound tourists in Maldives. The target was determined through consultation with industry stakeholders, the Ministry of Finance, […]

Maldives Wellness Trends

Wellness Preferences of Travelers from Across the World

Wellness travel has surged in popularity as travelers seek experiences that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Maldives is an ideal wellness destination with luxurious spa retreats, outdoor yoga classes and healthy cuisine options. This article explores the unique self-care and wellness practices preferences of travelers from different countries of residence, including India, the United […]

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 […]


Whale Shark Safari Operators Urged to #SearchSlowInSAMPA

A new awareness campaign by Maldives Whale Shark Research Program (MWSRP) urges whale shark safari operators to #SearchSlowInSAMPA. The campaign is a response to increased reports of some (not all) vessels exceeding the 10 knot speed limit imposed by EPA in the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA). Vessels speeding to whale shark encounters has […]

Maldives Employment Parity

Census Reveals Resorts May Struggle to Maintain Local Staff Quotas

The 2022 provisional Maldives Population and Housing Census results reveal that 70% of resort island residents are foreigners. The total recorded resident population of resort islands is 52,396, comprising 15,687 Maldivians and 36,707 foreigners. The census defines resident population as the population who have been living in Maldives for more than one year or intend […]

Celestial Pool & Spa Maldives

Product Review: Pentair Prowler Robotic Cleaners

Pentair Prowler Robotic Cleaners offer a pristine level of pool cleaning by scrubbing and vacuuming along the pool’s floor with an active brush for deeper cleaning. The prowlers clean thoroughly up to the waterline by easily mounting to the walls. The cleaners filter up to 100 microns. The robotic cleaner cleans efficiently by scanning the […]

Constructing Paradise – AIMA Construction and Second-generation Resorts in the Maldives

With Additional Writing by Leesha Haneef and Nazaha Nazeem AIMA Construction Pvt. Ltd is one of the most experienced and prolific resort developers in the Maldives. It is a 100% Maldivian owned and family operated business, with an impressive portfolio of resorts and mega construction projects, linked to renowned international brands and hoteliers such as […]

Young Hotelier: Ibrahim Rasheed, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Kandima Maldives

Ibrahim Rasheed (Ebbi) is the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Kandima Maldives, located on the largest island in Dhaalu Atoll, boasting 264 studios and villas. Starting from humble beginnings, Ebbi paved his way to a managerial position before he turned 30. Hotelier Maldives interviewed him for an insightful look at his journey, the path […]

LANALA – Eco-Swimwear Meets Maldivian Beauty

With Additional Writing by Naza Nazeem, Loolua Mohamed and Shahudha Mohamed Built upon Hussen Abdulla and his family’s shared understanding of the dire need for environmentally-friendly products, LANALA is a pioneering swimwear brand founded on a praiseworthy pursuit. The brand’s aim is to create eco-conscious swimwear with recycled materials, and consequently draw attention to the […]

Indian Arrivals

India Reigns as Top Source Market, Maldives Hits One Million Arrivals

With Additional Writing by Shahudha Mohamed and Anshika Singhal 2022 marks 50 years of tourism for the Maldives, the idyllic Indian Ocean tourist destination, often hailed as ‘paradise on earth’. Each year, the isles welcome throngs of visitors from all over the globe, seeking all things ranging from luxurious getaways to action-packed adventures. With tourism […]

Emporia and Gulf Apparels Support Sustainability in its Expansion into Maldives

With sustainability labelled as a critical part of post-pandemic recovery, Emporia and Gulf Apparels have partnered with Lal’s Group to enter the Maldives market with a more sustainable product range. Emporia is one of the most popular customer choices when it comes to bed & bath linen and customisation. Emporia is one of the wings […]

Villa Hakatha – Fueling the Future

Through sheer perseverance and a commitment to excellence, Villa Hakatha Pvt. Ltd (VHPL) has become a powerhouse in the energy sector as well as a prominent leader in the field of construction material suppliers in the country. With a 20-year-old legacy, VHPL is a subsidiary entity of Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt. Ltd, that […]