Emboodhoo Lagoon: CROSSROADS project sees first open house for investors

Singha Estate, the developer of the Emboodhoo Lagoon: CROSSROADS project, has held an open house event on the business investment opportunities available in the project. More than 15 local and international investors attended the event held at the National Art Gallery. The CROSSROADS project is the country’s first multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment destination in […]

JA Resorts & Hotels welcomes William Harley-Fleming as Cluster General Manager

JA Resorts & Hotels, Dubai-based international hospitality group, has appointed William Harley-Fleming as Cluster General Manager for Dubai and the Maldives. William, who is an Advisory Committee member of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum, will oversee operations at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort in Dubai and JA Manafaru in the Maldives as the new Cluster […]

Maldives welcomes 2018’s first visitor, announces MVR100m on destination marketing

The Maldives warmly welcomes the first visitor of 2018, as the government announces plans to spend over MVR100 million on destination marketing this year. Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer made the announcement speaking at a special countdown show held to welcome the New Year. “The government, in collaboration with tourism industry stakeholders, will conduct a number […]

360 virtual reality map of Maldives to enhance destination marketing

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) partners with PT Gecko Digital Indonesia to create a 360 virtual reality map of the Maldives. The partnership with PT Gecko Digital Indonesia, a leading multimedia provider, was made as part of efforts to advance promotion of the Maldives as a top tourist destination. PT Gecko Digital Indonesia […]

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers romance and exploration

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is offering guests with the chance to revel in romance and exploration all through next year. The luxury resort, boasting wide beaches on a circular island and is popular with couples, has a number of offers specially designed to elevate the sense of love and romance for its guests, while also offering […]

Hotelier Maldives becomes monthly, as Perspective launches an all-new Supplier Directory

Hotelier Maldives, a dedicated bi-monthly publication for hospitality professionals in the Maldives, has been relaunched as a monthly magazine, as Perspective Pvt Ltd – the publisher of the magazine – launches an all-new Hotelier Maldives Supplier Directory. Hotelier Maldives will be published as a monthly magazine starting January 2018, as the first issue of the […]

Fighting online hotel booking scams that have cost consumers over US$4 billion

Online hotel booking scams have increasingly become more prevalent and are affecting millions of consumers who book hotels online. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), some 55 million online hotel booking scams occur every year. According to AHLA, with all the great opportunities and conveniences of booking a hotel room online today, […]

Maldives Institute of Nautical Sciences: Dedicated to building a nation of professional mariners

Maldives is truly blessed as it exists amongst unpolluted seas and lagoons which are among the few of its kind in the world. Maritime shipping and trade here date back to 300 to 400 BC, back to the arrival of the first settlers from Dravidians. With the geographical features of the Maldives, we heavily rely […]

Lars Petre and the story behind the islands in Lhaviyani Atoll

First Encounter Lars Petre was on holiday in Sri Lanka when he came to know about the Maldives and decided to make a visit. He did not know anyone in the country then. All this would change and three decades later found himself a shareholder of one of the most dynamic hotel investment groups in […]

Hotelier Maldives to launch hospitality industry awards, magazine to be a monthly edition

Since launching in 2014, Hotelier Maldives has established itself as the leading publication for hospitality executives in the Maldives. As the only circulation-audited media in the country, the magazine reaches a comprehensive and loyal audience on a bi-monthly basis. Readership of Hotelier Maldives consists of key decision makers including senior and middle management hospitality executives, […]