Coetzer Deysel Appointed General Manager of InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has announced the appointment of Coetzer Deysel as general manager. In his new role, Coetzer will be responsible for driving the resort’s strategic and commercial growth, overseeing operational  excellence and will continue to elevate the luxury positioning of IHG’s flagship property in the Maldives. Coetzer brings with him over 17 years’ […]

JLL Advises on First Maldives Hotel Transaction Since 2019

JLL today announced that it advised on the first hotel transaction in the Maldives since 2019. The firm’s Hotels & Hospitality Group represented Sun Resorts Ltd on their sale of Kanuhura Maldives, a five-star resort with 80 villas. This landmark transaction reinforces the strength and confidence in the Maldives hospitality market, according to JLL. The deal follows […]

Qatar Airways’ Free Cargo Aircraft to India with 300 Tonnes of Aid

On 3rd May, 300 tonnes of aid from around the world was transported by Qatar Airways in a three-flight cargo aircraft convoy from Doha to India, further strengthening international relief efforts. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The State of Qatar has a long and special relationship with India, […]

Siyam World, Maldives Appoints Tom McLoughlin as Island Chief and General Manager

Siyam World, Maldives, the latest addition to Sun Siyam Resorts, has appointed hospitality trailblazer Tom McLoughlin as island chief and general manager ahead of its grand reopening in quarter four, 2021. Siyam World, Maldives will be the biggest and most exciting newly built resort in the Maldives. Offering a playground of possibilities full of diverse […]

Velaa Private Island Maldives Puts on a Show with Opera and Broadway Stars

World-renowned tenor, Dimitri Pittas, will perform at Velaa Private Island as the worlds of Opera and Broadway collide. Pittas will lead a performance alongside opera singer and Broadway actress Leah Edwards, in an enchanting evening of song. The pair will be joined by San Francisco Opera’s Maureen Zoltek on piano for the performance on the […]

Exclusive Culinary Events to be Hosted by Chef Mauro Panebianco at SAii Lagoon Maldives

Italian Chef Mauro Panebianco is set to host a special culinary experience at SAii Lagoon Maldives – Curio Collection by Hilton from 1-5 May 2021. Born in Busto Arisizio, Italy, Chef Mauro grew up spending most of his time at his uncle’s restaurant. Much of his success came during his work in Milan, followed by […]

Party Package Holidays May Suffer in Post-Pandemic Travel as Young Generations Turn to Adventure Holidays, Says GlobalData

‘Party package’ holidays were already declining pre-pandemic in terms of both demand and supply. Now fears of infection and the process of organising group travel will further delay recovery. It is likely that demand will never fully return as both individuals and destinations are drifting away from this party concept, says GlobalData, a leading data […]

CNN’s Quest’s World of Wonder Features the Maldives

In the latest episode of Quest’s World of Wonder, CNN anchor and correspondent Richard Quest travels to the Maldives to explore the island paradise. Quest starts his journey at the very first resort opened in the Maldives, Kurumba Maldives. He chats with founder Mohamed Umar Maniku about his vision for the resort nearly 50 years […]

GlobalData Reveals Top 10 Travel and Tourism Influencers on Twitter during Q1 2021

An analysis of GlobalData’s Travel and Tourism Influencer Platform, which tracks more than 200 leading industry experts and their discussions pertaining to the emerging trends, pain areas, new fields of innovation and other popular areas on Twitter, revealed Melvin Bocher, founder of Traveldudes, as the top travel and tourism influencer during the first quarter (Q1) […]

Sixteenth Anniversary Celebrations for the First Underwater Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Ithaa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island celebrated its 16th anniversary with a special lunch and dinner menu for guests on 15 April, 2021. Highlighting the occasion was a cake cutting ceremony attended by the guests and team members that witnessed the inauguration of the world’s first undersea restaurant 16 years ago. In 2005, Ithaa was […]

Baglioni Maldives Celebrates Italian Excellence with Borsalino

Tip your hat to a new partnership between a luxury Italian hotelier and one of the country’s finest milliners. Now, guests who stay at the Baglioni Hotel Maldives will receive a limited edition Borsalino sunhat as a gift. This luxury handmade headpiece is presented in a white Borsalino branded box, with an exclusive Baglioni Resort […]

Cora Cora Maldives Signs Up with IDeaS to Evaluate Market and Drive Revenue

Cora Cora Maldives – the Maldives highly anticipated new resort set to open in October has signed up with IDeaS, a SAS company, the world’s leading provider of hotel revenue management software and services who will implement a G3 Revenue Management System (RMS) at the resort. The move will help to ascertain direction in an uncertain […]