Secret Paradise in ‘Top 10 Sustainability Initiatives, Tour Operations’

Secret Paradise Maldives has been included in the Wanderlust Travel Media’s ‘Top 10 Sustainability Initiatives, Tour Operations’ category for 2022. UK’s travel magazine, Wanderlust has been at the forefront of sustainable travel for almost thirty years.  Three new Sustainability Categories were included in this year’s awards which allowed Tourist Boards, Tour Operators and Accommodation providers […]

Gili Lankanfushi Unwraps Christmas and New Year Festivities

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives has unwrapped its Christmas and New Year line up. From cricket on the beach to gingerbread water villa crafting along with a series of festive feasts, Gili Lankanfushi prepares for the holiday season. Themed ‘On the Borders of the Laccadive Sea’, the festivities are inspired by the Maldivian and neighbouring Indian and […]

ROBINSON NOONU Appoints New General Manager

International club holiday provider ROBINSON has announced the appointment of Jan-Hendrik Karliczek as new general manager at ROBINSON NOONU, Maldives. Jan-Hendrik brings many years of expertise in the hospitality industry along with more than ten years in the club hotel industry. Jan-Hendrik has held various positions at club holiday provider ROBINSON since 2012. He successfully […]

Nova Maldives Set to Launch Maldivian Flora and Fauna Workshops

Nova Maldives is set to launch Maldivian Flora and Fauna workshops to celebrate the World Wildlife Conservation Day on 4th December 2022. The workshop aims to raise awareness about the live coral reef and underwater garden surrounding the island, as well as share insights about the island creatures and plants. As part of Nova’s weekly […]

Le Meridien Maldives Appoints New Spa Manager

Le Meridien Maldives has appointed Ary Haryani as the new Spa Manager at the stunning Explore Spa on the island resort. Having worked at some of the leading resorts across Asia, Ary will bring her vast knowledge and expertise to the Explore Spa at Le Meridien. She started her career with Banyan Tree Bintan in […]

LUX* South Ari Atoll Prepares Glowing Festive Celebrations

Lux* South Ari Atoll prepares for the festive season, presenting its “Glow On” themed programme, from 22nd December to 7th January 2023. From family sandcastle contests and treasure hunts to Christmas cinema sessions under the stars, the island resort offers an array of festivities with parties that go all night long. Making each day a […]

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to the Maldives

Virgin Atlantic is set to commence flights to the Maldives in late 2023. The airline will operate three weekly flights to the Maldives from Heathrow Airport, London, during the winter season. Tickets for the airline will be on sale from 30th November 2022, and will commence on 22nd October 2023. The route will be operated on the […]

Maldives National Museum Celebrates 70th Anniversary

In celebration of its 70th Anniversary, the National Museum of the Maldives opened its doors free of charge to the public on 26th November. With its doors open from 10 am till 6 pm, more than a thousand people visited the National Museum to see the historical monuments. While such opportunities do not come often, the public […]

Grand Park Kodhipparu Launches Educational Series

In celebration of Children’s Day 2022, Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives has launched its first Playshop Series in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism. The resort hosted a group of children from Ahmadiyya International School for an educational tour of the island. The tour aimed at providing information of resort operations for students who are interested […]

The Nautilus Foundation Launched to Support Growth and Development in the Maldives

In remembrance of Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku, The Nautilus Maldives has announced the launch of The Nautilus Foundation – an independent public charity dedicated to providing opportunities for education, growth and development. Established in partnership with companies created by Dr Maniku, the foundation aims to create scope for people of the Maldives to reach their […]

MATATO Raises Concerns Over GST Hike

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has expressed concerns over the recently passed legislative amendment, increasing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Tourism Goods and Services Tax (TGST). According to MATATO, these changes will have a significant negative impact on the tourism sector following January 2023. The tourism sector […]

Hike in GST Rates for Tourism Sector and General Sector

Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has announced that the rate of tourism sector GST and general sector GST will increase to 16% and 8%, pursuant to the sixth amendment to the Goods and Service Tax Act. Effective from 1st January 2023, GST must be charged at the new rates if the time of supply of […]