JLL to Release Market Update at GM Forum 2022

JLL has come on board as the Hospitality Asset Management, Investment and Advisory Partner for GM Forum 2022. The firm is set to release the JLL Indian Ocean Market Update at this year’s event scheduled for 15th September 2022 at Kurumba Maldives. Julien Naouri, Vice President, Investment Sales Asia, Hotels & Hospitality Group will present on the latest Hospitality […]

Planhotel Hospitality Group Resumes Seventh Edition of Lifestyle Food Event

Planhotel Hospitality Group and Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE) have partnered once again to celebrate the second part of Dining with the Stars 2022. It takes place in August 2022 at both of the Planhotel Diamonds properties – Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi. This year marks the seventh edition of Dining with the Stars, which was […]

Cocoon Collection Resorts Accorded with Agoda’s Customer Review Award

The Cocoon Collection resorts Cocoon Maldives and You & Me Maldives has been awarded Agoda’s Customer Review Award 2022. Every year, millions of Agoda customers travel to properties around the world and proudly share their experience and views through informative reviews on the Agoda website. These verified reviews act as guidance for other travelers in booking their next […]

Villa, Silver Sponsor, GM Forum 2022

Lily Beach Resort & Spa Braces for Football World Cup 2022

Marcel Gurk, multiple Guinness World Record holder for football freestyle, will arrive at Lily Beach Resort & Spa for a football camp. The German football freestyle star will be leading workshops at the premium all-inclusive resort in the Maldives from 22nd to 31st October. As part of World Cup Football Camp event, Marcel will be […]

Amilla Maldives to Become World’s First Inclusion Certified Resort

International Connectivity – Airlines Operating to Maldives in H122

International airlines operating to the Maldives has dropped from thirty-five in January to twenty-five in June 2022. According to the latest updates by the Ministry of Tourism, there were twenty-one scheduled airlines and four chartered airlines operating to the Maldives in June 2022. From this, five scheduled and two chartered airlines are from Europe, six […]

New Appointments at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa welcomes three new key members to its senior management team – Airika Sirak as director of sales & marketing,  Priti Pandey as director of revenue management, and Sivakumar Gopalakrishnan as executive sous chef. A passionate and result-oriented professional, Airika Sirak brings over twenty-five years of industry knowledge and expertise.The […]

Pankaj Pandey Appointed Sales Manager – Indian Market at Villa Hotels & Resorts

Villa Hotels & Resorts has appointed Pankaj Pandey as sales manager for the Indian market. In his new role, he will be leading the Indian market and strategic development in alignment with the company’s new chic and contemporary vison. Joining the resort at a pivotal stage in the Villa Hotels & Resorts new elevated transformation, […]

Marine Conservation at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is playing a key role in gathering and sharing information on whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles with conservation groups in the Maldives. The tracking and reporting process, led by the resort’s marine biologist, Lynn Jula Kessler, shows that populations of whale sharks and manta rays in the South Ari […]

Maldives Marine Expo Returns for Seventh Edition

Maldives Marine Expo 2022 is set to take place from 11th to 13th August 2022 at Central Park, Hulhumale’ City. The annual event is the official exhibition of the National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM), organized by MEDIUM Pvt Ltd. Over the past six editions, Maldives Marine Expo has welcomed over 8,400 visitors, hosted over […]

Applications Open for Training Programme by Universal Foundation and Villa College

Applications are now open for the fourth batch of ‘Discover Hospitality’ training programme, a partnership between Universal Foundation and Villa College. The programme is applicable for anyone above the age of sixteen and has completed basic education up to seventh grade. The four-month training provides passionate individuals the right knowledge and hands on experience to […]