Spain’s National Airline, Iberia, Commences Direct Flights to Maldives

Velana International Airport welcomed the first flight by Spain’s national airline, Iberia, on 3 July. The airline will operate three weekly flights from Madrid to Male` during July and August. Spain is one of the key markets for Maldives with over 36,064 tourist arrivals recorded in 2019. Spain also emerged as one of the top […]

Sheraton Maldives Featured in National Geographic Traveller Photo Exhibition

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa’s marine conservation effort “Adopt a Coral” has been recognized at National Geographic Traveller’s photo exhibition in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The exhibition by National Geographic Traveller, in partnership with Visit Maldives, kicked off in June and will run through July. The exhibition features images showcasing the nature, tradition, […]

New Appointments in the Hospitality Industry

Featured Image: Gavin Sanders, General Manager, Radisson Blu Maldives In our regular round-up of the news of the movers and shakers of the Maldives hospitality industry we look at some of the new appointments here in the islands. Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has announced the appointment of Gavin Sanders as General Manager, bringing more than […]

Brice Lunot, Cluster General Manager JEN Maldives Male’ by Shangri-La and Shangri-La Villingili Resort and Spa

JEN Maldives Male’ by Shangri-La, has announced the appointment of Brice Lunot as the hotel’s new General Manager. Brice is currently the General Manager for Shangri-La Villingili resort and spa and with this new appointment he will be the cluster General Manager for both properties. Brice is a well-versed hotelier with 29 years’ experience in […]

Taj Named as Strongest Hotel Brand in the World

Taj, which has two properties in the Maldives, has been voted the world’s strongest hotel brand according to the Brand Finance Hotels 50 2021 report. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Emboodhu Finolhu island and Taj Coral Reef in North Male welcomed the news. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Indian Hotels Company, said, “This is a […]

Enjoy the Perfect Wedding in Paradise

Fushifaru Maldives believes in making weddings the most special, romantic and unforgettable celebration. From large, lavish ceremonies, to intimate ones, Fushifaru can cater to any wedding dream, with its spectacular venues, stunning views and magical atmosphere. The traditional Maldivian wedding combines authentic cultural elements like bodu beru drummers escorting you and your loved one down […]

Meet Chef ‘Art’, Sushi Master at Kata Japanese Restaurant, Fairmont Maldives

Chef ‘Art’ Artyiasa is the Sushi Master and Chef at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi’s signature Japanese restaurant Kata, and has been perfecting the art of sushi making for over a decade. Due to his hard work and passion for the Japanese cuisine and culture, Art has travelled the world and worked for household names […]

Federico Catalioto Appointed CSR Manager at Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives has appointed sustainability specialist Federico Catalioto as the resort’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager. Hailing from Italy, Catalioto has extensive experience in leading CSR initiatives for hotels and resorts focusing on holistic sustainability. After earning his double bachelor’s degrees in Hospitality Management from world-renowned hospitality institutes Glion and Les Roches in […]

First Global Youth Tourism Summit Organised by UNWTO

Youngsters can take part in the very first Global Youth Tourism Summit (GYTS) taking place between 23 and 25 August 2021 in Sorrento, Italy where they can help shape the future of world tourism at this pivotal time in history. It will be the first event of this kind at the global level, allowing young […]

Maldives on the Verge of Having a Fully Vaccinated Tourism Sector

Seventy per cent of resort employees have been fully vaccinated in the Maldives, according to Ministry of Tourism. During April 2021, Visit Maldives and Ministry of Tourism launched “I’m Vaccinated” campaign in order to encourage employees in the tourism sector to get vaccinated. The ultimate target of the campaign was to make Maldives the first […]

Four Seasons Boosts Hiring in 2021 as it Reopens Hotels: GlobalData

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been ramping up hires in 2021, with new job postings doubling from 431 in February 2021 to 889 in March 2021. The Canada-based company is hiring several senior-level personnel and support staff across its 119 hotels and forty-four private residences, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The […]

Summer Full of Arts and Immersive Experiences for Young Guests of JOALI

JOALI Muravandhoo in Raa atoll is inviting children of all ages to engage in a programme of summer fun. The art-filled resort is offering guests below the ages of twelve to stay, play and dine for free as part of its Discovery Camp. Activities ranging from oceanography, astronomy, health, environmental science and creative arts and […]