Mumbai International Airport Begins Direct Flights to Maldives

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), Mumbai, has commenced weekly passenger flight operations between Mumbai and Male`, effective from 15 July. As reported in Defence Aviation Post, there will be four direct flights twice a week; two flights are operated by IndiGo and two by GoFirst, formerly known as GoAir. India is a major source […]

Deepak Booneady Named Vice President, Commercial at Sun Siyam Resorts

Deepak Booneady, who first joined Sun Siyam Resorts as the Group Director of Business Development, has been named Vice President, Commercial. In a press release issued by Sun Siyam Resorts, Deepak is credited with contributing to significant business growth for the company through his fresh ideas and novel thinking. “We are successful because of great […]

SSI Maldives Conducts Lifeguard Training for Sun Siyam Resorts

Sun Siyam Resorts has implemented Scuba Schools International (SSI) Lifeguard training at their Maldives resorts. The general manager for Sun Siyam Diving, SSI Instructor Trainer Koen Zuurbier, along with SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer and base leader of Sun Siyam Diving Olhuveli Ibrahim Mohamed (Jackie), attended and completed their SSI Beach Lifeguard instructor training on an […]

Fiyavalhu Maldives’ Eid Offer for Locals and Expats

Fiyavalhu Maldives, the natural and private alcove in South Ari Atoll, has released an exciting Eid offer for locals and work permit holders in Maldives. The offers start at USD 156 for a Garden Villa per night, and USD 196 for a Beach Villa per night on Full Board meal plan. Kids under three years […]

Baglioni Resort Maldives Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment

The luxury Italian resort in Dhaalu Atoll, Baglioni Resort Maldives, reopened on 10 July after an extensive refurbishment featuring a brand new collection of pool villas. The resort now boasts eighty-five refurbished villas surrounded by virgin turquoise waters and velvet-smooth white sands. Guests have the option to choose from the brand new Pool Sunset Beach […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

Rendezvous with Manta Rays at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, located in Baa Atoll, has launched a Rendezvous with Manta Rays package that offers guests the rare opportunity to snorkel with manta rays at the protected site of Hanifaru Bay just 18 kilometers from the resort. With the manta season […]

Jean-Louis Ripoche Appointed General Manager at Kandima Maldives

French-born hotelier Jean-Louis Ripoche has joined Kandima Maldives as the resort’s new general manager. He brings in more than thirty years of experience with hotels around the world, including Boston, Kuwait and Phuket. Prior to joining Kandima Maldives, Jean-Louis served as general manager at Marriott Hotels and orchestrated the opening of a new Marriott Hotel in […]

29 Airlines Currently Operate Scheduled Flights to Maldives

After almost a year since the reopening of borders, Maldives remains connected to the world through thirty-nine international airlines, scheduled and chartered. At the end of June 2021, there were twenty-nine scheduled airlines operating to the destination. This month, we welcomed Spain’s national airline, Iberia for the first time. The airline will be operating three […]

Deal Activity in the Travel and Tourism Sector Increased by 39.6 Per Cent in June 2021: GlobalData

A total of seventy-four deals (comprising mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture financing deals) were announced in the global travel and tourism sector during June, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData reveals that this is an increase of 39.6 per cent compared to the fifty-three deals announced in May. Aurojyoti […]

Hassan Sabree Appointed Resort Manager of Grand Park Kodipparu

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has appointed senior Maldivian hotelier Hassan Sabree as resort manager. With over seventeen years of experience in hospitality including front office and service experience background, Sabree has worked for the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, One & Only Reethi Rah, and Como Maalifushi. Prior to joining Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, Sabree worked as […]

Desislav Gospodinov Appointed Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Lily Hotels

Desislav Gospodinov has been appointed as group director of sales & marketing (GDOSM) for Lily Hotels’ two award-winning luxury resorts, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, and Lily Beach Resort & Spa. He brings with him more than 10 years of sales management experience and an international record to match it, spanning across Europe and Asia. […]

André Kretschmann Appointed General Manager at Kuda Villingili Resort

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, the luxury retreat that opened in June, has appointed André Kretschmann as its general manager to oversee daily operations and manage all aspects of the guest experience. Kretschmann has been involved since 2019, managing the team ahead of the official opening. Prior to joining Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, Kretschmann served as […]