Viluxur Maldives and OV Maldives Begin Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Impacts Thoddoo Guesthouse Occupancies

Thoddoo tourism has been significantly affected due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, with Russia and Eastern Europe being the top markets for the over 50 guest houses on the  island. Currently the local island of Thoddoo in Ari Atoll has over 600 rooms in operation. Speaking with Hotelier Maldives, President of Thoddoo Council and Former President of Guesthouse […]

EU Supports Maldives Tourism Recovery

The European Union (EU), Ministry of Economic Development of the Maldives and local business community gathered today in Thulusdhoo to provide 12 recovery grants to local guesthouses. This grant award ceremony is part of the EU funded project ‘EU Support for a Resilient Recovery of SME Tourism Industry in the Maldives’. The EU has provided […]

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Hosts Art Week

Pullman Maamuta Maldives has once again demonstrated its recognition of local talent. Hosting their first Art Week to complement their already extensive all-inclusive concept and provide their guests with an opportunity to experience different artforms through a weeklong series of events, classes and workshops hosted by three talented local artists, each bringing a different concept […]

Chef Adil Joins Salt Café & Restaurant as Executive Chef

Award-winning Maldivian Chef, Mohamed Adil has joined Salt Café & Restaurant as its new executive chef. A dedicated and passionate chef with a natural ability to interact with both guests and fellow team members, Chef Adil has an energy and desire to learn that has taken him from his first role as an apprentice at […]

Making of a Hotelier

Hassan Shihab is the resident manager at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. For Hassan Shihab, time has been a teacher, friend and foe that made his years at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives an adventure, an epic journey in the making. For the past twenty years, he has grown alongside the resort, collecting stories of a lifetime. Joining the […]

GM Forum 2021 Post Event Report Now Available for Download

Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2021 post-event report is now available to download. GM Forum 2021 took place on 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. The fifth edition of the forum saw the attendance of over 90 delegates representing 50 hospitality brands. This year’s GM Forum discussed topics on the themes of airline connectivity, […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Presentation by Euro Marketing Pvt Ltd, Platinum Sponsor

Euro Marketing Pvt Ltd, Platinum Sponsor of GM Forum 2021 presented at the event; The presentation was given by Mohamed Nasyr, marketing manager, Euro Marketing Pvt Ltd. Nasyr introduced Rendisk food waste solutions supplied by Euro Marketing in the Maldives. Rendisk, based in Netherlands, is part of Ali Group, a global market leader in the foodservice […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Keynote Speech by Rajesh Mehta, Director Enterprise, Ooredoo Maldives

Rajesh Mehta, Director Enterprise, Ooredoo Maldives gave a keynote speech at this year’s GM Forum, held on 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. Rajesh talked about the major challenges faced by enterprises in adoption of digital technologies, such as lack of trained professionals and adapting to market dynamics, and offered solutions to these challenges. […]

GM Forum ‘21 Highlights: Presentation by Tropical Fitness Pvt Ltd, Wellness Partner

Tropical Fitness Pvt Ltd, Wellness Partner of GM Forum ’21 and Official Distributor of Technogym in the Maldives, presented at the event; The presentation was given by Angelo Goggioli, International Key Account Manager Hospitality & Residential, Technogym. Joining him on stage was Maurizio Placuzzi, Sub-Continent Area Manager, Technogym, and Mariyam Imna, Director, Tropical Fitness. Angelo explained […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Panel Discussion – ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’

The first panel at the GM Forum 2021 discussed ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’. Moderated by Ibrahim Saleem Bandhu, panelists included Mohamed Mihad, MD, Island Aviation Services and Ahmed Maumoon, Deputy CEO, Manta Air. The panel highlighted the current issues and solutions for airport connectivity in the new normal, including domestic transportation to the south […]

British Airways Resumes Weekly Flights from Maldives to London

From 3rd October 2021, British Airways will operate four flights a week from Velana International Airport to London Heathrow. From 18th October 2021, the airline will increase operations to daily flights between the two airports. Moran Birger, British Airways’ head of sales for South Asia, Middle East and Africa said: “We can’t wait to welcome […]