The Sonu Shivdasani Story

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If I were a betting man, I would have never predicted that an Oxford Graduate in English Literature would make a mark in the Maldivian Hospitality industry as a pioneering figure, who would one day revolutionise the way tourism was defined in the Maldives. But that was exactly what British hotelier Sonu Shivdasani, along with […]

The Soneva Philosophy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With a little over two decades of operation in the Maldives, and having branched out into all the corners of the world, Soneva is a name that is now synonymous with ultraluxury travel. Having created the brand in 1995, the core roots of its operation has stayed steadfast in evolving to cater to the concept […]

Gypset Adventures at Kanuhura Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whenever I travel across the Maldives, I never expect to be surprised by what the Maldive isles have to offer. I say to myself it’s the same coral beaches, the same vegetation and the same underwater beauty. Yet, every time, I’m awestruck by its uniqueness and Kanuhura Maldives also happened to be one exceptional surprise. […]

Sustainability Spotlight: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Throughout 2017, Hotelier Maldives has been bringing to the spotlight, some of the top properties in Maldives, whose commitment to promoting sustainable tourism practices are nothing short of exemplary. In this last issue for the year, we shine the light on Park Hyatt Hadahaa, a multi-award winning property that has been steadfast in its dedication […]

Helen Bolton, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kanuhura Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this edition of Women in Hospitality, we talk to Helen Bolton, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kanuhura Maldives. Hailing from Yorkshire, UK, Helen began her career in hospitality as a tour guide/holiday representative for Sunset Holidays at the tender age of 20. As well as studying business administration, Helen also completed a BTEC […]

Sindy Lagare, Spa and Wellness Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marie Laura Sindy Lagare (Sindy), is the Wellness and Spa Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Originally from Mauritius, Sindy delved into the hospitality industry as a secretary, and her fascination and intrigue into the abundance of cultures she was exposed to, led to a long career in the industry. She notes that it was […]

Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders. “The […]

UN Statistical Commission encourages Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 48th Session of United Nations Statistical Commission has supported the UNWTO-led initiative of developing an international framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). The initiative, being implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Statistics Division, aims to develop a new statistical framework for tourism — one that integrates the various dimensions of sustainable tourism (economic, […]

Careers: Masha Ahmed, Excursions Supervisor, EuroDivers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The sea is not something alien to Maldivians, in fact, it has been the way of life for many many generations. But, the women making a living by working at sea or even close to the sea every day is something you seldom see. Masha Ahmed is one of the handful of Maldivian women who’s […]

Perspective to launch new destination magazine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Perspective Pvt Ltd, has announced plans to publish a bi-annual destination magazine “Archipelago”, with its first issue set for circulation in the summer of 2017. The magazine will target its core readership towards travelers, and will feature sections on Maldivian culture, tradition and heritage along with features on hotels, resorts, guest houses and liveaboards with up-to-date listings […]

The Story of #MyBeachClubHaven

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“I have always wanted to have an island of my own,” said Mark, “to create something out of nothing!” Suckling on the signature crab dish at the Fish and Crab Shack of The Small Maldives Island Co.’s newest property Finolhu, Mark Hehir, CEO and Curator of Amilla Fushi and Finolhu said having the opportunity to […]

Staff Designer for Perspective Pvt Ltd

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are looking for a Graphics Designer to fill the position of Staff Designer for Perspective Pvt Ltd’s print, online and digital platforms. Responsibilities: • Work closely with the Art Director to create content for the magazine, making it vibrant, fresh, and smart for a sophisticated reader. • Work closely with the Art Director to create visual […]