Amilla Fushi introduces new wellness retreat led by Bodyism founder James Duigan

Imagine escaping to an island home away from home, a uniquely serene wellness retreat surrounded only by lush swaying palms and endless tropical skies. Ascending to a private, pampering haven 12 metres up amongst the treetops, letting the cares of the bustling world fall away and succumbing to a revitalizing, blissful reverie where recharging and […]

SABA concludes 3rd Open Butler Program in Maldives

The 3rd Open Butler Program conducted in Maldives by the South African Butler Academy (SABA), has concluded. The programme was hosted by Kurumba Maldives. Participants from Kurumba Maldives, Olhuveli Beach and Spa Resort, Lux Maldives, Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas, Sun Island Resort, Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa, Constance Halaveli, One and Only Reethi […]

Easter experience at #MyBeachClubHaven and #MyIslandHome

Easter is coming to Finolhu and Amilla Fushi, operated by The Small Maldives Island Co. (TSMIC).  The two resorts are offering action packed Easter celebrations with Charlie and the chocolate factory-themed festivities in Finolhu #MyBeachClubHaven, and Alice in Wonderland themed festivities taking place in Amilla Fushi #MyIslandHome. In Finolhu, adults and children alike can join […]

Flights between Maldives and Thailand to increase with new agreement

The aviation authorities of Maldives and Thailand have revised the 1989 MoU on Aviation Corporation between the two countries, allowing additional destinations to be flown from the airports of both countries. Under a new agreement signed between the two countries, eight destinations have been included in the Fifth Freedom Rights of the airports, allowing seven […]

2.6% RevPAR growth for Asia Pacific hotel industry for February 2017, STR data shows

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during February 2017, according to date from STR. U.S. dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons; Asia Pacific region: Occupancy: +8.0% to 68.7% Average daily rate (ADR): -5.0% to US$102.95 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +2.6% to US$70.67 Local currency, year-over-year comparisons: […]

Int’l. Day for Biodiversity to be themed ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’

‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ has been chosen as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity by the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity. The decision – welcomed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation – aims at supporting the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development which is being commemorated worldwide throughout 2017. International […]

Outrigger launch new policy to guarantee best rates

Outrigger Enterprises Group has introduced its first-ever ‘Best Rate Guarantee’ policy for direct bookings made online across the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts portfolio. According to the group, guests booking their stay at any of Outrigger’s multi-branded properties from are now ensured the best publicly available rate possible. The new policy ensures that Outrigger not […]

Finolhu Maldives appoints Marc Reader as new Resort Manager

Finolhu Maldives #MyBeachClubHaven has appointed Marc Reader as the new Resort Manager. Finolhu Maldives, operated by The Small Maldives Island Company (TSMIC), was opened in June 2016. Reader would be assisting Mark Hehir – CEO of TSMIC, as well as the General Managers of Amilla and Finolhu in leading the team at Finolhu. “Moving to […]

UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In the resolution that adopts the Year, the UN General Assembly specifically stresses how tourism can foster “better understanding among peoples everywhere, leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures”. The ceremony, conducted at the Headquarters of the […]

Outrigger Konotta announces an ‘Egg-selent’ Easter programme

The Outrigger has hatched an egg-selent Easter programme of activities 14-17 April. The activities have been designed to satisfy adults, teens and kids alike. The resort’s Coral Kids Club will invite youngsters to partake in Easter face painting, egg hunts, egg and spoon races, banana boat rides, Easter egg decoration, and kids’ movies on the beach. […]

Jumeirah Group expects strong growth in German guests in 2017

At the leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin, Jumeirah Group announced the brand is expecting an increase in German travellers to Dubai and its portfolio of international hotels this year, following a strong end to 2016. Alison Broadhead, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Germany has historically been a top source market for Jumeirah, both for our […]

UNWTO announces Secretary-General candidates

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session (Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016), on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, has informed in regards to the election for the post of Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021, that as of 11 […]