Privilege Club by Qatar Airways wins big at FlyerTalk Awards

Privilege Club, the frequent flyer programme of Qatar Airways, has been voted the Best Rewards Programme for the Middle East, Asia and Oceania region in the sixth annual FlyerTalk Awards. FlyerTalk is a community of more than half a million businesses and leisure travellers dedicated to finding and sharing elite-level knowledge of air, hotel and […]

MV Sunset Queen relaunched with renovations

Sun Siyam Resorts has relaunched the MV Sunset Queen – one of the most sought after luxury cruises in the country. The popularity and demand for this cruiser are sure to rise with the relaunch, said Sun Siyam Resorts. The liveaboard was relaunched with new transformations, including a redesign of the accommodation cabins and other […]

Daniel Draxl appointed new Marketing Manager at Baros Maldives

Baros Maldives has appointed Daniel Draxl as the new Marketing Manager. Draxl, 29, has been involved in the tourism industry for over 15-years. He is known in the hospitality industry through his previous appointment as Marketing Manager for the Kitzbuehel Tourism Board at his hometown in the Tyrolean Alps, Austria. Draxl earlier did internships at […]

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru launches Manta Watch! Package

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has launched the ‘Manta Watch! Package’, offering guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with manta rays and whale sharks.  The package, available from June 7 to November 21, is “perfect for guests who seek to experience the best of the manta season,” said the resort. […]

Hotelier Maldives Supplier Directory to be launched later this year

Perspective Pvt Ltd, the publisher of Hotelier Maldives magazine and organizer of the annual General Managers’ Forum will be launching a hotel supplier directory in November this year. The Supplier Directory will include a comprehensive listing of hotel suppliers categorised according to type of product and service. While the general listing will be free of […]

Qatar Airways set to adopt GX Aviation connectivity service

Qatar Airways is set to become the first Middle Eastern airline to offer Inmarsat’s ground-breaking GX Aviation connectivity service. The broadband service has already been installed as a line-fit option on selected Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350s. The remaining A350s, along with the Boeing 777s, will be retrofitted this summer. Announcing the airline’s intention to adopt […]

Conservation projects centred at the Marine Discovery Centre at FS Landaa Giraavaru

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has unveiled a completely reimagined, restructured and redesigned Marine Discovery Centre. The new interactive, state-of-the-art tribute to its ocean conservation initiatives showcases the fish lab, turtle rehabilitation centre, Reefscapers coral rejuvenation programme and the Manta Trust research station – all within one of the most comprehensive oceanic research […]

MEGA Maldives temporarily suspends operations

Privately-owned carrier MEGA Maldives Airlines has suspended commercial flights starting May 2, as part of restructuring and recapitalisation efforts. A date for recommencement of operations have yet to be announced, but the airline said despite suspension of flight operations, the company will continue to run management and administrative functions. “We are well aware of our […]

Hurawalhi hosts special turtle excursions with ORP Founder Martin Stelfox

Martin Stelfox, founder and CEO of the Olive Ridley Project (ORP), has held special programmes for guests at Hurawalhi Island Resort. During a four-day visit to the resort, Martin joined guests on two Turtle Tour snorkelling excursions and shared information about sea turtles. During the visit hosted by Hurawalhi Maldives, guests and team members received […]

Guest “pops the question” underwater at the M6m in OZEN Maadhoo

An in-house guest at OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo has popped the question to his girlfriend, in the iconic M6m (Minus Six Meters) – OZEN by Atmosphere’s very own underwater fine‐dining restaurant. The surprise marriage proposal was made during a romantic, fine‐dining experience at the M6m. The surprise proposal popped underwater was certainly very special […]

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts announces first resort in the Maldives

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll. The planned 105-unit resort is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2018. The contemporary tropical resort will feature 33 Beach […]

Six Senses Laamu wins the BlueGreen360 Award

Six Senses Laamu has been awarded the BlueGreen360 Award at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2017 held in Singapore. The resort, operated by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, is the first to win the award granted for a hotel or resort for their commitment to sustainable operations. The BlueGreen360 Awards celebrates businesses and individuals in […]