Amilla Fushi, Bread Street Kitchen to host restaurant pop-ups

Amilla Fushi has teamed up with Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay to host a series of restaurant pop-ups at Barolo Grill at Baazaar. It is a visiting chef’s programme which will introduce internationally renowned culinary talents as well as world famous brands to enhance guests’ experience. The events, scheduled to take place over the […]

The Royal Residence at Jumeirah Vittaveli: “unrivalled privacy with a totally personalised service”

Step inside the Royal Residence at Jumeirah Vittaveli and discover the ultimate beachfront retreat. Designed for families and groups of friends looking for the ultimate in luxury, this stunning residence offers five bedrooms extending across 3,500 square meters of pure tranquillity. Cocooned in a Maldivian hideaway, the Royal Residence is a resort all of its […]

Three notes on hotel loyalty programmes

A Skift podcast recently discussed hotel loyalty. While some large chains like Hilton and Hyatt are expanding and renewing their loyalty programmes, others, like OTAs are attempting to lure customers through cheaper prices. Big acquisitions have a huge impact on hotel loyalty The recent mergers of major hotel brands, such as the Marriot-Starwood merger, leads […]

Lintel: The standard for a quality and beautiful life

Established in 1989, Lintel Investments and Management Services Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly Maldivian owned company registered and operating in the Maldives as one of the country’s leading distributors of luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyle electronics brands. Its first store opened in November 1990 under the brand name of ‘Le Cute’. Le Cute as the […]

Emirates named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines has recognised Emirates as the Best Airline in the World. The airline was also the biggest winner with 4 other awards including Best Major Airline – Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World’s Best Airlines – Top 10. This is the first time TripAdvisor […]

Ocean Group named premiere partner for Deepflight Adventures in Maldives

Ocean Group, curators of some of the world’s most advanced dive and water sports experiences, has been selected as the world’s premiere partner for DeepFlight Adventures in the Maldives. The company will exclusively launch the first ever 3Mman submarine from DeepFlight Adventures  later this year at a luxury resort in the Maldives, where current underwater […]

Maldives promotes marine tourism in Japan

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Company has participated in the Marine Diving Fair 2017, promoting Maldives as a dive destination to the traditional stronghold of dive guests to the Maldives. Japan dominated as a source market for dive tourists, but has seen a drastic decline in the past decade. 2016 saw a slight increase […]

Ooredoo appoints Najib Khan as CEO

Ooredoo Maldives Plc. has appointed Najib Khan as Chief Executive Officer. Khan has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and for the last two years he has been leading the Business Services team within Ooredoo Group’s Commercial Division. Before joining the Ooredoo Group in 2014, his last assignment was with Bharti Airtel […]

Tourist arrivals up 7.6% by end of February 2017

Tourist arrivals have increased 7.6% year-on-year in January-February 2017. Statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism showed the Maldives enjoying a growth in the January-February period, with the total number of tourist arrivals recorded at 243,388. The same period in 2016 saw the arrival of 229,035 visitors. In February alone, the number of tourist arrivals […]

Jumeirah Vittaveli officially unveils signature Royal Residence

Jumeirah Vittaveli officially unveils the Royal Residence, offering ultimate privacy, undisturbed peace and tranquility to guests. The Royal Residence – offering guests the chance to ‘create unforgettable memories with a luxury private beach holiday in the Maldives’ – is its own island paradise tucked away from the rest of the resort. The Royal Residence encompasses […]

Jumeirah Vittaveli gears up for Easter with Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Jumeirah Vittaveli is gearing up for Easter this year with a twist; an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Guests can expect captivating family entertainment, a lavish Easter dinner and a mesmerising tea party under the enchanting ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme where the Mad Hatter, Cheshire cat, White Queen and Alice come to […]

Five Travel Trends for 2017-18

“Bleisure Boom” Travellers mixing business and leisure has become a definite trend as a number of companies have baked incentive trips into employee benefit packages. Today, more employees than ever have the freedom to extend stays or bring family members along for business trips to immerse themselves in the local culture with a loved one […]