Maldives Alen thong

Maldivian Young Chefs to Participate in the Alen Thong Competition 2023

A team of Maldivian Young Chefs were invited to compete in the Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Challenge 2023 at the Emirates Salon Culinaire. The competition takes place from May 29-31, 2023 in Sharjah, UAE. Nine teams of young chefs will compete to create a full, internationally-themed 3-course meal, including a salad and appetizer, a plated […]

FHAM 2023 Awards

FHAM Hosts Awards Ceremony to Conclude the Global Culinary Challenge

On May 11, 2023 Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM) hosted an awards ceremony to conclude the Global Culinary Challenge at Maldives National University. The awards ceremony was attended by distinguished guests, esteemed judges, the event organizers, sponsors, and the competing chefs and national teams. This year, FHAM was held on May 8-10, 2023 at […]

Sustainability at Amilla

Sustainable Initiatives at the Heart of Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences

Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences is a pioneer resort in sustainability. For the second year, Amilla is a certified EarthCheck Silver property, meeting the highest sustainability standards in the hotel industry. Sustainability is in every thought, and every touch in Amilla with over 35 concurrent sustainability initiatives in place including solar energy, coral propagation, turning […]

kandolhu maldives floating breakfast

Kandolhu Maldives Introduces the Floating Breakfast Experience

Kandolhu Maldives introduces a new culinary experience – the Floating Breakfast. Guests can savour a delectable breakfast served in the comfort and privacy of their own private pool while overlooking the breathtaking natural beauty of the Maldives. Featured Image: Kandolhu Maldives floating breakfast Kandolhu’s Floating Breakfast is designed to elevate the breakfast experience to new […]

BBM Chef Bruno Menard

Bestbuy Maldives to Host Next BBM Masterclass

Bestbuy Maldives will be hosting three-starred Michelin Chef Bruno Menard on 10th June as part of the company’s Masterclass series. The Masterclass series is a community outreach initiative by Bestbuy Maldives. Chef Bruno is no stranger to professional and aspiring chefs working in the Maldives. Bruno hosted a Masterclass with BBM in 2019 where he demonstrated […]

UNWTO Predicts Tourism on Track for Full Recovery

New data from The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicts tourism will recover to pre-pandemic levels this year. The second UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of 2023 indicates that in the first quarter of 2023, international arrivals reached 80% of pre pandemic levels. Twice as many people traveled in Q1 2023 as in the same period last […]

2023 Flight Booking Trends

When are Travelers Booking Flights in 2023?

Skyscanner recently released a report exploring the flight booking trends of Q1 2023. The report explores how far in advance travelers from EMEA (Europe, The Middle East & Africa), AMER (North, Central & South America) and APAC (Asia Pacific) are booking flights. Most travelers tend to finalize a trip’s itinerary and accommodation after the flight […]

Marriott Maldives Apprenticeship Program

Marriott International Maldives Celebrates Inauguration of Apprenticeship Program

Marriott International Maldives held an inauguration ceremony on May 8, 2023, to mark the start of its Apprenticeship Program, which will provide 100 new apprenticeship opportunities under the National Apprenticeship Program. The event was held at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and graced by the presence of His Excellency Faisal Naseem, Vice President […]

Rodrigo Buanafina Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Appoints Rodrigo Buanafina as Resort Manager

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives announced the appointment of Rodrigo Buanafina as Resort Manager. It is an internal promotion from Buanafina’s previous position as Director of Food & Beverage. As Resort Manager, he will oversee day-to-day operations of the 45-villa resort, including this summer’s Overwater Bar renovation plans. ‘I am thrilled to be stepping up to the […]

FHAM 2023

FHAM Exhibition and Global Culinary Challenge 2023 Kicks off Today

Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM) Global Culinary Challenge and Exhibition 2023 officially opens today. The event will take place from May 8-10, 2023 at Hulhumale Central Park. FHAM is organized by Dhivehi Expo Services in conjunction with CDC Events and Travel of Sri Lanka. Lily International is the principal sponsor. Esteemed guests including Dr […]

Stephanie Beck Maldives

The Nautilus Maldives Appoints Stephanie Beck as Director of Sales

Stephanie Beck joins The Nautilus team as the new Director of Sales. With over ten years of  experience in sales at luxury five-star hotels and resorts in the Maldives and Cambodia, she  brings a wealth of strategic knowledge and creative drive to the team. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tourism Development […]

China Surpasses USA as Maldives 6th Largest Source Market

China has surpassed the United States and taken the place of Maldives 6th largest source market, accounting for 4.8% market share. As of May 6, 2023, there were 34,367 tourist arrivals from China this year. This year, China is Maldives’ fastest growing market. Two weeks back, on April 23, China overtook France as Maldives 7th […]