Russia Remains Top Source Market of Maldives

The Maldives welcomed a total of 17,775 tourists from Russia during July 2021, which is 17.5 per cent of the total arrivals of the month (101,818). With this update, the total number of visitors from Russia adds up to 142,426 in 2021, a 132 per cent increase from 2020 and a 70 per cent increase […]

Secret Paradise Resumes Applications for 2022 Work Experience Program

Local tour company Secret Paradise has begun accepting applications for their Work Experience Program 2022. The programme was initially launched at the beginning of 2020 for Maldivian students throughout the country. The two-week programme takes place from the Secret Paradise office in Hulhumale and is designed for students between fourteen and eighteen years old. It […]

FIRST LOOK: Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

The latest resort to open in the Maldives, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, in North Malé Atoll,  is just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The luxury property, which opened doors on 6 June 2021 offers an idyllic haven that perfectly balances togetherness and inclusivity with privacy and independence. Guests have the option of […]

MARAZ Introducing Healthy and Organic Drinks from Greenstone, Australia

Thirst-quenching beverages take on a healthy and greener approach with Greenstone’s natural and organic drinks, exclusively distributed in Maldives by MARAZ Pvt ltd. With a strong passion for taste, health and the environment, MARAZ offers customers a healthy alternative for every occasion. From hundred per cent natural iced teas to organic sodas to prebiotics sparkling […]

Tourism Industry Updates from the Maldives- June 2021

The month of June saw an exciting ending as tourist arrivals to the Maldives exceeded half a million mark. As of 30 June, a total of 510,549 tourists arrived this year while thirty-eight international scheduled and chartered airlines are currently flying to the destination. From a total of 1036 accommodation facilities, 736 have resumed operations. […]

Vilunü: Bespoke Maldivian Scents

Inspired by their own childhood memories in the island jungles and lush foliage, the founders of Vilunü began a journey to rediscover their native Maldives by capturing the essence of local scents. Using natural and sustainably sourced ingredients, Aish and Immi create a range of innovative scents and products that give the full range of […]

Latest Tourism Industry Updates from the Maldives

At the end of May 2021, the Maldives celebrates more than 450,000 tourist arrivals during the year. The tourism industry looks at optimistic results with an increase of 18.7% arrivals compared to 2020, 37 scheduled and chartered international airlines commencing flights and a total of 728 accommodation facilities resuming operations as of 31st May. Despite […]

Top 10 Cultural Attractions and Local Stays in the Maldives

Every year on the 21st of May, the world joins together to celebrate the richness of different cultures around the world and the essential role of intercultural dialogue to achieve peace and sustainable development. Relatively isolated from the rest of the world, the Maldives boasts a highly complex and unique culture, with historically deep roots […]

Careers: Mariyam Nazeeha, Airport Team Leader at Radisson Blu Maldives

Maziyam ‘Nazy’ Nazeeha is the airport team leader at Radisson Blu Maldives. Her high standards and regard for guests rest on working together as a team. As a woman hotelier in hospitality, she has gained confidence. She hopes her story will inspire other women in the Maldives to aspire for a career in this sector. […]

‘Upcycling’: Growing Trend in Aviation

Taking aircraft materials from trash to fresh and waste to worth, airlines around the world have come up with their own creative ideas to deal with discarded aircraft parts. Creative artworks, lifestyle furniture and backpacks – who knew that one day, all these items will be created from old aircraft parts. Over the past decade, […]

Essenso© MicroGround Coffee – A Tale of Tastes & Aroma

Continuing its long-lasting tradition of introducing top international F&B brands to the Maldives, BHM Traders introduces a premium instant coffee that’s targeted towards the coffee connoisseur on-the-go. Especially unique for providing the fresh brewed taste of premium coffee in ready-to-mix sticks, it is undoubtedly the best solution to please guests staying at hotels all around […]

Sebastian Ellguth Appointed Director of Sales at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort has announced the appointment of its new Director of Sales, Sebastian Ellguth, who will oversee and develop the sales strategies of the 69-room Marriott property. Sebastian’s journey with Marriott International has continued for over a decade. He has worked with brands such as Marriott Hotel Berlin, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna and […]