How to Effectively Lead Your Team into a Post-Pandemic World

During the past two years, we have faced unprecedented challenges in our professional and personal life. For leaders, the pandemic added on the heavy responsibility of having a positive outlook without even having a guarantee. They needed to keep themselves and loved ones safe while making sure that their team is cooperative, healthy and motivated. […]

Fifty Years of Diving in the Sunny Side

For the islanders, the sea has always been an important part of their lives. Its power and what lies underneath have always fascinated man. However, just like the rest of the Maldives, its underwater beauty remained unknown to the world for centuries. This changed when Euro-Divers opened its doors, together with the opening of the […]

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Introduces The Signature Collection by Hideaway

On the 33-hectare five star island, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has opened nine new extravagant villas that redefine secluded and barefoot luxury in the Maldives. The Signature Collection by Hideaway was officially launched on 4 February 2022, inviting guests to experience the unique concept- ‘resort in a resort’. The ultra-luxurious villas are situated on […]

Tourism Updates from the Maldives – January 2022

Maldives welcomes over 109,000 tourists in the first month of 2022, a 48 per cent increase compared to the same period of 2021. There are thirty-three international airlines operating to the country and over 81 per cent of the registered tourist facilities have reopened. As of 27 January 2022, there have been 109,842 tourist arrivals, […]

Struggle and Success: The Story of Hussain Shahid, Executive Assistant Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Achievements may take different forms, different scales, and there are many sacrifices and challenges behind it. Hussain Shahid’s greatest win isn’t a trophy, neither it is a title or a promotion. For him, his greatest achievement is people. Hotelier Maldives looked closer into his twenty-three year old story in the hospitality industry. The Beginning In […]

Madheeh Mohamed, Executive Housekeeper, Ayada Maldives

Madeeh Mohamed is the executive housekeeper at Ayada Maldives, a 122-villa luxury island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.  Madheeh began his journey as a housekeeping villa attendant in 1997 and currently carries twenty-five years of experience in the field. He joined Ayada in 2011 and in the past decade, he has climbed up the ladder from […]

The Strong Influence of Art and Design on Traveller’s Experience

(Left) Talenia Phua Gajardo, head art & design hunter and founder/CEO of The Artling | (right) Kim Tay, gallery director and co-founder For centuries, the various forms of art have played a significant role in how people remember things, their experiences and enthusiasm. From the Renaissance era to modern and contemporary design, art has served as […]

Women in Hospitality: Monika Angliker, Guest Services Manager, Kandolhu Maldives

Monika Angliker joined Kandolhu Maldives as guest services manager in October 2021. Since then, the Swiss national has been leading the Front Office team at the exquisite resort, lending her valuable skills in guest service management. Monika began her career as a flight attendant for Swissair. She then entered the hotel sector as guest service […]

GM’s View: Jorg Weytjens, Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Memories of working in the summers in holiday resorts in Europe made Jorg Weytjens reconsider his career while working for the British Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Jorg began his journey in the hospitably industry in his early thirties. His first assignments were managing family holiday resorts in various parts of Europe. He moved on to […]

Four Ways to Unleash Your Brand’s Full Potential – Madworks

Madworks is a creative digital agency in Maldives offering ‘out of the box’ marketing solutions for clients. Their services include brand development, social media marketing, content development, website designing and many more. Here are four ways Madworks can help clients unleash their brand’s full potential: An effective Brand ID Without a properly thought-out ID, it […]

Tourism Updates from the Maldives – December 2021

Maldives surpassed its annual tourist arrival target of 1.3 million arrivals in December 2021. There were twenty-three international scheduled airlines and five chartered airline operating to the country. Over 81 per cent of registered tourist accommodation facilities have resumed operations. A total of 164,279 tourists visited during December, totalling last year’s arrivals to 1,321,932 tourists. […]

Kampos, Italy’s Luxury Sustainable Swimwear Brand Arrives at Diamonds Resorts Maldives

Kampos redefines luxury by creatively transforming marine pollution into high quality swimwear. The Italian brand recently opened boutiques at Diamonds Thundufushi Island Resort and Diamonds Athuruga Island Resort, marking its entry into the Maldives. The founder and CEO of Kampos, Alessandro Vergano grew up at the seaside on the Mediterranean, which created a strong passion […]