Emerging Destinations: Dhaalu Atoll

Dhaalu Atoll – Your next travel destination. Located in the central Maldives and relatively new to welcoming the hospitality industry; opening its first resort in the late 90’s. Dhaalu is a quiet corner with excellent diving and snorkelling. With its population of about 5000 spread across seven inhabited islands. How do we classify a destination […]

A Recipe for Success: Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Tennant, Food and Beverage Manager, Constance Halaveli

Growing up as an island boy in the serene country of Mauritius, Jean-Pierre ‘JP’ Tennant did not foresee himself working in hospitality. It all took a spin when he made a visit to his hometown during a study break, while pursuing an engineering career in Australia. JP was lured into the fascinating and dynamic hospitality […]

Luh ‘Luhadi’ Ramiadi, Director of Spa and Wellness at Furaveri Maldives

Wellness Village at Furaveri Maldives is built around a unique local village concept. The traditional Asian holistic health care offered stimulates to create a balance for the body, mind and spirit; resulting in achieving one’s highest potential of health and well-being. The wellness village is set amidst gentle white shores, tropical life and nature. Surrounded […]

GM’s View: Frederic Perrin, General Manager, Café Del Mar Maldives

With his remarkable contributions in the successful development, opening and management of five-star hotels, Frederic Perrin is an exceptional leader in the Hotel Industry; pulling-off effective business success strategies. Along with a rich background and intensive knowledge of the industry, Frederic has comprehensive experience in driving hotel administration projects. Stretching his service closer to four […]

Eka Yuniari, Spa Manager, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Ni Putu Eka ‘ Eka ‘ Yuniari – Spa Manager at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu comes from the world-renowned island for wellness and spa: Bali, Indonesia. Though Eka is an experienced Spa Manager, today; she did not begin her career as a spa specialist. Instead, her hospitality journey began in F&B. On pursuing a hospitality […]

An Issue of Connectivity: Edward Alsford, Chief Operating Officer, Manta Air

Earlier this year, a fourth airline ‘Manta Air’ started its operations in the domestic sector. To enhance the operations, Manta Air has commenced its seaplane operations this November. In this fourth edition of the four-part series, we feature an exclusive interview with Edward Alsford, Chief Operating Officer, Manta Air. Hotelier Maldives: How do you believe […]

An Issue of Connectivity: Abdulla Nashid, Managing Director, Flyme

When tourism was introduced in the Maldives some forty years ago, guests’ transfers were on speedboats as most of the tourist resorts were located in Malé Atoll and close by region. But with the flourishing of the industry to peripheral atolls, one of the biggest challenges came as an absence of convenient and efficient transfer […]

Gili Lankanfushi to re-open on December 1, 2019

Following a fire incident on January 3, 2019, Maldivian Eco-Treasure, Gili Lankanfushi — a resort owned and operated by Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), had shut down its operations for a major reconstruction project. Gili Lankanfushi now has begun the countdown to the next chapter of Gili Story. On Sunday, this award-winning luxury resort has […]

An Issue of Connectivity: Mohamed Rizvi, Managing Director, Maldivian

Scattered over an archipelago across the equator southwest of mainland India, the Maldives islands are iconic and acclaimed as the epitome of an idyllic holiday escape. The first sight to welcome you as the pilots initiate the landing sequence is unparalleled; endless tropical islands dotting the horizon, their white sandy beaches and endless hues of […]

Air Italy returns to the Maldives

Air Italy — second-largest airline in Italy, arrived in the Maldives today, October 30 2019. The first flight to the Maldives under the 2019/20 winter schedule of Air Italy landed at the Velana International Airport Maldives. At the ceremony held to grace the occasion, at Maamehi Executive Lounge; a message by the Italian Ambassador was […]

Gulf Air commences flights to Maldives

Flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain — Gulf Air commenced its operations to Maldives on October 27, 2019. The historic inaugural flight of Gulf Air GF144 landed Velana International Airport at 06:10 a.m. local time. Upon arrival, the landing aircraft was greeted with a water cannon salute. Gulf Air is the first commercial airline […]

Al Shaali Marine Maldives named ‘Best Exhibit’ at Maldives Marine Expo 2019

At the fifth edition of Maldives Marine Expo Al Shaali Marine Maldives was named as the ‘Best Exhibit’. Maldives Marine Expo is the Official Exhibition of National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM), organised by Blak Pvt Ltd. At the ceremony held to mark the closing of the Marine Expo 2019, Ismail Shareef, the Operations Manager […]