Gallery: Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2017

Four Seasons Maldives gears up for surfing tournament, Burrows set to defend title

Preparations for the 2017 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy are underway, with Australian Taj Burrow confirming his return to defend his title. The seventh annual event will take place from August 7 to 13 at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Last year, Burrow won the thruster division and took the title by […]

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas appoints Gordon Drake as new CFO

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has appointed Gordon Drake as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of Gordon, a qualified chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, was made this April. He joined the Six Senses team with more than 13 years of global hospitality experience in corporate […]

Alitalia announces direct scheduled Rome-Malé flights for winter

Alitalia – the flagship carrier of Italy – is set to launch for the first time direct scheduled flights between Italy and the Maldives. The new thrice-weekly flights between Rome and Malé will commence October 31, and continue over the winter season till March 24, 2018. The decision to launch Rome-Malé flights was taken to […]

FHTS to introduce a PhD program

The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies at the Maldives National University has announced plans to introduce a PhD program, a first in the Maldives in tourism and hospitality education. In a press statement released by FHTS to mark the 30th anniversary of the faculty, it noted the milestones achieved in education hospitality and tourism […]

Sun Siyam Resorts announces “Following the Equator”; the second edition of int’l. tourism film festival

The 2nd edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives is to be hosted by Sun Siyam Resorts. It is scheduled from November 16 to 18 at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives. The concept being gathering talents of different ages, interests and backgrounds at one place. With the success of the first edition, we hope […]

UNWTO to discuss governance and multi-stakeholder management models

The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, to take place in Krakow, Poland on 27-28 April 2017, will discuss ways to advance the commitment of tourism towards sustainable and responsible practices. The event is one of the major components of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ Project, conducted by UNWTO in cooperation with […]

Photo: Dhaalu Airport, January 2017.

Dhaalu Airport set to begin test flights in April

The Regional Airports office has informed local media that Dhaalu Airport, constructed at Kudahuvadhoo, is set to begin test flights this April. According to the office, test flights are to be conducted before the end of the month though no date has been set for the opening of the airport. The airport with a runway […]

W Maldives appoints Thomas Vaucouleur De Ville D’avray as General Manager

W Maldives has appointed Thomas Vaucouleur de Ville d’Avray as the property’s new General Manager. The French national brings to W Maldives seventeen years of hospitality experience gained from a variety of executive and Food and Beverage management positions for prestigious brands across Japan, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Maldives. Prior to his relocation […]

Sun Siyam Resorts announce ‘chocolatey’ Easter packages

Sun Siyam Resorts have announced special Easter Family Packages, coinciding with Easter. The packages, filled with extras, can be booked from April 6 to 30, where guests are allowed to travel till the end of November. This Easter, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, is announcing ‘Egg-xplosive Easter Offers’ at the award winning spa. Guests are […]

Centara announces Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa in Baa Atoll

Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a new hotel management agreement for Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. Located in the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives would be the fourth beach resort managed by Centara Hotels and Resorts – one of the leading Thai hospitality groups. The management […]

Trans Maldivian Airways expands fleet with new seaplane

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has added another aircraft to its existing fleet, further strengthening its position as the world’s largest seaplane operator. The additional aircraft, a De Havilland DHC-6 Series 300, arrived at Velana International Airport (VIA) on April 3, from Calgary City in Canada. TMA’s fleet expansion comes in-line with the growing tourist arrivals […]