MACL and EIFEC Signs MoU to Implement Health Emergency Risk Compliance Management System at VIA

On 9th March, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the European Institute for Export Compliance (EIFEC) and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) to implement the Health Emergency Risk Compliance Management System (HER-CMS) at Velana International Airport (VIA). Following this event, Velana International Airport of the Maldives, the main Gateway of the destination becomes the […]

Bubbles in the Glass

One of the most famous shapes in the world is the iconic contour fluted lines of the Coca-Cola bottle. Renowned as a design classic and described by noted industrial designer, Raymond Loewy as the “perfect liquid wrapper,” the bottle has been celebrated in art, music and advertising. When Andy Warhol wanted a shape to represent […]

All Eyes on New Resort Opening; Cora Cora Maldives, Raa Atoll

Cora Cora Maldives is one of the latest new five-star resorts set to open in the pristine Maamigili island in the Raa Atoll. Eagerly awaiting its launch date of 1 October 2021, the resort will replace the former Loama Resort Maldives. Under new ownership it will have a completely new design, concept and rebrand. With […]

Maldives Fitness Trainer to the Stars Shares Her Secrets

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, read on the journey of an inspiring woman from the Maldives, a fitness trainer proving that dreams do come true- big or small, male or female. Kai is a fitness trainer from the Maldives who helps celebrities keep in shape and improve their fitness. Based in Male, […]

Raffles Maldives Announces Key New Roles

Raffles Meradhoo Maldives has made two new appointments and promoted three existing staff to senior positions. Among the new appointments are Ibrahim Ayoob as chief engineer and Manuel Llamas Velasco as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage (F&B). Ayyob, a Maldivian national, joins from Oleveli beach resort where he was assistant chief engineer. He embarked […]

Veganism’s Influence on Tourism Will Grow: GlobalData

According to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, Veganism’s impact on tourism space is growing. Vegan-friendly tours, excursions and digital travel apps are emerging as another tool for travel companies to attract environmentally focused individuals. As companies across the travel and tourism spectrum look to recover from the harmful impact of COVID-19, they see […]

EHL Titled World’s Best University in Hospitality Education

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has once again confirmed its position as the world’s leading institution in hospitality management education and is now among the top five business management institutions in Switzerland. According to the University, the fine recognitions are the result of an exceptional and caring educational environment, training the managers and enlightened citizens […]

Meet Ibu Ribeiro, W Maldives’ New Disruptor GM

W Maldives, part of W Hotels Worldwide, has appointed Idu Ribeiro as the new General Manager of the resort. Born as a true disruptor hailing from Brazil, Idu is a seasoned hotelier with over 24 years of international experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. He had taken his first humble steps in entering the […]

Alan Ball joins the Soneva family as Vice President – Sales for Europe, Russia and the Americas

With more than a decade’s experience in the luxury hospitality sector, Alan Ball has worked with some of the industry’s best-known brands, including Per Aquum, Six Senses and JOALI Maldives, as well as premium travel company Linara Travel. Now he is delighted to join the Soneva family as Vice President -Sales for Europe, Russia and […]

Meet the New Executive Chefs Leading Culinary Teams at LUX* Resorts Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll and LUX* North Male` Atoll announces appointment of new Executive Chefs who will overlook the resorts’ culinary journey and take it to new heights. Taylor Shearman joins LUX* North Male Atoll after nearly a decade of international moves. She began her cooking career by becoming a kitchen apprentice in some of […]

GM’s View: Srikanth Devarapalli of Emerald Maldives

(with additional contributions by Ruby Amir) Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is a natural lush island in the beautiful Raa Atoll, offering all-inclusive service that exceeds expectations without limitations. Within this newest addition to the prestigious Italian-owned Emerald Collection portfolio, unique design elements have been carefully chosen, resulting in a contemporary concept of accentuating the […]

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives Marks 2nd Anniversary

One of the leading adults-only resorts in the Maldives, You & Me by Cocoon began celebrations for its 2nd anniversary on 1st March 2021. The special day began with a treasure hunt at Cheer Bar, where guests had the chance to win exciting prizes. In the evening, a special cocktail reception was held to cut […]