Thai Maldives Business Matching 2023

22 Exhibitors Attend 5th Thailand-Maldives Business Matching Event

The fifth Thailand-Maldives Business Matching event was held on March 14, 2023 at Manhattan Business Hotel. The event was organized by the Thai Trade Center Chennai, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. The purpose of the event is to match relevant Thai manufacturers and suppliers to Maldivian distributors and […]

Rosewood Ranfaru Resort Maldives

Rosewood Ranfaru Resort to Open in 2025

Estithmar Holdings, a Qatari investment company, announced the development of Rosewood Ranfaru Resort in Maldives. The resort is projected to be one of the world’s most luxurious resorts and will be developed by Royal Resorts, a subsidiary of Estithmar Holdings. Rosewood Ranfaru Resort is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2025. This will […]

2023 Wellness Trends in Maldives

Maldives Wellness Trends in 2023

The Maldives has long been a popular destination for those seeking a luxurious and rejuvenating vacation. One can reset their mind on the island’s lush greenery, stunning beaches and crystalline lagoons. The wellness industry is steadily growing in Maldives, with resorts offering more treatment options. This year we can expect resorts to incorporate wellness trends […]

JoinUp Fiyavalhu Resort Maldives

Fiyavalhu Resort Maldives Concludes Marketing Campaign with Join Up

Fiyavalhu Resort Maldives has concluded a joint marketing campaign with one of the leading tour operators offering a wide range of tours to over 40 countries worldwide. Join Up kick started the marketing campaign “Exotic Mood” during December 2022, which concluded at the end of February 2023. The key target markets of this campaign were […]

Risha Rasheed

Women In Hospitality: Risha Rasheed

Risha Rasheed is a Maldivian hotelier with over 10 years of experience, starting as a Guest Relations Officer and rising up lastly serving as Duty Manager at Jen Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La. Hotelier Maldives interviewed Risha about her experience working abroad, outside of the Maldives hospitality industry and her advice for young female hoteliers looking […]

Toyo Pump

TOYO PUMPS – Reimagining Pumping Technologies

TOYO is the leading supplier of sand barge pumps for Maldivian resorts. Over 100 resorts in the Maldives use TOYO sand pumps. TOYO offers a complete range of pumps, from small portable single-phase pumps to high volume high-head pumps. Over the years, TOYO has redefined pumping technologies. The pioneering Japanese company TOYO invented sand pumps […]


Le Méridien Maldives Appoints Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa has appointed Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef. He will oversee all F&B outlets at the resort, including the newly refurbished Riviera Tapas & Bar. Chef Tasdan has worked extensively at luxury properties throughout the Middle East including the prestigious The Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel and most recently JW Marriott Doha. […]


World Travel Monitor® Identifies Maldives as Most Popular Travel Destination in 2022

In 2022, Maldives was identified as the most popular travel destination by  The World Travel Monitor® by IPK International. The Destination Performance Index (DPI) asked travelers if they were satisfied with their trip, would recommend it to others and whether they would return, Maldives earned the top place followed by Dubai and Cyprus. In 2022, […]

Shihab Maldives HR

Interview with Mohamed Hussain Shihab, Maldives’ Youngest HR Director

Mohamed Hussain Shihab is the Cluster Director of Human Resources for the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. Shihab is the youngest Maldivian appointed in a Cluster Director of Human Resources role. He held the Director of Human Resources position at InterContinental Maldives for two years before he accepted the opportunity […]

Maldives Safety & Security Expo

Maldives Safety & Security Expo to be held on 18-20 March 2023

Maldives Safety & Security Expo 2023 will be held at Dharubaaruge on 18 – 23 March 2023 from 14:00-18:00 and 20:00 – 23:59. The Maldives Police Board is hosting the trade show and career fair to bring together businesses and individuals involved with safety, security and crime prevention. It is the only dedicated exhibition on […]

Ali Almaas Director of Rooms Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives Appoints Ali Almaas as Director of Rooms

Vakkaru Maldives announces the promotion of Ali Almaas to the position of Director of Rooms. Almaas previously held the role of Front Office Manager, he will join the Executive Committee team to oversee housekeeping operations. Almaas joined Vakkkaru in March 2019 and has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to the resort. He has […]

Gangehi Island Resort Review

Gangehi Island Resort, Italian Hospitality in the Heart of Maldives

Gangehi Island Resort is nestled in the beautiful North Ari Atoll among some of the Maldives’s healthiest and most vibrant reefs. As a popular resort amongst Italian travelers, Gangehi has a strong Italian heritage. Decades of Italian influence is reflected in the resort’s warm hospitality, vibrant attitude, exciting communal activities and delectable cuisine. Getting There […]