LUX* South Ari Atoll Prepares Glowing Festive Celebrations

Lux* South Ari Atoll prepares for the festive season, presenting its “Glow On” themed programme, from 22nd December to 7th January 2023. From family sandcastle contests and treasure hunts to Christmas cinema sessions under the stars, the island resort offers an array of festivities with parties that go all night long. Making each day a […]

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to the Maldives

Virgin Atlantic is set to commence flights to the Maldives in late 2023. The airline will operate three weekly flights to the Maldives from Heathrow Airport, London, during the winter season. Tickets for the airline will be on sale from 30th November 2022, and will commence on 22nd October 2023. The route will be operated on the […]

Maldives National Museum Celebrates 70th Anniversary

In celebration of its 70th Anniversary, the National Museum of the Maldives opened its doors free of charge to the public on 26th November. With its doors open from 10 am till 6 pm, more than a thousand people visited the National Museum to see the historical monuments. While such opportunities do not come often, the public […]

Grand Park Kodhipparu Launches Educational Series

In celebration of Children’s Day 2022, Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives has launched its first Playshop Series in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism. The resort hosted a group of children from Ahmadiyya International School for an educational tour of the island. The tour aimed at providing information of resort operations for students who are interested […]

The Nautilus Foundation Launched to Support Growth and Development in the Maldives

In remembrance of Dr Ibrahim Umar Maniku, The Nautilus Maldives has announced the launch of The Nautilus Foundation – an independent public charity dedicated to providing opportunities for education, growth and development. Established in partnership with companies created by Dr Maniku, the foundation aims to create scope for people of the Maldives to reach their […]

MATATO Raises Concerns Over GST Hike

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has expressed concerns over the recently passed legislative amendment, increasing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Tourism Goods and Services Tax (TGST). According to MATATO, these changes will have a significant negative impact on the tourism sector following January 2023. The tourism sector […]

Hike in GST Rates for Tourism Sector and General Sector

Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) has announced that the rate of tourism sector GST and general sector GST will increase to 16% and 8%, pursuant to the sixth amendment to the Goods and Service Tax Act. Effective from 1st January 2023, GST must be charged at the new rates if the time of supply of […]

JW Marriott Maldives Unveils New Sports Arena

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa marks its third anniversary, unveiling three new sporting facilities for guests and associates.  The new sports arena comes with a new football pitch, volleyball and badminton court. All the courts are fully equipped for competitive and friendly matches. Training sessions will also be available on the island resort for […]

Diamonds Thudufushi Opens New Marine Laboratory

Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas, in collaboration with the University of Milao-Bicocca, Italy, has opened the new Marine Laboratory at the island resort. Inaugurated on 29th October 2022, the Marine Laboratory is one of its kind among the resorts.  The resort welcomed the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Aminath Shauna, along with […]

Amilla Maldives Partners with Olive Ridley Project

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences has teamed up with the Olive Ridley Project for the monitoring and conservation of local turtles. According to the resort’s latest research, there are nine individual turtles that visit Amilla Maldives to feed regularly, and three that nest on the island. Amilla’s Marine Biologist, Zoe Cox, has been submitting turtle […]

Kandima Maldives Welcomes Three New Members

Kandima Maldives has appointed three new members to the executive team as the Executive Assistant Manager, Director of Marketing Communications and PR, and Spa Manager. Joining the Krew as an Executive Assistant Manager, Abdul Salah Hassan comes with over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry. Born and raised in Maldives, he has experience […]

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Concludes Music Festival 2022

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has successfully wrapped up the Maldives Music Festival 2022. The festival was hosted from 12th November to 19th November and brought together a diverse line-up of world-renowned artists. The event was “a dream come true” experience for tourists seeking a tranquil escape in a tropical paradise while still enjoying the energetic party […]