Timing not optimal to increase GST and TGST – MATATO

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has expressed concern over government plans to increase the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Tourism Goods and Services Tax (TGST). In a press statement issued Tuesday, 6 July 2022, the Association acknowledged the challenges faced by the Government, especially due to the impacts […]

IREKS and BBM to host demo sessions for the Maldives hotel industry

Best Buy Maldives (BBM) and the world-renowned high-quality baking ingredients manufacturer, IREKS have once again partnered up to host training and demonstration sessions for the Hospitality Industry in Maldives. Chef Steven Selavamuthu, technical advisor for IREKS will be leading the program from 20th July to 10th August over a period of 10 days. The global […]

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort Titled Maldives’ Best Luxury Hideaway Resort

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll has received the “Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in Maldives” at Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2022. “Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru sparkles with breathtakingly beautiful nature alongside elegant accommodations. We are so proud that our delightful hideaway has already been recognised by the experts from Luxury Lifestyle Awards,” said John Allanson, […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

JOALI BEING Hosts Football Workshop for Young Players JOALI BEING, together with footballer Diego Simeone, hosted workshops for guests and a session with aspiring young local footballers. On 26th June 2022, a group of fourteen young players from Meedhoo Island made their way to JOALI BEING for an adrenaline-pumping session with Simeone. Along with gaining […]

World’s First Solar-Powered Vessel to Arrive at LUX* South Ari Atoll

LUX* South Ari Atoll welcomes Porrima, the world’s first solar-powered vessel, in a partnership with Blue Odyssey. The resort will host the boat and its crew on the second week of July. This is the first time the vessel enters the Maldives. “This is a revolution; this is a milestone for the world,” says Professor […]

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Lands in Maldives

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to open a new resort in Raa Atoll, Maldives. Bulgari Resort Ranfushi is scheduled to open in 2025 and will be the thirteenth gem in the collection. Bulgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin said: “We are particularly proud to have secured such an extraordinary location for the new Bulgari […]

Hilton Debuts Fourth Property in the Maldives

Hilton boosts its presence in the Maldives with Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, which opened its doors on 1 July 2022. Situated in North Male’ Atoll, the 109-villa resort is the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the country, complementing Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Saii Lagoon […]

Maldives Swimming School Conducts LifeGuard Training for Joali Maldives

Maldives Swimming and Life Saving Skills Training School (MSALSTS) is conducting Life Guard Refresher Training at Joali Maldives. The luxury resort in Raa Atoll was awarded four accolades by Maldives Swimming and Life Saving Skills Training school in 2021:   LifeGuard of the Year 2021 Award for two lifeguards   Sustainable Life Guarding Award 2021 […]

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