GM Forum 8th Edition

8th Edition of GM Forum Scheduled for 21 September ’23

The 8th edition of the GM Forum will be held on September 21, 2023 at Kurumba Maldives. The 2023 GM forum will cover relevant industry topics including Hotel and Travel Technology, Destination Marketing, Sustainability and Travel Trends. This year a new segment, Property Showcase, is introduced for resorts and hotels to showcase their properties at […]


New Menu Unveiled at PEAK Restaurant-Maagiri Hotel

Maagiri Hotel unveiled a new menu for PEAK rooftop restaurant. To commence this, the hotel held a food tasting event on the 25th of January 2023.The evening welcomed local food critics and bloggers to enjoy a selection of freshly made dishes on the new menu along with soothing live music playing in the background. PEAK […]

3 Tips for Hotels to Drive Direct Business

3 Tips for Hotels to Drive Direct Business

Online travel agencies (OTAs) dominate the market when it comes to spending power on research and hotel marketing. Some hotels come to derive most or all of their business from third-party entities. While they can have an important role to play in business generation, you must ensure to have a well-balanced business mix between all […]

Taj Exotica Solar Park

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa to Develop One of Maldives’ Largest Floating Solar Parks

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa has signed an agreement with Swimsol to construct a floating solar park. When the solar park opens in 2024, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa will operate with one of the lowest carbon footprints in Maldives. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is a pioneer in sustainable tourism. The solar park is […]

Mastercard Priceless Maldives

Mastercard Launches Priceless Maldives

Mastercard launched its exclusive Priceless program in the Maldives. The launch event was attended by Maldives’ Minister of Tourism and other key officials from the Ministry, senior representatives from hotels, resorts, tour operators and other industry stakeholders alongside the Mastercard leadership team. The Maldives is the latest destination in South Asia to join Mastercard’s coveted […]

Tom Seller Ritz-Carlton

Chef Patron Tom Seller Presents Memoir Inspired Menu at The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, presents two Michelin-starred Chef, Tom Sellers of London’s Restaurant Story. This February 13th–18th, Chef Seller will prepare an exquisite 6-course literary-inspired menu. Chef Sellers will also read from his best-selling book, ‘A Kind of Love Story’ – a behind-the-scenes peek about life in a world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurant. Sellers honed his […]

Ritz Carlton Maldives Service charge

The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands Service Charge is $4,500 in January

The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands will pay each employee $4,500 in service charge this month. Following the festive season, January is typically the month with the highest service charge. Although many resorts have reported an impressive service charge, The Ritz-Carlton tops the list. All tourist service providers are required by law to charge 10% of their […]

New Pathway for Resort Lease

New Avenue for Island Leases if Development is for Public Good

In an amendment brought to the Tourism Act in December 2020, the government created an additional pathway to acquire islands from the government for tourism development. The tenth Amendment to the Tourism Act recognizes the concept of cross subsidy as a valid means to acquire a resort lease if the development is deemed beneficial to […]

Virgin Atlantic Flights to Maldives

Virgin Atlantic Resumes Flights to Maldives October 2023

Virgin Atlantic announced it will begin seasonal flights three times a week from October 22, 2023. Tickets are on sale now. The airline will fly from London Heathrow to Velana International Airport on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Return flights from Maldives to London will commence on October 25, 2023 and fly on Monday, Thursday and […]

The Knot Amilla Maldives

Intimate Self-Service Wedding Venue Unveiled

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences becomes the world’s first resort, offering self-service wedding vow renewals. In response to an increase in demand for micro-weddings with few to no guests, Amilla Maldives is pioneering a self-service wedding vows location, The Knot. Couples can now renew their vows without the assistance of a celebrant in what is […]

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Stay Longer to Discover the Majestic Marine Life of Raa Atoll

The beautiful Raa Atoll is a hidden gem in the Maldives, an unspoiled and quiet atoll that offers awe-inspiring marine life. Beginner divers can explore incredible reef dives, discover healthy coral, stingrays, reef sharks and hawksbill turtles. More experienced divers can enjoy incredible thila dives. The thilas (underwater pinnacles) are extremely healthy, not affected by […]

UNWTO Predicts Strong Year for Tourism Industry

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicts in 2023 international tourist arrivals could reach 85% to 95% of pre-pandemic levels. In some regions, including Europe and the Middle East, tourist arrivals are predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels. The latest UNWTO Confidence Index shows cautious optimism for January-April, higher than the same period in 2022. UNWTO […]