Maldives to See Twelve New Resort Openings in 2022

After eight exciting openings this year, the Maldives is set to see the opening of twelve new properties in the upcoming year, an addition of 1572 rooms. With these new properties, the total number of registered resorts in Maldives is expected to reach 179 resorts. Most of these new openings are located in Male’ Atoll, […]

BBM Enters 2022 Inspiring Young Chefs in the Maldives

Bestbuy Maldives Pvt Ltd (BBM), in keeping with its philosophy of helping the industry, has engaged with promising upcoming chefs to support them under its program ‘BBM-Inspire’.  BBM sponsored six students of the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies of The Maldives National University to the World Chefs Congress & Expo 2022. The event is […]

Top Job Vacancies of the Week in Maldives Hospitality Industry

Assistant Front Office Manager- Cheval Blanc Randheli Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll is hiring an assistant front office manager to assist the front office manager in supervising and leading the team of Majordomes, Alchemists, Porters and Switchboard operators. The ideal candidate can efficiently deal with complaints and has a solid customer service approach. Requirements: Minimum […]

Nordwind Airlines Begins Direct Flights from Russia

Russia’s leisure airline Nordwind has commenced scheduled flights to the Maldives. The airline will operate direct flights from Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg to Velana International Airport (VIA) on every Sunday and Thursday until March 2022. Nordwind passengers can also enjoy flights between Moscow and VIA with the convenient transfer in Pulkovo airport. The flights will take place […]

2021 In Review: Travel Technology Trends by SITA

In 2021, the air transport industry has been forced to adapt nearly all operations to adhere to rapidly changing regulations and travel requirements. This has included health status verifications to fluctuating border controls based on virus hotspots and emerging new COVID-19 variants like Omicron, according to a blog report by SITA. It has also been […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

Emerald Maldives Titled World’s Leading Luxury Private Island Resort at World Travel Awards Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has been awarded World’s Leading Luxury Private Island Resort at the 28th World Travel Awards. The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Votes for the awards are cast by travel […]

Resort News Weekly Roundup

Centara Hotels & Resorts Unveils Festive Programmes Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives and Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives are inviting travellers to savour the holiday spirit in paradise. At the adults-only retreat of Centara Ras Fushi, couples and honeymooners are up for a ‘Candy Cane Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses’ festive programme. […]

Brad Calder Awarded Best General Manager Worldwide at Hotel Travel Awards

Brad Calder, cluster general manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, has been titled ‘Best General Manager Worldwide’ at the Hotel Travel Awards 2021. The Hotel Travel Awards recognises and rewards hotels worldwide based on the exceptional service and facilities they provide to their guests. They use a stringent inspection procedure carried […]

Vaccinated Travellers Allowed Quarantine-Free Travel between Maldives and Singapore

With Maldives among the countries of Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme, fully vaccinated passengers are now allowed quarantine-free entry into Singapore. The first VTL flight from Maldives was operated by Singapore Airlines on 16 December 2021. Ms Susan Yong, General Manager- Maldives, Singapore Airlines said: “The commencement of VTL flights from Male to Singapore […]

Kagi Maldives Spa Island Welcomes Wellness Practitioner Thinley Om

The Maldives’ ultimate holistic wellness destination, Kagi Maldives is hosting visiting practitioner Thinley Om for a 90-day residence until February 2022. During her stay, guests will enjoy group Sound Healing sessions at the Baani Spa, workshops about traditional Bhutanese Medicine and more. A senior wellness practitioner at The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, a 5-star luxury wellness […]

Sun Siyam Iru Veli Marks Third Anniversary

Sun Siyam Iru Veli is celebrating three years since its opening in Dhaalu Atoll on 15th December 2018. To revel the occasion, the resort closed their à la carte outlets and hosted a series of events starting with a special evening management cocktail at Fresh Water, an exceptional pool bar where guests were greeted with […]


Thai AirAsia to Resume Direct Flights to Maldives from Bangkok

Thai AirAsia will resume scheduled flights between Velana International Airport (MLE) and Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) from 22nd December 2021. This will mark the resumption of international services by the airline. Thai AirAsia will operate two flights every week on Sundays and Wednesdays and will operate an Airbus A320 with the capacity of 150 […]