Singapore Airlines Group Commits to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has pledged its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, reinforcing its long-standing strategy of working towards decarbonisation and environmental sustainability across its operations. The group’s airlines, Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SIA Cargo, will use multiple levers to achieve this goal. These include investing in new-generation aircraft, achieving higher […]

Sun Siyam Resorts Appoints Hype Communications as GCC PR Agency

Sun Siyam Resorts has announced the appointment of Hype Communications as its partner PR agency to handle GCC promotion. Hype Communications will be promoting Sun Siyam’s laid-back luxury resorts located in the idyllic natural surroundings of Maldives and Sri Lanka, which present extraordinary experiences and sanctuaries for the free-spirited while transporting guests into a realm […]

Lily Beach Resort & Spa Achieves COVID-Ready Gold Certification

Lily Beach Resort & Spa, the title holder for TripAdvisor’s Best All-Inclusive Resort in Asia, is now a COVID-Ready Gold certified property, administered by Hotel Resilient and verified by the Maldives’ own auditing company, NSURE. The Gold Certification boosts travel confidence to the resort for following COVID-19 international guidelines, HPA guidelines and industry best practices. […]

Three Islands You Can Take Over in the Maldives

These resorts are offering you not just a room, but a whole island at your disposal.  With exclusivity taking on a whole new meaning, settle for nothing less than a complete buyout for your next trip to the Maldives! Three resorts are unveiling packages that let guests utilise all facilities and access all rooms in […]

UK Pandemic Savers Could Provide a Boost to Long-Haul Destinations Like the Maldives Post-COVID-19, Says GlobalData

Those in the UK who were able to save during the COVID-19 pandemic may now be considering a ‘bucket list’ trip, as cancelled trips and a reduced ability to travel has left bigger budgets for more once-in-a-lifetime trips to the Maldives. This could provide a much-needed boost to destinations that require long-haul flights, says GlobalData, […]

Sheraton Maldives Introduces USD 130,000 Exclusive Island Takeover

Travellers looking to escape the bustle of the city can now take that remote retreat one step further. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is introducing an exclusive private island takeover poised to offer jetsetters and their affluent guests an extraordinary hideaway in the Maldives starting from USD 130,000 per night with minimum stay of three […]

Le Méridien Set to Open in Maldives this Summer

A new resort is expected to make its debut in the world’s most captivating destinations – the Maldives from 1 August. Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, the stylish European-inspired brand is opening a 154-villa resort on the island of Thilamaafushi that welcomes creative-minded travellers to island living. Secluded in a southeastern pocket of Lhaviyani […]

Coetzer Deysel Appointed General Manager of InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has announced the appointment of Coetzer Deysel as general manager. In his new role, Coetzer will be responsible for driving the resort’s strategic and commercial growth, overseeing operational  excellence and will continue to elevate the luxury positioning of IHG’s flagship property in the Maldives. Coetzer brings with him over 17 years’ […]

JLL Advises on First Maldives Hotel Transaction Since 2019

JLL today announced that it advised on the first hotel transaction in the Maldives since 2019. The firm’s Hotels & Hospitality Group represented Sun Resorts Ltd on their sale of Kanuhura Maldives, a five-star resort with 80 villas. This landmark transaction reinforces the strength and confidence in the Maldives hospitality market, according to JLL. The deal follows […]

Qatar Airways’ Free Cargo Aircraft to India with 300 Tonnes of Aid

On 3rd May, 300 tonnes of aid from around the world was transported by Qatar Airways in a three-flight cargo aircraft convoy from Doha to India, further strengthening international relief efforts. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The State of Qatar has a long and special relationship with India, […]

Siyam World, Maldives Appoints Tom McLoughlin as Island Chief and General Manager

Siyam World, Maldives, the latest addition to Sun Siyam Resorts, has appointed hospitality trailblazer Tom McLoughlin as island chief and general manager ahead of its grand reopening in quarter four, 2021. Siyam World, Maldives will be the biggest and most exciting newly built resort in the Maldives. Offering a playground of possibilities full of diverse […]

Velaa Private Island Maldives Puts on a Show with Opera and Broadway Stars

World-renowned tenor, Dimitri Pittas, will perform at Velaa Private Island as the worlds of Opera and Broadway collide. Pittas will lead a performance alongside opera singer and Broadway actress Leah Edwards, in an enchanting evening of song. The pair will be joined by San Francisco Opera’s Maureen Zoltek on piano for the performance on the […]