JOALI BEING Launches Wellness Program by Visiting Master Practitioners

Ritz-Carlton Maldives Eid

Celebrate a Maldivian Inspired Eid al-Adha at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, is hosting a curated program to celebrate Eid al-Adha from June 28 – July 3, 2023. The holiday program will give guests a taste of Maldivian culture. The celebrations begin with the resort’s signature Maldivian Night, serving tropical dishes fusing local ingredients, simple spices, and flavours from the north to […]

Maldives arrivals

Are Tax Hikes Contributing to Declining Tourist Arrivals?

The Maldives has witnessed a decline in tourist arrivals in May, compared to the same period last year. Industry leaders are raising concerns that the recent increase in the Tourism Goods and Services Tax (T-GST) may be contributing factor. According to data released by the Ministry of Tourism, tourist arrivals in May fell by 5.7% […]

Maldives Storytellers Confrence

Visit Maldives Hosts Storytellers Conference at Crossroads Maldives

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (Visit Maldives) is hosting the first Storytellers Conference on May 30, 2023, at Crossroads Maldives. Over 70 travel writers, journalists, bloggers, and influencers from around the world will gather to experience the Maldives’ unique beauty and cultural heritage beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea narrative. The conference aims […]

India May Soon Replace Russia as Maldives Top Source Market

India may soon replace Russia as Maldives top source market. According to the latest arrival numbers by the Ministry of Tourism, 91,587 Russian tourists and 89,619 Indian tourists have visited Maldives this year. With a difference of less than 2,000 arrivals, India could regain its position as Maldives top source market. Last year, India was […]

LUX* South Ari Atoll Wellbeing Week

LUX* South Ari Atoll to Host Wellbeing Week to Celebrate Global Wellness Day

LUX* South Ari Atoll is hosting a wellness week for the island’s guests and its team members from 3 – 10 June 2023. The loved annual tradition is a week for wellness-boosting activities leading up Global Wellness Day 2023. This year, LUX* South Ari Atoll invites Wellness Week Champions Olivia Jarvis and Mason Caton-Brown from […]

Maldives 5MTP

How can the Maldives Tourism Industry Achieve the 5TMP’s target of $6 billion in tourism receipts by 2027?

The recently released 5th Tourism Master Plan (5TMP) called upon all industry stakeholders to collaborate to reach a target of USD 6 billion a year in international tourism receipts by 2027. Tourism receipts are the expenditures by international inbound tourists in Maldives. The target was determined through consultation with industry stakeholders, the Ministry of Finance, […]

Baron Online Enviornmental Hub

Baros Maldives Launches Online Sustainability Information Hub

Baros Maldives recently launched a new online section to supplement the resort’s sustainable tourism program. The online section aims to raise awareness about the fragile marine environment. The Divers Baros Maldives team, known as the “Baros Underwater Ambassadors,” are sharing their favourite underwater stories, the island resort’s sustainability initiatives and other valuable insights through the […]

MATATO Collaborated with Korean Tourism Organisation for Roadshow Event at Maagiri

Yesterday, the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) partnered with the Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) for a roadshow event in Male’ at Maagiri Hotel. The roadshow aimed to promote bilateral tourism between the Maldives and Korea. This event was a platform to introduce KTO to MATATO members, stakeholders, and the media. In […]

Maldives 5th Master Plan

Ministry of Tourism Launches 5th Tourism Master Plan

On May 25, 2023, the Maldives Ministry of Tourism launched the destination’s 5th Tourism Master Plan (5TMP) at a ceremony held at Maldives National University. The document sets out the vision, policy priorities, and strategies for the Maldives tourism industry over the next 5 years. The 5TMP is a long-term plan to address the challenges […]

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Hosted Marine Biology Internship for Local Students

Four  Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru hosted the first Marine Biology Internship Program in collaboration with the Baa Atoll Council to inspire young students to take a proactive role in protecting the oceans for  generations to come. Running from May 18 to 20, 2023, the three-day program was attended by 12 students from 12 […]

Flights from Abu Dhabi to Maldives

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Offering Special Summer Fares to Maldives from $103

Budget airline Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced special summer fares to a number of destinations, including the Maldives. Passengers can fly from Abu Dhabi to the Maldives daily for rates starting at AED 379 (approximately USD $103.21). The special summer fares are now available for booking. Passengers are encouraged to make booking well in […]