The dying reefs: Can resorts be their savior?

Up to 60% of Maldivian coral reefs have been bleached due to the recent surge in sea surface water temperatures. What can resorts do to rise up from this mass phenomenon?

Future Forward: Designing the ‘Hospitable’ Experience

The need to design the “Hospitable” experience: The prominence of art has been a long standing romance between design and the hospitality industry, the objective is to make the entire hotel acquisitions inspire the guests or more importantly give personality to an otherwise innate building through brand aesthetics and defining elements. A brand has to […]

Environment: A Plague of Starfish

In mid-2015, a plague of coral-devouring starfish known as crown-of-thorns posed an existential threat to coral reefs, the bedrock of the Maldives’ thousand isles.

Green Globe launches new online certification system and solution centre

Green Globe has launched a new online solution centre to facilitate certification and better management of environmental indicators, known as Green Globe Solutions (GGS).

Kuramathi Island Resort presented TUI Umwelt Champion Award 2015

Kuramathi Island Resort has been honoured with the TUI Umwelt Champion Award 2015.

Kuredu launches ‘Solar Power Project’ with 4,160 new solar panels

The installation of 4,160 new solar panels is expected to significantly reduce the resort’s reliance on diesel generators.

2015 will see a rise in travellers seeking sustainable luxury, new research shows

According to a Booking.com sustainable travel survey, an estimated 52% of global travellers say they’re likely to choose a hotel and destination based on its social or environmental impact in 2015

Coco Collection reflects on its conservation initiatives, on the occasion of World Oceans Day

To mark World Oceans Day, Coco Collection looks back over its conservation initiatives and recent partnership with the Olive Ridley Project.

Resorts across the Maldives celebrate World Environment Day 2015

Resorts throughout the country celebrated World Environment Day 2015 yesterday with a host of awareness-raising activities, presentations and eco-friendly events.

 Gili Lankanfushi partners with Swimsol to unveil country’s largest floating solar panel

Gili Lankanfushi has announced its partnership with Swimsol, an Austrian company that specialises in groundbreaking floating solar power solutions, by unveiling a 15 x 15 metre floating solar power platform in their lagoon.

IUCN and MRC call for industry stakeholders to commence coral bleaching monitoring

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Maldives and the Maldives Marine Research Centre (MRC) are jointly calling for environment stakeholders in the country to contribute data towards a nationwide attempt to monitor the El Niño conditions that are currently arising, and the subsequent coral bleaching phenomenon that is being observed throughout the Maldives.

Soneva wins in the Environment category at WTTC’s Global Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Soneva Resorts and Residences has been selected as the winner in the ‘Environment’ category in the annual WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

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