International Housekeeping Week Concludes

September 12-18, 2021 marked the annual, International Housekeepers and Environmental Services Week. A week dedicated to recognising the hard work of a group who plays an important part of any property, but who are often hidden in the background. Housekeepers have always worked tirelessly to ensure rooms and public areas are kept clean and tidy, […]

Crossroads Maldives Celebrates Second Anniversary

Crossroads Maldives, the country’s first extraordinary multi-island and fully integrated leisure destination marks its second anniversary. Crossroads Maldives opened its doors to guests in September 2019 featuring two lifestyle resorts – Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives – Curio Collection by Hilton®. Both resorts offer direct access to extensive facilities at The Marina […]

The Tale of Veligandu

Within a luxurious blue kingdom, one can find one of the most authentic resorts in the Maldives. Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, in the North Ari atoll is one of the Maldives’ founding resorts that retains its original charm as it entices honeymooners today. The secluded haven of Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is a […]

Six Senses to Add Kanuhura as Second Branded Property in the Maldives

Six Senses will add Kanuhura in Lhaviyani Atoll as second branded property in the Maldives, starting in late 2022. This is Six Senses’ second collaboration with Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited (HPL). A 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, Six Senses Kanuhura will offer 80 private overwater, beach and spacious family villas offering sunset or […]

Over 30 General Managers and Corporate Hoteliers Confirm Participation at GM Forum ’21

At the close of registration, over 30 GMs and corporate hoteliers have confirmed participation at this year’s GM Forum scheduled for 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Male’ Atoll. The participating GMs represent over 50 brands from international hotel management companies and local operators. Launched in 2014, the fifth edition of the GM Forum was […]

Maldives is back on the Flight Path for Brits

The Maldives is off the ‘red list’ and back on the ‘to do list’ for British travellers as the UK Government has announced a major overhaul to simplify the rules governing international travel. The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made an announcement yesterday that effectively freed up the red tape that has engulfed the UK travel […]

The OZEN Collection to Welcome Wellness Practitioners

Featured Image: Visiting wellness practitioners Domingos Folgado and Jess Cover  Continuing their successful wellness celebrations in August, The OZEN Collection has curated meaningful wellness experiences for guests in the coming months. Wellness practitioners Dominos Folgado and Jess Covers will be based at ELENA ELEMENTS OF NATURE spa and wellness centre at Ozen Reserve Bolifushi and […]

Air Astana to Resume Flights from Kazakhstan to Maldives

The flag carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana will resume direct flights from Almaty to Velana International Airport (VIA) from 9 October 2021,  as reported in eTurboNews. The route will be operated with Airbus A321LR and Boeing 767 aircraft four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline initially resumed flights to the […]

Vakkaru Maldives’ Festive Programme Honours 2022 Golden Jubilee Year of Tourism

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Maldives tourism, Vakkaru Maldives will launch its end-of-year festive celebrations with a ‘Glitter and Gold’ themed programme. Running from 21 December 2021 until 7 January 2022, the celebrations reflect the rich heritage, culture and environment of the Indian Ocean. Guests are invited to share the joy of the holidays […]

Māzŭ Resortwear – Luxury Swim Wear Born from Hong Kong’s Rich Traditions

Inspired by Hong Kong’s rich maritime history, Adam Raby founded a luxury men’s swim wear brand that celebrates the country’s unique relationship with water. Combining traditional colours, local motifs, and unique fabrics, Māzŭ creates classic swim shorts for the man who understands quality and comfort. With an impressive range of more than forty designs, each […]

The Touchless Revolution

Contactless tech pre-dates the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the crisis accelerated the adoption of new technologies in the hospitality and travel industry. In our cover story for Issue 53, contributing editor Naufal Naeem ‘re-imagines’ the old ways by looking at the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated in how we interact with each other. For […]

Maurice Van Den Bosch Appointed General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi

Coco Collection has appointed Maurice Van Den Bosch as general manager of Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives. The Australian-Dutch citizen brings in over twenty years of experience in hotel management. Maurice most recently led the pre-opening team at Le Meridian Maldives Resort & Spa. His experience in managing resorts in the Maldives began in 2017 as […]

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