Registration opens for GM Forum 2019

Registration for the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2019 is now open as Perspective Pvt Ltd—the publisher of Hotelier Maldives—prepares for the event to be held at Bandos Maldives on April 03, 2019. The GM Forum, an annual gathering of general managers and hospitality industry stakeholders, consists of keynote speeches from industry leaders and interactive panel discussions […]

“The Necklace Project” to be presented at the GM Forum in April

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2019 is set to see a special presentation on sustainable tourism and conservation by renowned marine conservationist Abdul Azeez Abdul Hakeem – ‘N.D. Azeez’. The fourth edition of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum is scheduled to take place on 3rd April 2019 at Bandos Maldives. Azeez will focus his presentation on […]

Hotel General Managers’ conference to highlight history of Maldives’ tourism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The history of Maldives’ tourism is to be showcased by way of some of the most iconic images of the destination at the coming hotel general managers’ conference organised by the Maldives B2B hospitality brand – Hotelier Maldives. A day-long event, the General Managers’ Forum (GMF) was initiated in 2016 following the successful publication of […]

GM Forum 2019 now open for sponsorship

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The fourth edition of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum is now open for sponsorship. Scheduled to take place on April 3, 2019 at Bandos Maldives, the event will feature keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions on a myriad of topics including hotel safety and security, skills gap in the hospitality industry and how this challenge […]

New members appointed to GM Forum Advisory Panel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mariya Shareef, the Resort Manager at Summer Island Maldives and Marc Gussing, General Manager at JW Marriot Maldives Resort & Spa (scheduled to open in 2019) have been appointed as new members to the Advisory Panel of the annual Hotelier Maldives GM Forum. The fourth edition of the forum is scheduled for April 3, 2019, […]

Marriott’s Area Director for Global Safety & Security to give keynote at GM Forum 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Safety and security are one of the key challenges facing the hospitality industry in the Maldives, and for the upcoming fourth edition of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum, we are putting a spotlight on the issue and discussing solutions. The fourth edition of the annual event, scheduled to be held April 3, 2019, will feature […]

GM Forum 2018 Highlights: Global Travel Trends by Graeme D’Arcy Ryan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] is one of the biggest travel sites today, and the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018 saw a presentation by Graeme D’Arcy Ryan, Area Manager of Hotels for, themed around Global Travel Trends. In light of data from, Graeme’s presentation was filled with insightful data for hoteliers to use in their marketing and […]

GM Forum 2018 Highlights: Special unveiling of The Muraka by Hilton

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Maldives has been a pioneering destination for Hilton to capitalise on the interest towards underwater features. Ithaa, the underwater restaurant at the Conrad Rangali, operated by Hilton, is perhaps the most famous underwater facility in the world. At the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018 held in April, the hospitality industry saw the launch of […]

Fourth edition of Hotelier Maldives GM Forum scheduled for April 3, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The fourth edition of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum is scheduled to take place on April 3, 2019, at Bandos Maldives, one of the first resorts to open in the country, and located 15 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat. As in previous years, the next GM Forum will look at significant trends and […]

GM Forum 2018 Highlights: ‘Tourism-related Taxation’ by Yusuf Shiraz, Deputy Director, Maldives Tax Academy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In his presentation themed on “Tourism-related Taxation’, Yusuf Shiraz, the Deputy Director of Maldives Tax Academy spoke in length about the tax registration process and gave an overview of the different taxes hotelier should take into account, and how to submit with tax returns. He also highlighted on ways Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) can […]

GM Forum 2018 Highlights: Keynote speech by Ibrahim ‘Bandhu’ Saleem; “Tourism in Maldives – A Historical Perspective.”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Saleem’s keynote address was themed around “Tourism in Maldives – A Historical Perspective”. He highlighted the humble beginnings of the tourism industry in the Maldives from prior to the opening of the first resort to the world-renowned luxury destination that it is today. His presentation gave insights into the trends in tourist arrivals, the industry’s […]

Leading hoteliers discuss challenges at the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The third Hotelier Maldives GM Forum, bringing together hospitality industry leaders of Maldives to discuss important aspects of the industry, has come to a successful close. Over 150 delegates representing over 40 hospitality brands attended the forum held at Kurumba Maldives on April 18, 2018. The third in the series, this year’s forum discussed topics […]