President pledges concessional loan fund for guesthouses

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has pledged to establish a dedicated fund that will provide concessional loans for the construction of guesthouses in the islands. The announcement was made during his four-day tour of Haa Alif Atoll, following a two-day campaign visit to 10 islands of Shaviyani Atoll. Addressing a rally at Barah Island’s harbour area […]

The rising tide of guesthouse tourism in the Maldives

The burgeoning guesthouse industry has opened up the Maldives to backpackers and budget travelers for the first time.

RIU Hotels and Resorts set to open their first hotel in the Maldives in 2018

RIU Hotels and Resorts has embarked on a new project which will make it the first Spanish hotel chain with a presence in the Maldives. The company purchased the islets of Kedhigandu and Maafushi, located in Dhaalu atoll for the project.

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