Coco Collection

Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Reopening on 1st August

Coco Collection has announced that the two resorts operated by the brand; Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, will reopen to guests on August 1st, 2020. The islands have enhanced their already rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the reopening to ensure the health and safety of all guests. These new operational standards […]

Reopening the Maldives, what it means for hoteliers

The Maldives Ministry of Tourism recently announced that the country will begin in July a phased reopening of the country’s borders to international visitors. For hoteliers, that means the race to regain market share shrunken by COVID-19 is about to begin.  In the pre-pandemic world, Maldives was one of the top global markets for generation […]

Cash-stressed Maldives hotel sector set to evaluate over reliance on wholesalers

Hotel owners and operators in the Maldives are learning the hard way how quickly disruption can turn cash flow negative. One key trend in global leisure destinations is a severe liquidity crunch of wholesalers and travel intermediaries, which in turn has created a domino impact on hotels. This has created difficulties for the tourism dependent […]

Maldives Resorts: Commandeered for Quarantine Facilities

As a matter of light conjecture, the Maldives is reported to offer the best quarantine facilities – fully functional tourist resorts.  As we all know, the Maldives is under a public health emergency since 12 March 2020. That was a step taken in reaction to the first positive Covid-19 case in a visiting Italian tourist […]

Maldives Capital on Lockdown

The government of Maldives has imposed a 14-day lockdown in Male’ City area which includes Male’ City, Hulhumale’ and Vilimale’. Initially a 24 hour lockdown was imposed on Wednesday, 15th april 2020, following the first positive case of COVID-19 identified in Male’. The lockdown was extended for another 24 hours on Thursday and then for […]

Maldives brings ‘Sunny Side of Life’ to London

With destination’s largest outdoor advertising campaign in the UK, Maldives has brought the ‘Sunny Side of Life’ to the grey skies of London—with the launch of the advertising campaign this autumn on London buses and bus stops and at Waterloo train station. The campaign which was run by JCDecaux, an outdoor advertising corporation, ran from […]

Overview of tourist accommodation facilities in the Maldives: Hotels and guesthouses

The unique and natural beauty of the Maldives coupled with the one-island-one-resort concept attracts droves of tourists to the luxury destination, but it is not solely dedicated for the affluent traveller—the country offers various types of accommodation options catering to a diverse range of preferences; from luxury to budget travellers and backpackers, etc. These facilities […]

Average stay constant for February despite positive growth in tourist arrivals

Maldives achieved a 19 percent hike in tourist arrivals in February while guest stay durations remained the same, according to figures gathered by the Ministry of Tourism. More than 144,286 guest arrivals were recorded for February, which is a growth of 19 percent over the same period last year. Statistics across occupancy also offered strong […]

Meeru Island Resort & Spa wins prestigious TUI HOLLY AWARD 2018

Meeru Island Resort & Spa grabbed the prestigious TUI HOLLY AWARD 2018 at ITB 2018 which was held in Berlin, Germany from 7 to 11 March 2018, Meeru was acknowledged of being among the top three hotels worldwide in TUI’s long-haul destinations. In a press release, Meeru’s General Manager, Walter C Kaufmann, said, “This award […]

Strong Hotel Revenue Growth Predicted for Asia-Pacific in 2018

Maldives – March 2018 – A survey of 100 leading hospitality industry professionals from across the Maldives and the wider Asian region has predicted a positive outlook for the regional hotel sector in 2018, with 61 percent of respondents forecasting 10 percent or more revenue growth in the year to come. The ‘APAC Hotel Market […]

Celebrate ‘Fire and Ice’ at Jumeirah Vittaveli

Celebrate the festive season at Jumeirah Vittaveli this year and enjoy spectacular live entertainment, lavish gala dinners and plenty of activities to keep the children entertained. Events will start on 22 December when the resort’s annual surprise festive tree is unveiled and will conclude on 6 January with the Russian Christmas Eve. The resort’s Festive Island Celebration offer includes complimentary luxury catamaran […]

Maldives Marine Expo 2016 opens at Hulhumale’

The third edition of Maldives Marine Expo 2016 opened yesterday at the Hulhumale’ marina area.