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?

Solarelle Insurance: All about growth

On April 28th 2016, Solarelle Insurance opened its doors for business with an inauguration ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel in Male’ City.

Hotel Review: Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Maldives Resort

The first resort in Raa Atoll is a title that Adaaran Meedhupparu holds comfortably; it has withstood the test of time to a certain degree, having been in business for over a decade.

Island and lagoon lease acquisition fees announced for 2016

The Government of Maldives has announced the lease acquisition fees for 2016 for the leasing of islands and lagoons for tourism development.

Marriott International Inc to Merge with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to create world’s largest hotel group

Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s board of directors approve a merger that will create the world’s largest hotel company.

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.

Island Hoppers: DJ Umar

Umar Ziyad or as he’s popularly known, DJ Umar, has been performing since the mid-90s and has witnessed the growth and evolution of the profession in the country.

MMA report: Chinese arrivals rebound in August, as fish exports boom in the Maldives

August saw a 7.8% year-on-year increase in Chinese arrivals, as well as an phenomenal 407% year-on-year increase in fish exports.

Tourist arrivals increase in August despite decrease in total bed nights

The month of August has brought in 110,144 tourists, and shows an increase of 5.7 % when compared to August 2014.