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Maldives is Louis Vuitton equivalent in tourism, economic minister says

Maldives Economic Minister Mohamed Saeed asserted on Thursday that Maldives is the epitome of tourism, akin to Louis Vuitton in the world of shopping, and no amount of envy can diminish its stature. Speaking at the launch of the government’s ‘Women for Tourism’ initiative, aimed at bolstering female participation in the tourism sector, Saeed declared […]

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Govt initiates programme to boost women’s participation in tourism employment

The government launched the Women for Tourism programme on Thursday, a part of its initial 100-day commitments aimed at boosting female participation in the tourism sector. The inauguration ceremony took place at Meeruma Hotel in Male, with Economic Minister Mohamed Saeed leading the event. The programme’s primary objective is to offer targeted training for women […]

Maldives tourism sees mixed performance in Oct; occupancy drops by 5%

The Maldives tourism sector recorded a mixed performance in October 2023, according to the latest Economic Update report released by the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) on November 30. The report showed that total tourist arrivals stood at 159,141 in October, registering an increase of 4% when compared with October 2022, whereas bednights declined by 3%. […]

Maldives aims to boost annual tourism revenue to $6 billion

The newly formed Visitor Economy Council, announced by the government on Sunday, set its sights on ramping up annual tourism revenue to hit the $6 billion mark. Economic minister Mohamed Saeed, heading the council, disclosed this target during a press conference at the President’s Office on Monday. Highlighting the current scenario, Saeed noted, “Maldives’ GDP […]

Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2023: President-elect assures full support for tourism diversification

President-elect Dr Mohammed Muizzu on Thursday pledged government support and cooperation for the growth and diversification of the tourism industry. Muizzu made these commitments at the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum 2023, which took place at Bandos Maldives on Thursday. Notably, this marked his first participation in a tourism event following his victory in the presidential […]

Maldives tourism in precarious state, MATATO says

The Maldives Association for Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) on Thursday unveiled the findings of a recent survey highlighting the fragile state of the country’s tourism industry. MATATO’s President, Abdulla Giyas, presented the results of the survey, which involved more than 2,000 participants, at a press conference. Notably, these participants included not only local […]

Debt, weak policies affect Maldives’ tourism, investor appeal, new MATATO report warns

The Maldivian economy is in a fragile state primarily caused by a dollar crisis and excessive government expenditure, with negative impacts on the local tourism sector and investor interest in the destination, a new study by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) said on Thursday. The report, based on extensive qualitative […]

Exclusive: M.U. Maniku – Crafting a Legacy

In a career spanning several decades, M.U. Maniku has remained at the forefront of innovation and is dedicated to his vision of making the Maldives a leading international tourist destination.

Kurumba Maldives launches scholarship programme

As part of its on-going Corporate Social Responsibility program, Kurumba Maldives has announced a scholarship programme.

ITB fair kicks off with Maldives as partner country

The ITB Berlin Convention, the world’s leading travel and trade fair, was officially inaugurated yesterday with the Maldives as the official partner country of this year’s event.

An audit firm with local intuition: MHPA

MHPA is the first ever 100% Maldivian owned and operated audit firm that provides specialized professional assurance and advisory services in the country.

Solar Jar

Based in Mauritius, NHP Light Ltd, is the exclusive reseller of the Consol Solar Jar, an Off-Grid Solar Product assembled in South Africa, 100% handmade.