Average stay constant for February despite positive growth in tourist arrivals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]

W Maldives scoops top prize at FHAM International Culinary Challenge

Demi Chef de Partie of W Maldives, Sujith Premalal, has won the top prize at the FHAM International Culinary Challenge held in Male from August 21st to 24th.

Amendments to Hotel Development Regulations come into effect

Under the new amendments, hotels can only be developed in islands with 24 hour electricity and health care facilities along with a Police Station situated in the island.

‘Following the Equator’: Maldives’ first international tourism film festival launched

The International Tourism Film Festival Maldives (ITFFM) was inaugurated yesterday at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives resort.

Milestones: Kuredu – Standing the test of time

If you talk to most prospective tourism developers in the Maldives about the importance of location – more specifically, the distance from the country’s only international airport for over 40 years – they would say it is paramount.

Industry Expert: Storytelling – A key to hotel marketing success

Here’s how to get more than your fair share of business in your market.

Industry Expert: Take the service elevator to the top floor

Here’s how to get more than your fair share of business in your market.

Tourism Indicators: The Maldivian Tourism Industry – 2015 in Review

The year 2015 was an impressive year for the global tourism industry with a 4.4% growth in international tourist arrivals according to UNWTO World Tourism.

Michael Friedel: Destination Scout

Michael Friedel shares some of his most iconic photographs from the era when tourism blossomed, and his memories of a life spent searching for paradise.

Maldives participates at EMITT exhibition

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), together with 5 industry partners, are taking part in the 20th edition of East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel (EMITT) exhibition in Turkey.

Diverland – Where subaquatic adventures happen

Diverland is one of the oldest and most well respected dive schools in the Maldives.

Maldives Monetary Authority: growth in tourism and construction expected in 2016

The National Bureau of Statistics suggests that although real GDP growth for 2015 is expected to slow down, 2016 looks promising.