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Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s Erika Magora: Finding passion in marketing Maldives’ resorts

She has a law degree, but instead of finding passion in the field, she pursued her interest in people, networking, and travelling, and found her calling in marketing. Erika Magora, the Cluster Assistant PR and Communications Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Vilu Reef, was not sure what she wanted to do after she […]

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Beyond the lobby: Women crafting careers in hospitality at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

In the heart of paradise at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, where each smile is a welcome and every detail contributes to a memorable experience, there exists a cadre of remarkable women who are crafting more than just careers – they are shaping the very fabric of the hospitality industry. The resort invites […]

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Breaking the Waves: Maldivian Women Leading the Charge in Tourism

The Maldivian tourism industry, consistently recognized as the world’s best, is experiencing a shift driven by women. While statistics reveal a historical gender gap, with women only making up 12% of the workforce, a new wave of female leaders is transforming the scene. These women are defying cultural expectations and the challenges of remote island […]

Women in Hospitality: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives’ Senior Sales Manager Naziya Hassan

If you are looking for a dream destination to escape the mundane, look no further than Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, the newest addition to the Hyatt family of luxury resorts. Nestled in the pristine Raa Atoll, this resort offers a blend of innovative design, crafted luxury, and stunning natural beauty. Whether you want to relax in […]

Women in Hospitality: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s Director of Operations Dorothy Bahati

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s Director of Operations Dorothy Bahati is a firebrand in the hospitality industry where she has developed her career for the last 19 years or so, having spent most of that time in the Maldives. Her journey has been that of resilience, persistence and utmost dedication coupled with passion for what she […]

Farahiah Ariffin: Shaping Maldives’ hospitality landscape

In the heart of the Maldives, a visionary architect has been quietly revolutionizing the luxury hospitality industry. Farahiah Ariffin, a Malaysian native, has made her mark on the tropical paradise for the past five years, spearheading development and construction projects that have left an indelible impression. Her journey has been one of determination, resilience, and […]

Women in Hospitality: Creative digital marketer Hunaina Ahmed Iqbal

Hunaina Ahmed Iqbal is a young Maldivian woman with a background in creative digital marketing and experience in media, audio, and video production. She is currently the Marketing Communications Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives. Hunaina’s career journey began after she completed her Diploma in Sound and […]

Women in Hospitality: Aminath Maeysha, Sales Manager at Mirihi Island resort

As the recently appointed Sales Manager at Mirihi, Aminath Maeysha is a great example of how hotels can achieve great things when they invest in their staff. Having worked with Crown & Champa Resorts for eight years across four different properties in the Maldives, the former Front Office Manager has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry […]

Women in Hospitality: Elza Artiaga

We speak to Elza Artiga, who hails from a family of hospitality professionals, but has made a career of her own, working for big names like the Ritz-Carlton and now Outrigger.

Soneva Fushi to host second edition of apprenticeship Programme

Soneva Fushi Maldives is set to host the second annual Junior Host programme.

Women in Hospitality: Simmi Soodan

Simmi Soodan is the Director of Sales at Jumeirah Vittaveli. Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir in India, Simmi has always been passionate about the hospitality industry.

Women in Hospitality: Michelle Flake

Having started working in the hospitality industry in her early teens, Michelle has worked with some of the big names in the business such as Kuoni.

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