traveler sustainability maldives

What Actions are Travelers Taking to Travel More Sustainably? 

To protect the environment for future generations, travelers feel a responsibility to make more sustainable decisions. To understand travelers’ sentiments around sustainable travel, gathered opinions from over 33,000 tourists from 35 different countries in an annual Sustainable Travel Report. There is a greater sense of urgency to make more eco-friendly choices. The percentage of […]

Gen-Z Maldives

How Can Maldives Cater to the Preferences of Younger Travelers

The travel industry is undergoing a shift as younger generations, Gen-Z and Millennials, are expressing unique travel preferences. No longer content with simply checking off destinations on a bucket list, these younger travelers prioritize wellness, local experiences, and discovering destinations off the beaten path. The younger generations are also willing to pay more for luxury […]

Q1 2023 Tourist Arrivals

Q1 2023 Tourist Arrivals Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

The tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2023 exceed pre-pandemic arrivals. This year 523,928 tourists arrived compared to 482,978 in the first quarter of 2019. Arrivals in Q1 2023 have seen a 8.5% increase compared to the same period in 2019. Tourist arrivals aren’t only increasing, but guests are also staying longer. In Q1 2019, […]

Marriott Maldives Apprenticeship

Marriott to Hold Apprenticeship Recruitment in Addu City on April 8 & 9, 2023

Marriott International Maldives will hold the first recruitment activity for the Apprenticeship Program in Addu City on April 8 and 9, 2023. The two-day recruitment sessions will take place in Hulhumeedhoo on April 8, 2023 at Seenu Atoll School between 10 AM to 3 PM, and in Hithadhoo on April 9, 2023 at Addu High […]

Jalboot Internship 2022

Jalboot Honors 2022 Internship Batch at Graduation Ceremony

Jalboot Marine Services Private Limited hosted a graduation ceremony to honor the 2022 interns who successfully completed the internship. The ceremony was graced by Charge’d’Affaires of the UAE Embassy, H.E. Mr. Abdulrahman Alshamsi. The audience consisted of Jalboot’s interns, parents, and the staff of Jalboot. The interns gained hands-on experience and practical knowledge in the […]

Marriott International Expected to Open Nearly 100 Properties in 2021

75 Properties Opened Across Asia Pacific in 2020 Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) continues to expand its portfolio, expecting to open 100 properties in Asia Pacific in 2021, bringing more brands and experiences to new destinations for guests across the region. In 2020, the company celebrated its 800th milestone hotel opening in the region with […]

Tourist Arrival in Maldives

‘Naturally Isolated,’ Maldives Reopens Borders

After almost four months since the suspension of on-arrival tourist visas, Maldives tourism industry has reopened with enhanced precautionary measures against COVID-19. The first tourists arrived Wednesday morning, 15th July 2020,  onboard Qatar Airways that landed at the Velana International Airport (VIA).  Connecting from various countries, 107 foreigners and 24 Maldivians arrived on the first […]

Coca-Cola Long Run 2017 to see higher number of international runners

The Coca-Cola Long Run 2017 has been launched with a special emphasis on attracting international runners. The  annual event – organized by Total Fitness Group (TfG) – will be held on April 14 in Hulhumalé. The event was introduced in 2013 with 210 runners; with 50 runners participating in the country’s first half marathon. “The […]

Outrigger Resorts Invites Travellers to Escape Ordinary with new Signature Experiences Series

From arrival to departure, today’s travellers seek authentic, enriching experiences that create a deeper connection with the people and the place that they visit. To help guests experience the culture at each of Outrigger Resorts iconic destinations, the brand has introduced a collection of Outrigger Resorts Signature Experiences, an array of destination-specific amenities, cultural programs […]

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.

Destination PR Agencies appointed for Maldives

The main objective of hiring PR agencies in these markets is to strengthen the destination’s image
and increase the number of arrivals to the destination

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.