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Isle of Horses

A world of islands engulfed by a vast ocean of blue. Palm fringed shorelines embraced by rings of sand white as snow. The Maldives has always been well known for their tropical beauty, their rich marine ecosystems and the ultra-exclusive addresses where travelers can indulge in luxury lifestyle experiences. Now, the Maldives is adding a […]

First Look: Rahaa Maldives

Located in the untouched Laamu atoll – one of the sets of Star Wars Rogue One – Rahaa Maldives is a resort that appeals to a wide range of travellers, from honeymooners and families to groups of friends and adventurers. Evenly spread across two natural islands lush with vegetation, wide stretches of dazzling white beach, […]

Hop into Easter Celebrations at Maldives Resorts

(with additional writing by Naza Nazeem) Easter festivities in the tropics are underway as several resorts in the Maldives curate a unique, unforgettable vacation. For a spring break with a difference, fly to the Indian Ocean archipelago where an array of egg-citing activities awaits your arrival in the Maldives. Celebrate Easter Moments with Movenpick Resort […]

Top 4 Resorts for Women in the Maldives

Women around the world are eagerly anticipating traveling again, once it is safe to do so. According to recent research from Booking.com, after spending extended time at home, 65 percent of women globally have pledged not to take travel for granted again. In fact, 1 in 2 (55%) women have revealed the recent travel restrictions […]

A Fair Game

An Intervention As shock waves from the pandemic started being felt all over the globe, just as any other country in the world we weren’t spared from the devastation caused by this modern-day pestilence. As the entire tourism industry shut down almost overnight, state intervention was a necessity to safeguard our local economy. Countries have […]

Sun, Sand, Sea and City

HDC proposes development of a tourism island. Hulhumale From the blue waters across the coast of Male’ rose a city like nothing we’ve ever seen before. A city that brought hope, and a promise of a bright future. The city of Hulhumale’ was the answer to enable urban expansion and to bring some relief to […]

Silver Sands Boat Yard – Built to Precision

From Silver Sands, Sea Gear to Pure Shores More than two decades ago, Silver Sands began its journey as an inbound travel agency. As the business expanded, the company began to offer an innovative “total solution” service to resorts. Its concept of operating the dive & watersport centers, fishing activities and excursions by providing an […]

Taking it Easy in Paradise: Innahura Maldives

Affordable adventure and laid-back experiences coexist in perfect harmony within a tropical island resort surrounded by natural luxury. Described as an ‘unpretentious gem’ this island has an emerald centre, fringed by pure white beaches and bright aqua lagoon plus charming Maldivianstyle beach bungalows. Whether playing beach sports, gliding over the water on a tandem sea […]

Manta Air Talks Expansion

Manta Air has announced plans to add further capacity to its current seaplane fleet, to bring in five new twin DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes by the end of 2021 to serve their robust domestic expansion plans. The new aircrafts will bring Manta Air’s fleet to a total of fifteen, including their ATR 72-600 turboprops that […]

Our Flight to Recovery

Aviation plays a crucial role as an enabler in the global tourism industry. It connects some of the most remote regions around the world with the global tourism source markets, bringing forth a substantial economic impact transforming their local economies. With a massive injection of foreign exchange along with a rise of employment opportunities across […]

Bubbles in the Glass

One of the most famous shapes in the world is the iconic contour fluted lines of the Coca-Cola bottle. Renowned as a design classic and described by noted industrial designer, Raymond Loewy as the “perfect liquid wrapper,” the bottle has been celebrated in art, music and advertising. When Andy Warhol wanted a shape to represent […]

COVID-19 AND THE GIG ECONOMY

AN IMPOSSIBILITY TO A REALITY Once thought to be an impossible economic sector, given the geographical limitations, isolation and lack of infrastructure, the Maldivian tourism industry will soon be marking its 50th anniversary in two years’ time.  Unyielding to the viability assessment and opinion of the United Nations, the Maldives had entered a new dawn […]

Find out what potential guests like and dislike about your resort with Brand Auditor

According to a 2019 survey, over 80 per cent of first time Maldives travellers see resorts to be ‘mostly similar’. The same survey suggests that most travellers choose to book a resort with attractive product presentation, clear differentiation, and straightforward marketing communication. Despite the Maldives having over 130 unique resorts, this perception simply cannot be […]

KEDGE EXPERT OPINION – Evidence mounts that eco-friendly wine tastes better

Consumers have shown that they are willing to pay extra for organic produce grown without pesticides, even if it does not taste better. That has not been the case for organic wine. Organic-labeled wines generally sell at prices similar to those of non-organic wines. And that is despite growing evidence that they actually do taste […]

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