The opening of international flights to Gan airport, adjacent to Addu township in the south of the Maldives, has opened a new era for the region - providing an alternative transportation offering that can save travellers valuable vacation time. In December, SriLankan Airlines started flying from Colombo to the upgraded Gan airport, formerly a UK Royal Air Force refilling base until 1976 when it became a domestic airport.
Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has launched a brand new VisitMaldives website with new interactive features at a recent event. The event was attended by representatives of various stakeholders of the Maldivian tourism industry.
As Hulhule Island Hotel is recognised as the World’s Leading Airport Resort at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with general manager, Utkarsh Faujdar, about what is on offer at the property and how important it is to the hospitality market in the Maldives.
Olivier De Guardia, general manager, Constance Moofushi, speaks to Breaking Travel News about how it feels to have been recognised as the best in the world by the World Travel Awards.
Ahmed Musthaeen, general manager, aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the new resort and what it brings to Maldivian hospitality.
Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, chairman & managing director, Sun Siyam Group, speaks to Breaking Travel News as his Iru Fushi Resort hosts the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016 and he personally is recognised with the title of Tourism Pioneer by the World Travel Awards Academy.
A.U.M Fawzy, chief executive, Trans Maldivian Airways, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the growth of the brand over the past two decades and the pivotal role the airline has played in the development of tourism in the Maldives.
Benjamin Kreuz, general manager, COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives, chats to Breaking Travel News about the world beating resort he leads as it is recongised as the best in the world by voters at the World Travel Awards.
Katara Hospitality has taken the title of World’s Leading Hospitality Company at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2016. The Middle Eastern hospitality giant was crowned during a glittering event at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives in front of an audience of over 250 hospitality leaders from around the world.
SriLankan Airlines has consolidated its positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives by commencing services to Gan Island. The move makes the carrier the only airline to operate international flights to Gan International Airport, with four flights per week.
World Travel Awards is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to the Maldives for the Grand Final 2016. The event will be staged at the glamourous The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi on Friday, December 2nd, with nearly 300 hundred industry leaders expected to attend. Unfolding over 52 acres of natural perfection, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is the perfect venue for the Grand Final 2016 and a world away from the everyday.
Breaking Travel News talks to Richard Saldanha, chairman, Trans Maldivian Airways, at World Travel Market 2016. Top of the agenda is a recent agreement with Addu International Airport Company which will see seaplane transfers become available with Trans Maldivian Airways from Gan International Airport to nine resorts within the greater Southern region.