Maldives Tourism News

Gan Airport begins boosting tourism in southern Maldives

Gan Airport begins boosting tourism in southern Maldives

12th Jan 2017 Airline News Tourism News

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.

Utkarsh Faujdar, general manager, Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

Utkarsh Faujdar, general manager, Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

12th Dec 2016 Videos

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.

A.U.M Fawzy, chief executive, Trans Maldivian Airways

A.U.M Fawzy, chief executive, Trans Maldivian Airways

7th Dec 2016 Videos

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.

World Travel Awards touches down at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

World Travel Awards touches down at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

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.

WTM 2016: Richard Saldanha, chairman, Trans Maldivian Airways

WTM 2016: Richard Saldanha, chairman, Trans Maldivian Airways

9th Nov 2016 Videos

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.