World Travel Awards has revealed the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will host its prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 on the July 8th. The event will take place on Meedhuffushi Island in the Maldives’ South Nilandhe Atoll, with hospitality leaders from across the region expected to be in attendance.
Travel Trade Maldives is the platform that connects the travel trade community of the Maldives to the global network of travel agents easily and instantly. Staged annually in Maldives, the event is the leading global event for the travel trade industry of Maldives to connect with a diverse range of international hoteliers and travel professionals.
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed a new hotel management agreement for its fourth beach resort under the Centara umbrella in the Maldives - Centara Grand Muthaafushi Resort & Spa Maldives. The signing ceremony took place between Centara Hotels & Resorts and partners Muthaafushi Orient Investments and Well Land Investment.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has welcomed guests to Conrad Bora Bora Nui, the destination’s first five star resort to debut in ten years. Conrad’s first property in French Polynesia is ideally located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, a small islet off the coast of Bora Bora.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announced the appointment of Stefano Ruzza as the resort’s general manager. Ruzza will be responsible for overseeing all of the resort’s management, operations and business development to continue positioning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island as one of the leading luxury resorts and brand of choice for travellers to the Maldives.
Coco Collection has celebrated the opening of the first Turtle Rescue Centre in the Maldives, at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu. First revealed in early 2015, the location is part of an official and exclusive partnership with the Olive Ridley Project.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa has unveiled its brand new all-villa water accommodations - the country’s ultimate lagoon sanctuaries. Completely renovated, refurbished and extended throughout, each vast oceanic haven has its own private 24m2 infinity pool, accessible through sliding glass doors from a brand new day bed alcove in the master bedroom.
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.