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Eco-retreats at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Eco-retreats at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

16 April 2013 Focus

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is positioned as an upmarket boutique resort that stands at the forefront of the eco-luxury sector and acts as a benchmark for luxury resorts. Breaking Travel News takes a look.

World Travel Awards issues final call for Indian Ocean votes

World Travel Awards issues final call for Indian Ocean votes

World Travel Awards – known globally as the Oscars of the travel industry – has issued a final call for voters to cast their ballots ahead of the Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony next month. Established in 1993, WTA is recognised globally as the highest accolade in travel and tourism, and serves to recognise, acknowledge and reward excellence of customer service, product development and business performance throughout the tourism industry.

HPL Hotels & Resorts takes over at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

HPL Hotels & Resorts takes over at Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

29 March 2013 Hotel News

HPL Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Hotel Properties and operator of hospitality establishments throughout the Asia-Pacific region, has confirmed it has taken over management of Soneva Gili, Maldives. Assuring fans of the resort it will be “business as usual”, HPL was quick to emphasise its plans for the resort are restricted to re-branding it as Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives and minor enhancements going forward.

Maldives moves to outlaw bottled water

Maldives moves to outlaw bottled water

22 March 2013 Tourism News

Whole World Water announced earlier Maldives president Mohamed Waheed will celebrate World Water Day by signing the Whole World Water Referendum for Clean & Safe Water. The referendum encourages the hospitality and tourism industry to replace branded bottled water with filtered water sold in recycled, reusable glass bottles.

Maldives introduces ‘Spa Corner’ at WTM 2012

Maldives introduces ‘Spa Corner’ at WTM 2012

1 November 2012 Travel Events News Spa News

Known for celebrating ‘the sunny side of life’, the Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation will promote a health and wellness theme at World Travel Market this year by introducing a new Spa Corner on their stand. The initiative will offer neck and shoulder massages to visitors, plus complimentary spa products to the first 200 guests who drop by.

Maldives launches first social media campaign

Maldives launches first social media campaign

Maldives Marketing & Public Relation Corporation is inviting the UK to take part in the destination’s first social media campaign by attempting to make #SunnySideofLife a global twitter trend. Starting today, twitter users world-wide are encouraged to tweet their experiences of the idyllic tourist destination, with the main aim of the campaign being to make the tourism slogan a recognisable catchphrase associated with the Maldives.

Ayada Maldives makes a splash in the Indian Ocean

Ayada Maldives makes a splash in the Indian Ocean

1 April 2012 Focus

Recognised as the World’s Leading New Villa Resort by the World Travel Awards, Ayada Maldives has been making waves since opening last year. Breaking Travel News calls in at what is fast becoming one of the most sought after resorts in the Indian Ocean.

Maldives government lifts spa ban after just six days

Maldives government lifts spa ban after just six days

5 January 2012 Spa News

The Maldives government has lifted a nationwide ban on spas and massage parlours, revoking a circular sent by the tourism ministry last week which ordered spas to cease operations. Speaking to reporters this afternoon during a press conference held at Kurumba Maldives resort - the country’s first resort, which began operations in 1972 - the president said the government has requested the Supreme Court to advise whether spas are legal under the Maldives constitution.

Rebrand seeks to boost Maldives tourism

Rebrand seeks to boost Maldives tourism

The Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation has revealed the country’s new tourism slogan and logo, after over a year-long consultation and design process, involving industry and government. The new slogan is ‘Maldives – Always Natural’, which is accompanied by a logo highlighting the country’s unique natural characteristics.

Maldives to build floating golf course in Indian Ocean

Maldives to build floating golf course in Indian Ocean

27 April 2011 Tourism News

Golfers may be seeking out the water for the first time if plans for an 18-hole floating golf course in the Maldives come to fruition. Under plans being put forward by Dutch Docklands Company, a series of holes would be built atop floating platforms containing two or three holes.