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 – 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, 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.
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.
World Travel Awards has confirmed it will host its 20th anniversary Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in the Maldives. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at what is on offer in this tantalising destination.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breaking Travel News interview Abdulla Naim, Deputy Director, Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, on infrastructural developments to accommodate an anticipated surge in travellers.