Secluded in a south-eastern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll, the property is located on a natural island defined as “island surrounded by vast lagoon” in Dhivehi, the local parlance of the Maldives.
The project aims to share a positive message regarding the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector to ensure the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations for travellers.
Breaking Travel News talks to Michal Smejc, general manager at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives, about the destination’s extensive health and safety programme, which has enabled it to continue operating since emerging from lockdown last July
Velaa Private Island has appointed Wayne Milgate to the role of general manager. He will oversee daily operations and manage all aspects of the guest experience at the hotel.
The Maldives has continued to see a recovery in its tourism sector, with 147,744 tourist arrivals recorded between the start of the year and February 17th.
With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and 20 years of experience in the Maldives, Mark Hehir is an accomplished resort executive in the region.
Having been recognised as among the best in the business by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Srikanth Devarapalli, general manager at Emerald Maldives Resort, to discover more about the property
Air Astana will begin operations to the Maldives twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 5th. There will also be an additional Monday flight from December 21st.
All-inclusive resort JA Manafaru Maldives is officially reopening today. The five-star location has spent recent months focused on refurbishment while closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In perhaps the best piece of news for the UK hospitality industry in several weeks, the Canary Islands have been added to the quarantine safe list.
Baros re-opened its shores earlier this month, with the new Baros Residence now available to guests offering enhanced privacy and space, as well as some fabulous extras.
As the Maldives gradually reopens to international tourism, Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, chats with Thoyyib Mohamed to discover what changes visitors can expect to see in the Indian Ocean destination