Maldives Tourism News
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa welcomes first guests
The latest addition to the Emerald Collection is located on Ra Atoll in the northern Maldives archipelago, comprising a 20-hectare private island with a wrap-around reef within walking distance of the beach.
New sales director for Amilla Fushi Maldives
Amilla Fushi Maldives has welcomed the appointment of Nasrulla Adam as the resort’s new director of sales. Nasru, as he is known to colleagues, will oversee all sales operations and implement key growth strategies, tactics and action plans for the innovative resort.
Maldives puts niche markets at centre of 2020 tourism strategy
The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has announced a new tourism strategy for 2020. The plan includes a stronger focus on promoting the rich culture of the destination, as well as developing niche markets such as MICE, culture and sports tourism.
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to welcome new wellness residencies
Set in the North Shaviyani Atoll, surrounded by nothing but azure Indian Ocean, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi lends itself to those seeking a far-flung healing retreat.
Barceló expands in Indian Ocean with Browns deal
Barceló Hotel Group has signed a joint venture with Browns Investments to develop the Bodufaru Beach Resort in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll. Browns is a subsidiary of LOLC Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest business conglomerates.
Maldives brightens London skies with new ad campaign
The Maldives have brought ‘the Sunny Side of Life’ to the grey skies of London this autumn, with the launch of the advertising campaign on buses and bus stops.
Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director, Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation
As one of the most tourism-dependant countries anywhere in the world, Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation, tells Breaking Travel News what his team is doing to drive up visitor numbers in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort opens to first guests
Set amid 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort has opened its doors as the first Pullman property in the Maldives.
Gulf Air arrives in Maldives for first time
Gulf Air has celebrated its inaugural service to the Maldives, with its flight GF144 touching down at Velana International Airport earlier. The aircraft was welcomed with a water cannon salute and, upon arrival, a celebratory event was held.
Kruse to lead Amilla Fushi, Maldives
The Small Maldives Island Co has appointed Jason Kruse to the role of general manager of luxury island idyll, Amilla Fushi. Kruse brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the international hospitality and tourism sector.
Soneva Fushi to welcome first overwater villas next spring
Perched above the turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean, the eight new one and two-bedroom water retreats are scheduled to open to guests by April, marking the start of a remarkable new chapter for this iconic Maldivian resort.
Merrick takes up leadership of JA Manafaru, Maldives
JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Karen Merrick to take over the leadership of multi award-winning JA Manafaru, a private island resort in the Maldives. The Scottish National is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of eight properties.