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Kooddoo Airport opens in the Maldives

Kooddoo Airport opens in the Maldives

10 September 2012 Airline News Tourism News

The pristine and unexplored south of the Maldives is now within striking distance of Malé following the launch of a new regional airport. From today, domestic carrier Maldivian will fly direct from Malé to Kooddoo Airport in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, in just 45 minutes.

Dusit Thani Maldives unveils new spa

Dusit Thani Maldives unveils new spa

29 May 2012 Spa News

The newly opened Dusit Thani Maldives has unveiled its brand new, signature, spa - Devarana Spa. Located on Mudhdhoo Island the Devarana Spa features six deluxe treatment pods in addition to two ground level treatment rooms.

Guests invited to the award winning Baros Maldives

Guests invited to the award winning Baros Maldives

5 April 2012 Hotel News

The award winning resort - Baros Maldives - offers understated elegance with a sense of authenticity, style and local culture. The resort has only 75 villas nestled on a lush, tropical island set in the shimmering waters of a shallow lagoon, ringed by a reef vibrant with colours, fish, turtles, rays and corals.

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.

Foreign Office warns Brits over Maldives travel

Foreign Office warns Brits over Maldives travel

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has urged travellers to avoid “all but essential” travel to Malé Island in the Maldives. The moves comes after former vice president Mohammed Waheed Hassan stepped up to become president following the resignation of Mohamed Nasheed resigned after police joined widening street protests against his government.

Maldives tourism fights back following spa ban

Maldives tourism fights back following spa ban

4 January 2012 Hotel News Spa News

Government officials in the Maldives are likely to repeal a ban on the operation of spas following a furious backlash from the £1.5bn tourism industry. Islamist groups in the tourism hotspot called for restrictions on the activities of spas during December as they sought the stricter imposition of traditional values in the Muslim country.