Category: Maldives travel news

Maldives Travel & Tourism News for visitors. The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres from the Asian continent.

[2021] The Maldives records over 100,000 tourist arrivals for 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 18, 2021 22:30

At present, Maldives' top source market for tourist arrivals is Russia, followed by India Read More

Peace Through Tourism had a Family Meeting with You included

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2021 07:36

Family meetings are usually private, but the family of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism thinks tourism is a global family and you should be included. Read More

Air Astana launches direct flights to the Maldives

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020 16:05

Air Astana will begin operations to the Maldives twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 5, and additionally on Mondays from December 21, 2020. Flights will be operated ... Read More

Russian Azur Air launches Maldives flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020 15:32

Russian charter airline Azur Air will start operating flights from Moscow to Male (Maldives) on Boeing-777 from November 28. Previously, only Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot operated flights to these exotic ... Read More

UAE visitors love the Maldives

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 8, 2020 21:29

UAE nationals are the top visitors to the Maldives this summer since the islands re-opened to international tourist arrivals in July 2020. Official visitor data from Maldives Immigration has revealed ... Read More

Southeast Asia Hotel Projects dramatic changes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 5, 2020 07:54

Dramatic changes are happening to new hotel development projects across Southeast Asia due to the severe COVID-19 triggered slowdown with global and regional chains rapidly shifting their attention to conversion ... Read More

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Thailand: Smiling behind a mask

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2020 00:06

How can you smile behind a mask? Outrigger Hotels and Resorts may be a shining example to document how the Aloha Smile in Hawaii and the Amazing Thailand Smile is ... Read More

What about quarantine in an overwater bungalow in Maldives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 25, 2020 23:08

There may be a place to enjoy two weeks quarantine. After hours on a plane like Qatar Airways, boarding a speed boat to your resort island and escorted to your ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

Maldives stands up against resorts charging cancellation fees

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2020 00:11

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is a nonprofit organization that has been working in the last 14 years for the  sustainable development of local travel agents in ... Read More

JA Manafaru Resort Maldives: Stay hungry and here is why?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020 15:48

JA Manafaru Maldives has recently announced its exclusive operation as an All-Inclusive Resort, providing international guests with the best value for money on the island to date. General Manager, Karen ... Read More

Fari Island development in the Maldives includes Ritz Carlton

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2020 06:16

Singapore-based real estate developer, Pontiac Land announced the launch of Fari Islands in the Maldives, set to open in Q4 2020. Located in the North Malé Atoll, 50-minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport, ... Read More

Chinese and Australian stabbed in the Maldives

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 9, 2020 06:21

Tourism is the most important industry in the Maldives. The stabbing of two Chinese and an Australian visitor today is unwelcome news. It appears the victims were not tourists. The ... Read More

Most Romantic Resort in the World named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020 17:50

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. A series of regional gala ceremonies are held to acknowledge distinction within each ... Read More

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Wins Leading All-inclusive Resort at 2019 SATA Awards

editor editor- October 11, 2019 23:14

Centara’s adult-only 5-star Maldives resort captures top honors across SATA’s six member nations Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives was named Leading All-Inclusive Resort at the South Asian Travel ... Read More

Guinness World Record for largest free dive broken at Baros Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 4, 2019 15:21

On Tuesday, October 1, Baros Maldives worked in collaboration with the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of free divers to simultaneously ... Read More

Dusit Thani Maldives appoints a German General Manager

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2019 10:47

Dusit International appointed  Mr Thomas Weber  as the new General Manager of Dusit Thani Maldives. Mr Weber brings with him more than 25 years of international experience leading pre-opening and ... Read More

Curio Collection by Hilton debuts in South East Asia with SAii Lagoon Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019 18:17

Hilton announced today the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, a free-spirited tropical escape that offers sun, sea, style and sustainability, creating a playful getaway for groups ... Read More

First Hard Rock Hotel opens in the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019 15:00

Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019, when Hard Rock Hotel Maldives officially opened. ... Read More

Centara Invites Besties To Hang Out At Its Two Resorts In The Maldives In New “BFF Breaks” Initiative

editor editor- August 8, 2019 00:09

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is inviting groups of friends to create magical memories together in the Maldives, with an array of activities that showcase the stunning ... Read More

Baros named “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for seventh time

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 15:15

Baros, the Maldivian-owned boutique island resort, has been awarded as the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for the seventh consecutive year at the 26th World Travel Awards ceremony held recently ... Read More

Premier Destinations wins Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at World Travel Awards

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:17

Premier Maldives part of the Premier Destinations brand won Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards 2019 - Africa & Indian Ocean red-carpet gala ceremony held in ... Read More

Tourists from Maldives love to travel to India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:02

Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are neighbors. The Maldives relies on tourism as an export, but  Maldives citizens also love to travel. When they do India has become the fastest ... Read More

S Hotels & Resorts appoints General Managers for new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 18:01

S Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two highly-skilled and experienced general managers for its two new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives, the largest integrated resort by the Indian ... Read More

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announces opening of new hotels in China and the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:35

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both hotels opened in early May and are now accepting reservations. ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens two new hotels in the Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 19:40

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has just opened two hotels in the Maldives. Riu Atoll and Riu Palace Maldivas are 4- and 5-star hotels respectively and they are located ... Read More

Islands & climate change: Storm surges & coral bleaching affecting tourism

editor editor- April 12, 2019 01:52

Since Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl and climate activist, brought the topic of climate protection onto the political and social agenda with her strikes, the negative effects of climate change ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019 10:00

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic think. The information sheds some light on what tourism professionals think, ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019 03:48

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no better time than now to plan your summer beach escape. ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

Maldives: UK tourist arrivals surged in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 16:35

The Maldives has announced an impressive 10.2% year-on-year increase in the total number of UK visitor arrivals in 2018, when compared with 2017. In total, 114,602 UK tourists arrived in ... Read More

Centara Invites Guests to Experience the “Best in Travel” in the Indian Ocean in 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 05:35

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, is inviting guests to experience the “Best in Travel” in the Indian Ocean in 2019, with a choice of three stunning resorts ... Read More

Plastic Pollution Maldives: All-Female ‘Stand Up For Our Seas’ Expedition raises awareness

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019 05:04

Maldives, Coco Collection, is sponsoring an unprecedented stand-up paddle boarding campaign in the Maldives that aims to raise awareness about the environment, and in particular, ocean health. ‘Stand up For ... Read More

Up in flames: Maldives private island luxury resort burns, tourists evacuated

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 03:31

A top-notch ultra-luxury secluded private island resort in the Maldives was devastated by giant inferno that engulfed the property on Wednesday around 11 pm local time. Video footage from the ... Read More

PATA reveals growth hacking techniques to industry professionals in Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2018 05:48

In response to the success of the first PATA Human Capacity Building Program in the Maldives on July 12-17, 2017, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) organized the second PATA ... Read More

Soneva Resorts to unveil new private seaplane

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2018 10:09

A DHC-6 Twin Otter, which normally seats 19, has been completely overhauled by the IKHANA Group in Canada, custom-painted with Soneva's branding in a rich purple on the exterior, and ... Read More