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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.

Chinese and Australian stabbed in the Maldives

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 9, 2020

Tourism is the most important industry in the Maldives. The stabbing of two Chinese and an Australian visitor today is ... Read More

Most Romantic Resort in the World named

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. A series of ... Read More

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

editor editor- October 11, 2019

Centara’s adult-only 5-star Maldives resort captures top honors across SATA’s six member nations Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives ... Read More

Guinness World Record for largest free dive broken at Baros Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 4, 2019

On Tuesday, October 1, Baros Maldives worked in collaboration with the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism to break the Guinness World ... Read More

Dusit Thani Maldives appoints a German General Manager

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2019

Dusit International appointed  Mr Thomas Weber  as the new General Manager of Dusit Thani Maldives. Mr Weber brings with him ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019

Hilton announced today the opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, a free-spirited tropical escape that offers sun, ... Read More

First Hard Rock Hotel opens in the Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019

Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on ... 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

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is inviting groups of friends to create magical memories together in the ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

Baros, the Maldivian-owned boutique island resort, has been awarded as the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for the seventh consecutive ... Read More

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

editor editor- June 11, 2019

Premier Maldives part of the Premier Destinations brand won Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards 2019 ... Read More

Tourists from Maldives love to travel to India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are neighbors. The Maldives relies on tourism as an export, but  Maldives citizens also love ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019

S Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two highly-skilled and experienced general managers for its two new resorts ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Raffles Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two important new landmark hotels, Raffles Shenzhen and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Both ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens two new hotels in the Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has just opened two hotels in the Maldives. Riu Atoll and Riu Palace Maldivas ... Read More

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

editor editor- April 12, 2019

Since Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl and climate activist, brought the topic of climate protection onto the political and social ... Read More

Maldives Tourism: Changes needed say local travel industry leaders

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- March 27, 2019

The Corporate Maldives blog recently published an interesting analysis of how tourism leaders in the Indian Ocean Island Republic think. ... Read More

The 11 Best Beach Destinations for Summer 2019

editor editor- March 14, 2019

It may not feel like it outside, but the summer of 2019 is just around the corner. And there’s no ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019

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

Maldives: UK tourist arrivals surged in 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019

The Maldives has announced an impressive 10.2% year-on-year increase in the total number of UK visitor arrivals in 2018, when ... 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

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, is inviting guests to experience the “Best in Travel” in the Indian ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2019

Maldives, Coco Collection, is sponsoring an unprecedented stand-up paddle boarding campaign in the Maldives that aims to raise awareness about ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019

A top-notch ultra-luxury secluded private island resort in the Maldives was devastated by giant inferno that engulfed the property on ... Read More

PATA reveals growth hacking techniques to industry professionals in Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2018

In response to the success of the first PATA Human Capacity Building Program in the Maldives on July 12-17, 2017, ... Read More

Soneva Resorts to unveil new private seaplane

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2018

A DHC-6 Twin Otter, which normally seats 19, has been completely overhauled by the IKHANA Group in Canada, custom-painted with ... Read More

Travel professionals in Maldives will explore growth hacking techniques

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 30, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to stage its second ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in the Maldives ... Read More

The Maldives launches holiday competition at World Travel Market 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2018

The Maldives is offering one lucky travel agent the chance to win a five-night accommodation prize with MO Hotels and ... Read More

Nasheed: Defending democracy from exile

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- October 23, 2018

If Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, had been a cat. he would have used up his nine lives ... Read More

Injecting new life into Male International Airport

editor editor- September 29, 2018

Malé International Airport, gateway airport of Maldives, has an annual throughput of only 4 million passengers. Read More

Crossroad Maldives: The First Integrated Tourist Lifestyle Destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2018

The first integrated lifestyle destination in the Republic of Maldives: CROSSROADS by Singha Estate, is set to open in early 2019 ... Read More

LUX* Resorts & Hotels: Best sustainable practices

editor editor- August 23, 2018

Eight audited LUX* properties have secured the Green Globe status. LUX* Resorts & Hotels does business sustainably and in style. Read More

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Luxury island resort recertified

editor editor- August 23, 2018

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa in North Huvadhoo is a large natural atoll with a white beach, azure lagoon and 360° ... Read More

Largest Integrated Destination in the Maldives: Marina Collaboration at CROSSROADS

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 17, 2018

Singha Estate Public Company Limited, a property development and investment holding company, has announced a collaboration with Jalboot Holdings LLC ... Read More

Green Globe Certification awarded to LUX* Resorts & Hotels

editor editor- August 1, 2018

Green Globe congratulates LUX* Resorts & Hotels on earning certifications at 8 properties in Mauritius, La Réunion & Maldives. Read More

Maldives: UK tourist numbers up 11.2 percent

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 23, 2018

The Maldives show that the destination saw an 11.2% increase in the number of UK travelers who visited in the ... Read More

Foreign tourists ignore crackdown on political dissent, flock to Maldives

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 20, 2018

Foreign visitors are flocking to the Maldives in ever-greater numbers despite an outcry abroad over the crackdown on political dissent. Read More

Baros Maldives launches brand new website

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2018

The first edition of a new website promoting the boutique resort of Baros Maldives has just been launched. Baros was ... Read More