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Zen & the Art of Wellness

Honeymooners have been flocking here for decades, we’ve landed on world’s top dive spot lists a dozen times over. We also seem to be popular with chill-outers and surfers. But, how about the Maldives as a wellness destination? That’s what we are exploring in our cover feature this time.This article […]

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In the Mood for Love at Niyama Private Islands

If you want the year’s most romantic holiday to be truly exceptional, we don’t think you can do much better than heading over to Niyama. For those who don’t know, the Dhaalu Atoll property is spread over two islands dubbed ‘Play’ and ‘Chill’. Play is all about activity, naturally; exciting […]

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Fushifaru Maldives Holds CSR Event to Inspire Young Talent

Fushifaru Maldives hosted five students pursuing studies in travel and tourism at the LHAEC (Lhaviyani Atoll Eduation Center) to experience work at the property last Saturday. They were attached to resort staff in various departments including F&B, housekeeping, business development and front office.  The students were welcomed by the general […]

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Living it LUX* – North Male’s hot new property

On the tiny island of Olhahali, about an hour north of Male, sits Mauritian hospitality brand LUX*’s newest bauble in the Indian Ocean. This time, the concept is a boutique island resort with large penthouse villas inspired by the curves and lines of luxury yachts. Interiors are simple and clean […]

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Renate Hermes

Group Spa Director & Co-Owner, Duniye Spa With Duniye Spa’s group spa director & co-owner Renate Hermes we explore topics such as the hype surrounding wellness these days, what it means to really go beyond the traditional spa concept, and the possibility of Maldives as a wellness destination.  This article first […]

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Would you believe the future has begun?

Technology is changing the way people travel. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. These days, people seem to like getting things done at the snap of a finger, to be able to talk to other people instantaneously regardless of where they are, and even have their personalities and favourite […]

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Boutique Hotels – a different way to stay

Like with most things, it’s hard to nail what a boutique hotel is exactly, yet you’d get an idea if you look at its history and contrast it with more traditional hotels.  The term was coined by American entrepreneur Steve Rubell, who co-owned the famous New York nightclub, Studio 54. […]

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Designer Ryuzo Nakata pops up at Huvafen Fushi

Sapporo born fashion designer Ryuzo Nakata turned up at Huvafen Fushi Monday evening for the launch of his pop-up event on the island.  At the cocktail reception that evening, Nakata displayed a collection of womenswear that included dresses that favoured sheer cloth and bold floral patterns. Nakata himself was in […]

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Manta Air celebrates first aircraft

New domestic carrier Manta Air received its first aircraft, the turboprop ATR 72-600 this November. The airline held a special function to mark the event, which saw the attendance of senior officials from the Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Security, Customs, Immigration and the Maldives Airports Company Private Limited (MACL). […]

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Women’s Participation in Tourism

With proper planning and integration of strong gender perspectives tourism can help promote equality on a local, national and global scale. This article looks at the challenges to women’s participation in the tourism sector and how we could increase their contribution. Over the past few decades, due to consistent expansion […]