Moosa Zameer

Honourable Minister of Tourism Moosa Zameer speaks to Hotel Insider on integrated tourism development projects and tourism-specific developments in Addu and Laamu atolls. Hotel Insider: The landscape of Maldivian tourism is changing, we used to be an exclusively luxury destination and now…

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…

Back of the Haus – Keiretsu’s Guest Room Management System

In our IT Issue’s Back of the Haus, we take a look at a solution provided by Maldives-based tech-firm Keiretsu Pvt Ltd to a prestigious and cutting-edge resort in the country. Keiretsu’s guest room management platform and enterprise control and management system…

Working Women: Aishath Afra (Ana)

Aishath Afra (Ana) is the co-founder and managing director of Resort Fitness Maldives, a company that provides fitness equipment and services to the resorts in the Maldives. Hotel Insider caught up with Ana to have a chat about the triumphs and trials…

Bridging Development Needs and Private Businesses

I thought I was dreaming! The Private sector was interested in our work?! Development work?! I looked around the table, my colleagues and I were all wearing the same expression. We looked shocked. Ahmed Yaamin from UNDP Maldives writes. Our project manager…

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 Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – a foodie island

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is a striking island with a luxurious stretch of white sand encircling it. Its lagoon is clear as Listerine, a captivating sight as the seaplane descends. The plane docks by the jetty and I disembark, tired from…

Spotlight – Huya in Harmony

Hotel Insider caught up with Huya to find out more about her career and her thoughts on working within the tourism sector of the Maldives. Huyam Mohamed, popularly known as Huya, has been performing at various resorts in the Maldives for the…

Can tourist developments ever be sustainable?

Sustainability must be at the heart of any contemporary tourism endeavour. Based on the paper wirtten by J. Purandare from the School of Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh. The paper titled “Sustainable Resort Developments in Sensitive Environments – How can…