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New departure tax levied at Maldives airports

A new departure tax on passengers leaving from any Maldives airport came into force on 1 January. The new tax replaces the Airport Service Charge collected until 31 December. The service charge was levied at fixed rates of US$12 for Maldivians and US$25 for tourists and expatriates. But the departure […]

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Condé Nast picks best Maldives resorts

Condé Nast Traveller has picked the cream of Maldives resorts with a deep dive into high-end properties. After a three-month border closure early in the pandemic, the Maldives reopened with “a clutch of shiny new hotels and revamped classics,” the market-leading luxury travel magazine observed. Here are the seven best […]

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Maldives tourism golden jubilee stamps presented to minister

Plaques of souvenir stamps released in Benelux countries to commemorate the 50th anniversary of tourism in the Maldives were presented to the tourism minister on Sunday (26 December). Currently in use in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemborg and international postal services, the stamp set with the golden jubilee logo was an initiative […]