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Travel Trends

Indian and South Korean travel trends As we get ready to welcome the year 2020, there is growing awareness regarding climate change and our carbon footprint. A new generation of travellers are coming of age, and as uncertainty over Brexit increases, more people are re-evaluating how and where they travel […]


Viraj Silva

Hotel Insider sits down with Viraj Silva, the head of sales and marketing at Voyages Maldives to talk about the recent shifts in the major tourist arrival markets, seasonal changes in arrivals, and the factors that influence the numbers.   Hotel Insider: Let’s start with the Indian market. Indians are traveling […]


Major Sporting Events brought to you by Medianet, 2020

Get ready for Euro 2020 and more next year! Medianet brings you some of the hottest competitions in the world of sports in 2020. These include the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, T20 Cricket World Cup and Olympics 2020 and so much more! You just know you’ve […]


Centara Grand unveils new staff canteen

Cantara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has unveiled its newly renovated staff canteen, the Grand Cafe’.   According to the resort, this project was one of love for the team, who look after its guests with their hard work and dedication to service and guest experience.   “Our GM, Riaan Drever, […]

In the boardroom

Husen Amru Mohamed Rashad

STO is the largest trading organisation in the country, and it’s slowly backing out of retailing. The company’s CEO and MD Husen Amru revealed a project that we think would be of great interest to resorts and potential investors: they are planning on buying produce from local farms and act […]


Ostrava Pvt Ltd

‘BE SAFE, BE SMART’ Worker safety concerns have grown with the rise of the construction, service, and energy industries, where protective equipment and workwear rules have been made mandatory by law and ethical standards. Ostrava came into being in 2011 with a vision to be the most reliable workwear and […]


Amilla to have the ‘party of the century’ on New Year’s Eve

The Luxe and hip Baa Atoll resort Amilla Fushi has a great line-up for this New Year’s Eve with singers Pixie Geldof and Ella Eyre set to perform at the property.  Joining them will be DJ and BBC Radio 1 ‘Drivetime’ host Nick Grimshaw. Meanwhile, Eyre’s follow-up to her Gold-selling […]


Festive season highlights at Niyama Private Islands

Niyama Private Islands Maldives is inviting guests to ‘play’ or ‘chill’ on twin islands throughout the festive season. The season will officially kick off with the lighting of the Christmas tree and the arrival of Santa on a catamaran.   A traditional Christmas market will be held on the beach, complete […]


Visiting practitioner series at St Regis Vommuli till April 2020

St Regis Vommuli Maldives has teamed up with five wellness gurus to create a visiting practitioner series, which runs until April 2020, reports.  Exclusive one-on-one sessions from disciplines ranging from osteopathy to energy healing will be available at this private, 77-room resort.  The series was initiated by Mariko Hiyama, […]