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GM Forum 2018 Highlights: Keynote speech by Ibrahim ‘Bandhu’ Saleem; “Tourism...

Saleem’s keynote address was themed around “Tourism in Maldives – A Historical Perspective”. He highlighted the humble beginnings of the tourism industry in the...

Digital media trends for travel and tourism 2018

Connectivity, messaging, fast communication. Today, the key to digital success for brands operating in travel and tourism is all about engagement. But in this...

Tourism industry registers 9% growth in 2017

Growth of Maldivian tourism sector has attained a four-year pinnacle in 2017, with a total receipt of US$2.7 billion, a 9% annual growth. This...

Fushifaru Maldives; where contemporary meets traditional

It was the sunniest of days as my colleague and I boarded the seaplane to Fushifaru Maldives. Forty minutes later, we were greeted by...

How much does it cost to generate a voice reservations inquiry?...

Despite that there is more information for guests to view online than ever before in the history of the lodging industry, the phones continue...

Capitalizing on the growth of the Indian outbound market

Indian outbound travel is on the rise. With a seven percent growth rate during the past few years, an increasing middle class, which is...

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International Housekeepers’ Summit to take place in July

Maldives Housekeepers’ Forum has invited all housekeepers to the International Housekeepers’ Summit – Asia’s largest...

SIMDI Group expands with launch of Inspire MediSpa

SIMDI Group has announced expansion with the launch of Inspire Medispa – the first in...

Niyama Private Islands unveils Eid package, Six Senses launches ‘Grow With Six Senses’

Niyama Private Islands Maldives is inviting guests to take advantage of its special Eid offer...

Hideaway Beach Resort invites partners to experience White Platinum Plan

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has invited its partners to experience the newly launched all-inclusive...

Sea Gear appointed exclusive distributor for Atoll Editions products

Sea Gear, a subsidiary of Silver Sands Pvt Ltd, has been selected as the exclusive...

Tourist arrivals jump by 18.5 percent in March 2018

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives record a year-on-year growth of 18.5 percent in March, according...

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GM’s View: Ahmed Siaar, General Manager, Fushifaru Maldives

Despite the notion of responsibility synonymous with the title of ‘General Manager’, when you first meet Ahmed Siaar, the General Manager of Fushifaru Maldives,...

Women in Hospitality: Anusha Zubair, Sales & Marketing Manager at Fushifaru...

Anusha Zubair is known to her family, friends and colleagues at Fushifaru Maldives as Anu. Having completed her A’ levels in Malé, Anu packed...

F&B: Fabrice Blazquez, Head Sommelier, Gili Lankanfushi

Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, Fabrice says he was born into the bottom of the barrel. He grew up surrounded by the rich...

Hassan (Speedy) Waleed, Bartender at Adaaran Club Rannalhi

It was late afternoon when I reached Adaaran Club Rannalhi (ACR) and I was a little tired and dizzy from the long wait at...

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