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Kurumba Maldives joins ARC’s corporate ambassadorship program

Kurumba- ARC-MOU

Kurumba Maldives has joined child rights group ARC’s Corporate Ambassadorship program to provide crucial funds needed for ARC’s shelter support.

As a Corporate Ambassador, Kurumba Maldives will be providing crucial funds needed for ARC’s Shelter Support Programme، which is driven by the purpose of helping children in alternative homes. The shelter program is designed to help children in alternative homes receive the care and support that they need and deserve to grow up happy and reach their true potential, ARC said.

SilkAir to launch Maldives service

SilkAir

Singapore Airlines (SIA) regional branch SilkAir is to launch a four-times-weekly service to the Maldives starting October. The carrier will operate the flights on weekdays and will complement its parent carrier’s daily services to give 14 flights a week to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. 

The Maldives focuses on Gulf tourists as Euro falls

GCC Maldives

Tourism Board of the Maldives is planing to double visitor numbers from the Middle East, with a focus on GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) travellers as the country works to its goal of attracting a total of 1.5 million guests by 2016.

Europe has long been Maldives’ biggest source market, though the fall in euro has seen a shift in trends, making China the country’s biggest guest market recently.

Kuoni Group details tour operator losses of £118m

KUONI

Kuoni Group reveals that in the first six months of 2015, tour operators in Switzerland, the UK, Scandinavia/Finland, Benelux, India and Hong Kong lost £118 million, compared with £28 million in the six months to the end of June 2014.

Finolhu Villas to be the world’s first 100% solar-powered 5-star resort

Finolhu Villas

Finolhu Villas, a beautiful over-water resort in the Maldives, was designed by Yuji Yamazaki to have as little impact as possible on the pristine environment that surrounds it. It is the world’s first 5-star resort to be completely powered by solar energy, proving that luxury does not have to be sacrificed in the name of sustainability.

Maldivian cultural performance at South Bank

Maldivian music at South Bnak

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with the High Commission of UK conducted cultural performances at the South Bank, London on 16th August. Information about Visit Maldives Year (VMY) 2016 was provided to the visitors along with promotional materials. The main objective of the event was to boost the number of arrivals from UK and to commence the VMY 2016 celebrations in UK.

Floating islands project to diversify the Maldives

Floating islands Maldives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dutch Docklands, a company that specialises in floating developments and New York based Christie’s International Real Estate plans to sell private floating islands in central Malé atoll, complete with a private beach, a pool and a jetty to moor yachts.

Hilton Turns Loyalty App into Digital Room Key

Hilton roomkey

Guests at some of Hilton hotels will soon be able to bypass the front desk and go straight to their room upon arrival, according to Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Worldwide today introduced Digital Key, a new feature of the Hilton HHonors app that allows members of Hilton’s HHonors loyalty program to use their smartphone as a room key.

Surf Snowdonia announces artificial wave riding competition

Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdonia, the world’s first public artificial wave pool, will host the Red Bull Unleashed 2015 at the Welsh surfing stadium debuting a completely new format for competitive surfing. The competition will be held on the 18th and 19th of September.

Zero waste declaration signed between the Maldives government and resorts

Zero waste declaration

The environment ministry and 99 resorts in the Maldivian tourism industry signed a declaration at the opening ceremony of the “6th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific” – an annual forum with the objective of integrating the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) to manage waste, promote sustainable tourism and protect marine and coastal ecosystems.