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Airbus files sleeping pods patent


Airbus could be set to relieve millions of holidaymakers after a patent for economy-class ‘sleeping boxes’ was submitted this week.

In the patent, Airbus states that pods are designed for economy class, admitting that current seating in the area is ‘only movable to a limited extent and therefore can be found by passengers to be uncomfortable, particularly on long haul flights.’

Australian company to harness Maldivian waves

Stonehenge wave farm in Maldives

Stonehenge Metals, a Perth-based Australian wave energy developer, has acquired the company Clean Energy Maldives with a view to installing a 2MW wave farm off the coast of Hanimaadhoo island in Maldives.

Maldives tourist arrivals up by 5.7 percent in August

Maldives tourists arrival

According to the latest statistics by the Maldives tourism ministry, tourist arrivals to the Maldives has increased by 5.7 percent in August compared to the same period last year, reaching a total of 110,144 visitors during the month.

China remains the largest source market for tourists to the Maldives with a 31.6 percent market share. The number of Chinese tourists from January to August reached 260,491, representing a 3.2 percent increase from the corresponding period in 2014.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa launches Mutteyfushi Watersports

Mutteyfushi Watersports

Mutteyfushi Island is the exclusive location for Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa’s  new range of water sport activities. This uninhabited island, is a short 15 minutes boat ride from the resort and offers guests a whirlwind of fun.

Yacht-island’s are the latest luxuriate for billionaires

Kokomo Ailand

Migaloo Private Submarines, a company that designs high-end personal submarines, is now offering a beyond-high-end floating habitat called Kokomo Ailand.

Singapore sticks to its 2015 Tourism Forecast

Singapore tourism

The head of Singapore’s tourism board has said that despite the subdued first half, Singapore is sticking to its forecast for more than 15 million visitor arrivals this year, encouraged by an increase in travellers from China and India in July.

For 2015, it expects 15.1-15.5 million travellers, or flat to a 3 percent rise. July arrivals rose 7.7 percent, but were still down 1.7 percent in the first seven months. 

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives crowned “Best Culinary Establishment”

Holiday Inn Kandoomaa

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives was crowned “Best Culinary Establishment” in the 2015 Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge that ran from 18th to 21st of September 2015 in the Maldives.

Triumphant victories at the Maldives Open 2015 finals

Ali Khushruwan

The final day of the Maldives Open 2015  at Lohis Point threw down a challenge to the contestants by offering up a variety of conditions to test their determination that required them to earn their share of the $15,000 USD prize money.

In the Men’s Open final, it was 3-time ASC Champion Raditya Rondi from Kuta, Bali (Indonesia) against Yoni Klein from Israel, battling it out in strong windy conditions for a 25 minute final. 

Aquatic robot may save the Great Barrier Reef


Researchers at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia have designed an autonomous robot called the COTSbot  (crown of thorns starfish) to target starfish which prey on coral and are responsible for close to half of the decline in coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Buried ancient relics found in Hanyaameedhoo

Hanayaameedhoo ancient coral box

A  12 century old coral box has been discovered buried underground on the island of Hanyaameedhoo in Alif Dhaal atoll.

The relics were discovered by Jamshaad Mohamed at his home a week ago. He was digging a hole to plant trees when he came across the box containing a kilo of cowrie shells and an idol resembling a cow. Jamshaad’s house is situated at the centre of the island.