Category Archives: Global

SilkAir to launch Maldives service


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. 

Kuoni Group details tour operator losses of £118m


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.

Jet Airways announces improvement in the first quarter of this financial year

Jet Airways

Jet Airways Group has announced a Q1 profit and significantly improved performance for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 providing further evidence of the growing momentum of its three-year turnaround programme.

Third annual Maldives Whale Shark Festival to be held at Maamigili

Whale shark festival 2015

The third annual Maldives Whale Shark Festival is to be held on August 29 in the Alif Dhaal Atoll Maamigili island. This year seven different islands including Dhigurah, Maamigilli, Fenfushi, Dhangethi, Mahibadhoo, Dhidhoo and Mandhoo would participate in the Lux sponsored Whale Shark Festival held in collaboration with MWSRP and Maldivian artists.

Thailand introduces multiple-entry visa


The Government of Thailand has introduced a new six-month multiple-entry visa for visitors from any country. The new multiple-entry visa will cost slightly more than US$140, compared to a single-entry visa that costs about US$28. Visitors can look forward to the new visa as early as October, following the approval by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.