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19 Feb 2009

Sri Lanka Spence profits boosted by Maldives resort sale

Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings has sold its first island resort in the Maldives set up in 1993 booking a fat capital profit in the quarter ended December 31, 2008. "The resort island did not belong to us and the operating rights (on the property) had three more years to run," Mr. Rajan Brit [...]
19 Feb 2009

Conrad Maldives to Host Yoga and Nutrition Retreat

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will host its second transformational Path to Balance Retreat from 10-30 March, offering guests a comprehensive lifestyle and wellness makeover in a paradise setting. The Path to Balance Retreat will be held at the resort’s Spa Retreat, a destination spa com [...]
19 Feb 2009

Mandarin Oriental signs Luxury Resort in The Maldives

Mandarin Oriental has signed a management agreement for an exclusive resort currently under development on a pristine, private island in The Maldives. The retreat is scheduled to open in the next 12 months. Mandarin Oriental, Maldives is located 185 kilometres north of the capital city Male, a jour [...]
16 Feb 2009

The President commences an official visit to Italy

President Nasheed has this morning departed to Italy on an official visit. Speaking to the media, before his departure, the President said the purpose of his visit was to seek European investments to various developmental projects and to facilitate European businesses to operate in the Maldives. In [...]
15 Feb 2009

Halaveli Resort reopens in May

The Halaveli Tourist Resort located on the island of Halaveli of North Ari Atoll, after being developed to 5 star standard, is to commence operations on late May but will be official opened on 15 June this year, according to a Korean Newspaper. The resort, when it reopens will house some 86 vill [...]
02 Feb 2009

Maldives has been nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign

Maldives has been nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign, according to a statement issued by Maldives Tourism Promotion Board (MATI). The campaign is a process in which seven natural wonders of the world are chosen by people through a global poll which will be declared in the year 2011. [...]
01 Feb 2009

Resort Staff Claim Unfair Dismissal

More than 20 staff from Handhufushi (Herethere) resort allege they have been unfairly dismissed and are demanding the government takes swift action. Staff members claimed at a press conference on Saturday, 22 employees had been dismissed following their involvement in a strike earlier this month [...]
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