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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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31 May 2009

Top Surfers from 20 countries to compete at Pasta Point

The most striking event on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS), the ASP WQS 6-Star PRIME Sri Lankan Airlines [...]

31 May 2009

W Retreat and Spa Maldives receives top awards

W Retreat & Spa, Maldives have announced that it has received five awards from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia/Pacific Division’s 2008 &ldq [...]

29 May 2009

BA launches Gatwick to Maldives and Sharm El Sheik routes

British Airways is to launch services from Gatwick to Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt and the Maldives from October 25 this year. The services will run thr [...]

29 May 2009

British girl names coral reef in Maldives

A 10-year-old British girl has won the right to name a threatened coral reef in the Maldives in a competition to highlight the plight of the islands d [...]

27 May 2009

Maldives’ first boutique luxury resort to open in August 2009

Maldives is set to be home to a boutique luxury resort, Alila Villas Hadahaa, which will be first property on Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll in th [...]

27 May 2009

Islander unearths Buddhist relics

A pre-Islamic stupa was discovered by an islander beneath his house in Raa atoll Ungolitheem on Monday while digging to build a well. Yoosuf Adam, 50 [...]

26 May 2009

Norwegian Ambassador calls on the President

The Ambassador of Norway to the Maldives, Tore Hattrem has paid a courtesy call on President Nasheed. The meeting was held on Monday afternoon at the [...]

25 May 2009

2 Maldives resorts in the top 10 beach resorts worldwide

2 of the Maldives resorts are listed in the top 10 beach resorts world wide by UK based website trivago.co.uk. Jumeirah Beach Hotel,Dubai is listed [...]

22 May 2009

Fishing Zones to be opened up soon

All regions of the country would soon be opened up to facilitate private parties to purchase fish directly from fishermen, President Mohamed Nasheed h [...]

22 May 2009

President meets visiting World Bank delegation

President Mohamed Nasheed has on Tuesday afternoon met with the visiting World Bank delegation. Speaking at the meeting, the President briefed the me [...]

15 May 2009

Maldives participates in 2009 World Ocean Conference

The Maldives is currently participating in the World Ocean Conference 2009 (WOC 2009) being held in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The World Ocea [...]

06 May 2009

President to receive 2009 Anna Lindh Prize

The Anna Lindh Memorial Fund on Wednesday has named President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed as the winner of the annual Anna Lindh Prize for his efforts [...]

01 May 2009

MTDC demands return of Herethere Resort

A letter demanding the return of Herethere Resort was sent by the government-owned Maldives Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to Yacht Tours yest [...]
 

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