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News Archives - February 2009

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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29 Jan 2010

Holiday for life in the Maldives

THIS is literally the holiday of a lifetime. One of the world's top luxury resorts, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi in the Maldives, is giving away a two-week ho [...]

28 Jan 2009

New State-Of-The-Art Sunset Water Villa Pools at Conrad Maldives

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has upgraded its two exclusive Sunset Water Villas with new state-of-the-art private swimming pools. At eight me [...]

28 Jan 2009

The Maldives retains top spot in Kuoni long haul report

The Maldives has remained the most popular destination in the Kuoni Longhaul Report, despite not allowing non-Muslims to be married there. Kuoni he [...]

26 Jan 2009

Kingfisher to start operations to Maldives

Kingfisher Airlines, an Indian based private airline, has announced that it would offer flights to seven more international destinations over the next [...]

24 Jan 2009

Maldivians Are Healthiest in Asia

Maldivians are the healthiest in Asia because of their trust in the mass media, according to researchers from Chuo University in Japan. A report pu [...]

24 Jan 2009

Customs investigating biggest swindling case in its history

he Maldives Customs Service has launched an investigation, in cooperation with the Maldives Police Service, into an a swindling case where a large amo [...]

22 Jan 2009

Nineteen parties expressed interest in developing Airport

A total of 19 parties had expressed interest in developing the Malé International Airport on a joint-venture basis by the time the deadline for [...]

18 Jan 2009

Hulhudhoo Islanders Protest Against Yacht Tours

A large group of Hulhudhoo islanders have said they will protest against Yacht Tours everyday from 4 to 6.30pm until there is a change of management a [...]

18 Jan 2009

It is Maldives for Kites unit now

The unit of Anurag Basu’s Kites seems to be on a globe trotting mission. After shooting in New Mexico, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and of course M [...]

16 Jan 2009

Hrithik, Barbara Mori fly to Maldives

Hrithik Roshan and his Hollywood actress Babara Mori flew to Maldives last night to shoot the last schedule of their upcoming film Kites. “Yes [...]

15 Jan 2009

Love is all around at luxury Maldives resort

With Valentine’s Day around the corner Sun Hotels & Resorts invites sweethearts to lose themselves in Maldivian romance at the luxurious Iru [...]

15 Jan 2009

Six Days To Surrender Handhufushi: MTDC

The public-owned Maldives Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has given Yacht Tours six days to hand over Handhufushi Resort or face legal action. [...]

14 Jan 2009

Maldives moves to protect whale sharks

  The Maldives has taken the first steps towards establishing a protected area for whale sharks. The government-backed initiative is being supp [...]

14 Jan 2009

Hrithik Roshan flies to Maldives for Kites shoot

MUMBAI: Hrithik Roshan will be flying to Maldives tonight along with his Kites co-star Barbara Mori for the shoot of the film. Kites director Anura [...]

13 Jan 2009

Fitness Guru Matt Kinnear helps kick start 2009 at the Spa Retreat

The Maldives only destination spa is helping its guests to kickstart 2009 with its second transformational ‘Path to Balance Wellness Retreat&rsq [...]

13 Jan 2009

ADB Loan to Help Boost Inclusive Growth in Maldives

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - A US$7.5 million loan from the ADB to the Republic of Maldives will help strengthen private sector development and promote inc [...]

13 Jan 2009

Government allows one additional year to develop resorts

The Government has allowed an extra year to develop resorts that are yet to be completed. This follows a decision reached at a Cabinet meeting held [...]

09 Jan 2009

Handhufushi staff begin strike to protest against delay in getting paid

The staff of Handhufushi Resort, managed by Yacht Tours, went on strike on Wednesday to protest against delays in receiving their wages. The reso [...]

05 Jan 2009

Health insurance provided to those older than 65 years

Health insurance services have been provided to all who are above 65 years of age and didn’t have health insurance, the National Social Protect [...]
 

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