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News Archives - July 2009

31 Jul 2009

First Holiday Inn to open in the Maldives

The Maldives will see the opening of the first international-class hotel for its capital city, Malé. The 117-room Holiday Inn Malé will open on 1 September 2009. At 15 storeys, Holiday Inn Malé is the city’s newest and tallest hotel in the Maldives and in a 750-kilometre [...]
27 Jul 2009

Shangril Las Villingili Resort and Spa opens

The long awaited dream of the Addu Atoll people was realised yesterday when the Shangril La’s Villingili Resort and Spa was opened for businesses. Villingili Resort and Spa opened on the day Maldives gained independence from the British, is the first international luxury resort established in [...]
21 Jul 2009

Cabinet discusses Herethere Resort issue

At the cabinet meeting held today, the members discussed the delay, in court, in reaching a decision on the legal dispute between Yacht Tours and Maldives Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) over Herétheré issue. Noting that many families of employees who had been dismissed from th [...]
11 Jul 2009

The Maldives Tourism Promotion Board showcased the destination at 13th annual Unique Choice Road Show

Male’, 8 July 2009; Maldives Tourism Promotion Board participated for the first time at the 13th annual Unique Choice Road Show held in 6 cities of GCC countries namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Dammam/Al-Khober, Riyadh, Jeddah from 30th May till 3rd June 2009. Unique Choice group is identified [...]
01 Jul 2009

President inaugurates Hilton Maldives Irufushi Resort and Spa

President Mohamed Nasheed has, this afternoon, inaugurated Hilton Maldives Irufushi Resort and Spa in South Miladhunmadulu atoll. Upon arrival at the resort, the President was greeted by Chairman of Sun Hotels, Mr Ahmed Siyam Mohamed and senior management of Hilton. Speaking at the inauguratio [...]
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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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