Tag Archives: maldives

Drones Join the Fight Against Climate Change Risks in the Maldives – Help from the Skies

An innovative use of modern technology, drones have been used in Maldives to aid in the fight against the effects of climate change. Initiated by Sanny Jegillos who is a Senior Advisor in Disaster Risk Reduction for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this new project looks to use drones to generate special maps in […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
Turkish Company to Construct Largest Mosque in Maldives – A Special Religious Site

Turmaks, a well known contractor based in Turkey, is in the process of building what will be the largest mosque in the Maldives. The project which is expected to be completed by next October will see the addition of a significant landmark to the country. This will no doubt add to the appeal for tourists […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
The Maldives’ UK Visitor Numbers Rise Past 100,000 – An Encouraging Upward Trend

Recently published tourist numbers from 2016, show that tourist arrivals to the Maldives from the UK exceeded 100,000. The official number of these arrivals stands at 101,843, which is close to a 10% increase when compared to UK arrivals in Maldives for the year 2015. In fact, the UK market is amongst the significant contributors […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 21-Apr-2017
Etihad Airways to increase Maldives frequency during peak summer months in 2017 – Expanding services to Maldives

Etihad Airways, the flag carrier and second-largest airline in the UAE, recently announced it was adding another four weekly flights to its Abu Dhabi – Male route. The strategic move will see the airline increase its services by 11 flights per week, between the months of July and September 2017, to better cater to the […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 22-Mar-2017
2018 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship Qualification Tournaments – Maldives set to host this volleyball tournament

Maldives was confirmed as the host country for the FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championship Qualification Tournament of AVC Central Zone that took place from 27th January to 29th January 2017. The Championship that is set to take place in 2018 will feature a number of countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, India and Uzbekistan, who have […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 16-Mar-2017
The Opening of Gan Airport to Boost Tourism in Maldives – Helping to Increase Tourist Arrivals

A move that that is expected to increase the number of tourist arrivals, the Gan Airport was opened recently in the Maldives. While the main Malé International Airport handles the bulk of the flights entering the country, this new airport is expected to not only add to the available options, but also provide convenient internal […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 03-Mar-2017
Maldives Top 5 Activities: It is Impossible to Get Bored – Have fun While Relaxing

Being a tropical nation perfectly positioned amidst the Indian Ocean, the Maldives archipelago has a lot to offer, making the island nation the best option for a fun yet relaxing holiday. Whether you plan on staying at a high-end resort such as the Anantara Veli Maldives Resort or even if you’re opting for simple, budget […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 03-Mar-2017
5 Reasons to go to the Maldives Right Now – A Tropical Paradise

Recently featured on online Okinawa based US military magazine, Okinawa Stripes, was the tropical island destination of the Maldives. With its picturesque views, beautiful sunsets and white sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, Maldives island resorts are always welcoming tourists arriving from all corners of the globe. However, if you still haven’t decided […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 03-Mar-2017
UK tourism to Maldives up 9.8 percent

Visit Maldives, the official tourism promotion board of the country has announced that they have observed a steady increase in visitor arrivals from the United Kingdom. According to Visit Maldives, the 2016 figures revealed that there was a 9.8% increase in tourists from the UK. This equated to a whopping 101,843 UK tourists in 2016 […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 08-Feb-2017
OPEC Fund Lends US$50m for new Airport Terminal – The Maldives International Airport gets a face-lift

The government of Maldives has signed a US$50 million loan agreement with the OPEC Fund for International Development, to pay for the renovation and expansion of the International Airport. According to reports from the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, the US$50 million loan will finance the construction of a new terminal at the Ibrahim Nasir […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 02-Feb-2017