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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
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
New Year Eve Celebration in Maldives – Ushering in the New Year in Grand Style

A number of discerning travellers with a penchant towards luxury and style celebrated New Year’s Eve in grand fashion in the Maldives. The numerous New Year parties that took place at local bars and restaurants took on a spectacular tone. The streets were lit up and adorned to welcome the year 2017. The multihued, energetic […]

By caleb
Date : 30-Jan-2017
New Year Celebrations in Maldives – Heralding 2017 in Style

True to form, the Maldives rang in the New Year in style with locals and tourists alike celebrating the end of 2016 and the dawn of 2017. In the capital Male, there were glittering fireworks, while streets and houses were decorated in lights with certain bars and restaurants having their own News Year functions too. […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 28-Jan-2017
Maldives Tourism Announced New Developments at World Travel Market 2016

Making their presence felt at the World Travel Market 2016, Maldivian authorities revealed future plans to boost tourism and cater to the growing number of visitors. The announcement revealed three key plans. The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism launched an updated version of the Accommodation Guide to Maldives 2017 which features useful and reliable information in […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 25-Jan-2017
The Day Maldives Embraced Islam – celebrating the birth of Islam in the Maldives

While the Maldives is usually associated with beautiful landscapes, palm fringed beaches and stunning island resorts, such as PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi Maldives, one of the luxury hotels in Maldives, it is also a devout Islamic country. The introduction of Islam to the Maldives is celebrated every year on the first day of the Islamic […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 22-Jan-2017
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Celebrations in Maldives – Maldivians celebrate the birth of the prophet

Birthday celebrations for Prophet Mohammad were recently held with great pomp and pageantry in the Maldives on 12th December. The Maldives archipelago, more commonly associated with the picture perfect Maldives hotel and resorts, like the Kandolhu Island Maldives, is also an Islamic country. The last Buddhist king of Maldives converted to Islam in the late […]

By caleb
Date : 19-Jan-2017
World Travel Market 2016: Maldives Welcomes Uptick in UK Visitors – Further Surges Expected

When taking a look at the 2016 Maldives inbound travel figures for the year, it can be clearly seen that there’s a very visible and obvious rise in the number of visitors from the United Kingdom. In fact, within just the first eight months itself, there has been a jump by 11 percent. With Visit […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 15-Jan-2017