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Gateway to the Southern Hemisphere “ Gan International Airport”

23 October 2017

Maldives, an island nation consisting of over thousand islands scattered across the equator in the middle of the world not only boasts an enchanting beauty but a rich history as well.

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Key Tourism Statistics for 2018

19 October 2017

Following up on our previous article highlighting the Travel Trends of Today and Tomorrow, Today we cover some of the Key Tourism statistics for the coming year. At the island chief, We strongly believe for businesses to be successful and to keep guests fully satisfied it is vital to stay on top of the latest trends. 
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Giovanni De Ambrosis-Executive Italian Brand Chef of cocoon Maldives

18 October 2017

Island Chief Sits down with Giovanni De Ambrosis, executive Italian Brand Chef of Cocoon Maldives to talk about his career as he shares with the story of how he came to reside as a chef in the Maldives and conveys his thoughts about food and his life as a chef. 
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Bandos Unveils New Club House

17 October 2017

Bandos Maldives has recently reopened the Clubhouse formerly known as ‘Paradise Club’  after some major renovations. The facility was converted into a stylish and modern two storey building.


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Committed to Enhancing Quality of Life in the Maldives

09 October 2017

Deepal Abeywickrama, Senior Vice President - Sales at Nestlé, has been with the ‘Good Food, Good Life’ company for over 31 years. Strong experience across four Nestlé markets overseas, in diverse roles ranging from operations to food service and now sales, has propelled him to his current position in the world’s number one Food and Beverage Company. He shares with us some of Nestlé’s core beliefs and values that have contributed to its success....

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Mr.Arafat- Executive Housekeeper, Lux* South Ari Atoll

08 October 2017

The islandChief had the pleasure of having a pleasant chat with the executive housekeeper from Lux* South Ari atoll, Mr. Arafat. Born in the Maldives, Arafat has many years of experience in the service industry and his youthful vision inspires nothing but success. We ask about his thoughts of the Lux* brand, his experiences with the tourism industry and about his responsibilities at work and how he manages them.
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Grape Expectations Bartenders Challenge 2017

19 September 2017

The annual Grape Expectations Bartenders Challenge concluded at Bandos Maldives Resort on 2nd August 2017. The much-hyped event was one of a kind gathering that lasted for two days on the resort.
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Fascinating Personalities at Soneva

04 September 2017

An exciting list of celebrity personalities have been scheduled to stay with Soneva this year and will provide guests with extraordinary displays of talent.

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David Stepetic appointed new General Manager of Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives

03 September 2017

Gili Lankanfushi has announced David Stepetic as the New General Manager of the resort. Over the past five years, the resort has set the benchmark for barefoot and understated luxury in the Maldives, with 45 sophisticated over-water villas and a serious commitment to sustainability.

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Hurawalhi Maldives hosts environment programme for local students

03 September 2017

Hurawalhi Maldives hosted a group of students from the Nature Club of Naifaru school Madhrasathul Ifthithaal for an exposure session on the resort’s commitment to a healthy and clean environment.

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Hulhumalé to have the first water theme park in Maldives

31 July 2017

The first ever water theme park in Maldives is aimed to be opened in Hulhumalé by end of next year.
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BML launches “Experience Maldives” campaign

13 July 2017

BML launches “Experience Maldives” campaign

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Sheraton Maldives Unveils a New Look

28 May 2017

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has unveiled a new look of its guest rooms and selective venues as part of its ongoing enhancements of guest experience and stay in the Maldives.

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Six Senses Laamu Celebrates World Turtle Day

28 May 2017

the Resident Marine Biologists at Six Senses Laamu implemented a new code of conduct on how to sustainably snorkel and dive with turtles, ensuring that every encounter is a positive interaction and that it does not affect the natural behavior and movements of the turtle. 
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Celebrate Happyness in Tailor Made Dives™

22 May 2017

Travelling is an activity enjoyed by the world, to experience the cultures, architecture and activities of different countries. 

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The Spa Ceylon Story

13 May 2017

Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean lies the teardrop isle of Ceylon, acclaimed since ancient times as an exotic tropical paradise rich in natural beauty
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Ride a bike for health and environment

03 May 2017

Bike Maldives: Ride a bike for your health and for the protection of the environment
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SATA 2017 open for Nominations

14 April 2017

South Asian Travel Awards 2017 (SATA) 
open for Nominations

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MATATO participates at Riyadh Travel Fair 2017

08 April 2017

MATATO participates at Riyadh Travel Fair 2017
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Letting go your past negative behaviour and make your life now a happy and healthy one with Yogic practice

29 March 2017

We wake up in the morning. Then we reached for coffee or our smartphone to check emails. Jump into the bath and run to work. Is this your routine? ...

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Speaking in The Language Of Food With Chef Francis Cornelius

21 March 2017

The story of one of the best chefs in the Maldives shows just how much courage and passion is needed to succeed in the culinary field. Chef Francis of Jumeirah Vittaveli guides The Island Chief through his incredible journey, from humble beginnings to being one of the best in the industry.

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Understanding Airline Policies for Pregnant Passengers

07 March 2017

Are you an expectant mother and planning air travel? Not aware of the “Fit to Fly” written consent from a doctor prior traveling? This is an easily confusable subject since each and every airline has a unique set of protocols and limitations when it comes to air travel while being pregnant.

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In-Room Entertainment Options and the Hotel Guest Experience

07 March 2017

The tourist experience is expanding day by day and the visitors who pay to reach fine destinations are seeking to indulge themselves in various outdoor and indoor activities. 

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National Carrier "Maldivian" to Begin Direct Flights to Colombo

06 March 2017

Maldives National Carrier "Maldivian" to Begin Direct Flights to Colombo
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Hajj Corporation confirms participation at 2nd Annual Vacations Expo

06 March 2017

2nd Edition of Vacations Expo scheduled to take place from 6th - 8th July 2017 have received confirmation of Participation from Hajj Corporation. 
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Sounds of Maldives team leaves to Singapore DRT Show

22 February 2017

Sounds of Maldives 7th Edition team including popular Maldivian talents Ritte, Thola, Muazzin , Gravity by Habeys and Habeys Boduberu has left to DRT Singapore on 22nd Feb.
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THE REGIONAL SPECIALIST OF WINDOW BLINDS

21 February 2017

Light & Shade window solutions are versatile, yet sophisticated, providing added protection to interiors. The available designs cover a vast range of options from energy-efficient roller blinds to natural Bamboo Blinds, from Venetian Blinds to Zebra Blinds
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Words of Wisdom By Mr DoraiRaj General Manager Of Singapore Airlines

14 February 2017

Indulge in the amazing journey undertaken by the General Manager of Singapore Airlines, Mr. Paul DoraiRaj
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Four Seasons Private Island

01 February 2017

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announced Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atol
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Celebrate Happyness in Tailor Made Dives™

30 November 1999

Travelling is an activity enjoyed by the world, to experience the cultures, architecture and activities of different countries
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30 November 1999

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SABA Butler Academy

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The South African Butler Academy (SABA) was established in 2009 by Newton and Adriaan Coetzer, who both come with extensive international experience in the fields of Butlers, Front of House and General Hotel Management
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Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy unveils full line-up for August 7-13 Event

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The countdown to the world’s most luxurious surfing event, Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy,continues with the announcement of three further competitors: Rob Machado (USA), Ross Williams (HAW) and local star Ismail Miglal (MV) join already-confirmed CJ Hobgood (USA), Maya Gabeira (BRA) and defending champion Taj Burrow (AUS). 
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