Maldives News Beat

Floating City to Meet the Challenge of Rising Sea Levels Floating City to Meet the Challenge of Rising Sea Levels
Floating City to Meet the Challenge of Rising Sea Levels
February 26, 2022
With the issue of rising sea levels a hot topic for the country. Plans are progressing for a unique and highly ambitious new project of floating city.
New Departure Tax from Travellers Now in Effect New Departure Tax from Travellers Now in Effect
New Departure Tax from Travellers Now in Effect
January 1, 2022
A new Departure Tax and airport fee is now in effect for anyone travelling from an airport in the country. Visitors are subject to the new Tax when departing.
Maldives Frustrated by UN Climate Conference Compromise Maldives Frustrated by UN Climate Conference Compromise
Maldives Frustrated by UN Climate Conference Compromise
November 17, 2021
COP26 compromise agreement has frustrated by official from the country. Delegates failed to reach a consensus on key issues at the UN’s climate conference.
Tourism to Drive Economy Growth Tourism to Drive Economy Growth
Tourism to Drive Economy Growth
November 10, 2021
The recovery of tourism sector is expected to have a significant impact on country's economic growth. A report from the World Bank forecasts economic recovery.
Maldives Expects Surge in UK Tourists Maldives Expects Surge in UK Tourists
Maldives Expects Surge in UK Tourists
September 21, 2021
The number of English tourists visiting the country is expected to increase significantly after the United Kingdom Government eased coronavirus restrictions.
Demand Soars for Guesthouses Demand Soars for Guesthouses
Demand Soars for Guesthouses
August 10, 2021
Guest houses are currently seeing unprecedented demand despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It has been overwhelmed by workers en-routed to Gulf states.
New Tax and Airport Fee to Collect from Travellers New Tax and Airport Fee to Collect from Travellers
New Tax and Airport Fee to Collect from Travellers
July 17, 2021
Travellers will be subject to pay new airport tax and development fees from January 2022. Different fees will apply for travelling in different classes.
Covid-safe Travel – Relaxation of Tourist Entry Requirements Covid-safe Travel – Relaxation of Tourist Entry Requirements
Covid-safe Travel – Relaxation of Tourist Entry Requirements
April 26, 2021
After a successful vaccine roll-outs, quarantine and testing requirements are being relaxed to welcome holidaymakers back to the nation’s tropical shores.
Covid Safe Measures Make Maldives Top Traveller Destination for 2021 Covid Safe Measures Make Maldives Top Traveller Destination for 2021
Covid Safe Measures Make Maldives Top Traveller Destination for 2021
February 28, 2021
Those dreaming of an escape to the sun can start planning their tropical holiday with peace of mind that the island nation is Covid 19 safe. Much of the world is still in the grip of the pandemic, with widespread lockdowns and international travel halted.
Changing Tourism in the Post-Covid World Changing Tourism in the Post-Covid World
Changing Tourism in the Post-Covid World
November 11, 2020
Tourism in these islands is starting to increase in the wake of the global coronavirus lockdown and many travellers are once again setting out in search of paradise. The island nation is getting with more and more travellers flocking back to its pristine shores.
Things to Know if Maldives on Your Travel List Things to Know if Maldives on Your Travel List
Things to Know if Maldives on Your Travel List
October 16, 2020
After gradual reopening of most resorts, precautions are being implemented to protect both locals and tourists. Guesthouses has just started hosting guests again. Here are actions should to be taken before and during the stay in the country.
What It’s Like to Travel Maldives Right Now What It’s Like to Travel Maldives Right Now
What It’s Like to Travel Maldives Right Now
September 1, 2020
As lock downs around the world are eased, holidaymakers have been returning now. Visitors are finding the country more peaceful and attentive than ever.
Preparation to Reopen: What Visitors Need to Know Preparation to Reopen: What Visitors Need to Know
Preparation to Reopen: What Visitors Need to Know
July 2, 2020
Holidaymakers will be able to visit the country once again from July 15. The Government is preparing to reopen the country’s borders, after the Covid-19 lockdown put a hold on all tourism activities in the island nation.
Coronavirus: When will Tropical Holiday Resume? Coronavirus: When will Tropical Holiday Resume?
Coronavirus: When will Tropical Holiday Resume?
April 25, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, the country has continued to implement strict measures to prevent the spread of the illness and keep people safe. A handful of resorts remain open and some tourists are isolating in long-stay.
What Travellers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Maldives What Travellers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Maldives
What Travellers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Maldives
March 23, 2020
Government is putting a number of measures in place to ensure residents and tourists stay safe during the coronavirus crisis. Emergency action has been taken to help stop the spread of the virus in the country.
Arrivals from Europe Still Trending Upwards Arrivals from Europe Still Trending Upwards
Arrivals from Europe Still Trending Upwards
November 30, 2019
When the country opened to tourism, the first visitors were from Europe. Tourists come mainly from Europe and Asia. In particular, Europeans represent 47.5 percent of market share and tourists from Asia and the Pacific account for 42.7 percent.
Adapting to Climate Change: New Grant Scheme for the Maldives Adapting to Climate Change: New Grant Scheme for the Maldives
Adapting to Climate Change: New Grant Scheme for the Maldives
November 21, 2019
Communities are being empowered to tackle the effects of climate change with the help of a new grants programme. Funded by AusAID and managed by UNDP.
Zero-Plastic: How The Maldives is Cleaning Up Its Ocean Zero-Plastic: How The Maldives is Cleaning Up Its Ocean
Zero-Plastic: How The Maldives is Cleaning Up Its Ocean
November 3, 2019
The country is aiming to become a global leader in sustainability, after announcing new measures to tackle plastic waste. The government has passed an ambitious law to ban single-use plastics nationwide by 2025 and has also banned the import of plastic bags.
Maldives to Expect Record High Tourist Arrivals in 2019 Maldives to Expect Record High Tourist Arrivals in 2019
Maldives to Expect Record High Tourist Arrivals in 2019
October 26, 2019
With its lush nature, crystal-clear waters and luxurious resorts, The country has an excellent reputation as a high-end exotic destination. Tourism sector is growing more and more.
US Equity Giant Set to Buy Three Resort Islands US Equity Giant Set to Buy Three Resort Islands
US Equity Giant Set to Buy Three Resort Islands
October 17, 2019
US private equity giant Blackstone is continuing its investment in the country, following a multi-million dollar purchase earlier this year. Blackstone bought Conrad Rangali Island in February this year...
Maldives Breaks World Free-diving Record Maldives Breaks World Free-diving Record
Maldives Breaks World Free-diving Record
October 2, 2019
World record breaks for ‘The most people freediving simultaneously’. During the Neyvaa event at Baros lagoon, representatives of Guinness World Records officially declared the new world record.
Maldives to Celebrate World Tourism Day with Tourism Values Maldives to Celebrate World Tourism Day with Tourism Values
Maldives to Celebrate World Tourism Day with Tourism Values
September 27, 2019
The country is aiming to raise awareness on values of tourism among the global community, joining the celebration of the World Tourism Day this year, theme of this year, ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’.
Maldives Aims to Grow the Number of Airports for Easy Access Maldives Aims to Grow the Number of Airports for Easy Access
Maldives Aims to Grow the Number of Airports for Easy Access
September 12, 2019
In recent years, the country has made large investments in infrastructure. As a result, several new airports have been developed for an efficient network.
Ambitious Airport Project Brings Premium Flights to The Maldives Ambitious Airport Project Brings Premium Flights to The Maldives
Ambitious Airport Project Brings Premium Flights to The Maldives
September 1, 2019
This is a dream holiday destination for travellers looking for tropical beauty and serenity. This project will transform VIA into a world-class facility.
Sustainability, the key for Maldives' Tourism Growth Sustainability, the key for Maldives' Tourism Growth
Sustainability, the key for Maldives' Tourism Growth
August 3, 2019
The Fifth Tourism Master Plan covering the years 2020-2025 has unveiled. As a world-renowned luxury exotic destination, tourism is the first source of revenue.
Unique Location in the Maldives to See Manta rays and Whale sharks Unique Location in the Maldives to See Manta rays and Whale sharks
Unique Location in the Maldives to See Manta rays and Whale sharks
July 26, 2019
The country has earned a reputation as one the best places in the world for diving. The diversity of marine wildlife found underwater is simply astonishing.