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Three winter sun destinations have just ...

Holidays in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Egypt finally got the green light for the holidays, after the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) yesterday dropped warnings warning against non-essential travel . It has been a confusing week for vacationers and tour operators. On September 22, all three countries were taken off the red list, […]

Should the Caribbean, the Maldives push ...

The island nations of the world are the most vulnerable to climate change but also the most dependent on income from tourism. Share this article VSToday visiting the Maldives, its president pleaded with the world at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, moments before moving on to a passionate plea for help in tackling climate […]

Post-pandemic travel: 7 family trips wor...

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in one way or another. Whether you’ve suffered from an illness or the loss of a job, home, or loved one, family vacation ideas may have been the farthest thing on your mind. But while we still have a ways to go before the restrictions in the pandemic […]

Pass the millionaires, the Maldives is n...

The Maldives are 99% water, and so far only the 1% have enjoyed this exotic archipelago seemingly riddled with more five-star resorts than residents. Even Instagram models have found themselves shunned by properties at $ 3,000 a night taking advantage of a law limiting tourism to uninhabited islands. Until 2009, it was illegal for residents […]

UK issues new travel advisory, imposes 1...

New Delhi: The UK released new travel guidelines related to COVID on Friday. Under the new rules, fully stung Indians will not be considered vaccinated in the UK and will have to undergo 10 days of quarantine. The other changes stipulated that only people who received vaccines under the approved vaccination program in the UK, […]

Restrictions on international travel wil...

The streamlined system merges the Amber and Green Lists and retains the Red List. The system of international traffic light restrictions put in place to protect public health needs to be significantly overhauled to make it simpler for travelers. The green and orange classifications will merge, but the red list will be retained for countries […]

All-inclusive resorts make the stay more...

“People who liked to plan their trips and explore the unknown approach travel a little less adventurous,” said Melissa Wu, owner of Woodlyn Travel, a travel agency in Pasadena, Calif. “The Covid numbers are unpredictable; countries keep changing their entry conditions. And people are just tired: they worry about their health, their children, their work; […]

A local guide to the Maldives

What’s your best surf spot in the Maldives? Sultans [in the North Malé atoll] is my preferred. The name itself – a wave for “sultans” – defines it: a nice and easy take off, with a big bottom turn, a big curve on the top, and a quick inside section with barrels, when the swell […]