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GoMedii targets Africa and Bangladesh ma...

The GoMedii health technology platform aims to act as a digital enabler for quality and affordable healthcare for foreign patients, who come to India for medical tourism. Working closely with the government, GoMedii aims to organize the highly fragmented medical tourism industry by bringing all services together under one roof. Rohit Singh, co-founder of GoMedii, […]

US cuts water supplies to some states an...

On Wednesday, Myanmar’s military rulers lambasted the grouping of Southeast Asian countries ASEAN for excluding its generals from regional gatherings, accusing it of caving in to “external pressure”.Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have condemned Myanmar’s junta, which they say has failed to make concrete progress on a peace plan agreed with the […]

England vs South Africa 1st Test Live Te...

England vs South Africa 1st Test Live Telecast: The SportsRush brings before you the 1st ENG vs SA Test live broadcast schedule and details. The South African Tour to England 2022 venue has moved to the iconic Lord’s as the venue will host the first Test match from tomorrow. A Test series of three matches […]

World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys is back wi...

WHY IT IS EVALUATED: World of Hyatt members have a new way to maximize their income.—Donald Wood, senior editor of Breaking News. With the return of the World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys offer, members can double their earnings and make the most of their future stays through the end of the year. From today until […]

Customs revenue up 31% in July 2022

The Maldives Customs Service reported a turnover of MVR 316 million for July 2022, up 31%. According to the authority’s latest statistical update, the Maldives imported MVR 4.3 billion worth of commodities, including fuel, an increase of 56%. Excluding fuel, the total value of import products amounted to MVR 3.3 billion, up 44%. The Maldives […]

IMTM 2022 will take place on September 7...

International Maldives Travel Market (IMTM) 2022 is scheduled to take place on September 7-8, 2022. This year’s IMTM will be held at the Manhattan Business Hotel in Male. IMTM is an annual B2B trade show that promotes inbound and outbound tourism in the Maldives. The fair actively markets the Maldives as a world-class MICE destination. […]

August 15 live updates: China’s central

Afghanistan has two anniversaries ahead. Friday is Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, in which Britain granted Afghanistan self-determination over its foreign affairs. However, most will be most concerned about Monday, which marks one year since the Taliban regained control. This week also begins with the 75th anniversary of […]

Looking for a homestay vacation? Here a...

Ditch Airbnb and TUI in favor of more ethical and eco-friendly alternatives, a leading consumer organization has urged. Ethical consumer ranked 29 self-booked tour operators using a range of factors such as emissions and community engagement. TUI and Airbnb performed poorly, losing out to ethical alternatives such as Canopy & Stars and Fairbnb. As a […]

Hilton (HLT) banking on unit expansion e...

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. HLT should benefit from expansion efforts, luxury development strategy and digital efforts. Also, the focus on conversion opportunities bodes well. However, a decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) from pre-pandemic levels is a headwind. Let’s go deeper. Growth catalysts To maintain its position as the fastest growing global hotel company, […]

Follow ENG SA 1st Test Live

ENG vs SA LIVE Broadcast: After a limited number of crickets, attention now turns to white ball cricket as England host South Africa for a… ENG vs SA Live Stream: After a limited number of crickets, the focus now shifts to white-ball cricket as England host South Africa for a three-match Test series from Wednesday […]

The best places to visit in Qatar

The tiny nation of Qatar isn’t technically a one-city state, but there’s no denying that Doha, home to over 90% of Qatar’s population, is the main attraction. Yet the country’s modern capital isn’t the only corner of this Gulf nation worth a visit. Venture beyond Doha to discover the shiny new sister city of Lusail […]

Air Serbia will tap the long-haul leisur...

Air Serbia is set to enter the long-haul leisure market with the launch of flights between Belgrade and Havana this winter. Regular seasonal service is expected to begin by the end of the year. The Serbian carrier also said it was looking east for similar routes in the future. The main objective of the carrier […]

Bangladesh could get a fixed annual quot...

India is considering a fixed annual quota for essential commodities including rice, wheat and onion for Bangladesh amid the current global market volatility. Delhi is likely to announce the move in a joint statement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s next visit scheduled for September 5-7, Foreign Ministry officials said. Apart from the quota facility for […]

Sporting Events in Singapore (August 8-1...

Singapore’s squad for the 2022 Asian Netball Championships. Goalkeeper Charmaine Soh is not pictured. (PHOTO: Netball Singapore) SINGAPORE – Here’s a roundup of sporting events and developments in Singapore over the past week (August 8-14): 12-man squad announced for Asian Netball Championships Singapore has announced its 12-man squad for the Asian Netball Championships to be […]

Dhiraagu secures land lease for submarin...

Dhiraagu has secured the leasehold land at Hulhumale’ for the establishment of the landing station to connect the Maldives to the global undersea cable system of the SEA-ME-WE 6 highway. Earlier this year, Dhiraagu signed a contract with a consortium of 13 global telecommunications and technology companies to directly connect the Maldives to major Internet […]

Lalit Modi Shares ‘Accurate Piece’ On ‘S

Lalit Modi has shared a magazine article about her relationship with actor Sushmita Sen. Lalit had announced in July that he was dating Sushmita. Last month, Lalit Modi announced on social media that he was dating Sushmita Sen. After the announcement, when Lalit was accused of being too old to date the former Miss Universe, […]

Over 6 million Lankans unsure of their n...

By Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board implements most of its electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure development projects, such as construction of new transmission lines, transmission and distribution substations, etc., using loan funds obtained from international lending organizations such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan. International Cooperation Agency (JICA). These “concessional” loans are […]

Western Union Money Transfer Temporarily...

Western Union (WU) money transfer services in the Maldives are shutting down after the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) suspended the license of Island Financial Service, which operates WU. Western Union’s local agent, Island Financial Service, is operated by Villa Group. The service is frequently used by locals and expats residing in the Maldives to transfer […]

Taj Hotels news: Taj Hotels aims for agg...

has developed a plan to aggressively expand its footprint over the next 2-3 years as the travel industry experiences a strong recovery after struggling for more than two years due to Covid restrictions. Apart from its intention to expand in the domestic market, India’s largest hotel group is also considering larger footprints in countries with […]

GIS in talks with stakeholders to restru...

Gulf International Services (GIS) – the umbrella organization of Gulf Drilling International, Gulf Helicopters, Al Koot and Amwaj – is in continuous discussion with different key stakeholders to restructure its debt.Highlighting that current debt levels continue to weigh on the group’s net profit, the company said financial charges are one of the main cost elements […]

6 Alternative Careers Sara Ali Khan Woul...

Sara Ali Khan is a total rockstar, hey na? And his Instagram really rocked us. The actress regularly posts amazing content on her social media account to keep us all engaged. But its content is really a reflection of its personality. What if Sara had never been an actress? Have you ever wondered what other […]

Bhutan’s sky-high new tourism taxes: are

Bhutan has an enviable reputation as the premium version of the Himalayas. Magnificent mountains, a deeply traditional Buddhist culture, air so clean you can smell the melting water from the glaciers – all of this can be had for the price of the daily fee that forms the heart of the Bhutanese model of high-value […]

They survived confinement in Shanghai, o...

(CNN) — “I chose to come to Sanya because the Covid restrictions are more relaxed than in (in) Shanghai,” said Li Zefeng, an engineer who lives in China’s biggest city. But he, like many others who have flocked to the resort island off the coast of southern China, would soon swallow his words. Hainan Province […]

Young workers have been hardest hit by t...

The number of young people worldwide who cannot find jobs this year is expected to reach 73 million – that’s six million more than before COVID-19 – the UN employment agency said Thursday. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the pandemic has caused many additional problems for 15- to 24-year-olds who have seen “much […]

Best pool bars in the world: enjoy a coc...

Some hotels have very good bars. And some hotels have very nice swimming pools. And then there are the hotels that showcase themselves by having a nice bar in a beautiful swimming pool, a bar where you can swim without ever getting out of the water. You can lounge around, floating on your inflatable animal […]

Heavy crowd of 30,000 visitors expected ...

People check out the different travel deals offered at the Matta 2022 Fair in Kuala Lumpur on April 10, 2022. ― Photo by Shafwan Zaidon By Opalyn Mok Thursday, August 11, 2022 2:41 PM MYT GEORGE TOWN, Aug 11 – The Penang chapter of the Malaysian Travel and Travel Agents Association (Matta) expects around 30,000 […]

Air fares soar after quarantine rules ea...

China: As Hong Kong eases its pandemic rules, online searches for flights to popular destinations such as Bangkok and Osaka have increased tenfold, leading to higher airfares. The Hong Kong government on Monday reduced hotel quarantine times for inbound travelers from seven days to three, as well as four days of “home medical supervision” with […]

One of the most exclusive countries in t...

On September 23, 2022, the Kingdom of Bhutan reopens its borders to tourism. You no longer need to book a minimum-spend travel package, and the government is increasing its sustainability fee to $200 per night. Luxury travelers can now plan the vacation of their dreams in Bhutan, with stays at boutique properties like Gangtey Lodge. […]

AmCham Sri Lanka hosts US member roundta...

Proud of its ‘Fly Better’ brand promise, Emirates is investing over US$2 billion to improve the in-flight experience for its customers, including a massive program to upgrade over 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, as well as an array of other service enhancements across the board. cabins from 2022. Sir Tim Clark, Chairman of Emirates […]

India’s JMC Wins Hanimaadhoo Airport Dev

India’s JMC Projects Limited wins the Hanimaadhoo International Airport development project in the Maldives. JMC Projects is a leading contracting company already delivering several housing, water and sanitation projects across the Maldives. The Ministry of Economic Development on Wednesday August 10 confirmed the award of the project to JMC with a project value of US$136,625,386.44 […]

CapitaLand investment will double India’

Gauri Shankar Nagabhushanam, CEO, India Business Parks, CapitaLand Investment In today’s roundup of regional news headlines, Singapore’s CapitaLand Investment announces plans to double assets under investment in India, Hong Kong official casts doubt on potential waiver of right stamp on home purchases and buyers snap up apartments in a Henderson development in the New Territories. […]

Sony Pictures Networks India extends bro...

Mumbai: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) on Wednesday announced the extension of its partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for exclusive television and digital rights for six years until 2028.Also Read – England to maintain aggressive mindset and approach in T20I against South Africa: Adil Rashid The deal will cover the broadcast […]

Netball: Charmaine Soh returns for Singa...

SINGAPORE – The Republic netball team will get a boost at the Asian Netball Championships (ANC) from September 3-11 after stalwart Charmaine Soh confirmed her return to competition after giving birth to her first child in June. Soh, 32, has been selected alongside 11 others for the tournament at OCBC Arena, organizers announced on Wednesday […]

LIVE EXQUISITELY IN THE MOST GLAMOROUS D...

Soak up the luxury of bespoke retreats from private island redemption and exclusive yacht rides to penthouses and exclusive art collections in the urban and leisure locations of Asia HONG KONG, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As travel continues to evolve with the desire to elevate travel experiences to new heights, St. Regis Hotels and […]

Centara signs a partnership agreement wi...

This partnership is the latest addition to Centara’s growing airline network. Bangkok, Thailand – Centara Hotels and Resortsthe Thai hotel operator, announces a partnership with airasia awards, loyalty marketing under airasia Super App. This partnership is the latest addition to Centara’s growing airline network, which already includes Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Vietjet. “As […]

CDC adds two destinations to its ‘high’

Editor’s Note – Subscribe to Opening the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get updates on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest on flights, food and drink, accommodations and other travel developments. (CNN) – A popular destination in the Middle East and a small Dutch island in the Caribbean were […]

CDC adds Jordan and St. Eustatius to its...

Editor’s note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — A popular Middle Eastern destination and a small Dutch Caribbean island were added […]

Undocumented migrants in the Maldives: 3...

About 34,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Maldives are being regularized under an amnesty program there, according to an estimate from the Bangladesh High Commission in Male. Once documented, workers will receive legal and health insurance benefits. In addition, they can send money home using their own documents through banking channels, which helps increase […]

Air travel: a chaotic summer in Europe a...

Thousands of travelers saw their travel plans disrupted over the weekend in the United States as airlines canceled or delayed flights. More than 900 flights were canceled on Sunday alone. A total of 6,378 flights were delayed across the United States, according to tracking service FlightAware. It was the second consecutive day of major air […]

Holidays or remote work with these luxur...

With the price of travel right now, it can be hard to justify flying in for a weekend getaway. More appealing is the ability to hang around somewhere for a long period of time. Ideally a warm and isolated place Thailand would work. Or the Maldives. The same goes for Greece, Mexico and Morocco. Better […]

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. returns to pro...

Signals a strong recovery of activities in all segments. Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL) returned to profitability during the quarter with a PBT of Rs. 59 Mn Vs a loss of Rs. 385 Mn QoQ and a loss of Rs. 339 million pa Reported strong increase in operating income for the quarter to Rs. 2,979 […]

Luxury real estate should rebound in 202...

Luxury real estate in India continues to be one of the industry’s growth drivers. The sector is gaining momentum and is expected to register robust growth in 2023. India is among one of the largest concentrations of HNI in the world, which is fueling the demand for high-end properties. In addition, the pandemic has also […]

Aamin lands 2nd place at the IBC Bodyboa...

It’s a historic win for the Maldives with Aamin Umar Moosa securing 2nd place in the IBC Bodyboarding World Tour which ended yesterday. Aamin competed alongside Spaniard Gabriel Molina from the Canary Islands. Aamin was beaten in the closing seconds with a 0.90 score difference. While Molina scored 13 points, Aamin scored 12.1. Aamin is […]

7 places around the world to help you ta...

From beautiful beaches to mountains… will give you the inspiration to create the best virtual live photos. Santorini, Greece Santorini is a truly stunning island and it’s no surprise that it’s a popular photo spot for many tourists. Santorini is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as cliffs. […]

Review: Vistara’s Long-Haul 787 Extensio

Vistara finally decided to start leasing Boeing 787s after a pause in deliveries hampered its long-haul growth. Vistara’s four remaining 787-9s remain parked in the desert as Boeing awaits FAA approval to resume deliveries. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight Boeing Stock code: BA Creation date : 1916-07-15 CEO: Dave Calhoun Head office location: Chicago, […]

MMPRC CEO Joins PATA Roundtable

The Managing Director of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed, joins the high-level panel discussion at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Destination Marketing Forum 2022. The forum kicked off on August 4, Thursday of last week in Songkhla, Thailand. The event invited high-level executives in global destination travel, including […]

How the Seven Colored Lake got its name ...

Quick links Best places to eat in Bacalar How to reach Lake Bacalar? The seven-tone palette lake, Laguna Bacalar, is an unexplored place beyond Mexico’s popular tourist spots. Located on the east coast of Mexico, two hours from Tulum, Bacalar is a city located in the state of Quintana Roo and is part of the […]

US Undersecretary Sison in town

Published: 06 August 2022 19:50:57 | Updated: 07 August 2022 14:50:10 US Under Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs Michele J. Sison arrived in the city on Saturday for a two-day visit as part of her official tri-country tour. She is expected to seek Bangladesh’s support for Doreen Bogdan-Martin, one of the candidates for […]

Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey flaunts ...

Arjun Reddy’s celebrity Shalini Pandey is currently in the Maldives to relax from the hectic life of the showbiz industry. The actress who recently shared screen space with Ranveer Singh in comedy-drama Jayeshbhai Jordaar has taken to social media to bless the hearts of her followers. In a series of posts, Shalini Pandey took her […]

These New Yacht Voyages Trace The Steps ...

If you’ve ever wanted to hit the high seas in search of buried treasure, now is your chance. With Pelorus’ new Adventure Treasure Hunt vacations, you, your friends and family can charter luxury yachts off the coast of Sardinia, Indonesia or the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Once there, you will participate in immersive […]

Taliban-controlled Afghanistan intends t...

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A UN watchdog group has highlighted the possibility that Taliban-controlled Afghanistan could win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in October. UN Watch tweeted a press release citing the Maldives’ intention to run for a seat on the Human Rights Council and noted that other […]

Air Seychelles is the first to receive o...

Air Seychelles, the flag carrier of the Republic of Seychelles, recently became the first airline to obtain overflight rights from the Saudi government for its Tel Aviv service. The carrier can now enter Saudi airspace. More details The news comes as Saudi aviation authorities announced the opening of the Kingdom’s airspace to all international carriers […]

Long weekend offers makemytrip ixigo boo...

Long weekends in August: It rains for long weekends in this monsoon season! August has three long weekends due to festivals namely, Muharram, Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day and Janmashtami. The long weekend bonanza will continue in 2022 during Dussehra, Diwali, Guru Nanak Birthday and New Year holidays. These long weekends are an opportunity for weary […]

Sushmita Sen gives back to trolls with s...

Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen is currently making headlines for her love life. The actress, who has always spoken about her personal life, took the internet by storm after announcing her relationship with former IPL president Lalit Modi. The news spread like wildfire and since then Sushmita has become the victim of constant trolls. From being […]

IHG Asia-Pacific 15% off visa offer unti...

IHG has now launched the same offer with Visa that they previously introduced with Mastercard (read more here). You can save 15% on the best flexible rate by booking this rate plan only available through this link (it will not appear on the regular rate search). The offer is valid for stays until January 3, […]

20 tips for holiday photography! N-Phot...

It’s summer, and many of us are planning to jet off to foreign climes for a well-deserved break, with Nikons safely stowed in our carry-on bags. But don’t just snap vacation photos – Benedict Brain encourages you to use your summer vacation to spark your creativity and come back with a travel portfolio that truly […]

Air Seychelles receives permission to fl...

Air Seychelles said it has become the first airline to receive overflight rights from the Saudi government for flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel. Saudi authorities recently announced the opening of the country’s airspace to all carriers in accordance with its obligations under the 1944 Chicago Convention. The move was seen as a special […]

After team silver, what are the draws, m...

A day after defending champions India lost to Malaysia in the badminton mixed team final, the spotlight turns to singles and doubles where India are set to win a host of medals. The Commonwealth Games field may not be the strongest, but there are still several steps ahead for Indian badminton players. Former World Champion […]

Millions of factory-farmed chickens died...

Millions of factory-fed chickens died in the recent nationwide heatwave, whistleblowers say. The birds, which were confined to large farm sheds, died of heat exhaustion in temperatures up to 45C, according to industry whistleblowers who say little was done to protect them from heat. Some producers have made little or no effort to cool sheds […]

Bombay: the displacement of the presiden...

House Cities Bombay Bombay: the displacement of the president of the Maldives causes traffic jams on the Western Express highway Several commuters who took the stretch complained that car traffic had stopped for more than 20 minutes on the highway around 11 a.m. Several commuters who took the stretch complained that car traffic had stopped […]

13 good reasons to visit Victoria

Victoria is Australia’s second smallest state, but it’s packed with activities that make it an ideal destination for all ages and interests. Most people spend their time in Melbourne, but there’s so much to explore away from this bustling city. Whichever direction you go, there are remote wilderness areas to explore, and Victoria is home […]

Emirates announces return to pre-pandemi...

Emirates airline has announced adjustments to its operational schedule at Newcastle Airport to provide passengers with “better connectivity and travel options”. From October 30, the airline will return to its pre-pandemic flight schedule, with Emirates flight EK36 departing Newcastle at 1 p.m., arriving in Dubai at 12:15 a.m. local time the following day. The return […]

Husband-wife duo lets everyone travel vi...

SanKash makes travel more accessible, affordable and fulfilling by offering flexible, installment payment choices that most banks are hesitant to lend for travel. “Our goal is to put customer needs first and get the most out of the entire travel ecosystem by creating new products,” says SanKash, Founder. SanKash started in 2018 because founders Akash […]

UN official deletes Armenian Genocide tw...

The Turkish government used its usual bullying tactics last week to force a senior United Nations (UN) official to delete his tweet about the Armenian Genocide. The @UN_PGA posted and then deleted this tweet. pic.twitter.com/sOkA98E6vn — Alison Tahmizian Meuse (@AliTahmizian) July 27, 2022 On July 27, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid posted a tweet […]

CDC adds 3 spots to its high-risk list f...

By Forrest Brown and Marnie Hunter, CNN The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday added three destinations to its “high” travel risk category, including an Eastern European country known for its mountains, thick forests and folk culture . Romania is the most notable travel destination to receive a Tier 3, “Covid-19 High” […]

This former child refugee from Eritrea h...

Lila Yohannes was born in Asmara, Eritrea where she had a wonderful early childhood. With her father having a ministerial position in the government and her mother working in banking, she enjoyed a very comfortable upbringing. All that changed when she became a child refugee at the age of six. The war between Eritrean freedom […]

Prithvi Shaw returns to training after b...

Prithvi Shaw posted a short snippet of her gym session on her Instagram Story on Monday. Photo credit: Screenshot HIGHLIGHTS Prithvi Shaw has returned to India after completing her vacation in the Maldives. The 22-year-old cricketer has been absent from the Indian squad for some time now. He shared an Instagram story on Monday in […]

Aeroflot will resume daily service to Ph...

Photo: Airbus Aeroflot IATA/ICAO code SU/AFL Airline type Full service carrier Hub(s) Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Year of foundation 1923 Alliance SkyTeam CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov Country Russia Thailand is set to get a tourism boost from October, with Russian airline Aeroflot set to resume direct flights between Moscow and Phuket. The airline is gradually restoring […]

11 destinations that have visa on arriva...

Way of life by Sarah-Joseph 10 hours ago If you’re looking for a quick escape without the extra visa hassle, we’re here to help. While travel is on everyone’s radar, some passports sometimes require specific visas, which can be quite often cumbersome. However, for UAE residents, there are many visa-free destinations or with a visa-on-arrival […]