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Will the Maldives develop the offshore I...

The archipelago is seeking to become an Islamic finance hub for South Asia, but needs more legislation and the country’s half-million Muslims to embrace Islamic banking. The Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean is developing an Islamic finance sector, although it may need to strengthen legislation and local turnover to attract enough international players to […]

Over 150 delegates participate in the 20...

The Election Commission of India (ECI) today hosted the Virtual International Election Visitor Program (ENPI) 2022 for Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from nearly 32 countries and four international organizations. An overview of the ongoing elections for the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was presented to over 150 EMB delegates participating […]

South Africa has reached the pandemic re...

A recently published South African study aimed to determine seropositivity against SARS-CoV-2 before the fourth wave of COVID-19, in which the omicron variant was dominant. Seropositivity measures the presence of antibodies against the virus; it indicates a past infection. The study focused on Gauteng, the economic center of the country. Ozayr Patel asked Shabir Madhi […]

Minor opens the largest Avani Resort in ...

(March 01, 2022) Minor Hotels has expanded its rapidly growing portfolio of Avani hotels with the opening of Avani+ Khao Lak Resort, a 327-key beachfront property on Bangsak Beach in Thailand. The brand’s largest resort in Thailand by key count, the property also serves as the launch pad for AvaniFit, a dynamic 24-hour facility that […]

Travel agents ask to help Ukrainian tour...

Ukrainian travel agencies and agents have collectively called on the Maldivian tourism industry to provide support and assistance to Ukrainian travelers currently stranded in the island nation. The call from Ukrainian travel agencies came at a time when the country is facing problems with financial transactions and a general aviation lockdown. Ukrainian travel professionals have […]

SITA appoints David Lavorel as CEO

(February 25, 2022) SITA has appointed David Lavorel as Chief Executive Officer. David succeeds former CEO Barbara Dalibard who left SITA after five years at the helm. David Lavorelle Over the past 20 years at SITA, David has held various leadership positions, most recently as CEO of SITA at Airports and Borders. He also worked […]

Where do UAE travelers want to go? Swit...

Vacations to the UAE remain popular, with Dubai topping the list of top destinations for UAE residents. Abu Dhabi came second in YouGov’s list, which ranked the top 10 destinations for UAE consumers using what the global public opinion and data firm calls an impression score. Dubai ranked first with a score of 65.7, while […]

Cities with the highest number of sustai...

It is paramount for us to understand how we contribute to the environment while working on successful businesses and businesses. Nor does it exclude the tourism industry on a global scale. In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, many travelers are reorienting their travel plans while making newer and fresher adjustments; that is, most […]

Without an air bubble between India and ...

The Indian government has still not reached an air travel bubble deal with South Korea, even after 23 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has prevented most Indians working in South Korea from returning home to visit family. Direct flights between the two countries were suspended in March 2020. Nearly 14,000 Indians work and study […]

Velana International Airport Recovery Sh...

February 20, 2022 – Despite the devastating effects of the pandemic in 2020, the aviation sector continues to recover. Efforts are being made by the industry, show optimistic growth in 2021. It looked a lot like Velana International Airport (VIA); Your gateway to the sunny Maldives. The number of international passengers carried by VIA last […]

How to take a surf trip right now

“Even a zombie apocalypse wouldn’t stop surfers from traveling to surf.” It was an optimistic Alex Smith, quoted in a March 5, 2020 Surfline article. Of course, no one, including Smith, could have predicted the COVID pandemic and its effects over the next 18 months. No, there were no reanimated undead bodily revenants wandering the […]

UAE flights: Abu Dhabi’s ‘green list’, C

Procedures differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers to and from the capital By Waheed Abbas Published: Thu 17 Feb 2022, 08:49 Abu Dhabi authorities are updating the “green list” of countries for inbound travel repeatedly to screen foreign passengers arriving in the capital to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Abu Dhabi again updated the […]

Saudi Expo 2020 pavilion scores 3 millio...

DHAHRAN: The COVID-19 pandemic has helped Saudi Arabia become one of the most tech-savvy countries. For two years, you could no longer leave your home without two essentials: your mask and your smartphone. Forget your bulky wallet or possibly forget to bring one of your IDs; everything you need now could easily fit in your […]

World famous traveler visits Oceania | ...

“A STRANGER is a friend you have never met before.” It’s the motto of avid traveler and Danish Red Cross Goodwill Ambassador Torbjørn “Thor” C. Pederson who took it upon himself to visit every country in the world without flying, to do what no one else never done before. His very first trip since the […]

SIA resumes recruitment of cabin crew af...

SINGAPORE — Flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has resumed recruiting cabin crew, following a two-year hiring freeze caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is to meet emerging labor needs amid growing demand for international air travel as more Vaccinated Taxiways (VTLs) have been put in place, the SIA said Saturday, February 12. . The airline […]

Can I travel this summer without a Covid...

Thousands of Irish holidaymakers will head to sunnier shores over the coming months as many countries reopen to tourists despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With high vaccination rates across most of Europe and beyond, Irish passengers eligible for an EU Covid certificate will be exempt from additional measures such as testing and quarantine in EU […]

The best hotels to renew your vows

The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo coordinates underwater weddings and vow renewals off the coast of … [+] Monaco. Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo If you’re looking to rekindle the love and passion of your wedding day, perhaps decades later (or even refresh the magic of a Covid-era wedding), these hotels have innovative options ready to go. employment. As […]

Surprise! The couple “Bling Empire” Chè

Getty Images ‘Bling Empire’ stars Chèrie Chan and Jessey Lee have been keeping a big secret! It turns out the couple have been married for months. They secretly married in September at the Chateau de Saran in Champagne, France. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they only had eight guests at their intimate wedding. Sweetie told […]

Zanzibar, paradise island that attracts ...

The global COVID-19 pandemic may have caused most tourist hotspots to close, but not Zanzibar. The Indian Ocean island vacation paradise has adapted and stayed open, and things are somehow still extremely relaxed. In the shade of a mango tree outside Zanzibar Town, a band performs a lunchtime concert for a group of tourists. Dressed […]

Will Omicron derail the recovery of airl...

In releasing its latest operating data, Singapore Airlines (SIA), co-owner of Gurgaon-based Vistara Airlines, revealed that it carried 600,000 passengers in December, nearly double the number of passengers it transported a month ago. That’s ten times more than the 64,600 it carried in December 2020, and an indication that the struggling airline industry in the […]

Ileana D’Cruz serves up an overdose of w

Actress Ileana D’Cruz was one of the few celebrities to fly to the Maldives last year when travel restrictions, in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, eased a bit. relaxed. The star had flooded social media with her bikini photos from the beach. Now, with Omicron putting a stop to our travel plans, we are […]

This state is at the top of the list of ...

According to OYO Travelopedia, a majority of Indians would prefer to go locally and explore domestic destinations over international ones this year with Goa topping the list followed by Manali. According to the survey, 61% of Indians would prefer to get out there and explore domestic destinations, while 25% would like to try international and […]

Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to Mald

NNA | Update: January 15, 2022 10:20 am STI beijing [China], Jan 15 (ANI): Amid continued rise in COVID-19 cases driven by Omicron variant across the world, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Maldives and Sri Lanka but no failed to make progress as Sri Lankan and Maldivian nationalists believe their sovereignty is being steadily […]

Prague airport welcomes nearly 4.4 milli...

Air transport is slowly recovering from the impact of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as evidenced, among others, by the results of Václav Havel airport in Prague in 2021. Compared to 2020, almost 20% more passengers were handled, while the number of aircraft movements increased by 13%. The busiest day, in terms of […]

Pop star Becky Hill got engaged to boyfr...

We earn a commission for products purchased through certain links in this article. Becky Hill has announced that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Charlie, who proposed to her while on a luxury vacation in the Maldives. The pop sensation, who rose to fame after appearing on The Voice in 2012, announced the exciting […]

China, Maldives pledge cooperation on Be...

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds talks with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid in Male, Maldives, Jan. 8, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu) MALE, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid on Saturday, with the two sides pledging to jointly build […]

Lufthansa begins operating flights from ...

Indian travelers to Switzerland and Germany will be able to make their flights as Lufthansa Group, the main German airline, revealed that Swiss International Airlines to Mumbai from international destinations will start operating from January 10 in the part of the Air Bubble agreement. A deal like this means two countries aiming to restart commercial […]

2021 was a bad year for democracy in Sou...

Advertising A year of chaos on the United States Capitol, a symbol of American democracy, has proved prophetic for many countries around the world, including those in South Asia. 2021 has been a bad year for democracy in the region, as politicians and political parties, even those who came to power through electoral politics, pursued […]

Growth in Bangladesh-Maldives Bilateral ...

A Bangladesh Air Force plane carried several tons of humanitarian aid, a military medical team and 70 Maldivian students stranded in Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to the Maldives on April 19 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Bangladesh Air Force Advertising Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recent visit in the Maldives, his first-ever […]

The international tourism fair will star...

The three-day Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2022 will be held February 3-5 in the capital to promote the country’s tourism at home and abroad. – New age photo The three-day Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2022 will be held February 3-5 in the capital to promote the country’s tourism at home and abroad. Civil […]

2021 sports year in review: 365 days of ...

19 – The Blues break an 18-year drought for the title, beating the Highlanders 23-15 in the Trans Tasman Super Rugby Final. The Southerners lead 15-13 with 10 minutes left, but substitute Harry Plummer inflicts a clutch penalty to get ahead of the Blues, then loose forward Blake Gibson takes the win with a late […]

State of health emergency prolonged agai...

The Maldives again extended the state of public health emergency first declared in the Maldives on March 12, 2020 following the confirmation of coronavirus cases. A press release signed by Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem indicates that the authorities have decided to extend the state of health emergency, first announced on March 12, 2020 in […]

S’pore is Chinese favorite country and t

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Besides China, Singapore is now the favorite country of the Chinese people, according to Chinese state-controlled media World time (GT). 14% of those polled said they liked Singapore the most, while Canada came last, with just 0.4% of those polled saying they liked the country. Germany […]

India launches air travel bubble with Sa...

New Delhi: In a major relief for international travelers, who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia, the Indian government recently announced that it has signed the air bubble flight agreement with the Gulf country, and direct flights between both countries will start soon. Scroll down for more details.Also Read – 7 Omicron Symptoms In Fully […]

Which countries can Russian citizens vis...

Although Russian citizens need a visa to travel to countries in North America and Europe, there are many places a Russian tourist can enter without a visa. As a rule, there are many visa-free destinations for Russian passport holders. These include exotic places like, for example, the Republic of South Africa or Jamaica; but the […]

Bangladesh, Maldives team up for securit...

Bangladesh and the Maldives agree to address and counter threats posed by organized crime, piracy, drug trafficking and human trafficking, through multilateral and regional forums, including the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), with the aim of bringing security, stability and peace to the Indian Ocean region. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President of the Maldives […]

Bangladesh and Maldives cooperate to sec...

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a joint press briefing at the Presidential Palace in Malé after bilateral talks with President of the Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday, December 23, 2021 Focus Bangla President Solih and Prime Minister Hasina reaffirmed their commitment to promote and protect human rights in all forums Bangladesh and the […]

from meeting Santa Claus in Finland to r...

As 2021 draws to a close, you may have found yourself in the privileged position of having more annual leave than you know what to do with. And while the travel specter may be difficult to navigate right now, given the new variant of Covid-19, if you’re planning on getting away from it all, there […]

Start-up founders aboard pvt jets

It may sound quite unusual to say this, but it is a fact that Zoom calls have now replaced private jets for making business calls. However, for companies like ours, leisure travel has replaced business travel and is growing. Previously, 20% of our revenue came from leisure travel, which has now doubled. Another trend we […]

Here are the most visited global travel ...

After weathering the storm caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, people were eager to finally get out of their homes and see the world again. Traveling in 2021 offered the perfect opportunity to do so. As soon as the ban on air travel was lifted, it wasn’t long before tourists flocked to the sunny beaches of […]

The global aviation industry in the mids...

2021 has been a year of economic recovery for many countries after a nearly one-year battle against the global Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 that resulted in a strong backlash on various economic sectors and industries across the globe. One of those countries was the Maldives, which relied mainly on income generated by the tourism industry […]

Lavish Beach Wedding Destinations in Ind...

It’s wedding season. The COVID-19 pandemic has already resulted in a drop in the number of wedding guests. With the decline in the gathering, people started to go for destination weddings. Taking the family somewhere out of town and enjoying functions together in a quaint resort has become the new trend. At LatestLY, we’ve curated […]

“The Maldives remains committed to fight

The government of Maldives remains committed to fighting corruption, ending authoritarianism, increasing accountability and advancing human rights, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said. The Maldivian president took part in the “Summit for Democracy” hosted by President of the United States, Joe Biden on Thursday and delivered his national statement on Friday. In his statement, the Maldivian […]

Global COVID-19 Drug APIs Market Report ...

DUBLIN, December 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The “Covid-19 Drug Associated APIs Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030” the report was added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research and Markets logo Global API Market for COVID-19 Drug Expected to Grow $ 4.73 billion in 2020 at $ 5.09 billion in 2021 at […]

SriLankan resumes flights to Gan Island ...

SriLankan Airlines, resumed operations to Gan Island in Addu Atoll in Maldives from December 4, SriLankan will operate weekly, with flight UL119 departing every Saturday from Colombo to Gan, reportedly returning from Gan the same day. Gan offers visitors a distinct and off-the-beaten-path experience. In December 2016, SriLankan became the first and only international carrier […]

SriLankan resumes flights to Gan Island ...

SriLankan Airlines resumed operations to scenic Gan Island in Addu Atoll in the Maldives from December 4 after having to temporarily cease operations to the destination in March 2020 with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.SriLankan will operate weekly, with flight UL119 departing at 10:40 am every Saturday from Colombo to Gan, returning from Gan […]

SriLankan resumes flights to Gan Island ...

SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lanka’s national carrier, has resumed operations to scenic Gan Island on Addu Atoll in the Maldives. The airline will operate weekly, with flight UL119 departing at 10:40 am every Saturday from Colombo to Gan, returning from Gan at 1:05 pm the same day. Gan offers visitors a distinct and off-the-beaten-path experience. The […]

Get rid of the ‘why should I care’ attit

Union Home Secretary Amit Shah on Friday called on IPS probationers to shed the ‘what’s here for me, why should I care’ attitude in order to be able to handle any situation with ease. Interacting with 122 probationers from the Indian Police Service (IPS) from the 2020 batch here, Shah said that under the leadership […]

Travel industry stimulus halted by Omicr...

Tourism businesses that had just found their place after nearly two years of devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic are shaken again as countries erect new travel barriers in a bid to contain the omicron variant. From shopping districts in Japan and tour guides in the Holy Land to ski resorts in the Alps and airlines […]

Tech-Enabled Travel Could Be The ‘Next B

Earlier, discussions took place regarding the popularity of digital nomad tourism and what it really meant. The central idea behind the concept revolved around the technology-driven ease of allowing people to work remotely. Therefore, when someone says “Technology Assisted Travel” there can be some confusion to mix the two. However, this cannot be further from […]

Stratford mom helps vacationers plan the...

WHEN the Covid pandemic left thousands of people in the vacation industry out of work, a new company was formed to tap into the knowledge of cabin crew. Laura Reynolds in cabin crew uniform (53073315) Doors2Manual arranges tailor-made vacations for guests and one of their new travel concierges is Laura Reynolds, pictured, of Wootton Wawen, […]

Gujarat announces new rules for foreign ...

Amid concerns over the new variant of the coronavirus, the government of Gujarat has made RT-PCR testing mandatory for travelers landing at the airport from Europe, UK, Brazil, South Africa. South, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong. Yesterday, the government resumed regular international flights to and from India from December 15 […]

South African holidaymakers spent summer...

Lux Belle Mare. Picture provided South Africans looking abroad for vacations in December and January now have options, unlike earlier this year when international travel was mostly restricted. But South African vacationers are not looking at exactly the same places they were before the pandemic. Thailand, which was one of the most popular summer vacation […]

Resumption of regular international flig...

Regular international flights, which have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are expected to return to normal soon. Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary Rajiv Bansal said on Wednesday that international passenger flight services are expected to be standardized soon and possibly by the end of this year. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation […]

In the poorest countries of South Asia, ...

In the busy streets of Malé, the capital of the Maldives, Aminath Wahid picks up passengers, clearing the way for the only female taxi driver in town. In the hills of Nepal, 30 years old Madhukala Adhikari works as a mobile mason, helping families rebuild homes destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. And in Chittagong, Bangladesh, […]

Maldives asked to help regularize unregi...

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen called on the government of Maldives to help register and regularize unregistered Bangladeshi workers in the island nation. The Bangladeshi foreign minister requested it at a meeting on Monday, as part of Vice President Naseem’s two-day official visit to Bangladesh. During the appeal, Minister Momen requested assistance from […]

Overseas travel demands increase, but hi...

Globally, flights to Switzerland, France and Germany were quadrupled in October compared to a year ago, according to tour operators. But there was hardly any travel from India after many international flights were suspended. Foreign flights are still rare, dependent on bilateral bubble agreements between governments, which has led to the rise in air fares. […]

Those willing to travel further, plan a ...

After the second wave of COVID-19 subsided, travelers’ confidence began to gradually return from June With the festivals and the holiday season ahead increasing the demand for travel to levels not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic, where people are heading, for how long and what their means of transportation are markedly different from the first […]

The government will fulfill its promise ...

Tourism Minister Dr Abdulla Mausoom said the government would successfully fulfill President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s presidential pledge to increase the number of available tourist beds in the country by 35,000. He made the statement on Friday on AVAS Online’s ‘Suvaalakahfahu Suvaaleh’ talk show. The minister said the COVID-19 pandemic has turned 2020 into a loss, […]

Travel giant Booking.com is riding the w...

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic causing a whirlwind of emerging trends in the travel industry, Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Director – South Asia, Booking.com, said after the second quarter of the current fiscal year, the platform has seen growing interest among travelers as the holiday season approaches. Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com is one of the […]

Spain orders three Airbus A330MRTT

(November 16, 2021) The Spanish Ministry of Defense has signed a formal order for the acquisition of three Airbus A330MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport). Under the terms of the agreement, the return of the first aircraft to transport configuration is expected in a few days with its conversion to MRTT scheduled for 2024. The handover of […]

Mode of transport – Editing

We all love to travel, visit foreign and exotic places. But flying beyond your borders can often be extremely expensive if you’re not careful enough. If you plan to travel during peak travel seasons when demand is on the rise, you should be prepared to spend a lot on airline tickets as well as accommodation […]

Local tourism expected to recover as pan...

This was made possible thanks to the massive vaccination campaign across the country to contain the spread of the new virus The Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) envisions 3 million local tourists over the next five years as the economy is steadily on the road to recovery after being hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. This […]

NCB clears the air on Sameer Wankhede’s

Mutha Ashok Jain, deputy director general of the Narcotics Control Bureau, defended NCB zone director Sameer Wankhede, the chief investigator of the Mumbai drug trafficking case, who is under the scanner after the NCP chief Nawab Malik has made questionable claims about his alleged ties to the BJP and people in the Bollywood industry, and […]

Indian High Commission promotes Maldivia...

The Indian High Commission in the Maldives has started promoting various Maldivian tourism products in India. They organized a series of round tables on Wednesday to explore the issue further. Tour operators, travel agents, travel editors and senior officials from Mumbai’s Outbound Travel Market (OTM) participated in these discussions. Speakers from the Maldivian tourism industry […]

The Maldives records more than 905,000 t...

As the COVID situation around the world improves, people are regaining confidence while traveling. And the Maldives has been people’s favorite destination this year! The country has recorded more than 905,000 tourist arrivals in 2021 (so far). In fact, the Asian island nation has proven to be the safest vacation destination to visit amid the […]

Kazakhstan resumes flights to Maldives t...

Direct flights between Kazakhstan and the Republic of Maldives will resume today on the Kazakh airline Air Astana. Tourism accounts Photo: The Astana Times Direct flights between Kazakhstan and the Republic of Maldives will resume today on the Kazakh airline Air Astana. Tourism accounts for 28% of the GDP and contributes around 60% of the […]

Traveling to the Maldives during Covid-1...

Editor’s note – Coronavirus cases are streaming across the world. Health officials warn that staying home is the best way to stem transmission until you are fully immunized. Below is information on what to know if you’re still planning to travel, last updated on October 8. (CNN) – If you are planning to travel to […]

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 […]

Indians can finally plan a trip starting...

Latest update from Maldives Travel: The Indian Ocean island country, the Maldives, is ready to welcome Indian tourists with open arms. If your travel-hungry soul yearns to travel to the Maldives to relax and rejuvenate, then you are in luck! The Maldives announced on Tuesday that it was preparing to open its borders to countries […]

Tourism-dependent Maldives step up effor...

NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Dotted with island resorts and blessed with white sandy beaches and turquoise seas, the Maldives has always presented itself as a leading tourist destination. But the coronavirus pandemic crippled the global travel and tourism industry last year, forcing the island nation to step up efforts at economic diversification by […]