The Maldives is reopening on July 15. Are tourists coming?Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, which is reopening this month, has recorded bookings from the United Arab Emirates. Photo Credit: Grand Park Kodhipparu MaldivesThe Maldives is reopening on July 15. Are tourists coming?Overseas arrivals are expected to be a slow trickle only when the Maldives reopens its borders to international tourists this month, but local hoteliers are cautiously optimistic that the destination’s tourism recovery will gain momentum when more air connections resume and travel restrictions ease from source markets.

From Our Partners

Next in Travel: Macau's Comeback Plan
Next in Travel: Macau's Comeback Plan
Read More
Macau's Next Chapter: Hotels and Travel Industry Unite
Macau's Next Chapter: Hotels and Travel Industry Unite
Read More
Macau: A firm handle over Covid-19, economy and global travel community
Macau: A firm handle over Covid-19, economy and global travel community
Read More
Treating fear with facts: A travel agent’s guide to coronavirus
Treating fear with facts: A travel agent’s guide to coronavirus
Read More
Engaging millennials? Try experiential travel
Engaging millennials? Try experiential travel
Read More
European Splendours, Asian Service Excellence: An Inside Look at the Crystal Mozart River Cruise Ship
European Splendours, Asian Service Excellence: An Inside Look at the Crystal Mozart River Cruise Ship
Read More

Industry News

Destination News


TWA Correction


On 7 January 2019, Travel Weekly Asia published an article on the demise of the Bestjet Travel OTA in Australia. The story included unsubstantiated allegations by the previous owner (Ms Rachel James) including statements that prior to the business sale Bestjet had been profitable and followed stringent operational, financial and industry protocols and that the new owners, McVicker International and/or Robert McVicker were guilty of poor management and the failure of the business in just 39 days.

Travel Weekly Asia now accepts that the article was unjustified and reflected poorly on McVicker International and Robert McVicker. Travel Weekly Asia further accepts that all of the allegations made against McVicker International and Robert McVicker were unsubstantiated and apologises unreservedly for publishing those allegations.
JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI