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A Foodie’s Paradise: Culinary Wonders In The Maldives

Culinary connoisseurs visiting the Maldives this summer will have a mouthwatering choice of food sensations to choose from. Continue reading

Check Out Your Check-In: Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com) Compares Airline Check-In Options

For savvy travellers keen to speed through check-in ahead of their trip this summer, the award-winning airport parking operator and retailer Airport Parking & Hotels (APH.com) has compared the various check-in options of 10 airlines. Continue reading

Why The Maldives Isn’t Just For Honeymooners

The picturesque beaches of the Maldives have long topped the wish lists of newlyweds looking for a location for their honeymoon. However, with a wide variety of accommodation and activities on offer, the Indian Ocean destination is now suitable for all types of holidaymakers. Here’s our insider tips on why the Maldives isn’t just for newlyweds.

Thrill Seekers Paradise

Because of its marine location and due to the fact that 99.6% of the Maldives is made up of sea, the destination is a haven for water sports fans and divers. Visitors can take part in a range of water-based adventure sports, from stand-up paddle boarding to canoeing to being propelled below the surface of the sea by underwater scooter.

Fabulous for Families

The one island, one resort model in the Maldives creates a safe environment for families and many resorts are now well-suited for those travelling with a baby. The clear waters surrounding each island are relatively calm so this means they are ideal for parents to paddle with their children.

Escape the Daily Grind

The peaceful and serene surroundings of the Indian Ocean are ideal for escaping daily life for a wellness break and numerous resorts boast outstanding spa facilities. In fact, the first underwater spa opened in the Maldives in 2017. Many treatments across the country now also incorporate local ingredients and techniques.

Top Five Tips for Travel to the Maldives

  1. What currency do I take? Although the official currency of the Maldives is the Rufiyaa, dollars and credit cards are accepted at resorts and on local islands popular with tourists.
  2. How many islands are there are how do I get around? There are 1,190 islands in the Maldives but only 142 are home to resorts for tourists. 99.6% of the Maldives is made up of sea so the best way to get around once you arrive is by seaplane, speedboat or a domestic flight.
  3. What do I need to pack? The average temperature in the Maldives is 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year so be sure to pack light clothing and lots of swimwear. Holidaymakers will also want to pack sandals as much of their time on the island may be spent barefoot due to the sand. Many of the resorts in the Maldives have UK plug sockets in the rooms but it’s worth packing a universal plug adaptor just in case.
  4. What wildlife can I expect to see in the Maldives? Nature lovers can explore an island’s surrounding house reef and expect to see a wide range of tropical fish. In deeper waters snorkellers can see whale and nurse sharks, manta rays, dolphins and hawksbill turtles. Common island creatures on land include lizards, fruit bats and crabs.
  5. Is there Wi-Fi in the Maldives? Yes, many resorts offer guests free Wi-Fi on the island but to guarantee internet access during your trip, consider purchasing a SIM card when you land at the airport. There are Dhiraagu and Ooredoo internet provider shops in the arrivals hall and these can provide tourist internet SIM cards for as little as £12 ($15) for 4GB of data to use over seven days.

Island Hop In Style Onboard A Liveaboard In The Maldives

With 1,190 islands to choose from, the idyllic waters of the Maldives are the ideal location for an Indian Ocean cruise and island-hopping adventure. Continue reading

Six Summer Late Deals From Boat Hire Website Click&Boat: The ‘Airbnb Of The Seas’

For those looking to book a last-minute getaway this summer, the boat hire website Click&Boat has shared six scorching sailing deals in the UK and Europe. Continue reading

Media Kit 101: BAME Women In Travel To Host Masterclass Workshop For Travel Bloggers And Digital Media Outlets

Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, will host a masterclass workshop for digital media outlets and bloggers at Intrepid Travel’s London office from 6pm – 9pm on 16th July 2019. Continue reading

Women In Travel And Industry Partners Announce First International Women In Travel & Tourism Forum Will Take Place In January 2020 In Iceland

Women in Travel CIC, the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women though employability and entrepreneurship in the travel and tourism industry, has announced its first International Women in Travel & Tourism Forum will take place January 23-24 2020 in Iceland, a country leading in gender equality. Iceland’s First Lady, Eliza Reid, will be the event’s keynote speaker.

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Join The Jet(Ski) Set On A Budget This Summer Holiday With Click&Boat

This summer, savvy British holidaymakers can holiday like a millionaire on a boat for a fraction of the price. Thanks to the global leader in online boat rental Click&Boat, the ‘airbnb of the seas’, a summer break on a yacht is now more accessible than ever. Continue reading

SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s Luxury UK Getaways Close To Nature But With All The Creature Comforts

City-dwellers keen to see more during their luxury getaway in the UK’s charming countryside this summer should be sure to pack a pair of binoculars from SWAROVSKI OPTIK, a world-leading manufacturer of long-range optics. Continue reading

Get Closer To Nature: SWAROVSKI OPTIK Launches New Weatherproof Outdoor Spotting Scope: The ST Vista

World-leading manufacturer of long-range optics SWAROVSKI OPTIK has launched the ST Vista, a weatherproof and robust spotting scope that can be permanently installed outdoors.  Continue reading