In Brief


Atmosphere Core issues sustainability report

Atmosphere Core, a dynamic hospitality company, has taken a momentous step by benchmarking efforts across the pillars of CORE – expanding into Community, Operations, Resources, and Environment. The company’s recently published CORE IMPACT report showcases ESG initiatives across 8 resorts within 3 brands.

Shrikant Dash, the Deputy Managing Director for Corporate at Atmosphere Core says “I believe that business growth and sustainability are not exclusive. They go hand in hand, with the eco-friendly solution usually being the financially savvy one. For us, this report marks a small step in our journey. It is just the beginning, and we will continue to work alongside our partners in driving impact.”

As part of its future vision, Atmosphere Core said it will have a resort with zero contribution towards landfill waste within the next year. The company also inked a partnership with Lootah Biofuels to replace diesel with green biofuels made from used cooking oil across its 8 resorts. Along with producing and supplying biodiesel, the initiative will also provide waste cooking oil recycling services in the Maldives. 


MMPRC showcases luxury offerings

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/ Visit Maldives) showcased the Maldives’ luxury experiences at the flagship show of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), ILTM Cannes 2023 with 8 companies across the luxury sector. These were Amilla Fushi, Bliss Maldives, Cora Cora Maldives, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendhoo, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, Robinson Club Maldives, Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives, and Universal Resorts.

Participation in the event was aligned with MMPRC’s strategies in targeting the luxury and affluent segments and maintaining the destination as a premium destination in major markets.

In 2023, the top 10 markets to the Maldives are Russia, India, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, United States, France, Spain and Switzerland. Some 1.6 million tourists were recorded to have arrived in Maldives until end November 2023, a 9.41 per cent increase compared to 2022.


Beyond Green launches Global Impact Report

Beyond Green, a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels, has announced the launch of its first-ever Global Impact Report underscoring the brand’s commitment to sustainability and the effect of its member portfolio’s worldwide ESG initiatives.

Established by Preferred Travel Group in April 2021, Beyond Green unites sustainability leaders worldwide to transform the travel industry with each member property vetted according to more than 50 sustainability indicators that align with global sustainable tourism standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“I am thrilled to share Beyond Green’s first Global Impact Report, these results shine a light on the amazing work our members do across the three key pillars of sustainable tourism, Nature, Community, and Culture, demonstrating how critical this topic is and why we are passionate and committed stewards of this philosophy. Together, we can harness the power of travel to be a force for good, leaving behind a legacy for generations of travellers to come.” says Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Travel Group.


Mandarin Oriental partners with Printemps

Mandarin Oriental, Doha has collaborated with Printemps Doha to launch a new luxury stay package that combines urban comfort and style. Hotel guests can now enjoy privileged access to the Middle East’s largest department store – making this the ultimate destination in the region for retail therapy.

With shopping tourism accounting for 30 per cent of total tourism expenditure worldwide, Mandarin Oriental, Doha aims to unlock the magic of luxury and experiential stays for discerning customers. The Stay in Fashion package encompasses premium services including a VIP welcome, entry to Printemps Doha’s private lounge, and a hands-free shopping experience in the lifestyle and culture heart of Qatar.

Expert personal shoppers are available to guide guests through the 40,000 sqm store in Doha Oasis, which is home to almost 600 brands – 200 of which are exclusive. Alternatively, guests can choose to have a stylist consultation in their hotel suite.