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Maldives Tops Favourite List for Chinese Tourists

Maldives has topped a list of 20 island destinations most favoured by Chinese tourists, who have been the world’s No 1 cross-border visitors for the past three years, spending billions of dollars on outbound tours. The announcement was made at the 2015 International Islands Tourism Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Taiwan, Bali, and Thailand’s Phuket Island have also been favoured by Chinese tourists in the list, which was created after a poll by the conference’s organisation committee and after evaluation by an expert panel. The poll began in June, drawing more than three million responses for more than 70 destinations. The poll was conducted via the committee’s website, and some other portals and microblog services. Chinese islands filled five spots on the list, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. China has been the world’s No 1 source of cross-border tourists since 2012, according to the World Tourism Organisation. In 2013,…

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LUX* announces new resort in the Maldives, rebranding and refurbishment

The end of this year, December 2015 and the second half of 2016 bring new and exciting developments for the luxury brand, LUX* Resorts & Hotels. In the Maldives, these developments include the opening of a new resort in North Male’ Atoll, a complete refurbishment of the existing LUX* property, as well as a rebranding. The former LUX* Maldives has now been renamed LUX* South Ari Atoll as part of the rebranding. In addition, Phase 1 of its complete refurbishment will see the revamping of the resort’s water villas this December, with built-in private pools. These over-water retreats have been designed by the award-winning design company P49 DEESIGN, that has injected new life into the Signature Water Villas. Blending contemporary design with the surrounding natural beauty of the island, these villas allow ocean lovers to take a few steps from their own balcony, into the welcoming crystal clear waters below. The romantic hideaways will feature…

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