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The 5 Best Vacation Package Sites

Vacation package sites enable customers to book some combination of flights, hotels, and rental cars together as part of a single trip itinerary. Some companies only allow flight and hotel bundles, but others give you the chance to mix and match the different options as you see fit. When choosing the best vacation package site, the first and most important consideration is what type of travel package you need. Then, it’s a good idea to look into what kinds of savings are available for booking your entire trip itinerary together in one place. Some companies give discounts of over 40% to customers who do this. And, of course, you should also check out what kinds of search tools the site offers to speed up the booking process. The five companies listed below are some of the best in terms of their vacation packages and offer deals on all types of…

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SEE THE MALDIVES IN A NEW LIGHT AT LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL

World-renowned luxury resort and hotel operator LUX* Resorts & Hotels is known for a different style of holidaying – a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life – and its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll opened last week in the Maldives. The brand’s latest five-star resort has been entirely reimagined, with a chic beach-house style. Innovative and trend-setting, it features a contemporary atmosphere while protecting the cocooned tropical-island atmosphere. LUX* South Ari Atoll is not just about luxury and aesthetics: it’s a resort with a soul. Playful, fun, modern this is paradise ­­­for travellers looking for a distinctive experience in the Maldives. Dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of pure white sand beach and perched on stilts above a crystal-clear lagoon, are 193 super-spacious pavilions and villas designed by P49 Deesign. The seductive flood-lit over-water villas promise freedom, privacy and intimacy. 46 Romantic Pool Villas each have private 7m suspended…

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Lily Beach Resort & Spa at Huvahendhoo Won the Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort Award!

The team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa are overjoyed to be able to share with you the exciting news that with your help, Lily Beach has won the outstanding ‘Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2016‘ title. Yet as much as we are proud of having been voted the Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2016′, what makes our hearts skip a beat is foremostly the fact that so many of you took the time to express your satisfaction with Lily’s Platinum All-Inclusive Plan. We thank you for that! Our guests favour the Platinum All-Inclusive Plan because it’s an all-encompassing all-inclusive package that takes away the hassle of worrying about your day-to-day expenses at the resort; why not budget your holiday in advance and indulge in a carefree, no-fine-print-break once you’re here! The extensive Platinum Plan undoubtedly puts Lily Beach head and shoulders above most of the Maldives’ resorts; as pioneers of the…

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Beautiful Double rainbow seen in the world’s largest Geographical atoll,

Beautiful Double rainbow seen in the world’s largest Geographical atoll,
This atoll of Maldives with the least population on Number of Island percentage, Its the worlds largest geographical atoll devided into two Administrative Atolls with the name of South Huvadhoo atoll and North Huvadhoo Atoll, South Huvadhoo Airport Kaadehdhoo and North Huvadhoo Airport Kooddoo. Making the only geographical Atoll hosting two Airports in Maldives. Huvadhoo Atoll Hosts worlds top Luxury hotel brands like Jumeirah, Park Hyatt, Residence, Ayada,
I shall tell you a secret too at this minute writing about the atoll, Equator is across Huvadhoo atoll and You may easily cross equator on a paddle boat if you’re living in South Huvadhoo atoll

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I shot this Image of Male City, The capital of Maldives when I won the Maldives presidency Election campaign in 2013, On my photography career in Maldives, it was a news of success I heard, I was making this shot when the campaign results were counting, That desperate moment of our nation, It was a opportunity to work as a leading campaign Photographer for 4 long months, Covering every single event happening around the islands of Maldives, Within this 4 months covering all the events were not possible without travelling those 187 islands in twenty atolls, Dr Jameel – Vice president was a helpful and kind man, he was the key role for election campaign, walking on the roads of local islands visiting every household, Meeting every citizen, It took more then 90 days to covet the event, We had shelters arranged uninhabited islands, we had to travel between islands with small fishing boats, just to keep our self within the campaign budget

I shot this Image of Male City, The capital of Maldives when I won the Maldives presidency Election campaign in 2013,
On my photography career in Maldives, it was a news of success I heard, I was making this shot when the campaign results were counting, That desperate moment of our nation, It was a opportunity to work as a leading campaign Photographer for 4 long months, Covering every single event happening around the islands of Maldives, Within this 4 months covering all the events were not possible without travelling those 187 islands in twenty atolls,
Dr Jameel – Vice president was a helpful and kind man, he was the key role for election campaign, walking on the roads of local islands visiting every household, Meeting every citizen, It took more then 90 days to covet the event, We had shelters arranged uninhabited islands, we had to travel between islands with small fishing boats, just to keep our self within the campaign budget

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Social Media, Travel

New Distribution Partnership between 360Cities & Getty Images

We’re pleased to announce an exciting new Distribution Partnership between Getty Images and 360Cities. Participating 360Cities’ photographers will benefit from the global reach of Getty Images’ own and third party sales forces who will promote interactive 360° panoramic imagery from 360Cities as part of their regular offering to thousands of business customers around the world. According to Hugh Pinney, Getty Images’ Vice-President of Editorial Content, “We see a significant opportunity to make the experience of 360° interactivity a natural part of engaging with online content in both the editorial and commercial markets. We want to enable media clients and their consumers to experience 360° content on a daily basis and to start to expect interactivity when engaging with current affairs. We see our partnership with 360Cities, the world’s largest collection of high-quality, interactive panoramas from thousands of the finest VR photographers from around the world, as a natural fit in…

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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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Maldives population rises above 400,000, census 2014 shows

The population of Maldives has increased above 400,000. According to the official census results released Tuesday, the total amount of locals and expatriates in the Maldives numbers 402,071. Male population > Female population The total population of locals in the Maldives in 338,434, of which the male population numbers 171,962 and the female is 166,472. While the number of Maldivians living abroad were not included in the census, the National Bureau of Statistics stated the numbers would be above 5,000. “President Mohamed Nasheed has said that experts estimate the population of Maldives to reach 400,000 by the year 2025. President Nasheed urged everyone to work in unity in sustaining achievements in improvement of primary health of elderly, the reduction in the rate of mortality due to illness, and the technological advancements achieved in the recent years.” 28 October 2011, Ref: 2011-733 Its 2015 yet? We have reached and crossed 400,000, http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv/?lid=11&dcid=6201 MALE’,…

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Turkish Airlines to Start Flights to Maldives

Maldives Promotion House – Turkish Airlines is launching direct flights from Turkey to Maldives. It was confirmed that Turkish flag carrier will fly nonstop, 5-day-a-week service from Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport to the Malé’s Ibrahim Nasir International Airport starting from 24th November. Flights leave Istanbul at 8:25pm and arrive at 7:10am. On the return they leave Male at 9am and arrive at 230pm. Tickets now open for reservation and prices start from USD 800 for round trip. Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of 184 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 195 cities around worldwide. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner in 3 categories, “Best…

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Club Med Kanifinolhu

Kani Maldives Asia and Indian Ocean A Paradise island for divers in the Maldives, with a magnificient lagoon. In the heart of Lush nature inhabited by multi-coloured birds, the rooms offer tailor-made services for demanding Robinson Crusoes. Between Scuba diving* and the pleasure of sampling the qxquisite flavours of Asia, Kani is a Garden of Eden for all those who love to explore and discover.

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MALDIVES – Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination – World Travel Awards 2015

Maldives with its fine white sandy beaches has been awarded as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination in the 2015 World Travel Awards which was held at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare. Maldives is renowned for its white beaches all throughout the country. No beach is any shade darker than the colour we call “white”. Most of the beaches of these uniquely formed islands are fine sand beaches though you might come across coral pieces washed on the shore. This should come as no surprise as the Maldive islands are built on coral beds and have delicate eco-systems and a fragile environment. The beaches of the Maldives have powdery white sand and clear turquoise lagoons and this fact brings many visitors to these beaches. Maldives is a one island one resort destination. One island is one resort. Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of…

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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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LUX* MALDIVES WINS AS LEADING FAMILY RESORT AT THE 2014 MALDIVES TRAVEL AWARDS

After being awarded the Indian Ocean Leading All-Inclusive Resort at Maldives Travel Awards 2013, LUX* Maldives has scored again with yet another valuable award, recognizing the significant efforts of the past year by gaining the title of Leading Family Award at the 2014 Maldives Travel Awards. Book a Photoshoot with Asad if you have booked your holiday trip to Lux Maldives, Contact asad@thundi.com  This title rewards the ongoing innovation, high standards of guest service, understanding of family needs, unique concepts and the true belief in LUX* Resorts & Hotels motto of ‘helping people celebrate life’. One of the reasons to go LUX* Maldives is showcased by PLAY, the resort’s spacious and well equipped kids club for children below the age of 12 providing a daily program of fun activities including treasure hunts, yoga, pizza mak-ing and cake decorating. Teens enjoy a sophisticated program called STUDIO 17 including team sports, teen…

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Honeymoon, Travel

Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons to Maldives tips by Asad

Honeymooners and couples looking for romance have long heard the call of the Maldives, a beautiful tropical island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka. Why? Because it has all the luxury a loved-up pair could dream of, from lavish resorts to empty stretches of white-sand beach, tropical blue waters and an unmatchable sunny disposition. Photo by #AsadPhoto Romantic Couple Silhoute Maldives, Photo by #AsadPhoto Photo by #AsadPhoto Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives. Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives. Sand bank is a place of love and romance. The Maldives is an idyllic honeymoon-haven of sun-drenched islands – a whopping 1,190 islands in total, although only 200 are inhabited. The islands of The Maldives are so incredibly beautiful that you’ll immediately get the feeling you’ve stumbled upon secluded paradise. Celebrities have sung the praises of The Maldives – Fergie (of The Black Eyed Peas) announced that…

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Ways to Choose the Best Wedding Florist

A wedding will never be complete without flowers. Flowers have this innate beauty that can add a unique touch to any occasion, and wedding is just one event where colorful flowers are a big must. This is the reason why choosing the right and perfect wedding florist is one of the biggest responsibilities of couples since flowers and flower arrangement can make a big difference in the event’s overall appearance. There are several ways to choose the best wedding florist as well as different essential factors that have to be considered. Of course, the number one of these is none other than the price. Before you decide on your budget, it will be best if you look for several florists and ask for their price quotes before settling for a decision on which one is the most affordable. After having quotes from different florists, you will then find it easier…

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Celebrate Love In The Maldives Dreamy Honeymoon

The Maldives are tiny tropical dots of land in the vast Indian Ocean, with beaches and palm trees rising just feet above the waves and relying on rings of vibrant coral reefs for protection. Of more than a thousand islands barely one in ten is inhabited, and among these are some of the most secluded and spectacular resorts on the planet, exotic hideaways where your honeymoon suite is just as likely to be over the water as on 
the beach. Settled by migrant fishermen and long supported by the sea, the Maldives merge land and water in a harmony richly expressed at the Huvafen Fushi Maldives resort, where spa treatment rooms go underwater and bungalows have glass floors to reveal the teeming life on the reefs below—even the resort’s hot tub hovers above the gentle waves. Remoteness is no signal for depravation, however—the resort also has the Maldives’ best-stocked wine…

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