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dnata partners with Pulse Hotels & Resorts to represent its growing Maldives portfolio in the GCC

• One of the Maldives’ most forward-thinking hospitality development companies targets GCC travellers with its range of accommodations and innovative concepts

• Plans to launch exciting new resorts in the coming years

Dubai, UAE 13th July 2023: dnata, one of the world’s largest air and travel services providers, is partnering with the Maldives’ Pulse Hotels & Resorts to bring its unique and expanding portfolio of properties across the Indian Ocean archipelago closer to the region’s traveller base.

dnata Representation Services will become Pulse Hotels & Resorts’ exclusive sales and marketing representative in the GCC, showcasing its latest news, exclusive rates, and more to travellers across the region, as travel demand for the Maldives continues. According to statistics from the Maldives Ministry of Tourism, the UAE was placed in the top ten number of arrivals by country of residence in its latest reports, between January and May 2023, whilst tourist arrivals from other GCC destinations remain strong.

Pulse Hotels & Resorts owns and manages three properties across the Maldives, each offering a unique experience.

• The Nautilus is an ultra-luxury private island and winner of multiple awards, known as one of the world’s most exclusive bohemian island hideaways.

• One of the newest resorts in the Maldives, Nova launched in 2022 with a modern take on all-inclusive with a vibrant ‘community’ concept.

• The largest of the offering, Kandima, is a stylish and game-changing island destination boasting 264 studios and villas, 10 dining venues, and a plethora of activities for leisure, corporate or MICE travel.

The Maldives-based company, which launched in 2015 with an entrepreneurial mindset to re-imagine the hospitality offering of the destination, continues to enhance the current portfolio and further expand its resort portfolio with product launches scheduled for the coming years.

Althaf Mohamed Ali, Chief Operating Officer at Pulse Hotels & Resorts, commented: "There has been an increase in interest and travel to our resorts from the GCC region in recent years. Our resorts cater to luxury travel experiences not only for short breaks and weekend getaways, but also for extended escapes from the region's warmer summers. Each resort targets a different market segment and offers a range of facilities and amenities, including stylish and affordable overwater villas, modern all-inclusive community concepts, and an entire ultra-luxury private island resort that guests can take over for maximum privacy."

According to Pulse Hotels & Resorts, since the start of 2023 recent trends in travel to the Maldives include a spike in last-minute holiday bookings from across various countries. Typically, holidays tend to last between six and seven nights, while the country’s idyllic private island resorts are increasingly attracting a growing number of long-stay travellers seeking to blend work and leisure.

Rakhi Purohit, Head of Representation Services at dnata, added: "GCC travellers seek the nature, privacy, and convenience of travel to the islands of the Maldives. The destination continues to grow in popularity as more resorts open for business, with Pulse Hotels & Resorts a prime example of a forward-thinking portfolio offering something new to the market. From the family amenities at Kandima, to the highly personalised experiences for couples and families at The Nautilus, and the community aspect that draws in solo travellers at Nova, we look forward to promoting these unique features to travellers across the GCC."

Established in 2015 by two Maldivian entrepreneurs with a proven track record in resort development in the Maldives and abroad, Pulse Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality development company specialising in tourist resorts and other tourism-related businesses. Find out more at:

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