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March 2018

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Earth Hour 2018: Embracing the Nature of the Maldives

March 27, 2018
Earth Hour Maldives 2018

This year the Crown & Champa Resorts equally participated in Earth Hour, held on Saturday March 24, 2018. The initiative sees an astounding number of participation from 185 countries and millions of people around the world turning off their lights for one hour, as a symbolic commitment towards positive environmental change.

 

Each Resort took part in switching off the lights between 2030 and 2130, with speeches from General Managers encouraging guests and staff alike to do their bit in supporting our initiatives.

 

Earth Hour Maldives 2018

 

Other highlights include special Candlelight dinners on the beach, especially prepared with the Earth Hour theme, fun and games around the white, sandy beaches, as well as candle lighting ceremonies of the 60+ symbol, drawn on the sand.

 

As the largest global demonstration of support for action on climate change, Earth Hour highlights the negative impacts on our environment while encouraging a dialogue on ways to improve our contributions to the planet’s sustainability.

 

Earth Hour Maldives 2018

With the theme #Connect2Earth relating to biodiversity, the Maldives is the best place to highlight the importance of our land and marine ecology.

 

The Maldives thrives on tourism and the pristine natural environment of the Islands, and encouraging sustainable operations and responsible practices is an integral part of Eco-conscious Hospitality and Eco-Tourism. This is in line with the values of Crown & Champa Resorts, as the leading tourism and hospitality group in the country towards preserving the natural environment.

 

Over the years, Crown & Champa Resorts have maintained award-winning, exemplary sustainable tourism enjoyed by all our guests, and every single contribution from guest’s counts.

 

Each light switched off, each tap closed, each coral left undamaged and each recycled item all go a long way towards our efforts to maintain our beautiful Islands. Together, we can make the necessary change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What you need to know about ITB Berlin 2018

March 5, 2018
ITB Berlin 2018

Maldives Tourism & Hospitality industry leaders, Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) will be exhibiting at the renowned International Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin from Wednesday, March 7 to Sunday March 11, 2018.

 

Last year, the award-winning hospitality group recorded a successful exhibition at ITB Berlin, making a large number of quality business contacts with travel industry professionals and successfully further meeting the goal to promote the growing portfolio of properties.

 

One of the highlights of what to expect from Crown & Champa Resorts’ exhibition this year is the much-anticipated Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi Island Resort. The property, offering large Two and One-Bedroom Ocean Residences and the elegant luxuries of exclusivity, is set to open in the Summer of 2018.

 

Other properties from the group include the Maldives travel industry favorites, Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa; award-winning Resorts for romance Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; top diving destination in the Maldives, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa; and the ideal city Hotel in Male’, Champa Central Hotel.

 

Visit the Crown & Champa Resorts booth number 107, in Hall 5.2a.

 

About ITB Berlin

The Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) Berlin is a part of ITB Global, the world’s leading travel hub, along with ITB Asia and ITB China. Every year, ITB Berlin welcomes around 10 000 exhibitors and 109 000 trade visitors from 180 countries. The turnover is estimated at €7 Billion, annually.

This is where top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every area of the touristic value-added chain meet to get information about important topics and the latest trends, establish business contacts and close global deals

ITB Berlin is held annualy during the month of March at Messe Berlin, Germany.

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Owners of Crown & Champa Resorts open first private hospital in the Maldives

March 1, 2018
First Private Hospital in the Maldives

Today marks an important milestone in the expansion of healthcare in the Maldives: the opening of Tree Top Hospital in Hulhumalé, the first private, state-of-the-art tertiary institution in the country.

With up to 210 inpatient beds, a wide range of specialised services, accessible to locals, expatriates and tourists, the medical center is benchmarked to international quality standards and is a major step toward providing quality healthcare to those who need it.

Patients will be able to receive advanced healthcare services locally, which is set to significantly reduce the amount and costs of outbound travels to neighboring countries of Sri Lanka, India and Thailand for treatments, while also increasing the opportunity for medical tourism in the Maldives.

“After three or four years, we will be all set to court medical tourists,” – Ahmed Saleem, Tree Top Hospital Shareholder.

 

First Private Hospital in the Maldives

The world-class facilities include Oncology & Dialysis Centers, an Intensive Care Unit, departments for Radiology, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, and various laboratories fitted with modern machinery. The variety of services provided includes Accident and Emergency care, Open Heart Surgery led by Dr. Roland Fasol, Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychology, as well as General Practice.

The 6-story Tree Top Residences developed next to the hospital offers suites for patients and visiting families, restaurants, retail stores and accommodation for staff.

Management of Tree Top Hospital has been awarded to Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, a joint venture between Australia-based Ramsay Health Care and Malaysia-based Sime Darby Healthcare.

First Private Hospital in the Maldives

Behind this significant initiative are the owners of Crown and Champa Resorts, whom we congratulate on the opening, and wish Tree Top Hospital a successful operation for many years to come!