The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has recognized the efforts of the Maldives in implementing enhanced health and safety measures, in line with the WTTC global Safe Travels protocols and creating a safe, gradual plan by rebuilding confidence among travellers and ensuring a coordinated approach in restarting our Tourism industry.
Home to some of the world’s most beautiful retreats, the Maldives is famous for being a pioneer of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and breathtaking lavish getaways.
Along with the Maldives’ ‘one-island-one-resort’ concept and abundant choice of private villa facilities, all of which have reopened in-line with the COVID-19 safe tourism guidelines issued by the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism in June 2020, the unique geography of the country ensures the Maldives is the ideal destination for travellers looking for a winter sun getaway but also keen to avoid crowds during their holiday this year.
Following a competitive pitch process earlier this year, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), the national tourism office responsible for the promotion of the Maldives, has once again appointed travel specialists GEC PR as the UK representatives for the destination.
Following the reopening of Maldivian borders to international visitors on 15th July 2020, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) has announced that 146 of its 156 resorts in operation will reopen to guests by the end of October 2020 following health and safety measures set out by the Ministry of Tourism.
To commence the reopening of borders for all nationalities in the Maldives, and to launch the “Rediscover Maldives…the sunny side of life” campaign, Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) hosted a virtual press conference on 15 July 2020. Top international media from 21 countries including the main source markets of UK, China, Italy, India, Germany, Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, and Japan, participated in this live conference with almost 300 attendees in total.
His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced in an address to the nation on Tuesday 23 June that Maldives will re-open its borders for international tourists on 15th July 2020. Resorts, Liveaboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from 15th July 2020. Guest Houses and hotels located at inhabited islands will be open from 1st August 2020.
For families looking to bring some Maldivian cultural inspiration into their home over the school summer holidays, Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) has put together a range of exciting activities for families looking to fill their days with creative ideas from the Indian Ocean destination.
In a bid to bring the ‘Sunny Side of Life’ to tourists across the world, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) broadcast an extended Facebook Live video event to over 85,000 total viewers on Monday 8th June.
Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) invites the world to join a virtual journey to rediscover the memories of the beautiful islands, while you are obliged to stay at home during these unprecedented times.
UK residents looking for bucket-list travel inspiration can now preview the white sand beaches and luxurious offerings of 16 private island resorts in the Maldives via a selection of live webcams and 360° videos.