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News Maldives Tourism: The Maldives could reopen to tourists from China, Japan and South Korea as early as April

Published on: Thursday 26 March 2020
The Maldives could reopen to tourists from China, Japan and South Korea as early as April
News source: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/3077203/maldives-could-reopen-tourists-china-japan-and-south

The Maldives, hard hit by the freeze on travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is preparing to reopen for business, according to the president – at least business from China and elsewhere in Asia.

News Maldives Tourism: Maldives converts luxury resorts to coronavirus quarantine centers

Published on: Monday 23 March 2020
Maldives converts luxury resorts to coronavirus quarantine centers
News source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/Maldives-converts-luxury-resorts-to-coronavirus-quarantine-centers

BANGKOK -- The Maldives is turning remote luxury resort hotels in the idyllic archipelago into quarantine facilities in a bid to insulate the remote Indian Ocean nation from the spreading coronavirus ...

News Maldives Tourism: The Maldives, for less

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
The Maldives, for less
News source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/article-the-maldives-for-less/

Fulidhoo is one of more than a thousand coral islands in the Maldives, a country in the Indian Ocean famous for its dazzling beaches and luxurious resorts. I never thought I could afford to visit ...

News Maldives Tourism: Coronavirus: Maldives confirms first two cases; two islands locked down

Published on: Saturday 07 March 2020
Coronavirus: Maldives confirms first two cases; two islands locked down
News source: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/coronavirus-maldives-confirms-first-two-cases-two-islands-locked-down

MALE (REUTERS) - The Maldives on Saturday (March 7) reported its first two confirmed cases of new coronavirus, and placed two of its island resorts under lockdown, as authorities conducted further tests to try to limit the spread of the disease.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

News Maldives Tourism: Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

Published on: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/maldives-gets-amal-clooney-fight-rohingya-un-court-051625700.html

The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN's highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims. The Maldivian government said Wednesday it will formally join the mainly Muslim African

News Maldives Tourism: President for utilizing Maldives’s tourism sector experience in Bangladesh

Published on: Tuesday 25 February 2020
President for utilizing Maldives’s tourism sector experience in Bangladesh
News source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/foreign-affairs/2020/02/25/president-for-utilizing-maldives-s-tourism-sector-experience-in-bangladesh

He has assured of providing all the necessary supports in this regard President M Abdul Hamid has laid emphasis on utilizing experience of the Maldives in flourishing Bangladesh’s tourism sector. The ...

News Maldives Tourism: British tourist, 26, ‘dragged’ from Maldives beach for wearing bikini thought she was being abducted

Published on: Saturday 15 February 2020
British tourist, 26, ‘dragged’ from Maldives beach for wearing bikini thought she was being abducted
News source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10974078/british-tourist-maldives-beach-bikini/

The Brit tourist added: “I was terrified. I thought my life was at risk. I was humiliated and degraded. "They forced me into a car and, because they had no uniforms, I thought I was being abducted." ...

News Maldives Tourism: Tourist arrested over 'indecent' swimsuit in the Maldives: 'You're sexually assaulting me'

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Tourist arrested over 'indecent' swimsuit in the Maldives: 'You're sexually assaulting me'
News source: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/02/07/tourist-arrested-over-swimsuit-in-the-maldives/23920982/

A British woman visiting the Maldives was arrested for “indecent exposure” at a public beach in an incident that led local authorities to issue an apology. The tourist, whose name has not been ...

News Maldives Tourism: Tourist held in Maldives for wearing bikini

Published on: Thursday 06 February 2020
Tourist held in Maldives for wearing bikini
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/maldives-police-chief-apologises-to-woman-over-bikini-arrest-c0rwkhpp0

The chief of police in the Maldives has apologised to a woman after she was manhandled by officers for wearing a bikini on a beach. In a video of the incident on the island of Maafushi the woman is ...

News Maldives Tourism: Tourist Dares to Float on Sea of Sharks Off Maldives

Published on: Sunday 01 December 2019
Tourist Dares to Float on Sea of Sharks Off Maldives
News source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/tourist-dares-float-sea-sharks-114940044.html

Nurse sharks may well be “harmless to humans” for the most part, but that reassurance (via National Geographic) probably still wouldn’t convince many to follow the lead of the woman seen in this video from the Maldives holiday resort Shadow Palm . Taken in the ocean in the Vaavu Atoll area in Maldives and posted to Twitter on November 22 , this drone footage shows the woman gently relaxing as a group of nurse sharks busy themselves in the waters around her. Rizkhan Mohamed of Shadow Palm explains, “We snorkel with sharks as a tour. That certain day there were lot of sharks in the shallow ocean.” The woman featured in the footage is a “random tourist,” as he put it, who “dared to float with them and then I took the video with my drone.” University of Miami student Katarina Zarutskie was reportedly bitten by a nurse shark in June 2018 while striking a similar pose to that seen in this footage, while in the Bahamas. The Bahamas was the scene for another nurse shark attack the same year, this time an eight-year-old from Utah was bitten on the back. Credit: IG: shadowpalmmaldives via Storyful

News Maldives Tourism: Tourism industry in Sri Lanka: Brain drain or brain gain?

Published on: Monday 30 September 2019
Tourism industry in Sri Lanka: Brain drain or brain gain?
News source: http://www.dailymirror.lk/features/Tourism-industry-in-Sri-Lanka-Brain-drain-or-brain-gain/185-175421

When discussing tourism employment in Sri Lanka, one aspect that often crops up is about the exodus of well-trained hospitality staff abroad, particularly to the Middle East and Maldives. This led to ...

News Maldives Tourism: These are the countries most reliant on your tourism dollars

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
These are the countries most reliant on your tourism dollars
News source: https://qz.com/1724042/the-countries-most-reliant-on-tourism-for-gdp/

The Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean, is the country most reliant on tourism. Around 20 others across the world derive more than 10% of their gross domestic product from tourism. Most are small, ...

News Maldives Tourism: Saudi Arabia set to offer tourist visas to 49 countries

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Saudi Arabia set to offer tourist visas to 49 countries
News source: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/travel-and-tourism/2019/09/27/Saudi-Arabia-set-to-offer-tourist-visas-to-49-countries.html

The announcement will be made at an event held by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage ... by messages like “This is not the Maldives” and “This is not Petra”.

News Maldives Tourism: Maldives to raise tourist numbers from China

Published on: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Maldives to raise tourist numbers from China
News source: https://menafn.com/1099043474/Maldives-to-raise-tourist-numbers-from-China

(MENAFN) Local media reports said on Tuesday that, the Maldives Foreign Ministry said the government aimed to improve tourist comings from China to one million per year by 2023. After Foreign ...

News Maldives Tourism: Thai AirAsia flight makes emergency landing in Maldives after engine fire

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
Thai AirAsia flight makes emergency landing in Maldives after engine fire
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1744369/thai-airasia-flight-makes-emergency-landing-in-maldives-after-engine-fire

The flight carried 58 passengers, mostly foreigners. Maldives Tourism Minister Ali Waheed and other Tourism Ministry officials went to the airport after the incident, the Maldives news website said.

News Maldives Tourism: Thai AirAsia makes emergency landing in Maldives

Published on: Thursday 05 September 2019
Thai AirAsia makes emergency landing in Maldives
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1744369/thai-airasia-makes-emergency-landing-in-maldives

The flight carried 58 passengers, mostly foreigners. Maldives Tourism Minister Ali Waheed and other Tourism Ministry officials went to the airport after the incident, the Maldives news website said.

News Maldives Tourism: Sri Lanka- Bring a friend home by Cinnamon on World Friendship Day

Published on: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Sri Lanka- Bring a friend home by Cinnamon on World Friendship Day
News source: https://menafn.com/1098828804/Sri-Lanka-Bring-a-friend-home-by-Cinnamon-on-World-Friendship-Day

(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) Cinnamon's Bring A Friend Home (BAFH) introduces an exclusive initiative to spearhead tourism in Sri ... Cinnamon's property located in the Maldives for up to two ...

News Maldives Tourism: In a first, ferry service to connect India and Maldives - All you need to know

Published on: Saturday 08 June 2019
News source: https://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-in-a-first-ferry-service-to-connect-india-and-maldives-101667

India and the Maldives have agreed to launch a passenger-cum-cargo ferry service between Kerala's Kochi and the Maldivian capital Male via Kulhudhuffushi atoll to strengthen connectivity between the ...