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Partnership agreements signed for SATA 2022

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Partnership agreements have been signed for the 2022 South Asian Travel Awards (SATA).

SATA is one of the most prestigious tourism awards in South Asia. The partnership agreements for this year’s awards were signed between the event organizer of SATA, High Rise Private Limited, and the allocated partners for this year’s awards.

The platinum partner for this year’s SATA is Al-Shaali Marine Maldives. The Hawks Private Limited and Velana International Airport (VIA) signed up as gold partners of the event.

Other partners of the event include Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) as the destination partner, Adaaran Resorts as the official host, Ooredoo Maldives as the digital partner, Allied Insurance as the insurance partner, Coca Cola as the beverage partner and Maagiri Hotel as the hospitality partner as well as Business Centre Corporation (BCC) and PrintLab as supporting partners.

SATA is open to entries in 39 categories this year. More than 500 tourism products from the Maldives, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh have been nominated for the award.

SATA 2020 was held online and SATA 2021 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The applicants for last year’s awards will be nominated for this year’s edition.

Source: psmnews

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RADISSON BLU RESORT MALDIVES IS SET TO HOST THE MALDIVES MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022 EDITION WITH WORLD ACCLAIMED DJS

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Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is set to bring travelers a multi-dimensional experience in the 2022 edition of the Maldives Music Festival. A dream come true for travelers who enjoy the vibrant party scenes but also looking for a relaxing retreat in a tropical heaven.

From 12 to 19 November 2022, the week-long festival mixes rich culinary flavours and great music, surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery on the planet, promising a feast for the senses. Curated events are assembled, each with its own unique theme, and featuring live performances by internationally acclaimed DJs.

The Maldives Music Festival will once again feature Facundo Mohrr in its second edition. Facundo was the main act from “all day I dream” famous worldwide party and is constantly listed to play by the head honcho. Author of the Global summer anthem track “Osama”, Kasango has been a constant presence at the center stage in Saint Tropez and Mykonos. In this edition, the festival will present one of the best French artists and music producers, MAGA. His music project will take the party goers on a journey of melodic, organic, and minimalistic patterns.

Fischetti, the legendary and one of the most respected Brazilian DJ is internationally recognized for his work and has conquered DJ booths around the globe including Ibiza, Las Vegas, and Tomorrowland will also join the deck at the festival. With Persio Semeraro and Gui Defillipi, the finest House Music DJs and La Beduina’s label partners, they are set to bring to the island a Middle Eastern influence with organic beats. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

General Manager of Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, Gavin Sanders, commented, “The first edition of the Maldives Music Festival garnered excellent response last year, and we believe there is even greater expectation in its second edition. We are excited to be the host hotel and ready to make the experience an even more phenomenal one this year. The dreamlike landscape awaits our guests from the moment the resort is seen from the seaplane. With the property’s one to three bedroom pool villas, everyone will be getting plenty of space to enjoy in the privacy they need, or revel at the festival with friends and family. The beautiful island and the magical set up will give lots of opportunities to capture all the enviable moments.”

 

Source: Visit Maldives

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BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES VATSAL SHETH AND WIFE ISHITA ESCAPE TO VAKKARU MALDIVES FOR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

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Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives, 7 August 2022 – Bollywood actor, model and entrepreneur Vatsal Sheth and his wife, actress and model Ishita Dutta Sheth, escaped to the award-winning Vakkaru Maldives for a long-awaited holiday after their busy schedules  that also coincided with his birthday on 5 August.

The award-winning timeless sanctuary, the favoured holiday destination for Indian celebrities  this summer, played host to the star couple in early August. The two are excited about the 8  August launch of a new song, “Kuch Tumhara Kuch Hamara” and its music video in which  they play the lead roles.

The couple enjoyed their time in the Maldives, exploring the private island’s many offerings  and experiences, from exquisite dining, rejuvenating spa treatments to ocean adventures  around the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Baa Atoll. They also had the ultimate experience of  staying above the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters in a One Bedroom Overwater Pool  Residence, the largest one-bedroom overwater residence with splendid views of the endless  ocean and the spectacular Maldivian sunsets.

In addition, a surprise destination dining experience was arranged for the couple to celebrate  Vatsal’s birthday on 5 August. An elegant table for two surrounded by flame torches was set  up on a secluded beach on the island, and they were served a specially created vegetarian  menu.

“Vakkaru has instantly become my favourite destination ever since I stepped foot on the  island. The natural beauty, the amazing marine life and the elegant resort design are simply  mesmerising. But more than that, it’s the warmth of the people which made our stay  exceptional. I’m so glad I decided to celebrate my birthday at this stunning resort,” said  Vatsal.

Vatsal has acted in several Indian television shows and Bollywood films and is best known  for his portrayal of Raj Chaudhary in the 2004 film “Taarzan: The Wonder Car”. His wife,  Ishita Dutta Sheth, has also worked in Hindi films and television serials and made her  television debut in 2013 with Star Plus’ soap opera “Ek Ghar Banaunga” as Poonam. Two years later, she made her Bollywood debut with the movie “Drishyam”. Vatsal has just  finished filming for Adipurush, one of the most awaited feature films set to release in 2023.

Since its opening in 2017, Vakkaru Maldives has been a preferred destination for celebrities,  from Hollywood celebrities like Madonna to sports celebrities and Bollywood stars, both for  romantic or family vacations.

Source: Visit Maldives

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Discussions held with JATA on boosting tourist arrivals from Japan

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Ambassador of the Maldives to Japan Hassan Sobir has held discussions with the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) on boosting tourist arrivals to the Maldives from Japan. He held the discussions during a meeting held with President of JATA Tadashi Shimura.

During the meeting, the Maldivian ambassador and the JATA president discussed ways to boost the growth of the Japanese market, and matters pertaining to the tourism development and promotion. The Maldives is already a popular travel destination for Japanese citizens, but the market is still small compared to the tourist arrivals from other countries.

Statistics from the Ministry of Tourism shows that the number of tourist arrivals from Japan was higher in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2021. As such, a total of 1,699 tourists visited the Maldives from Japan in the first six months of this year, which is a 470% increase compared to the 298 tourist arrivals in the same period last year.

Statistics of the tourism ministry showed that a total of 813,211 tourists visited the Maldives in the first six months of this year. Japan contributed 0.2% of the arrivals.

 

Source: psmnews

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