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Baglioni Resort Maldives, Youngistan Travellers host exclusive dinner Indian travel trade

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Baglioni Resort Maldives, in cooperation with Youngistan Travellers, recently hosted an exclusive dinner in Delhi on 18 July 2022 for a group of luxury segment travel industry partners.

Nearly 50 plus travel professionals and media fraternity attended the event, which proved to be an excellent platform for getting first-hand property knowledge and updates from Parag Kathuria, Director of Sales & Marketing, Baglioni Resort, Maldives.

An Expert Panel, including Monica Suri, General Manager, also spoke at the occasion, expressing gratitude for the continuous support of the Maldives loyal partners and expressing hope for Baglioni to receive the same affection.

Managing Director of Youngistan Travellers Gourav Dubey remarked, “We anticipate continuous support from our travel trade partners and pledge to continue upgrading and preserving our position as preferred DMC partner in India.”

Experience the tropical haven with complimentary room and meal upgrades, 60 minutes couple treatment, Kids up to 11.99 years stay and eat for free. In addition to the exclusive summer offer, honeymooners get extra perks like a three-course dinner on the beach, a romantic bath in the privacy of their villa, and a lot more. To take advantage of this offer, get in touch with Youngistan Travellers, the resort’s preferred DMC partner in India.

Baglioni Maldives is a luxury resort that offers villas surrounded by tropical nature, blue oceans, and velvety-smooth white sands, all of which have been meticulously designed to maximise the natural setting and its all-embracing beauty while minimising environmental impact.

From breakfast to dinner, the Resort’s unique international style of cuisine and wine awaits the world’s most affluent guests. A poolside bar and grill, three top-notches restaurants, and a kid-friendly menu are all available. Wine tastings, aperitifs, and private dinners are also available to book for an unforgettable experience

Baglioni Resort Maldives is situated at Dhaalu atoll. By seaplane, the trip from Vela International Airport to the resort takes 45 minutes.

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Maldives celebrates arrival of 2024’s 1 millionth tourist

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Maldives on Thursday welcomed the one millionth tourist to visit this year.

The one millionth tourist is a Thai named Sutapa Amonwivat, who arrived from Singapore with her husband and two children. This is her second visit to Maldives.

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and the Ministry of Tourism gave a warm welcome to Sutapa at the Velana International Airport (VIA) Thursday afternoon. She was welcomed at the VIA by tourism minister Ibrahim Faisal, MMPRC Managing Director Ibrahim Shiury and senior officials of various relevant agencies.

After welcoming her with traditional offerings, she was presented with various gifts by the ministry, MMPRC, customs, immigration, Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) and Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA).

Maldives reached one million tourists in June, three weeks earlier than last year. The number of tourists reached one million on July 16, 2023.

Maldives expects to reach 2 million tourists this year.

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New air route connects Chongqing to Maldives

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Chongqing Airlines on Monday began its inaugural flights to Maldives.

The Chongqing-Male route, scheduled three times a week, is expected to strengthen the bonds between China and the Maldives, opening up exciting new opportunities for tourism and cultural exchange.

The inaugural flight was welcomed upon its arrival at Velana International Airport (VIA) in Maldives, where local officials and tourism representatives expressed their enthusiasm for this new development.

“We warmly welcome our friends from China to our beautiful islands. This new connection strengthens our bonds and opens up new opportunities for tourism,” the tourism ministry said on X.

Maldives currently welcomes four airlines from China, including China Eastern, Beijing Capital Airlines, Xiamen Airlines.

In January, Maldives government urged tourism stakeholders in both Maldives and China to ramp up efforts to restore China’s position as the primary source market for Maldives tourism, a status held before the onset of Covid-19.

China, being the largest source market for Maldives tourism before the pandemic, saw a resumption of tourist arrivals from January 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. In 2023, the Maldives welcomed 187,118 Chinese tourists, marking a significant recovery in numbers. This year, the Maldives has welcomed the most number of tourists from China, with over 107,940 or 11.5 percent of total arrivals by June 12. 

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CROSSROADS Maldives Introduces Weixin Pay at resorts for seamless guest experience

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CROSSROADS Maldives has introduced WeChat Pay, widely known as Weixin Pay in China, across its world-class resorts, SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. This payment option is made available to enhance the convenience and overall experience for guests from China, making their stay in the Maldives more enjoyable and hassle-free.

Understanding the needs of the diverse guests, CROSSROADS Maldives has integrated WeChat Pay into operations, allowing guests from China to easily and securely conduct transactions using a payment method familiar to them. The introduction of WeChat Pay is a testament to CROSSROADS Maldives’ dedication to enhancing guest satisfaction by offering exceptional experiences at every turn. What is also expected through this initiative is that the guests could benefit from better foreign exchange rates, translating to better savings on their expenditures during their stay.

The option is available for guests in-house conveniently at both resorts as well as across the Marina at CROSSROADS Maldives where a wider variety of unparalleled dining and retail experiences are available for all guests. The day visitors from China will also therefore equally benefit from this new introduction at the Maldives’ premier multi-island integrated leisure destination.

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a vibrant tropical escape that offers unique and locally inspired experiences. The resort features spacious rooms and villas, a variety of dining options, and an array of recreational activities designed to cater to the desires of modern travellers. Guests can escape to the island’s SAiisational natural beauty, enjoy water sports, and indulge in spa treatments, all while relishing the personalised service that defines Hilton’s Curio Collection.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives brings the iconic Hard Rock spirit to the tranquil shores of the Maldives. This family-friendly resort offers a perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment, featuring music-inspired experiences, live performances, and the brand’s signature amenities. With luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options, and a plethora of activities for all ages, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives ensures an unforgettable holiday experience for every guest.

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