Media team from South Africa arrives in the Maldives

A media team from leading magazines and publications circulated in the South African market have arrived in the Maldives for a familiarization trip.

The media team, which includes journalists from Independent, Getaway Magazine, and Sunday Times, arrived in the Maldives on the invitation of Visit Maldives. The team will be in the country from 25th September to 2nd October.

The media team will be hosted in three properties in the Maldives: Fushifaru Maldives, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resorts and Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa. During their stay in the host properties, the media team will get to enjoy the world renowned Maldivian hospitality and unique experiences. The media team members will try spa and wellness treatments, discover cuisines from across the globe, get adventurous with exciting varieties of watersports activities including diving and snorkeling.

Visit Maldives organized the trip as part of its efforts to increase Maldives’ popularity in the South African market to increase arrivals from this market and to broaden the destination presence by highlighting the destination’s sustainability and diverse experiences available for tourists in the country. It also aims to increase engagement within the market, offering the latest information of the destination and the stringent safety measures in place.

As of September 16th, Maldives had welcomed 817,387 tourists, out of which 9,198 tourists were from South Africa. Visit Maldives aims to keep the momentum of Maldives as a preferred destination in all source markets and new emerging markets, with focused marketing for different segments and groups of travelers.