Maldives to launch virtual event to kickstart tourism reopening efforts

Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) is preparing to launch a special event to kickstart the archipelago's efforts to reopen its tourism industry.

MMPRC said the event titled 'Maldives - The Sun Will Shine Again' will take place virtually via Facebook Live on June 8. Well-wishers from around the world will join in on the event to show their love for the island destination. The event will remind the world of the country's natural beauty, said MMPRC. The 3-hour event aims to take viewers on a virtual journey to rediscover the beautiful islands of the Maldives, as the tourism industry heads towards recovery, said MMPRC.

The Maldives closed its borders to tourists on March 27 as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. The government on Wednesday announced its plans to ease the lockdown imposed on capital Male' and re-open the tourism industry. Authorities are hopeful that scheduled international flights can be resumed by the end of June.