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99% of Resort Employees in the Maldives Received the First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

99% of resort employees vaccinated
99% of resort employees in the Maldives received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 25% of them got fully vaccinated.

99% of resort employees in the Maldives received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 25% of them got fully vaccinated. The Maldives plans to attract more visitors by creating the first fully vaccinated tourism sector in the world.

Earlier, the Tourism Ministry of the Maldives alongside Visit Maldives launched the I’m Vaccinated campaign to share a positive message about the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector. Moreover, the campaign promotes the initiatives undertaken to guarantee the Maldives remains one of the safest destinations in the world for travellers.

While 99% of resort employees are vaccinated, overall 297,639 people in the Maldives received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (as of 3rd May 2021). Meanwhile, 109,494 people received their second dose of the vaccine.

Maldives is also planning to offer COVID-19 vaccines to travellers under the ‘Visit, Vaccinate, Vacation’ initiative. This initiative will begin once all the residents of the Maldives get fully vaccinated.

The island nation targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. The World Bank has projected Maldives’ GDP will increase by 17.1% this year, thanks to tourism. However, the country will only reach its pre-pandemic levels of tourism output in 2023. Nonetheless, Maldives is on track to welcome over a million tourists this year.

Also read: Maldives Records 91,200 Tourist Arrivals in April 2021

According to the statistics, 396,982 visited the Maldives as of 2nd May 2021. The country witnessed a daily average of 3,254 tourist arrivals as well. Likewise, tourists spent an average of 9.1 days in the tropical holiday destination. Currently, a total of 724 tourist accommodation facilities are open in the island nation.

The Maldives decided to ban travellers from its leading source market, India due to a surge of COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring country. However, Indians can still travel to the Maldives if they’re staying at a guesthouse or liveaboard. But they can’t stay at guesthouses or hotels located on inhabited islands.

Feature image by Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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