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A Virtual Dream – " Maldives, the Sun Will Shine Again "

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Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation invites the world on a virtual journey to explore the beautiful islands from your homes.

Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) invites the world on a virtual journey to explore the beautiful islands in the comfort of your homes. ‘Maldives, the sun will shine again’ is a live Facebook event taking place on 08th June 2020 at 23:00 hours (GMT +5).

The event aims to bring home and convey to the world that the Maldives is recovering and the tourism industry is preparing to welcome travellers to the sunny side of life. The event is hosted by MMPRC in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Mondhu Productions, Orca Media Group, and Public Service Media (PSM). ‘Maldives, the sun will shine again’ will showcase plenty of surprises and numerous chances to win free holidays to the Maldives.

During the event, you will be taken on a virtual journey to some of the most stunning parts of Maldives and how the preparations are being done to resume tourism. The three-hour long event will feature celebrities, key opinion leaders, influencers, artists, musicians, and other well-wishers coming together to show some love and hope that ‘the sun will shine again.’

MMPRC has been constantly working to keep the country on the travel radar with hopes of reopening its shores to guests again. The tourism industry has been the backbone of the Maldivian economy. MMPRC has been working on adapting the market efforts around the unprecedented situation while shifting the marketing activities to digital platforms.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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