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Air Seychelles to Start Direct Flights From Johannesburg to Maldives

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National Airline of Seychelles, Air Seychelles has revealed to start flights from Johannesburg to the Maldives from December onwards.

National Airline of Seychelles, Air Seychelles has revealed to start flights from Johannesburg to the Maldives. The airline will operate flights between 4th December 2020 and 9th January 2021. So, that’s just-in-time for your festive getaway to the sunny side of life!

According to a Press Release by Air Seychelles, the flight is scheduled every Friday night from Johannesburg to the Maldives for 6 weeks. The aircraft will also make an intermediate stop briefly in Seychelles before continuing to Velana International Airport in Male’ (MLE). The returning flight set to be operated every Saturday. Thus, this will allow for a full-week holiday in the Maldives with a total flying time of fewer than 9 hours.

The flight scheduled every Friday night from Johannesburg for 6 weeks, will provide travelers the opportunity to plan their holidays in advance for the upcoming festive season now that both countries have reopened to welcome back international visitors.

A statement by Air Seychelles read.

The airline has announced travellers will need to provide proof of negative PCR test results. So, travellers much conduct this PCR test 72 hours prior to their flight. This is a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19.

Due to the recent events surrounding the global pandemic, Air Seychelles has extended its waiver policy. So, the airline now provides travellers with more flexibility if they choose to rebook and fly at a later time. Moreover, as part of the policy, travellers holding tickets issued any time until 31st December 2020, can benefit from unlimited date changes with no penalty fee.

Also read: Italy’s Leisure Airline ‘Neos’ to Start Operations to the Maldives

It is also a mandatory requirement for travellers to complete the airlines’ health self-assessment form. You should complete this form 24 hours before departure. In addition to that, travellers must also wear a mask at all times throughout the flight.

Feature image by Air Seychelles
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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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