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Dive and Travel Awards Crowns the Maldives as Dream Dive Destination

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Dive and Travel Awards hosted by the Marine Diving Fair 2020 has crowned the Maldives as Dream Dive Destination.

Dive and Travel Awards hosted by the Marine Diving Fair 2020 has crowned the Maldives as Dream Dive Destination. This is the 12th constructive year the Maldives claimed the prestigious Dream Dive Destination award. Marine Diving Fair is an annual scuba diving and beach resorts fair that takes place in Tokyo, Japan.

The Marine Diving Fair is a platform created to cater to a large number of scuba divers and marine enthusiasts. Likewise, it has been noted that the diving segment of Maldives attracts the most visitors from Japan. Thereby, the Marine Diving Fair opens a great opportunity for reaching travelers focusing on the diving segment.

The Fair has been a great platform to strengthen the market presence of the Maldives in Japan and the Southeast Asia region. Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has been doing continuous marketing activities in the Japanese market and in other global markets as well, focusing on the online & digital advertising opportunities.

Some of the main activities recently conducted include VisitMaldives later campaign on social media platforms, Maldives: The Sun Will Shine Again, Facebook live event, and under the Rediscover Maldives campaign, the webinar series conducted which will be used to share information about the new norms in traveling to Maldives and showcasing the experiences that await tourists here in paradise. The series of webinars will focus on the different markets including Japan, Southeast Asia region, and other major markets to Maldives.

The Japanese market is ranked 10th among the source market to the Maldives based on the February 2020 arrival statistics. By the end of February 2020, 4,052 Japanese arrivals were recorded, which is a growth of 2.4% compared to the previous year. In 2019 a total of 44,251 arrivals were recorded, which is a growth of 4.6%. With the continued positive growth in arrivals from the market, Maldives is hopeful and ready to welcome tourists back and to ensure that it’s a safe haven for all.

Feature image by Pro Divers Maldives

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Canareef Resort Maldives Goes Green: Embracing Solar Panels for a Sustainable Future

The Maldives has been moving towards embracing a more sustainable future, and here is Canareef Resort Maldives' contribution!

Canareef Resort Maldives just took a bold move towards embracing a more sustainable future for the resort. The resort has just announced its initiative to install 720 solar panels on the property, marking a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint.

The final installation process for the solar panels is scheduled to be completed within one month. With this, Canareef Resort Maldives will be taking a major step towards environmental stewardship and responsible tourism practices. Upon completion, the solar panels are projected to generate an impressive 400kw of power. This will be a major contribution towards the resort’s energy needs.

This initiative extends beyond the guest area, as the solar panels cover the resort as well. With the solar panels, Canareef Resort Maldives will have a renewable energy source for various operations throughout the resort. In addition to this being a step towards sustainable tourism in the country, this will also integrate sustainability into the guest experience. Upon completion, the solar panels will provide sustainable energy to everything from the accommodation to the recreational facilities as well.

Additionally, the solar panels are also expected to reduce 10% of the fuel consumption at Canareef Resort Maldives.

About Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives is located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. This resort offers guests 271 beach villas, 2 restaurants, and three bars to enjoy. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters, and 25 different dive spots guests can explore. Additionally, historical sites are abundant and protected areas guests can learn about as well.

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