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Edelweiss to Resume Operations to the Maldives

Swiss airline, Edelweiss
Swiss Airline, Edelweiss has announced the resumption of operations to the Maldives from 26th September 2020.

Swiss Airline, Edelweiss has announced the resumption of operations to the Maldives from 26th September 2020. Flights from Zurich and Maldives can currently be booked for travel between September 2020 and September 2021.

Edelweiss Air is a Swiss leisure airline and the sister company of the Swiss International Air Lines. In addition to that, the airline operates flights to European and intercontinental destinations from its base at Zurich Airport. With the route to the Maldives, the airline adds another luxury vacation destination to its routes for the coming autumn vacations. Furthermore, flights can booked at

Over 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean with its crystal clear water offer divers and snorkelers a breathtaking backdrop. Almost nowhere is there so much privacy as on the many beautiful, small islands.

Patrick Heymann, Chief Commercial Officer of Edelweiss stated.

Switzerland is one of the highest performing markets to the Maldives. Tourist arrivals from Switzerland were recorded at 33,829 in 2019. Tourist arrivals to the Maldives were recorded at 7,628 in the month of August. With the addition of more airlines flying to the Maldives, tourist arrivals have been significantly rising each month. Earlier, Tourism minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom revealed a goal to welcome 500,000 in 2020. However, the minister also indicated 120,000 is the lowest figure for the remainder of the year.

Both ministry and the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has been taking up the effort to promote the Maldives in various destinations following the border reopening on 15th July 2020. In order to extend the efforts of providing travelers a safe holiday experience, the Maldives has also made it mandatory for travelers to submit a negative PCR test from 10th September 2020. MMPRC also hosted a webinar series this month in key markets to the Maldives. In addition to that, the World Travel & Tourism Council declared Maldives a safe destination, granting the Safe Travels Stamp.

feature image by Edelweiss
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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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