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 www.flyedelweiss.com.
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.
SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.
SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.
The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row
The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.
An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.
Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!
SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.
Partnership with Riffath
SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.
Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House
Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!
Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa
Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.
To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.
Musical Bliss with world-class DJs
Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.
The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.
Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats
Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.
SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.