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First 3 Sessions of “Rediscover Maldives Webinar Series” Concludes

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Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has concluded the first 3 sessions of the Rediscover Maldives Webinar Series.

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has concluded the first 3 sessions of the Rediscover Maldives Webinar Series. The webinar series consists of 4 sessions, for selected markets. It is hosted by MMPRC together with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health, PR representatives from respective markets, and industry partners. The webinar is hosted in the format of informative discussions and video clips.

The first session was successfully conducted for the Middle East, European, Asian, and American markets. Followed by, the second webinar concluded on the 8th September for the markets of the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and USA. The third of this series of webinars took place today (10th September 2020), with over 300 participants, and focused on the markets of Southeast Asia, India, China, Korea, Japan, and Australia.

According to MMPRC, during these sessions, the impacts of COVID-19 are discussed and emphasis is given on the recovery strategies in the tourism industry. Furthermore, the new norms in traveling are also highlighted in order to give participants a better understanding and rebuild their confidence in the destination as a “safe haven” for tourists. Maldives is considered one of the safest countries to visit due to the stringent measures taken in tourist establishments and the safety provided by its unique geography.

MMPRC also initiated the campaign “A Dozen Must-do Experiences in the Maldives” during the first session of the webinar series. Notably, some of these experiences are only attainable in Maldives. These include experiences such as flying above the islands, staying at your own private over-water villa and exquisite underwater dining experiences and many more.

the Rediscover Maldives Webinar Series is a part of the “Rediscover Maldives…the Sunny Side of Life” campaign. Industry partners took the initiative to transport participants virtually to the Maldives as they presented the unique experiences available at their properties for tourists.

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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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