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GoAir Resumes Direct Flights to the Maldives

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Indian budget airline, GoAir has resumed direct flights to the Maldives, flying from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to the island nation.

Indian budget airline, GoAir has resumed direct flights to the Maldives, today 1st November 2020. According to a Tweet by Velana International Airport, the airline will fly directly to the Maldives from Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore.

The airline is using its A320 aircraft for operations between the Maldives and India. The resumption of operations by GoAir further strengthens the connectivity between the Maldives and India. Indian celebrities have heated social media with jaw-dropping shots from their holidays in the Maldives since the border reopening. Meanwhile, the Maldives has also built the connectivity between the two nations with the India-Maldives air bubble.

This Air Bubble initiative which started on 25th August 2020 is a first for India within this region to boost tourism. Flights from Air India and Indigo started operations from New Delhi and Bangalore to the Maldives earlier. Thus, with the addition of GoAir will aid in the much-anticipated increase in tourist arrivals from the Indian market.

In 2019, India was the highest performing tourist market to the Maldives. Likewise, India is a key focus market in the recovery of tourism in the Maldives. The past year saw the Indian tourist market rising with a staggering annual growth of 83.5%. In addition to that, over 160,000 tourists from India visited the island nation in 2019.

More airlines have announced their plans to resume flights to the Maldives. For travellers planning to visit the Island archipelago, you need a negative PCR test taken 96 hours before arrival in the Maldives. You should submit the results when you fill the Traveler Health Declaration Form. And this form can be submitted via the Maldives Immigration website.

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The Maldives expects tourist arrivals to grow further as these airlines resume its operations. Furthermore, arrivals to the island nation remain growing at a steady pace.

Feature image by Velana International Airport via Twitter
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

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.

Earth Hour

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.

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