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Media Team from the Middle East Arrives in the Maldives for Familiarization Trip

Media Team from the Middle East Arrive in Maldives for Familiarization Trip
A Middle Eastern media team has arrived in the Maldives for a familiarization trip on invitation by Visit Maldives.

A media team from the Middle East has arrived in the Maldives for a familiarization trip on invitation by Visit Maldives. This team will be staying in the Maldives from 15th to 20th October 2021.

The team consists of writers, journalists, and editors from Travel & Tourism News – TTN, Al Press, Al Bayan and Travel Trendz International. These diverse outlets target all key segments of the Middle East audience from high-end affluent segments to budget travellers. They are published on print, online and social media on a frequent basis.

The team will be hosted in Hurawalhi Island Resort and Spa, Kagi Maldives, and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. During their stay, they will experience various amenities and services available in these properties and will enjoy snorkelling, spa and wellness treatments, watersports and other activities available in the resorts. They will also get to try out the world-class cuisines offered to tourists in the restaurants in these resorts.

The media team from the Middle East is expected to cover 2-3 articles per publication, regarding the destination and host properties, on either print/online or both mediums over a span of 4 months after the FAM trip.

This familiarization trip is a great opportunity to relay the latest information about the destination, the strict safety measures in place in our resorts, hotels, guesthouses and liveaboards to potential tourists from the Middle East market. Through this, they can promote the unique geography of the islands, which provides natural social distancing for tourists, making Maldives one of the safest destinations for tourists to visit post covid.

The media familiarization trip is conducted as part of Visit Maldives’ strategy for the Middle East market to promote the Maldives on high-end channels, focused advertising and promotion of individual products and experiences.

So far this year they have held several activities targeting this market to maintain destination momentum and make Maldives the preferred destination for tourists from the Middle East. This includes familiarization trips, webinars, roadshows, participation in fairs, exhibitions, joint marketing, social media and digital campaigns with stakeholders from this market. Similar activities will be held for this market during the rest of the year as well.

Feature image by Visit Maldives

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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