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Media Team from USA Arrives in the Maldives for Familiarization Trip

Media Team from USA Arrives in the Maldives for Familiarization Trip
A media team from the USA has arrived in the Maldives for a familiarization trip on invitation by Visit Maldives.

A media team from the USA has arrived in the Maldives for a familiarization trip on invitation by Visit Maldives. This team will be staying in the Maldives from 3rd – 10th November 2021.

The team consists of freelance writers and travel journalists from the United States. Their coverage for this trip will include video, photo and articles published for USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Newsmax, Bleu Magazine and Matador Network’s “Creators”. The reach of these media are above millions, with their target audience covering high-end to budget travelers.

The USA market has a deep interest in conservation, sustainability, and wellness-focused experiences. The interests are aligned with a global trend of travelers wishing to reconnect with nature. Ultimately, travelers are interested in sustainability and ‘attainable luxury’. Therefore, this familiarization trip will highlight Maldives as a leading example of sustainable tourism and the perfect destination for travelers to unwind and reconnect with nature. Additionally, the trip will highlight Maldives as a safe haven for travelers all over the world. The purpose of the trip is to increase the arrivals from US and share the most updated destination information and to promote Maldives as a Safe Haven with a range of options available as accommodation.

The team will be hosted in Coco Bodu Hithi, Yacht Maldives and Reethi Beach Resort. During their stay they will experience the Maldivian hospitality and various amenities and services available in the individual properties. They will enjoy snorkeling, spa and wellness treatments, watersports and other activities available in the resorts. The media team will also get to experience the world class cuisines available in these resorts.

The media team from the USA is expected to cover one or more articles per person, regarding the destination and host properties following 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 USA market. Through this, Visit Maldives will also promote the unique geography of the islands, which provides natural social distance for tourists, making Maldives one of the safest destinations for tourists to visit post-COVID. They can also market the unique experiences available for tourists in the Maldives.

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

This is the second FAM Trip from this market for the year. To target the US market, Visit Maldives took part in ILTM North America in October and is planning to take part in DEMA Show 2021 in November.

By 14th October Maldives had welcomed 923,146 into the country. Currently USA is the 4th top source market to Maldives, with the country contributing 4.1 percent of the total arrivals. During this period 37,463 tourists from the USA visited the Maldives.

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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