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Qatar Airways Holidays Celebrate Travel Bubble Holidays’ Success to Maldives

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Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of the flag carrier of Qatar, celebrated the Travel Bubble Holidays’ success to the Maldives.

Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of the flag carrier of Qatar, celebrated the Travel Bubble Holidays’ success to the Maldives. This travel bubble is the longest-running uninterrupted safe corridor.

According to Qatar Airways, passengers of the last inbound flight to Qatar on 20th February 2021 received a special welcome. In celebration of the Travel Bubble Holidays’ success, Qatar Airways Holidays presented the returning passengers with gifts as well. Likewise, one lucky passenger received a QAR 5,000 voucher that can be used against any future bookings.

We are delighted with the huge success of these holiday packages to the Maldives, which were carefully and custom-designed to offer an exclusive and safe travel experience to our passengers. The achievement of operating with no interruption the longest-running travel bubble highlights the fastidious measures and procedures we have employed to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our passengers.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said (according to Gulf Times).

Gulf Times reported that since the launch of the safe travel corridor in November 2020, Qatar Airways Holidays operated more than 70 flights to and from the Maldives. Hence, more than 3,000 passengers enjoyed a much-needed vacation in the Maldives; without the requirements of entry permits, quarantine or self-isolation restrictions.

Also read: Qatar Airways Earns Highest Diamond Standard Status in the Global APEX Health Safety

Travellers from all over the world can visit the Maldives with no restrictions. As of 21st February, the island archipelago has recorded 164,394 tourists arrivals in the year. According to the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, 353 guesthouses, 147 resorts and 137 safari vessels are currently operational in the Maldives.

The Maldives targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. Additionally, the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism forecasts that the Maldives will witness over 10 million bed nights in 2021.

Feature image by Qatar Airways via Twitter

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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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