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Trans Maldivian Airways Gearing Up for Post COVID-19 Operations

A guest walking on the platform next to seaplane of Tran Maldivian Airways in Maldives.
Trans Maldivian Airways gears up to take to the skies once again. After almost four months of battling the global pandemic in Maldives.

As Maldives prepares to reopen its borders in July 2020, Trans Maldivian Airways is gearing up to take to the skies once again. After almost four months of battling the global pandemic, Maldives has slowly begun easing lockdown measures and travel restrictions.

With preparations in line to reopen the borders, and to welcome travelers in July, the Ministry of Tourism has proposed safe tourism guidelines which are yet to be finalized soon. The draft guidelines cover all aspects from entry regulations to checkout procedures, ensuring the safety of travellers as well as the employees working in the hospitality sector.

While the resorts have imposed extensive hygiene measures to deliver safe vacations, Trans Maldivian Airways also has been practicing and implementing the new standards of hygiene in TMA aircrafts, all ground transportation vehicles, passenger waiting area and throughout TMA terminals.

Amidst the corona virus pandemic, though Maldives had to unfortunately shut its doors on incoming tourist arrivals, still we have actively transferred the guests as well as resort staff from airport to Velana International Airport and continue to run our operations based on the demand of our resort partners. We are now gearing ourselves to comply with leading industry wide safety & hygiene norms, IATA proposed standards and be ready to welcome tourists back to the island nation and give them a memorable experience.

Shubham Moondhara, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Trans Maldivian Airways

Worlds Largest seaplane operator has been an important aspect through this pandemic in Maldives. Conducting much needed flights to and from resorts, helping guests and staff to reach their homes in the most safe and convenient manner.

Having to cease tourism operations for months has undoubtedly taken a major toll on the Maldives’ economy. However, the country has been hopeful in resuming operations and expected to welcoming travellers to experience the unique island life in July 2020. Maldives has been one of the most sought-after destinations even before the global pandemic.

Renowned for the most scenic journey, the world’s largest seaplane operator consists a fleet of 57 Twin Otters. Luxury brands such as Cheval Blanc, Four Seasons and other brands have their own themed aircraft’s within the vast fleet, specially for their guests for utmost ease and luxury. Trans Maldivian Airways is the epitome of connecting the tropical islands of Maldives.

Feature image by MVHOTELS

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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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