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Trans Maldivian Airways Nominated as Indian Ocean's Leading Seaplane Operator 2020

Trans Maldivian Airways aircraft in ready to take off from a turquoise lagoon in Maldives.
Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s leading seaplane operator at World Travel Awards 2020.

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has been nominated as the Indian Ocean’s leading seaplane operator at World Travel Awards 2020. TMA has defended and won the prestigious title since 2014. Additionally, TMA also defends the World’s Leading Seaplane Operator title since 2014.

World Travel Awards celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The awards are recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Gala ceremonies are regarded as a milestone events in the industry calendar. The ceremonies are attended by the industry’s key decision makers and figure heads, as well as key trade and consumer media.

TMA currently operates a fleet of 57 aircrafts throughout the Maldivian archipelago. The airline flies over 1,000,000 passengers per year to their holiday destinations. The operator has recommenced operations from 15th July 2020 with enhanced safety measures. All TMA aircraft undergo a complete and thorough disinfection process upon returning to the Seaplane Base. For additional safety, the airline provides a Complimentary travel hygiene kit to travelers which includes face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

Wherever possible, the airline has put forth guidelines to minimize direct contact between passengers and staff. TMA’s overall objective is to keep it simple and safe for passengers throughout their journey with speedy service and minimum inconvenience to guests. Starting from check-in counters to arrival at guests’ destination, TMA provides adequate sanitization options, along with PPE for those who would require them.

TMA started in 1989 as a company operating a helicopter fleet under the name Hummingbird Island Helicopters. With the succession of seaplane operation in the country, Hummingbird Island Helicopters later changed the name to Hummingbird Island Airways, and the first seaplane was added to the fleet in 1997. The transition to a seaplane-only fleet was completed in 1999 and a year later the name Trans Maldivian Airways came to be. Today, TMA represents as a synonym for connecting the Maldives islands. It is the oldest air services operator in the Maldives and has grown to become the largest seaplane operator in the world.

Feature image by MVHOTELS
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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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