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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.

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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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