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UNWTO: Stay Home Today So You can #TravelTomorrow

The World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) initiated #TravelTomorrow campaign to urge people to stay home during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The organisation launched the #TravelTomorrow campaign on digital media to send a message of hope and solidarity to the tourism industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic put the hospitality industry along with the aviation industry on halt. With the uncertainty of the crisis, #TravelTomorrow aims to give people hope for a better tomorrow. The hashtag symbolizes the idea that by ‘staying home today, we can travel tomorrow’.

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Launched with the support of UNWTO’s Global Tourism Crisis Committee, the campaign has had a massive impact on social networks and is being embraced by a growing number of countries, destinations and companies linked to tourism, cities, media outlets and individuals from all over the world. Countries such as Germany, Morocco, Mongolia, Oman and Uruguay, as well as cities such as Bogotá or Vienna, have already endorsed the hashtag #TravelTomorrow, thus amplifying the voice of tourism, which is united in the face of this unprecedented global challenge.

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UNWTO convened the Global Tourism Crisis Committee during a virtual meeting held on 19th March 2020. The organisation brought together UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry.

Our response must be fast, coherent and united so that we can all travel again soon and do so in a safer, more sustainable and more respectful way, learning from the lessons of the current crisis.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Furthermore, UNWTO released a set of recommendations for recovery highlighting the steps governments and other authorities need to take in order to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the tourism sector.

Tourism Minister Ali Waheed also joined the committee as the chair of South Asia Regional commission and took part in the initial meeting held in March 2020.

We encourage the private sector, the international community and fellow citizens of the world to help each other, work together in solidarity and stay positive at these challenging times to defeat the virus”

Ali Waheed, Tourism Minister of Maldives

UNWTO has been monitoring the situation while working closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other United Nations agencies. UNWTO had issued a joint statement with WHO earlier this year. Both the organisations call for responsibility and enhancing coordination to assure that the health precautions are implemented in ways that reduce unnecessary hindrances to international travel.

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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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