With the beginning of a new decade, the Maldives welcomed the first visitor of 2020 at Velana International Airport. The lucky winner, Mohamed Alamer from Bahrain, arrived in Maldives for vacation with his wife Sara Aljasim via Gulf Air.
He was received by officials from Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), together with the Maldives Airports Company (MACL), Maldives Immigration, Furaveri island Resort & Spa, Gulf Air and Ooredoo Maldives.
The stamping of the first visitor’s passport by the Maldives Immigration commenced the event where he was escorted to the VIP Lounge by MMPRC staff. Alamer was then welcomed by the Ali Waheed, minsiter of tourism in the Maldives and Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of MMPRC.
Mohamed said: “We are satisfied with the marketing activities we did last year. I expect to see the outcome of those activities in the coming days. We are targeting to achieve more in 2020. Maldives Year in Russia would be one of the many new initiatives which will be launched this year.”
The milestone arrival of 1.5 million tourists was achieved by Maldives 38 days ahead of time in 2019 with total arrivals reaching 1.67 million by the end of year.