I’m currently on vacation with media personalities and social media influencers, Zainab Balogun and Bolanle Olukanni. While my fingers may be typing away at articles and my eyes are looking over email threads, my heart and my mind is really in the Maldives.
This small archipelagic state in South Asia is known to be one of the world’s biggest tourist and holiday destinations – many thanks to its endless beaches, sunshine and crystal clear waters. The tourism industry here, although non-existent before 1972, is the heart and soul of the services sector, so much so that by the mid-2010s, this sector accounted for four-fifths of the country’s GDP. Annually, more than 1.5 million tourists visit the Maldives, and its 130+ resort islands, include high-end hotel brands, are right on hand to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Maldives’ marine geography offers unique diving and water sports opportunities; even undersea accommodations, restaurants, and spas. Essentially, it’s everything you want in a luxury holiday.
But before you get your chance to relax in a comfy robe, drinking champagne and eating fresh fruit, while overlooking the ocean at sunset, there are a few details to work out – which often include the appropriate travel documentation, flights and medical information.
In this video, Zainab and Bolanle share practical tips and advice, from how to select the right packages, flight and hotel information, to COVID and quarantine regulations.