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Maldives 'will remain on tourists' wish lists'

Maldives 'will remain on tourists' wish lists'
14 Mar 2012

The Maldives' minister for tourism, arts and culture has predicted that the destination will remain popular among travellers in the years to come, despite recent political disputes and protests.

Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor noted that the island nation has a specific tourism model that allows holidaymakers to catch flights to Male, the capital city, and head directly to their chosen resort island for the duration of the trip.

This means that visitors are generally insulated from the sort of 'political distractions' that, according to Mr Gafoor, are common to all countries adopting a multi-party democratic system for the first time.

'The detached nature of a holiday in the idyllic Maldives, combined with the safe and peaceful reality of the destination, ensures the Maldives is, and will continue to be, on tourists' wish lists,' the industry spokesman commented.

After flying to the nation with a carrier such as British Airways, Emirates or Swiss, travellers can spend their holiday time relaxing by the sea or trying some of the popular activities on offer, such as scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing.

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