Company name: Wanderlust
From: 03 November 2020
To: 03 November 2020
Join Wanderlust as we take a deep dive into the Maldives. We will be talking to our Maldives experts about their experiences in this sunny cluster of islands and sharing videos and photos to give you a real taste of the Maldives, while our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
The Maldives is famous for its pristine waters and bright white beaches. But peel yourself off the sun lounger and you'll find that there is much more to the Maldives than first meets the eye. The collection of islands is bursting with underwater adventures, an abundance of wildlife, a rich culture and a mouth-watering cuisine.
This evening will take you on a virtual tour of the delicious gastronomy, the marine-filled clear ocean and those iconic over-water villas. Whether you have been before or it’s on your travel wish list, the Maldives won’t fail to surprise you.
You will be welcomed to this very special virtual event by our own Lyn Hughes, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Wanderlust. Lyn will then hand over to our experts. Thoyyib Mohamed, the Maldives' Managing Director will give us an introduction on the Maldives while Sheena Patton from Kuoni will share her personal highlights, experiences and recommendations. During the evening, we will also be showcasing three videos where you can see the marine life, incredible underwater accommodation and the local culture of the Maldives come to life.
The evening of inspiration will end with an opportunity for you to ask our panel of experts your burning questions about travel in the Maldives.
Lyn Hughes: Co-founder and editor-in-chief of leading travel magazine Wanderlust, Lyn is an award-winning writer and named as one of the ‘50 Most Influential People in Travel’ by The Times. Lyn strongly believes in tourism as a force for good, benefiting local communities, wildlife and the natural world.
Thoyyib Mohamed: After serving as the State Minister and then the Finance Executive of Tourism, Arts and Culture for the Maldives, Thoyyib Mohamed is now the Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation. He will be sharing his expertise as well as his local insight into the country with us.
Sarah Salord: Sarah has worked with Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) for over six years and has travelled extensively around the many islands, so she knows a thing or two about the Maldives! As a real adventure lover, when she's in the Maldives, Sarah enjoys nothing more than surfing, snorkelling around the coral reefs, sampling the traditional Maldivian food and touring the cultural highlights of the capital, Male. What would Sarah recommend on a trip to the Maldives? Definitely a visit to the world's first ever underwater wine cellar! During the event, Sarah will share her own personal travel experiences and will also be on hand to take all of your questions about how you can travel to this incredible destination.
Sheena Paton: Having worked for Kuoni for 14 years, Sheena is the company's most senior Maldives expert, so she's well placed to give a real insight into the Maldives and will be able to answer any questions you may have. Sheena first visited the Maldives on a personal holiday in 2000 and fell head over heels in love with it. Since then, she has been a regular visitor, making trips to the islands two or three times a year. During the event, Sheena will share her insight, passion and expertise to help you find your perfect island and adventure in the Maldives.
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