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Visit Maldives Conducts Campaign with Tatler Malaysia

Visit Maldives Conducts Campaign with Tatler Malaysia

Visit Maldives has commenced a digital marketing campaign with Tatler Malaysia to maintain destination presence and promote Maldives as a leading safe haven destination targeting high-income travelers in the Malaysian and Southeast Asian market.

Conducted from September until October, the campaign aims to position Maldives as one of the most preferred destinations to travel to, once the borders reopen for leisure travel in Malaysia.

Tatler Malaysia is a leading lifestyle magazine for affluent travellers in Malaysia. With 8 editions across Asia, a monthly readership of roughly 60,000 and a circulation of 10,000 copies, the magazine will reach over 678,858 potential luxury travellers.

The sought-after products (resorts, guesthouses, liveaboards, hotels) and luxurious experiences in Maldives will be promoted on Tatler’s websites with advertorials, a newsletter, display banners, and social media posts during the campaign period.

The content will explore why Maldives is the next go-to destination for travelers seeking an extraordinarily breathtaking experience in a safe haven. Furthemore, the content will place an emphasis on the naturally-socially distanced geography of the Maldives and the stringent safety measures in place to promote Maldives as a safe haven.

Over the years, Maldives has seen a steady growth in terms of tourist arrivals from the Southeast Asian region making it a promising market with great flight connectivity to the Maldives. In 2019 Maldives welcomed over 87,636 tourists from the Southeast Asian market.

Despite travel restrictions, Visit Maldives is promoting the destination in the Southeast Asian market to ensure that Maldives remains as a top of the mind destination among travelers for Southeast Asian travelers once borders reopen for leisure travel and travel restrictions are lifted.

Visit Maldives has conducted several campaigns targeting the Southeast Asian market and has taken part in Travel Meet Asia - South East Asia, Travel Meet Asia - MICE & Corporate, Antavaya Virtual Travel Fair, IMM Asia Virtual and a Destination Maldives Webinar with the High Commission of Maldives in Singapore & NATAS. In addition, Visit Maldives has conducted promotional activities with Travel+Leisure, ‘Have Halal Will Travel’, and Tripzilla to promote Maldives among SEA travelers with a focus on Muslim travelers. An upcoming activity for the market includes the Maldives E-Learning Program For South East Asia with the aim of educating SEA travel agents and operators.

Most Visited Spot In Cape Town

Most Visited Spot In Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, ranks among the most beautiful in the world. With its larger-than-life mountain overlooking the City Bowl, harbour, white beaches and Robben Island beyond, this is a tourists' playground. Two World Heritage Sites, the sprawling Winelands, nature reserves, botanic gardens and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of the adventure.

Cape winelands
Discover wines at source in the famous Cape Winelands by taking a day tour on one of six wine routes, and explore the historically rich adjacent towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. If you’d prefer to tap into hops rather than grapes, a number of locally brewed craft beers are sold at pubs in and around the city.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
An abundance of flora may be appreciated within the city environs, from the magnificence of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to a World Heritage Site featuring more than 9 000 fynbos ('fine bush') species in the Table Mountain National Park.

As the meeting point of many cultures, Cape Town is dotted with mosques, kramats, churches, synagogues and temples, while its architecture reveals examples of art deco, Cape Dutch and Malay engineering.

Cape Town’s beaches are a huge drawcard during the hot summer (November to February) months, while winter surf conditions are more favourable for all surf-related disciplines – including extreme wave riding at Dungeons, off Hout Bay.

Below is the SAA flight schedule from JNB – CPT and return

Flight Number Departure Arrival Departure time Arrival Time Days
SA 317 JNB CPT 0805 1015 1,2,4
SA 323 JNB CPT 0955 1205 7
SA 343 JNB CPT 1210 1420 5,6
SA 343 JNB CPT 1410 1620 1,2,4
SA 347 JNB CPT 1530 1740 7
SA 357 JNB CPT 1815 2025 1,2,4,6
Flight Number Departure Arrival Departure time Arrival Time Days
SA 302 CPT JNB 0600 0755 2
SA 308 CPT JNB 0815 1010 5,7
SA 332 CPT JNB 1055 1250 1,2,4
SA 332 CPT JNB 1245 1440 7
SA 354 CPT JNB 1500 1655 5,6
SA 354 CPT JNB 1700 1855 1,2,4
SA 362 CPT JNB 1820 2015 7
Top 3 Reasons Why Tourist Love Springtime in Hawaii

Top 3 Reasons Why Tourist Love Springtime in Hawaii

With the change of seasons, you get to say aloha to the winter rain and their chilly nighttime temperatures (by local standards) and then gratefully welcome spring’s warmer waters, blooming flora and scenic mountain views.

Spring is a season for rebirth and renewal, and, after the winter thaw, there’s no better place to enjoy it. For those of you considering a much-needed vacation to the islands, here's the“Top 3 Reasons Why Tourist  Love Springtime in Hawaii.”  Hope it will encourage you to rediscover your bathing suit, dust off your hiking shoes and start fresh with a springtime adventure to the Islands.

Spring Flowers
Spring flowers take on a new meaning in Hawaii. The rainforests and gardens bloom with a variety of indigenous and non-native plants -- from the fragrant, white pikake to the colorful yellow hibiscus, Hawaii’s official state flower. To experience the colors of spring, visit one of the many botanical gardens throughout the islands. Foster Botanical Garden on Oahu is one of the oldest in the state and features trees planted in the 1850s.

Whale Watching
From December through April, a different kind of visitor frequents Hawaii’s shores. Humpback whales, called kohala in Hawaiian, migrate 3,000 miles from Alaska to breed and nurse their young in Hawaii’s warm waters. Kohala are culturally significant to Native Hawaiians and are considered kama‘aina, or native-born.These gentle giants range from 40-50 feet and weigh up to 45 tons. It’s not unusual to see them breach out of the water just offshore from your blanket on the beach. Boat tours are an exhilarating way to see these kohala up close. While the shallow waters between Maui, Molokai and Lanai are some of the best whale-watching spots in the world.

Wonderful Weather
Of course, the top reason to visit Hawaii in the springtime is the weather. April is typically the end of the wet season, and temperatures range from roughly 70ºF to 79º. If you plan your trip right, you can book your vacation right before the heat and crowds that inevitably arrive each summer. And since you’re avoiding peak travel season, you may even save on airfare, hotel and activities as well.

HA flight schedule from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Japan (NRT) and Korea (ICN)

Sector Flight No Departure Arrival Frequency
KUL-NRT HA 5375 22:50 07:05+1 2, 4, 6
NH 816 0710 1525 1, 3, 6
MH 70 0950 1805 4, 6, 7
NRT-HNL HA 822 19:55 08:40 2, 4, 6
HNL-NRT HA 821 12:40 16:00+1 2, 4, 7
NRT-KUL HA 5374 11:20 17:45 2, 4, 6
NH 815 17:30 23:55 2, 5, 7
MH71 10:55 17:20 1, 5, 7
Sector Flight No Departure Arrival Frequency
KUL-ICN KE672 21:40 05:20+1 3, 5, 7
ICN-HNL HA460 21:25 11:30 3, 5, 7
HNL-ICN HA459 13:50 19:00+1 1, 3, 5
ICN-KUL KE671 14:35 20:10 3, 5, 7
Davao: Life is Here

Davao: Life is Here

Safe, clean and loveable are the words often used by residents and repeat visitors to describe Davao City. The international gateway to Mindanao, Davao has been enjoying an economic boom the past few years, with a handful of young entrepreneurs opening up trendy restaurants and bars. But the fun doesn’t stop in the city – natural attractions are close by and you have a choice between water and mountains.

Things To See & Do

Surfing and skimming in Davao’s Mati City
Mati City’s skimboarding team is more than just a collection of athletes. By spearheading conservation efforts and organizing annual tournaments, the group is responsible for much of the tourists now flocking to the Mindanao destination – and its first female skimboarder just might be the best in all the land

Davao Crocodile Park & Zoo
Catch the delightful 35-minute “Save Our Species” show that includes performances by a Palawan bearcat, a Burmese python, a Philippine fruit bat and a orangutan that eats durian on stage. Check for show timings.

T’nalak Home
With a factory located in the middle of a banana plantation, this homeware shop’s works with banana fiber to make pillowcases, paper, and many other beautiful things that are good enough to  export.

Aldevinco Shopping Center
Score antiques, brassware and Sarimanok figurines at this decades-old market. Bargaining is a must here.

Philippine Eagle Center Davao
Is home to the majestic Philippine eagle and at this center they are trying their best to preserve the endangered species. Visit on a Saturday afternoon for the “Raptors in Flight” show and look for PAL’s very own adopted eagle, Sina

Where To Dine & Drink

The Fat Cow
Run by one of the city’s young chefs, The Fat Cow serves up choice cuts of steak alongside bistro staples like salads and pasta dishes. Check out the cozy private dining room with an elaborate arch feature that gives guests the impression of being in a cow’s rib cage.

Tola, Kan-anan sa Balay Oboza
Located on the second floor of the well-preserved ancestral home of the Oboza family, Tola serves up traditional Filipino dishes in a beautiful setting that takes you back to the 1930s. Don’t miss the sinuglaw (grilled pork belly and raw tuna in vinegar and spices), locally harvested pomelo salad and tola (clear fish soup).


PAL flights schedule from KUL-MNL-DVO and DVO-MNL-KU

Sector Flight No Departure Arrival Frequency
KUL-MNL PR 526 12:10 15:55 6
MNL-DVO PR1809 04:40 06:30 2,3,5,6,7
PR 1811 06:00 07:50 1,4
PR 1813 10:15 12:05 Daily
PR 1817 15:40 17:30 1,2,3,4,5
PR 1817 16:40 18:30 6,7
Sector Flight No Departure Arrival Frequency
PR 1810 07:10 08:55 2,3,5,6,7
PR 1812 08:55 10:40 1,4
PR 1814 13:10 14:55 Daily
PR 1818 18:30 20:15 1,2,3,4,5
PR 1818 19:30 21:15 6,7
MNL-KUL PR 525 07:35 11:15 6