(Haveeru News Service – www.haveeru.com.mv) – The first batch of tourists have arrived in Addu atoll’s Herathere island resort which has had an informal opening.
Maldives Tourism Development Cooperation’s Chairman Hussain Afeef said that 16 tourists had arrived on Saturday and had expressed satisfaction with the resort.
The first international flight is scheduled to arrive at Gan airport next Sunday and many more tourists are expected to arrive thereafter, Afeef told a press conference.
The Condor flight is scheduled to arrive directly from European with 80 Italian tourists.
Maldives Tourism Promotion Board’s Marketing Executive Mohamed Maleeh said that a special ceremony will be held to mark their arrival.
This resort was originally scheduled to be opened in early November but the opening had to be delayed because some construction works were yet to be finished.
The 600-bed resort will first operate with 273 beds until all works are completed by January 15.