Monday, July 23, 2007
Paradise Island Resort Wins Tourism Road Relay 2007
As part of the activities of "Think Tourism" campaign, a Tourism Road Relay was held in Male’ on 14th July 2007. Paradise Island Resort emerged as the winner among 14 teams that took part in Tourism Road Relay 2007.
“Think Tourism” campaign is an initiation of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to create awareness and educate the local communities about the tourism industry and its benefits as the country experiences expansion of Tourism to all regions of the archipelago.
The Tourism Road Relay, which was organised by the Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation and the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board together with the Athletics Association of Maldives, was the kick-off event for a series of events that would be held under the Campaign “Think Tourism”.
The Relay which took place around Male’ started at the Artificial Beach at 1630hrs. Fourteen Teams from the Tourism Industry participated at the Relay.
A cash prize of 22,000 Rufiyaa was awarded to winning teams at a ceremony held at the Artificial Beach after the Relay. Chief Guest of the Ceremony Captain Ahmed Naseem from the Maldives National Defence Force awarded the trophy with the cash prize of 10,000 Rufiyaa to the winning team from Paradise Island Resort. Holiday Island Resort became the Runner up while Sun Island Resort completed third in the relay.
The audience was entertained by music from Nineteen-Eighty-Four Band and Boduberu performance. Furthermore, a Red-bull drinks stall sponsored by Euro Store and a face paint stall was open for the people who attended.
The event was also attended by Deputy Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Abdul Hameed Zakariyya.