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On Sunday, Telecommunication company giant Ooredoo Maldives has inaugurated a Digital Kiosk for tourists at Velana International Airport (VIA).

The 24-hour self-service Digital Kiosk is established directly in front of the Arrivals area at VIA and is designed to facilitate contactless registration, payments and instant dispatching of tourist SIMs. It will provide access to tourist sim cards, bill payments, recharge services, and m-Faisaa Cash in services. Ooredoo believes that providing contactless and fast services is crucial under the current circumstances to ensure safety for its customers as well as its employees.

Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo Maldives, Hussain Niyaz said, “Today we have established our Digital Kiosk for tourists at Velana International Airport enabling contactless services to travellers to help them stay connected with their friends and family during their stay, on the best network in the Maldives.”

“As we continue the fight against the ongoing global pandemic, Maldives has been able to establish a Safe Haven and welcome travelers from around the globe to enjoy the sunny side of life. As service providers, we believe that it is our duty to use our strengths to contribute to the nationwide efforts in restoring the Maldives tourism industry and ensuring the safety of our travelers in every way possible.” Mr. Niyaz added.

The digital kiosk was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism Dr Abdulla Mausoom during a launch event held at the airport. The event was attended by CEO and MD of Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) Gordon Andrew, Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) Mohamed Thoyyib, Chief Executive Officer of Communication Authority of Maldives (CAM) Ilyas Ahmed, and Ooredoo Maldives Board Director Dheena Hussain.

Ooredoo Maldives has also recently initiated a joint destination marketing campaign ‘Visit Maldives Now’, to support the country’s effort to restart and revitalise the tourism industry and promote the Maldives to the telecom operator’s global network. It is designed to reach an international network of over 117 million people across 10 countries.

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