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HONY CONSUL OF REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES IN KOLKATA, RAM KRISHNA JAISWAL URGES CIVIL AVIATION MINISTER JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA TO START DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN KOLKATA & MALE

BY DEBASHREE CHAKRABORTY

KOLKATA, 26 MARCH 2023:

Mr.Ram Krishna Jaiswal, Hon.Consul of the Republic of Maldives in Kolkata of West Bengal  has urged the union minister of civil aviation, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia to start direct flight operations between Kolkata and Male.

Talking to www.thetravelandtourismtimes.com, Mr. Ram Krishna Jaiswal has informed that  promoting Tourism of Republic of  Maldives he is  welcoming travellers and  tourists from Kolkata , West Bengal  as well as from  Eastern India too.

“I  had Officially written a Request-Letter recently  to the Civil Aviation Minister, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindhia for starting Direct-Flight services s between Kolkata of West Bengal and  Male of  Maldives and  is highly hopeful of Direct Flight connection between the two destinations will start  soon as it remains one of his highest priority as the Hon.Consul Republic of Maldives in Kolkata, West Bengal alongwith Promotion of Education & Trade opportunities between both the Nations,’ added Mr. Ram Krishna Jaiswal.

The United Forum of Travel Agents Association of Kolkata comprising Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Skal International Kolkata have also welcomed the move by the Hony Consul of The Republic of Maldives and said that Kolkata – Male direct flight connectivity will further boost the tourism sector in the state and eastern part of India.

India has retained its lead as the top tourism source  market of Maldives in 2022. Close to two lakh Indian tourists visited Maldives in 2022 till November. India has been the biggest contributer to tourism in Maldives since 2020.

 

ABOUT :

The Maldives,  officially the Republic of Maldives  is an archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres  from the Asian continent’s mainland.

Tourism contributes about  28% of the GDP and more than 60% of the Maldives’ foreign exchange receipts. Over 90% of government tax revenue comes from import duties and tourism-related taxes. The first tourist resorts were opened in 1972 with Bandos Island Resort and Kurumba Village (the current name is Kurumba Maldives. In 2019, over 1.7 million visitors came to the islands. The country has six heritage Maldivian coral mosques listed as UNESCO tentative sites.

 

 

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