Telecom giant Ooredoo Maldives, on Sunday, inaugurated a Digital Kiosk for tourists at Velana International Airport (VIA).
The 24-hour self-service kiosk, which will facilitate contactless registration, payments and instantly dispatch tourist SIMs, was officially 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.
Established directly in front of the Arrivals area at VIA, the Ooredoo Digital Kiosk will provide access to:
- Tourist SIM Cards
- Bill Payments
- Recharge Services
- m-Faisaa Cash in Services
"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", stated Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo Maldives, Hussain Niyaz.
Ooredoo expressed the company's belief in the necessity of providing contactless and swift services amid the prevailing circumstances in order to ensure the safety of customers and employees.
"As we continue the fight against the ongoing global pandemic, Maldives has been able to establish a Safe Haven and welcome travellers 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 travellers in every way possible", added Niyaz.
Ooredoo Maldives recently launched 'Visit Maldives Now', a destination marketing campaign to support the country's effort to restart and revitalise the tourism industry. The campaign is designed to reach an international network of over 117 million people across 10 countries.