The Maldives says it will give tourists perks through a new loyalty rewards program



a body of water: The "Maldives Border Miles" is set to launch in December 2020. Shutterstock/LedyX


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The “Maldives Border Miles” is set to launch in December 2020. Shutterstock/LedyX

  • The Maldives plans on launching a loyalty rewards program come December to boost tourism, which has suffered under the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The “Maldives Border Miles” program says visitors will get points for every border crossing, which will get them various perks and benefits, according to its website.
  • What these perks are has yet to be announced.
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