Maldives Airport Seizure Creating Uncertainty
If you think things are bad at Phuket's International Airport, take a step back and look at the leading resort destination the Maldives.
Media is quoting the government's plan to take over the gateway airport, which is currently being managed by an Indian concern.
Despite having a 25 year lease, and only being in two years into the term, the current President's administration has issued a vacate order.
Tourism observers are expecting a diplomatic row to break out between the two countries and the ongoing political volatility in what is a world-class paradise continues to create an aura of uncertainty.