Maldives Shuts Down All Spas

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If you’re thinking of taking a vacation in one of the Maldives’ five-star resorts, don’t expect too much pampering anymore:

Last week the tourism ministry instructed resort hotels across the nation’s coral islands to close all spas and health centres offering beauty treatments and massages.

The act was in response to a fundamentalist Islamic political party’s claim that the spas, even in luxury resorts, are no more than a front for sex tourism. The country’s tourism ministry, though, has already filed multiple lawsuits to overturn the ban.

Read the full story from Yahoo News.

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Matthew Burckhardt gave up a promising underwater hockey career overseas to move to Washington, D.C. where he works in international development while planning his next trip. You can follow his travels at his girlfriend's photography blog, The Daily Garbanzo.

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