Footballer Mo Salah’s trip to the Maldives has been seized on by tourism bosses in the troubled holiday destination, days after the European Union pressed ahead with sanctions over the worsening political and rights situation in the country.
The popular Liverpool player posted photos of himself in the Maldives following his World Cup stint, the Egypt Independent reported.
He can be seen on the beach and enjoying watersport activities.
Salah had chosen the Maldives for a post-tournament family vacation, said Visit Maldives. “Have you made up your mind to visit us yet?” asked a tweet.
He has more than six million followers on Twitter, with each of his Maldives holiday snaps garnering thousands of retweets, likes and comments.
The Visit Maldives tweet about Salah’s vacation is the account’s best-performing one by a long way.
The globally-acclaimed Egyptian football player @MoSalah chooses Maldives for a post-world cup family vacation. Have you made up your mind to visit us yet?
— Visit Maldives (@visitmaldives) July 19, 2018