They can also earn bonus points via specific tourist activities or when visiting for a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary; each year, the program will also publish a calendar indicating certain dates that trigger a bonus, Scrabble-board style. As for the perks, they’re murky so far, but will likely include VIP immigration and Duty Free discounts. Points guru Eric Rosen, who hosts the Conscious Traveler podcast, says this program is a step above traditional destination markeing programs, fitting given that the typical high-spending Maldives visitor won’t likely be impressed by kitschy souvenirs or 10 percent off coupons. “Expect payoffs that travelers will find worthwhile, like a tie-in to the costly sea plane services that connect the main island to the farther-flung atolls,” he predicts.