We just bought one of our employees - a university graduate computer engineer - a trip to the Maldives. He took a flight from Malaysia, and wasn't allowed in. He was sent back on the next flight.
The excuse? Not enough money in his pocket. Which is totally false. He had a pre-paid hotel room (including breakfast that we paid for in advance), an onward plane ticket, and US$1500 in spending money - more than enough to buy the two meals a day he needed to buy during his eight day visit.
We certainly will not be including the Maldives in any future company-sponsored events. And we would caution anyone travelling there to rethink doing so if they are not holding at least $3500 in cash upon arrival at what would appear to be becoming once of the world's least welcoming airports.