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Average Duration of Tourists’ Stay in the Maldives Increases

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The average duration of tourists’ stay in the Maldives has increased in April 2021 compared to the previous months of the year.

The average duration of tourists’ stay in the Maldives has increased in April 2021. According to the official statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the average duration tourists spend in the island nation increased in April 2021 compared to the previous months.

The figures (as of 26th April 2021) reveal that tourists spend 9.3 days in the Maldives this month. In March, tourists spent 8.7 days in the tropical holiday destination. Meanwhile, in February 2021, holidaymakers spent 8.8 days in the Maldives.

Statistics show that 81,050 tourists arrived in the Maldives between 1st April and 26th April 2021. During this period last year, the borders of the country were closed. Compared to 2019, this is a decrease of 43.0%.

In total, 379,620 tourists have visited the Maldives in 2021 by 26th April. The country targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists this year. Currently, the biggest tourist source market to the Maldives, India is facing a crisis due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. As a result, the Maldives has temporarily banned travellers from India to visit inhabited islands. However, tourists from India are still allowed to holiday at resorts and liveaboards.

Also read: Indians can Still Holiday at Resorts and Liveaboards in the Maldives

Followed by India, Russia ranks in the 2nd place among the top source markets. And other top markets include; Ukraine, Germany, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Romania, the United States, Czech Republic and France. India was the leading individual source market of 2020 as well.

The Maldives recorded a daily average of 3,273 tourists arrivals between 1st January 2021 and 26th April 2021. The country is undertaking several initiatives to boost tourism including the Maldives Border Miles loyalty program. Likewise, the Maldives’ Tourism Minister, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom announced that the island nation will start a ‘visit, vaccinate, vacation’ campaign.

The tropical holiday destination concluded the year 2020 with 555,494 tourist arrivals despite the pandemic. The country has also claimed the prestigious title of ‘The World’s Leading Destination of 2020’ from the World Travel Awards.

Feature image by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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