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Indians Dominate Maldives’ Tourist Arrival Figures

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India has been the fastest-growing tourist source market for the past 2 years with masses of Indians visiting the Maldives every month.

India has been Maldives’ fastest-growing tourist source market for the past two years with masses of Indians visiting the Maldives every month. The neighbouring country played a vital role in the recovery of the Maldives’ tourism industry in 2020.

The official statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism indicate India as the biggest source market of 2021. As of 24th February 2021, the Maldives recorded over 40,000 tourist arrivals from India. This is 23.1% of the total market share. The island archipelago is definitely a trendy destination for Indians as proved by the countless Indian celebrities that visited the Maldives over the past few years.

Maldives and India created the first ‘Air Bubble’ in South Asia last year, 2020. This air bubble made it easier for Indians to travel to the Maldives while maintaining health standards. The close distance between the two countries also contributed to the Maldives being an ideal destination easy to access.

The Fastest Growing Source Market of 2019

India became the Maldives’ fastest-growing tourist source market in 2019. The tropical holiday destination recorded 166,015 arrivals from India in 2019 compared to 90,474 in 2018. This is a year-over-year growth of a staggering 83.5%

The Leading Source Market of 2020

After the Maldives reopened its borders in 2020, countless Indian celebrities flocked to the island nation. With 62,960 tourist arrivals and a market share of 11.3%, the neighbouring country was the biggest tourist source market in 2020.

In 2020, some of the most influential Bollywood celebrities visited the Maldives, making headlines all over the media. Check out our list of Indian celebrities that visited the Maldives after the country reopened its borders.

Seamless Air Connectivity

Of course, Indians can access the Maldives easily and at affordable rates. While several Indian airlines operate flights to the Maldives regularly, budget airlines such as GoAir and IndiGo also operate frequent flights between India and Maldives.

Currently the Leading Source Market

As of 24th February 2021, Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals from India this year. The island archipelago recorded 40,045 tourist arrivals from India with a market share of 23.1%.

Additionally, countless Indian celebrities have once again spent their getaway in the Maldives this year. After the numerous Indian celebs that visited the island nation in 2020, Maldives is now the favourite destination for Indian stars.

Maldives and India also maintain close bilateral relations. Hence. the two countries have been friendly and close in strategic, economic and military cooperation. In addition to the innumerable financial contributions, India has also donated 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Maldives.

Feature image by @bipashabasu via Instagram

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Canareef Resort Maldives Goes Green: Embracing Solar Panels for a Sustainable Future

The Maldives has been moving towards embracing a more sustainable future, and here is Canareef Resort Maldives' contribution!

Canareef Resort Maldives just took a bold move towards embracing a more sustainable future for the resort. The resort has just announced its initiative to install 720 solar panels on the property, marking a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint.

The final installation process for the solar panels is scheduled to be completed within one month. With this, Canareef Resort Maldives will be taking a major step towards environmental stewardship and responsible tourism practices. Upon completion, the solar panels are projected to generate an impressive 400kw of power. This will be a major contribution towards the resort’s energy needs.

This initiative extends beyond the guest area, as the solar panels cover the resort as well. With the solar panels, Canareef Resort Maldives will have a renewable energy source for various operations throughout the resort. In addition to this being a step towards sustainable tourism in the country, this will also integrate sustainability into the guest experience. Upon completion, the solar panels will provide sustainable energy to everything from the accommodation to the recreational facilities as well.

Additionally, the solar panels are also expected to reduce 10% of the fuel consumption at Canareef Resort Maldives.

About Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives is located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. This resort offers guests 271 beach villas, 2 restaurants, and three bars to enjoy. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters, and 25 different dive spots guests can explore. Additionally, historical sites are abundant and protected areas guests can learn about as well.

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