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Maldives Forecast Over 1.5 Million Tourist Arrivals and more than 10 million bed nights in 2021

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Ministry of Tourism’s forecast reveals that the Maldives will record 1.5 million tourist arrivals and more than 10 million bed nights in 2021.

Ministry of Tourism’s revised forecast reveals that the Maldives will record 1.5 million tourist arrivals and more than 10 million bed nights in 2021. Additionally, the ministry predicts that the Maldives will reach 500,000 tourist arrivals in 2020 by 19th December 2020.

On Saturday, 12th December 2020, the 100,000th tourist arrived in the Maldives, since the border reopening. Hence, the country has reached the target set earlier in 15th July after the tropical Holiday destination reopened its borders. Furthermore, on 6th December 2020, the Maldives witnessed the highest number of tourist arrivals since the border reopening with over 3000 visitors to the island nation.

Tweeted by the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism

Earlier in November 2020, the Maldives claimed the prestigious ‘World’s Leading Destination 2020’ award at the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards. This is the first time the island archipelago has claimed the distinguished title.

In 2019, the Maldives welcomed a record-breaking 1.7 million tourists. Meanwhile, the island nation forecast 2 million tourist arrivals to the Maldives in 2020. But, the global COVID-19 pandemic brought the island nation tourism industry to a standstill for about 4 months. This had an immense impact on the socio-economic lives of Maldivians. And also everyone associated with the tourism industry.

Also read: Choosing a Villa in the Maldives: Beach, Overwater or Underwater?

Then, the Maldives reopened its borders on 15th July 2020 with enhanced precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterwards, resorts in the Maldives started reopening its doors to tourists once again. Likewise, Maldives resorts offer natural isolation thanks to the one-island-one-resort concept.

On 15th October 2020, guesthouses outside the greater Malé Region were granted permission to reopen its doors. Meanwhile, guesthouses in the greater Malé Region will reopen tomorrow, 14th December 2020.

Tourist arrivals have started steadily growing after the Maldives reopened its borders. Furthermore, colliding with the holiday season arrivals have further increased in November and December 2020.

Feature image by Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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