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Maldives’ November Tourist Arrivals Exceeds 10,000

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According to statistics, Maldives recorded approximately 10,972 tourist arrivals from 1st November 2020 to 11th November 2020.

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives in November 2020 has reached over 10,000. According to the figures by the Maldives’ Tourism Ministry, a total of 10,972 tourists have arrived in the island nation from 1st November to 11th November 2020.

The Maldives recorded a daily average of 997 tourist arrivals during this period (1st November to 11th November 2020). Moreover, Travellers are spending an average of 9.5 nights in the Maldives according to the Tourism Ministry. Likewise, with these arrivals, the total number of tourist arrivals to the island archipelago since the border reopening has crossed 50,000.

Approximately 51,354 tourists arrived in the Maldives by 11th November 2020 (since the borders reopened). Before the country closed its borders, a total of 382,760 tourists arrived in the Maldives.

Tourist arrivals to the island nation are steadily growing since the border reopening. So, more airlines have recommended in operations to the Maldives in the past few weeks due to rising demand and festive season. Likewise, additional airlines are expected to restart operations to the Maldives in coming months. Major airlines including Lufthansa and Emirates has increased flight frequency to the Maldives as well.

Last month, the Maldives has also recommended guesthouse operations. A significant number of guesthouses in local islands have restarted their operations as well. Since the COVID-19 cases are predominantly based in the capital Malé of the Maldives, other islands remain largely unaffected. Guests going to resorts also benefit from complete isolation with the Maldives’ one-island-one-resort concept.

Also read: Italian Luxury Getaway Baglioni Resort Maldives Reopens

The Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom earlier said that the Maldives aims to reach a goal of 500,000 tourists by the end of 2020. Currently, only a small number of resorts have not reopened in the Maldives. However, all the resorts in the holiday destination are expected to be operational by December 2020.

Feature image by Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
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Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

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Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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