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Maldives Records 101,818 Tourist Arrivals in July 2021

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Maldives recorded 101,818 tourist arrivals in July 2021 with tourists spending an average of 9.1 days in the island nation during the month.

The Maldives has recorded 101,818 tourist arrivals in July 2021. According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, arrivals increased by 81.3% in the month compared to June 2021.

Statistics show that on average, tourists spent 9.1 days in the island nation during July 2021. Likewise, from 1st January 2021 to 1st August 2021, tourists spent an average of 9 days in the tropical holiday destination. During this period, the Maldives recorded 617,791 tourist arrivals.

From 27th March 2020 to 15th July 2020, the borders of Maldives were closed. Hence, the island archipelago only recorded 1,752 arrivals in July 2020. As opposed to pre-COVID figures (July 2019), tourist arrivals to the Maldives have decreased by 22.9% in July 2021.

In mid-July, tourist arrivals to the island archipelago exceeded the annual total of 2020. As the island nation resumed issuing visas to travellers from South Asian countries on 15th July 2021, visitors to the Maldives began to dramatically increase as well.

The “World’s Leading Destination of 2020” targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. A report by the World Bank projects that the country’s GDP will grow by 17.1% this year due to tourism.

Feature image by Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

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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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