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Maldives Records 35,759 Tourist Arrivals in November 2020

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Tourists arrivals to the Maldives has increased by 66% in November 2020 with over 35,000 tourist arrivals during the month.

The Maldives has recorded 35,759 tourist arrivals in November 2020. According to the figures by Maldives Immigration, tourist arrivals have increased by 66% in November 2020.

An average of 1,192 travellers arrived in the Maldives per day, in November. Daily tourist arrivals to the Maldives saw an increase of 72% in November 2020 as well. Likewise, the month’s highest number of tourist arrivals recorded in a single day was 2,299. This figure is also the highest number of arrivals recorded in a single day since the island nation reopened its borders.

In terms of the leading tourist markets, Russia continues to retain its position as the top contributor. A total of 8,581 tourists from Russia arrived in the Maldives during the month. This is an increase of 43% as well. Secondly, tourist arrivals from neighbouring India grew by a whopping 445% with 7,610 tourist arrivals.

Several Indian celebrities have also made headlines throughout November with their vacays in the Maldives. See the full list of Indian celebrities that spent their holiday in the Maldives HERE.

Followed by India, 2,093 tourists arrived from the USA, an increase of 44%. Meanwhile, 2,091, 2,087, & 1,245 tourist arrivals were recorded from the United Kingdom, Germany and Ukraine respectively.

The United Arab Emirates ranked as the 7th leading tourist source market for the Maldives. A total of 1,033 tourists arrived from UAE, according to the Maldives immigration. Moreover, Brazil, Switzerland & Czech Republic ranked as the 8, 9 & 10 top source markets respectively.

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Since the Maldives reopened its borders, tourist arrivals have steadily started growing. Furthermore, the tropical holiday destination expects arrivals to further increase with the holiday season.

In November 2020, Maldives won prestigious honours at the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards as well. The island archipelago claimed the title of the World’s Leading Destination for the first time this year. Moreover, 8 properties in the Maldives have also grabbed awards globally.

Feature image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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