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Maldives Records 5,275 Tourist Arrivals in a Single Day

Maldives 5,275 Tourist Arrivals
The Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single day this year with 5,275 tourist arrivals on 26th March 2021.

The Maldives recorded 5,275 tourist arrivals in a single day. This is the highest number of tourist arrivals the island nation recorded in a single day this year.

Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism announced that the tropical holiday destination witnessed 5,275 tourist arrivals on 26th March 2021. The ministry congratulated the travel and tourism industry partners and ‘especially the employees’. Likewise, the tourism ministry thanked tourists for believing in the Maldives.

According to the latest statistical update from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives has recorded over 269,000 tourist arrivals by 25th March 2021. The ministry revealed that tourists spent an average of 8.9 days in the island archipelago.

As of 24th March 2021, Maldives recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals from India and Russia. 65,059 tourists arrived from India while 58,679 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Russia. Some of the most influential Indian celebrities have spent their getaway in the Maldives this month as well.

Since the country reopened its borders in July 2020, Maldives remains a favourite among Indian celebrities. In addition to that, over the past few months, several Russian celebrities have chosen to spend their holiday in the Maldives.

Also read: Indians Dominate Maldives’ Tourist Arrival Figures

Other leading individual tourist source markets include; Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, France, the United States and Switzerland. From 1st January 2021 to 24th March 2021, tourist arrivals from Kazakhstan increased by 330.9% compared to the same period last year. In addition to that, tourist arrivals from Ukraine increased by 271.4% as well.

The Maldives is working on further strengthening its tourism industry with several ongoing projects. And with the COVID-19 vaccination drive and other initiatives, the tourism industry of the Maldives is steadily recovering. Furthermore, the country is being promoted in several markets.

The island archipelago aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. Additionally, the Tourism Ministry forecasts that the Maldives will record more than 10 million bed nights this year.

Feature image by W Maldives

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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