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Maldives Records 91,200 Tourist Arrivals in April 2021

Maldives tourist arrivals April 2021
The Maldives recorded 91,200 tourist arrivals in April 2021, bringing the total number of total tourist arrivals in 2021 to 389,770.

The Maldives recorded 91,200 tourist arrivals in April 2021, bringing the total number of total tourist arrivals in 2021 to 389,770. During the month, the island nation witnessing a daily average of 3,040 tourist arrivals.

According to the official statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, tourists spent an average of 9 days in the tropical holiday destination during the month. In April last year, the borders of the Maldives were closed. Compared to the same period of 2019 (pre-pandemic figures), this is a decrease of 44.1%.

By the end of April 2021, Maldives’ tourist arrivals have increased by 1.8% compared to 2021. Moreover, in April 2021, the average duration tourists spent in the island archipelago has also increased. Russia and India continue to retain their position as the biggest individual tourist source markets. However, with the COVID-19 crisis in India, Russia will presumably overtake India as the leading source market in the coming days.

Other leading source markets include; Ukraine, Germany, Kazakhstan, United States, Romania, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and France.

A total of 724 tourist accommodation facilities are currently open in the Maldives. This includes 154 resorts, 422 guesthouses, 137 safari vessels, and 11 hotels. Meanwhile, 29 airlines are operating flights to the Maldives. Spain’s Iberia will start operations to the Maldives from July 2021. Meanwhile, Air Seychelles will also run its weekly service to the Maldives from June 2021 to October 2021.

Also read: Maldives Records 109,585 Tourist Arrivals in March 2021

The Maldives expects to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. A recent report by the World Bank also reveals that the country’s GDP will grow by 17.1% in 2021 and increase 11.5% in 2022 thanks to tourism. However, the World Bank projects that the Maldives will only reach its pre-pandemic levels of tourism and output in 2023.

Despite the positive outlook, World Bank says that Maldives’ recovery from the pandemic will depend on the uncertain recovery of global tourism and aviation industries.

Feature image by Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

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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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