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Maldives Records 92,103 Tourist Arrivals in January 2021

Maldives tourist arrivals January 202
The Maldives has recorded 92,103 tourist arrivals in January 2021 with a daily average of 2,971 tourist arrivals to the island nation.

The Maldives has recorded 92,103 tourist arrivals in January 2021. According to the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the island nation witnessed a daily average of 2,971 tourist arrivals to the island nation.

The figures indicate that tourists spent an average of 9.2 days in the Maldives. In comparison to January 2020, tourist arrivals have decreased by 46.9%. In January 2020, Maldives recorded 173,347 tourist arrivals.

Looking at the leading markets regionally, Europe is the biggest tourist source market. Asia & Pacific ranked in the second place with 21,233 arrivals during the period. 3,840 tourist arrived from the Americas while 2,367 tourists arrived from the middle east. Lastly, 890 tourists arrived from Africa.

Also read: 15 Exciting Maldives Resort Openings in 2021

Country-wise, Russia ranks as Maldives’ leading tourist source market with 20,973 tourist arrivals in January 2021; which is 22.8% of the total market share. Neighbouring India came in at the second place with 19,135 arrivals, a market share of 20.8%.

7,210 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Ukraine. And the Ukraine source market witnessed a whopping growth of 196.2%. Likewise, in the 4th place, the Kazakhstan market also grew by 152.5% with 4,434 tourist arrivals.

Romania ranked as the 5th biggest tourist source market in January 2021. Several Romanian celebrities including Singer INNA and Romanian Model Adelina Pestritu have spent their vacation the Maldives during the month.

The Maldives recorded 3,728 tourist arrivals from France; a decrease of 46.4%. Followed by, 3,390, 2,504, and 1,960 tourists arrived from Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States respectively. Furthermore, Switzerland ranked in the 10th place with 1,958 tourist arrivals.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, 144 resort (and marinas) are currently open in the Maldives. Meanwhile, 11 hotels, 135 guesthouses, and 324 safari vessels remain active as of 31st January 2021. In this year 2021, Maldives targets to welcome 1.5 million tourists. Likewise, the tropical holiday destination concluded 2020 with 555,494 tourist arrivals.

Feature image by Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

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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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