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Maldives Records 9,538 Tourist Arrivals in September 2020

Tourists on a dolphin cruise at velaa private island in the Maldives
The Maldives has recorded a total of 9,538 tourist arrivals in the month of September 2020 with 338% increase from the Russian market.

The Maldives has recorded a total of 9,538 tourist arrivals in the month of September 2020. According to statistics from the Maldives Immigration, Russia has now overtaken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the leading tourist source market.

With the growth of a whopping 338% and 2065 arrivals, Russia remains the top source market, in terms of tourist arrivals in September 2020. While arrivals from UAE dropped by 37% compared to August, Emirates still remains the second-highest performing tourist market with 1029 arrivals. Followed by, the United States came in third place with 935 arrivals, a growth of 39%. Figures indicate 625, 466, 444 arrivals from the United Kingdom, Spain, and Brazil respectively.

According to the Maldives Immigration, the average number of tourist arrivals per day has increased by 45.90% with an average of 318 arrivals. In the Month of August, the average number of tourist arrivals stood at 218 arrivals per day. Furthermore, figures indicate 696 tourists arrived on a single day in September 2020. Meanwhile, 97 tourist arrivals were the lowest recorded figure on a single day.

As of the end of September 2020, a total of 18,867 tourists have arrived in the Maldives (since border reopening). According to the Ministry of Tourism, before the border closure, the Maldives has welcomed a total of 382,760 tourists from around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the Maldives tourism industry as arrivals saw a decline of -11% in February 2020. However, arrivals have started slowly picking up since the border reopening.

Also read: Maldives Launches Promotional Campaign in UK

The Maldives Immigration, alongside joint stakeholders; the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives Marketing, and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), have also introduced the Maldives Border Miles Progam in September 2020. However, the loyalty program will officially be implemented on 1st December 2020. In addition to that, the Maldives Immigration believes the border miles program will take the tourism sector of Maldives to its peak in the foreseeable future.

Feature image by Velaa Private Island
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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