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Maldives Records 96,411 Tourist Arrivals in December 2020

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Tourists arrivals to the Maldives has increased by 170% in December 2020 with over 96,000 tourist arrivals during the month.

The Maldives recorded 96,411 tourist arrivals in December 2020. This figure is an increase of 170% compared to November 2020.

According to the statistics from the Maldives Immigration, an average of 3110 tourists arrived per day in December 2020. Furthermore, the minimum number of tourists that arrived in December per day was 114, 569 and 1,585 respectively.

Neighbouring India overtook the Russian Federation, becoming the biggest tourist source market to the Maldives. India was also the fastest-growing tourist source market in 2019. Maldives recorded A total of 18,637 tourists arrivals from India in December 2020. Meanwhile, 15,323 tourists arrived in the Maldives from the Russian Federation during the month.

The United Kingdom took third place with 14,431 arrivals during December 2020. 4,363, 3998 and 3,010 tourists arrived from Germany, France and Ukraine respectively. The United States ranked in the 7th place with 3,005 tourist arrivals. And 2,839, 2,210, and 2,088 tourists arrived from Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Romania respectively.

While the average daily tourist arrivals increased by 161% in December 2020, it increased by 72% in November 2020 and 118% in October 2020.

Also read: Maldives Records 35,759 Tourist Arrivals in November 2020

Before the Maldives closed its borders, 383,760 tourists visited the tropical holiday destination. Meanwhile, during the border closure period, 87 tourists visited the Maldives. According to the statistics from the Maldives immigration, 172,552 tourists arrived in the Maldives after the country reopened its border. Hence, surpassing the target of the Maldives’ tourism ministry to welcome 500,000 tourists in 2020.

In 2021, the Maldives has already welcomed over 10,000 tourist arrivals during the first 3 days. According to Tourism Minister, Dr Abdulla Mausoom, the island archipelago welcomed an average of 3,456 tourists during the first 3 days of 2020. Minister further stated 2021 looks promising to the Tourism industry of the Maldives. Tourism Ministry also forecasts a 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2020.

Feature image by Huvafen Fushi Maldives

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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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