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Maldives Records Highest Number of Tourist Arrivals on Valentine’s Day

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The Maldives once again recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single day with over 4,800 arrivals on valentine’s day this year.

The Maldives once again recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals in a single day with over 4,800 arrivals on valentine’s day this year. According to the statistics from Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the island nation witnessed approximately 4,856 tourist arrivals on 14th February 2021, the valentine’s day.

While this is the highest number of tourist arrivals Maldives witnessed in 2021, the island archipelago also recorded 4,809 tourist arrivals on 12th February and 4,480 arrivals on 13th February.

Looking at the overall number of tourist arrivals in 2021, the tropical holiday destination witnessed 138,912 tourist arrivals by 14th February. But, this is a decrease of 43.2% compared to the same period in 2020.

The latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism reveals that Russia continues to retain its position as the biggest tourist source market with a share of 22.2%. Neighbouring India closely tied with a market share of 21.6%. Other leading tourist source markets include; Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

Also read: 15 Exciting New Resorts Opening in the Maldives this year

The Maldives is seeing an optimistic recovery from several regional markets. This includes; Central/Eastern European, the South Asia region and some markets from the Middle East. This year, tourist arrivals from Uzbekistan grew by a whopping 493.3%. Meanwhile, arrivals from Kazakhstan grew by 208%.

Arrivals from Russia (which is currently the leading tourist source market) grew by 74.6% in 2021. The Maldives has also witnessed growth from other leading source markets including; Ukraine, Romania, Brazil and even the neighbouring India.

Earlier this month, Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom revealed that the island archipelago will become one of the first nations to start ‘Vaccine Tourism’. Meanwhile, frontline employees in the tourism and aviation industry have started receiving their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Feature image by Cocoon Maldives

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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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